Do you go to a dojo? No dojo but learning kendo from a book? You are on the right spot. This page go over general information you possibly learn as a beginner. The terms might be a bit different but focus on reviewing what you've learned. If you have a question, ask me any questions. If you are a total beginner
So so-called beginners training goes for 6 months (this varies from dojo to dojo). These phases are the most important in kendo.
If we, adults, mess up the kendo basics at this phase, it is hard for us to get back to the right track.
Fist of all, the beginners all learn basic movements without having a partner. This includes:
This tandoku dosa was practiced 3 days/week x 4 months (About 48 days). The longer the better.
A Kendo Instruction Book Written By A Japanese For Non-Japanese Speakers Who Are Enthusiastic to Learn Kendo.
All the instructions of the basics on this site is in this book with
Kindle version is available too. Click here to learn more about the book.
Once the beginners learned the tandoku dosa, they learn pair training.
I think 6 months of the basic training is good. In old days, apparently it was one year or more to learn the basics.
Let's make the basics interesting, so that the beginners are happy to learn the basics so they will improve more quickly in the future.
Go to "Bases del Kendo" (Spanish)