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Male and Female Grading for Kendo

I understand that Kendo Shiai are mostly separated to men and women competitions. But during examinations for Kendo 1 - 7th Dan, are members separated

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Shinai Weight

I read that for kendo competitions, there is a rule based on competitors' ages and if M or F, that their shinai must be of a certain weight. However,

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Places where kendo students can train traditional equipment making?

I have been a kendo student for most of my life, however my training started with my grandmother when I was young but never earned rank in a formal manner.

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How to Remove Your Shoulder Pains by Two Pain Relief Points in 20 Seconds for Kendo

I had suffered from the right shoulder pains for more than 1 year because of kendo practice (Japanese sword fighting) but with massaging these two pain relief points, I could remove the pains from my shoulders.

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Episode 134: Bow or Not Bow Due to Religious Belief?

What do you think about not bowing to your training partners or opponents in shiai because of their religious beliefs?

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Shinpan Certification, Yes or No?

Do you think it is a good idea to give a certificate to do shinpan? Or we don't really need such thing. Come and vote!

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Kendo Study: Southpaw (Left Handed) Kendo, OK or Not?

I have been asked so many times about southpaw "left handed" kendo. So, I decided to make this video. What do you think? Can you think about reasons why or why not you should or shouldn't switch your hands in chudan? I see this from a regulation perspective, historical/cultural perspective and my perspective.

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Kendo Study: Tenouchi Analysis - How the Tenouchi Works -

Have you ever seen how the tenouchi works? I haven't. This video provides you with slow-motions of single and consecutive strikes with the right hand and left hand. And also at the very end, I'm sharing two scientific types of research regarding tenouchi. I have links below. Click to continue...

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Episode 133: Studying Multiple Martial Arts and Multiple Kamae in Kendo

One of the members here at Patreon.com, Eric Favre, gave me good questions at the post, “Thanks to you!“. There are two questions.

What are the benefits and traps of

- practising multiple martial arts and- multiple kamae in kendo?Good questions, right?

I hope you enjoy the podcast.

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Kendo Teachings: Yagyū Sanma no Kurai

Yagyu Sanma no Kurai is very important concept to know and I am sure we can apply this concept not only to kendo but to learning in general.

A written explanation is available at http://ow.ly/9OPl30kTeje.

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Kata Benefits and Its Practical Usage for Kendo

We planned and made it happen. We went to Japan to study kendo. Not just to do kendo at dōjōs in Japan. We asked my sensei, Miyazaki sensei, to train us.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Final in Senior Category

Over 65 years old! (according to my quick research). I can see that they are high grade holders but still! What a match!

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Episode 132: The 30th Anniversary of Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Kendo Club and Thoughts on Future Kendo

In this episode, I am sharing my experience at the 30th Anniversary of Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Canterbury Kendo Club and My thoughts on Future Kendo.

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Episode 124: Difference between 1 kyu and 1 dan

I am sharing my thoughts on the difference between 1 kyu and 1 dan. In the podcast, I am seeing 1 dan to 3 dan as a preparation phase for 4 and 5 dan.

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Taking too long to strike?

Hi. I am sort of new to Kendo. My senpais have told me that oftentimes, I wait too long to strike in jigeiko, and it's obvious that I'm thinking about

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