This site provides beginners and intermediate kendo practitioners, especially adults and later starters, with systematic step by step instructions. 

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My name is Hiro Imafuji. I have a lot of passion to learn kendo and to help people learn kendo.

I create and share educational content and share my more than 39 years of experience and knowledge of kendo locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are new here, check out my "Kendo Guide for Complete Beginners" and "Kendo Guide for the Intermediate".

Thank you again for your visit!

Hiro Imafuji

Beginners Course

Kendo Guide for Complete Beginners

This is a course for those who just started kendo or thinking about kendo. You will learn the foundation of kendo through this course. You will get written instructions (for you to keep!) and its corresponding video lessons that I use for the members. Insert information below and start right now.

Intermediate Course

Based on 1-dan, 2-dan and 3-dan criteria and my experiences of being a judge for dan exams for years, I have made videos, checklists and study materials. Once you subscribe, you will get a checklist for your kendo right away. And you will received some tips for you to pass these dans. But you must confirm the reception of emails from me. Click the button below to start it right now! (You can unsubscribe anytime you want) 

Recent Articles

  1. Shu-ha-ri

    Aug 07, 19 09:39 AM

    Imafuji Sensei, Recently, I learned that you are a member of the same federation as me. That being said, I know traditionally that one should only listen

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  2. Dimensions of the Kendo sword

    Jul 18, 19 08:31 PM

    Your table shows Size but does not indicate what it refers to. It's not Length because that is shown separately. Answer: Sorry for the late response.

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  3. Ki Ken Tai no icchi and ken tai icchi

    Jun 20, 19 11:12 AM

    I understand the idea of the spirit, sword, and body as one in kendo. However, Ken tai icchi is a little vague to me. I've heard it explained as attacking

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