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I understand that Kendo Shiai are mostly separated to men and women competitions. But during examinations for Kendo 1 - 7th Dan, are members separated
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,
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.
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.
What do you think about not bowing to your training partners or opponents in shiai because of their religious beliefs?
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Over 65 years old! (according to my quick research). I can see that they are high grade holders but still! What a match!
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.
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.
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