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Episode 121: Tips of Learning New Skills

Everyone needs to learn new skills. I am sharing the tips when learning new skills.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Hiki Waza Explanation and Thoughts

In this video, I want to share what is important for hiki waza and also what I learned from my senseis about hiki waza.Enjoy!

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Fujii sensei vs Nakata sensei

Nito vs Itto. They are both 8-dan. How would you conquer nito? I want you to think about it and share your thoughts with us. And I will share mine in Hiro's Review.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Hiki Waza Explanation and Thoughts

In this video, I want to share what is important for hiki waza and also what I learned from my senseis about hiki waza.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Hiki Men by Kanzaki sensei

Kanzaki sensei (8-dan) shows two types of hiki men strikes. I hope this gives you basic ideas of hiki waza.

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Kendo Wisdom: Meaning of Shinobu

This kanji consists of two kanjis; blade and heart. The kanji for the blade is on top of the kanji for the heart. What do you think this kanji means? You might recognize it because it is one of the kanji for ninja.

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Training with Bogu

Traditionally, is Kendo/Kumdo training done wearing the do and tare? Obviously, the men and kote are used for sparring. I've just started training this

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Follow through after the cut

I am a kendo beginner who started doing kendo about 6-7 months ago. I have a question regarding follow through after my cuts in kendo. Is it acceptable

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Kata Benefits and Practical Usage for Kendo

Kata benefits us and our kendo and we can learn practical usage of kata for our kendo with shinai.

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How to effectively wear my men helmet?

I enjoyed my time during bogu with the club for at least 1-2 years now. Today, the sensei mentioned that the All Japan Kendo Federation have enacted guidelines

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Kendo Lesson: How to Sit, Bow and Stand Up in Kendo

This kendo lesson is to share how to sit, bow and stand up from seiza in kendo. This is a video clip from my instruction to a beginner the other day.

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Your Sword is Your Mind

"Your sword is your mind. If your mind is not right, you cannot use your sword right." says Toranosuke Shimada. Find out more.

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Learning One Handed Men Strike to Improve Your Kendo

How can you improve your kendo by learning one handed strikes? Find out how!

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Do You Even Know Why We Wear Kendo-gi in the Way We Do?

Many want to learn kendo. I am so glad and so happy to hear that. I would like to do anything I can help those who want to learn kendō. But...

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How can I improve my Kendo in an area where Kendo is not very popular?

I live in an area of the US where kendo is fairly well known and there is a large Japanese community so I am able to practice with strong Kendoka. In the

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