Resources for Beginners

I compiled a list of videos and written resources below for the beginners at the dojo where I practice and for all those new to kendo.  They cover a wide range of topics:

  • Terminology, Customs and History of Kendo
  • Mechanical and Physical Aspects of Kendo
    • Grip, Stance, Footwork, Bamboo Sword (shinai) Action
  • Self-Care and Equipment Maintenance
  • Additional Resources (Books, Websites)

Videos are indicated with time duration information and written resources without such information.  Enjoy!

Terminology, Customs and History of Kendo

Mechanical and Physical Aspects of Kendo

How to Grip the Bamboo Sword (shinai)

The on-guard position (kamae):

Footwork

Bamboo Sword (shinai) Action

Self-Care and Equipment Maintenance

Additional Resources (Books, Websites)

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