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Video Training Schedule

Good afternoon Sensei! I've been receiving the YouTube videos you've been sending to us. I haven't received any invitations to view them live. Am I missing

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What is the process of starting a Kendo Club?

Greetings Sensei, I have been studying Kendo (as much as a person without a dojo can) for a few years. The nearest dojo is simply too far away and so

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What does "me" mean in kata as in "ippon-me"?

What is the meaning of the word me in Kata names? Thanks. Answer: Thank you for your question. It is a suffix to indicate an order such as th, nd and

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Kendo Etiquette and Manner

Do you know what to do at a dojo? Are you sure you are doing it right? Kendo etiquette is, of course, based on Japanese culture. But not many Japanese people know these things anymore! Well, I should say these are disappearing...

Go through this page so you can check what you need to follow at a dojo. You might learn something Japanese people even don't know anymore!

Hope this helps!

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How can I see my opponent coming?

I began studying Kendo after a serious bout with cancer. During a year of Chemo, I dreamed of Kendo image, I survived and began to look around to study

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How can I overcome a weak mind?

My mind is very weak, and whenever I do kendo, it wants to give up when things become too difficult or challenging, telling me that I can't do it anymore

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How to keep going even when you're mentally and physically exhausted?

I'm 16, I'm relatively unfit, and I have asthma. I get tired during our two hour intense practise, which causes me to become sloppy and make a lot of mistakes,

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How to keep going even when you're mentally and physically exhausted?

I'm 16, I'm relatively unfit, and I have asthma. I get tired during our two-hour intense practice, which causes me to become sloppy and make a lot of mistakes,

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Legal Kendo Strike?

I have a question regarding two strikes with which I have had some success in the past. I have never seen these strikes used or described and I am starting

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My theory of seme

Hi sensei, my name is Hui Shen, I want your opinions on my theory of seme. Seme for me is any actions that we do in order to make our opponent have a reaction.

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Repair

Hello Is there a place I can send my do dai to have heri-kawa and Mune leather replaced Thank you B

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Miyamoto Musashi The Five Rings & Nito Ryu

Miyamoto Musashi was the Samurai in the late 1500’s and early 1600”s. I think he died in the 1640’s if I remember right, but he is the original source

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How kendo helped change my life.

Before I started kendo I was quite shy and got nervous/stressed quite easily. After practicing kendo for a while I started to notice numerous benefits

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square footage

I would like to host Kendo classes twice a week for up to 20 students in a dojo that is not yet built. My question is how much square footage do I need

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Striking fundamentals - Correcting a hard strike

Imafuji-sensei, my name is Charles, I hope you can assist. I have been training for two years and have found a flaw in my fundamentals. Due to the work

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