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Motivation

Dear Sensei, I discovered Kendo a long time ago and I've always interested in martial arts. I haven't started my learning yet, but I really want to if

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Kendo Podcast Episode 157: Ideas to Hold a Tournament

In this episode, I am sharing what I was impressed at my son’s judo tournament. The way they raise funds and how they run the tournament.

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[KFL] Milestones: Ideal Men Strike

Men is the hard part to strike. You might argue if you think dō strike or tsuki is harder. I don't want to argue. I truly agree. But men is the furthest and because it is one of the "popular" targets, it is harder to strike. Especially with a good posture.

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Hiro's Review: Yamanaka sensei vs Ozawa sensei

hope you enjoy my review. And please tell me what you think about this audio review and also written review.

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Episode 156: Local Teachers in Foreign Countries Must Study Kendo More Than Students

In this episode, I would like to share what Furukawa sensei (8-dan) said in his interview with Kendo Project. What Furuakwa sensei says in the interview is very true.

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[BRZ] Milestones: 3 Different Types of Kirikaeshi

This video shows you 3 different types of kirikaeshi. Can you tell the differences? If you are going for 3-dan, you should be able to do the first kirikaeshi (Ideal Kirikaeshi). Kiai should be going and you need the good rhythm.

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Milestones: Your Kendo Destinations and How to Get There

Watch the 1st video and get the PDF file at http://ow.ly/E9zt50tVeOG.

You are watching “Milestones for Your Kendo Improvement: Know Your Destination”. Kendo has a grading system. As you improve, you will take an exam and you get promoted to a certain grade. Just like the other martial arts.

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[BRZ] Milestones: Practical Way to Receive KiriKaeshi

If you are with me for a long time, you know how I receive KiriKaeshi. But if you haven't please take a watch. The way I receive might be a bit hard at first but it will help your skill set. So I am hoping that you can learn this. If your sensei doesn't let you do this, you can train this method secretly.

Hope this helps!

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high pitch sound when you get hit on the MEN with shinai

I've been having a problem. I'm assuming that they hit the top bars of the MEN which causes high pitch sound to my ears( like a high pitch BING!!!!!!)

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Fumikomi Practice in Different Perspectives

Fumikomi has been a great problem for many and will remain as a big problem.This fumikomi practice method is to change your perspectives on fumikomi.

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Milestones: Dō Strike

Mind you I am focusing on grading (promotion exam). That's why I suggest not to strike do in your exam. Nothing wrong with striking do in exam but if you are not good at it, it doesn't give good impression to the judges. That is all.

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Hiro's Pick: Nabeyama sensei vs Sato sensei

This is from The Yokohama 7th Dan tournament, also known as the All Japan Invitational Kendo 7th Dan Championship. Nabeyama sensei is now 8-dan so this video is when he was 7-dan.

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Hiro's Review: Ishida sensei vs Masago sensei

You can find the PDF file of my review. I will have the audio version ready soon. My son is sick so he constantly needs my attention. Sorry for the delay.

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Milestones: Kote Strike

You learned shikake waza, mainly men strike. Now kote strike! The idea is the same but of course some "tips" are there. Kote should be easier once you get the idea of "shikake waza".

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Podcast Episode 154: No More Violence

In this episode, I am sharing my thoughts on violence in kendo. I just don’t understand why some people think it’s OK to hurt others in kendo. I just don’t get it. No more violence in kendo.

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