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Mar 06, 2011
just starting
by: Anonymous

When you just start out doing basic swings, how long should a training session be? I want to know when should I start and stop, to gain my own training style. Also I don't know exactly how to sync me yelling and kendo breathing at the same time with me swinging. I think I get too nervous any advice would be best.


Kendo-Guide.Com:  Thank you for your post. The length of training session, especially when training alone, varies. If you are talking about suburi (empty cut: you said “basic swings”), sometimes it goes from 30 times on different types of suburi to 100, 500 and so on. If you are a beginner, start from 30 times on each suburi.

Please refer to Kendo Basics: Kendo Beginners Guide too.

In suburi, breathe in when you are lifting your hands up and yell when you are striking.

Hope this helps.

Feb 26, 2011
Kendo: a fitness 'grinding machine'
by: Santiago B. Tejada

If anybody would like to know how much of a good physical exercise Kendo is (that is calories burning-wise), just go to Martial Arts Calorie Burn Calculator.

  • Type in your weight (in kilos, you may need a pounds-to-kilo converter),

  • put 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in 'session duration' box and

  • select 'Kendo' as activity.

If your body weight is about 180 pounds (81.6 kilograms), you will burn close to 898 calories (although, I suspect it could be a little more.) Not bad, uh?

Kendo-Guide.Com: Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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