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Hiro's Review on Dagashira Men

[Patron Kendo For Life Club members Only] Without Kaida sensei's book, I don't think I could analyze it in detail.

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Hiro's Pick: Sakata sensei vs Eto sensei

[Patron Pearl Level and Up Only] Let's learn how difficult it is to strike and also how "fighting for the center" is complex.

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Episode 45: Fight with Footwork

In this episode, I want to share Lesson 3: Fight with Footwork, one of the 12 lessons from the book written by Akira Kaida sensei.

In the next training, please focus on your feet!Hope this helps!

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Bent shinai

I have a short practical question. Is there any way to fix a shinai that is bending? A fellow kenshi realized about it today, my sinai is bending towards

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About Gyaku Do

It's rare to see somebody getting a ippon when striking Gyaku Do in shiai. Besides that, there are many ways of doing zanshin after a Gyaku Do strike.

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About shinai length

Hello, Imafuji sensei. My question today is just for curiosity's sake. Once Kendo was originated from Kenjutsu, why do we use a shinai much longer than

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Podcast 43: Fight with Mind

The first podcast of a series of 12 lessons. In this episode, I would like to introduce Lesson 1: Fight with Mind from a book written by Akira Kaida sensei.

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Hiro's Review on Eiga (N) sensei Shiai video

[Kendo For Life Club members Only] Have you watched the original video? He executed katate-tsuki, katate-men. And so many other interesting techniques.

Now you have to watch carefully with me how he "structure" his shiai. It is amazing he stays in control.

Hope you like it!

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Hiro's Pick: Degashira Men. Very Good Example

[Patron Pearl level or Up Only] Take a look at this video if you are having a hard time to execute degashira-men. If the video doesnt start at 11m3s, please slide to that point. Hope you like it!

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Men Uchi, how high should it be ?

I am always told by my Sensei that when we do Kukan datotsu in Men uchi (Men suburi), one should have the eye level in the Nakayui part of the shinai,

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Do Girls Fight Guys in Competitions?

I was wondering if there was any gender barrier in kendo. Answer: Thank you for your question. For kids, it is very rare to have boys and girls categories

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Hiro's Review on Jodan in Shisa that Passed

[Kendo For Life Club (Gold and up) in Patreon Only] In this episode, I would like to share my thoughts about what to teach kids through kendo. I was struggling to get a clear principle in this but now I think I have found one! Hope you enjoy.

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Hiro's Pick: Eiga sensei vs Kitamura sensei

[Patron Pearl and up] Eiga Hideyuki sensei (older brother of Eiga Naoki sensei) 8-dan vs Kitamura sensei. You can learn how you should put pressure on jodan. Enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 41: What to Teach Kids Through Kendo?

In this episode, I would like to share my thoughts about what to teach kids through kendo. I was struggling to get a clear principle in this but now I think I have found one! Hope you enjoy.

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Hiro's Review on Nishikawa sensei and Kamei sensei

[Patron KFL Club Members Only] This is a review video on Nishikawa sensei vs Kamei sensei. If you haven't watched the original video, please click here .Please pay attention to before they strike and how they strike. Not how they score a point.

Hope you enjoy!

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