Kendo Guide for Beginners
Instructional Videos and Manuals

You can learn kendo from scratch via these learning products. Take your time and learn what you can get out of these materials.


Who needs these products

"Have you just started kendo?"

"Nowhere to learn but want to start learning kendo?"

Then these are for you. All these products are simply made to help you to learn and understand the kendo basics that involves Japanese culture and the movements that you are not quite familiar with. 

So if you consider yourself as a beginner, these products are for you.

What is in each video and written manual?


Kendo Basics Set

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This “Kendo Basics Set of I, II and III” consists of etiquette, basic footwork and striking drills, which is what you all need to know and get you started right away.

You will get all the contents from Basic I, II and III. 

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What's in Each Video?

Kendo Basics I

This “Kendo Basics I: Getting Ready for Kendo Training” gives you what you need to know in order for you to start training. It includes etiquette and manner, which is very important in kendo.

Kendo carries Japanese cultural and historical values and etiquette and manner are the most important part of kendo. Without them, we cannot call it kendo.

This video includes:
1. Introduction: Line-Up,
2. Sitting in Seiza, 
3. Sitting in Seiza: Closer Look, 
4. Sitting in Seiza with Bokutō, 
5. Seiza & Mokusō, 
6. Sitting Bow, 
7. Beginning of Training at a Glance, 
8. Finishing Up Training, 
9. Finishing Up at a Glance, 
10. How to Stand & Shizentai, 
11. Standing Bow, 
12. Taitō: Wearing Your Sword, 
13. Nuketō: Drawing Out Your Sword and 
14. Sonkyo.

Kendo Basics II

This “Kendo Basics II: Solo Training 1” gives you lessons mainly on footwork. Without good footwork, you cannot reach your opponent. Without good footwork, you cannot parry your opponent’s strikes. You must study kendo footwork very well so you can improve your kendo quickly.

This video includes:
1. Learning Chūdan 
2. Basic Feet Position
3. Footwork: Ashi-Sabaki
4. Key Footwork: Suri-Ashi & Okuri-Ashi
5. Tsugi-Ashi
6. Hiraki-Ashi
7. Hiraki-Ashi: Closer Look
8. Okuri-Ashi Practice
9. Okuri-Ashi: Closer Look
10. Ashi-Sabaki with Shinai

Kendo Basics III

This “Kendo Basics III: Solo Training 2” gives you lessons on striking drills that you can do on your own. We call these exercises “Tandoku Dōsa”. You learn the basic footwork in “Kendo Basics II: Solo Training 1”. And now you can learn how to strike together with the footwork. Every single kendo practitioner must know these drills. So please learn thoroughly.

This video includes:
1. Intro: Tandoku Dōsa 
2. Jōge-buri 
3. Zenshin Kotai Jōge-buri 
4. Pay Attention to Grip
5. Sayū Jōge-buri 
6. Sayū Jōge-buri: Closer Look
7. Zenshin Kōtai Naname Jōge-buri
8. Shōmen Uchi
9. Zenshin Kōtai Shōmen Uch In Action
10. Shōmen Uchi Important Points
11. Sayū -men Uchi
12. Zenshin Kōtai Sayū -men Uchi In Action
13. Improve Coordination - Kyodō Men –
14. San-Kyodō Shōmen Uchi
15. Ni-Kyodō & Ikkyodō Shōmen Uchi
16. Explaining Kote & Dō Strike
17. Kote Strike
18. Kote Strike Important Points
19. Dō Strike
20. Dō Strike Important Points
21. Niho-Zenshin Niho-Kotai Shōmen Uchi
22. Kote & Men Strike
23. Kote & Men Strike In Action
24. Kote & Dō Strike
25. Haya Suburi
26. Haya Suburi: Closer Look

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Kendo Guide Book

Kendo Guide for Beginners Book at Amazon

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Kendo Guide for Complete Beginners

This series is supplement to help and complete your kendo training with Kendo Guide for Beginners videos and book (above). It is designed so you can train your kendo skills at home. You will get 26 videos and 22 writing materials, it is even clearer what you should be focusing on. 

Every single video is for you to learn kendo more efficiently outside the dojo. The Kendo Guide for Complete Beginners helps you with learning from Kendo Basics I, II and III videos and Kendo Guide for Beginners book

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  1. Do This First!
  2. The Core Idea of the Course
  3. Your Goals: What Do You Need to Achieve?
  4. Meaning of the Dojo
  5. Appearance (Chakusō)
  6. Kendo Terminology 1
  7. Kendo Terminology 2
  8. Shizentai (Natural Posture)
  9. How to Sit in Seiza
  10. How to Sit in Seiza_ Extra
  11. Sitting Bow
  12. Mokuso
  13. Standing Bow: Ritsurei
  14. How to Take Chūdan
  15. Understanding Tenouchi
  16. Footwork Tips
  17. Footwork Tips: Suri-Ashi & Okuri-Ashi
  18. Footwork: Tsugi-Ashi & Ayumi-Ashi
  19. Footwork Tips: Hiraki Ashi
  20. Subiri Tips: Jōge-buri
  21. Subiri Tips: Naname Jōge-buri
  22. Suburi Tips: Shōmen Men Uchi & Sayū Men Uchi
  23. Subiri Tips: Haya Suburi
  24. Kote Strike
  25. Do Strike
  26. Consecutive Strikes

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Videos are in Digital format

Kendo Basics series are available in digital format. Amazon stopped DVD On Demand Service. 

The Benefits Of Physical Copy of the Book

As long as you are in the area of that Amazon delivers a physical copy of Kendo Guide for Beginners, you can purchase the book in paper format or kindle format. The PDF version is also available. 

What's Vimeo?

You can watch the instruction videos with your smartphone, tablet and smart TV. You can also download these videos.

Start watching anytime anywhere as long as you have one of these devices. Of course, there is a download option as well. 

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