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Podcast 140 How Do You Know When To Strike in Kendo

This episode is an answer to a great question by a long-time member, Ming. his question was "Must I strike my opponent as soon as he (she) crosses my striking distance, even when he(she) has not yet moved his(her) kensaki off the center? Because there is no opening, even when my opponent has crossed into my striking distance. "

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Keeping Your Sword Down Kihon with Alex Bennett sensei 2018 November

Alex Bennett sensei gave Indianapolis Kendo Club a seminar on shinai keiko and kata keiko. This is one of the methods he introduced us to improve our strikes. Hope this helps with your kendo study. His latest books' review is found at https://youtu.be/dsaCrkWZ5KQ.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Kim' sensei's Effective Usage of Tsuba

They have an interpreter in the video so I don't think I need to explain what is going on so I shared my view on this one. Enjoy!

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Episode 140: How Do You Know When To Strike?

This episode is an answer to a great question by a long-time member, Ming. his question was “Must I strike my opponent as soon as he (she) crosses my striking distance, even when he(she) has not yet moved his(her) kensaki off the center? Because there is no opening, even when my opponent has crossed into my striking distance. “

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Must watch this! This is why these hakama are good!

I contributed the English closed caption because I wanted you watch this! We all must know how hakama (bushu brand) are made! You really will appreciate these hakama!

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Guide to Musashi: The Book of Five Rings by Alex Bennett Review

Know the differences between this new version (translated by Alex Bennett, published in October 2018) and other translations of the Book of Five Rings written by Musashi Miyamoto.

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Ki Ken Tai Icchi Practice

Ki Ken Tai Icchi in kendo has two different forms; one is basic and the other one is an applied technique. Beginners practice the basic one over and over for months and then when they put bogu on they need to strike in a different form of ki ken tai icchi. Study the video and smoothly shift your kendo to the advanced one.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Fujiwara sensei's Explanation of Tenouchi

[Gold Members Only] Fujiwara sensei is talking about how to use your wrists and elbows to execute your strikes. And at the very end, he talks about tenouchi, how to use your palms. I hope this helps you with your kendo study.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Kim sensei Using Tsuba Effectively

[Pearl Members Only] This is a great technique to utilize the tsuba of your shinai. This is one way to avoid mukae-zuki :)

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Fujiwara sensei's Explanation of Tenouchi

[Platinum Members Only] Fujiwara sensei is talking about how to use your wrists and elbows to execute your strikes. And at the very end, he talks about tenouchi, how to use your palms.

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Limited Time Offer: Sword Letter Opener

I removed 120 of this item from an Amazon warehouse yesterday. 100 of them are available at a discounted price from KND Quality Life. After this sale, this item from my shop at Amazon will be gone. A great gift!

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This is Why the Position of Your Left Foot Is Important

Why do you think you cannot reach your opponent? It is because of your left foot position, not the right foot position. **** Subscribe to the newsletter for hidden videos at https://www.kendo-guide.com.

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[PRL] Eric's Pick: Fujiwara sensei's Explanation of Tenouchi

Our fellow member, Eric, shared this with us last week. And I thought it would be a good idea to go over for those who don't understand Japanese. This was also very interesting.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: How to Execute Small Strikes with Using the Elbows and the Left Hand

I have never tried them before, especially the one with the elbows. But the one with the left hand is not very new to me because I use it when taking nito. But I have never used it when using the both hands.

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Episode 139: How to Acknowledge Ippon of Your Opponent in Jigeiko

Etiquette Issue! How do you acknowledge ippon of your opponent? Do you need to acknowledge your sensei or senpai? What is the right way?? Good questions!

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