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Hiro's Pick: Miyazaki sensei vs Murayama sensei

This is All Japan East vs West Kendo Championships, the woman division. This is the taisho match. The first men strike is super good enough to convince me to introduce to you. Hope you enjoy.

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[KFL] Note of Episode 147: Kendo for Youth vs Kendo for Adults

Here is the note of Kendo for Youth vs Kendo for Adults. Hope this helps!

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Episode 147: Kendo for Youth vs Kendo for Adults

In this episode of Kendo Podcast, I am sharing the differences I think between kendo for youth and kendo for adults. Kendo is kendo but we need to do it differently. What should be different though? Find out.

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Hiro's Pick: Nabeyama sensei vs Kutsukake sensei

A young 8-dans. Nabeyama sensei is almost 50 years old, I think. And Kutsukake sensei is probably 54 or 55 as of 2019. Enjoy!

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Instructions for 1-3 Dan Applicants

This is a project for the intermediates (1-dan, 2-dan, 3-dan applicants). Through this project, you will understand what you should be working on to pass each exam. Hense you will improve your kendo systematically. Check it out right now.

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Episode 146: How to Empower the Kensaki of Your Shinai

Have you experienced fear from any sensei? They are just taking chudan (or jodan/nito) but you feel useless. That is the power of the kensaki. How can YOU have such powerful kensaki? Find out now!

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Kendo Books and Courses

Kendo books and courses for your to learn kendo movements, kendo history and kendo cultures.

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Can't do seiza because of knee injury, what are the alternatives?

Hi, I am starting practicing kendo, but I can't perform seiza because I had an injury on my left leg before, a tibia plateau fracture on which required

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Ishida sensei vs Kudo sensei

A review of Ishida sensei vs Kudo sensei. I learned something about maai in this video and how important it is to be always ready. comes with my downloadable review video and notes. Available for platinum members.

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[KFL] Note: Abilities to Go Beyond – How a Top Athlete Challenges Himself

This is my notes for the podcast episode, Abilities to Go Beyond. It's for Kendo for Life Club members at https://www.patreon.com/kendoforlife.

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Episode 145: Abilities to Go Beyond – How a Top Athlete Challenges Himself

In this episode, I am sharing how a world top athlete challenges himself to fight other world competitors who are a lot stronger than he is. The athlete is Kōji Murofushi (Wikipedia), a former Japanese hammer thrower.

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Hiro's Pick: Ishida sensei vs Kudō sensei

I found this video on YouTube and sharing it with platinum members and above so we can learn from them. Enjoy1

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[KFL] Note: How to Empower the Kensaki of Your Shinai

This is a new thing for gold and platinum members. I am sharing my notes with the membres. Hope it helps you!

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Nabeyama sensei's Lecture on Tōma and Okori

This is a very good lecture for all of us. We all know about this, right? I am sure your sensei tells you not to move your feet once you're in your uchima. But you do, don't you? :) If you don't, good for you! If you do, that's OK. Let's fix it! Nabeyama sensei is talking a bit more specific. Don't even shift your weight. You can but it shouldn't be a part of your "striking" ritual.

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Podcast Episode 144: Understand the Differences in the Mechanisms

In this episode, I am talking about analyzing and understanding the differences in the mechanisms of the basic and the applied movements through reverse engineering. This is inspired by a couple of questions by Min, a long time member here, about my analysis on how an 8-dan sensei strike.

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