A Neat Tip to Help Develop Debana Waza (出鼻技)

I recently came across a video on the topic of debana waza (出鼻技) in which the Sensei* describes a neat tip to help develop debana waza (出鼻技) [KendoStepUp_Debana].   The audio is in Japanese and captioning is in English.  For those unfamiliar with Continue reading


Kirikaeshi and “Large, Strong, Fast, Light (大強速軽)” – from a Seminar by Kamei Sensei

Here’s a brief summary of pointers from a portion of a Southern Californian Kendo Federation (SCKF) seminar given by Kamei Toru (Hanshi 8 dan) back in 2012 at Torrance, California in this 12:16 min video [Kamei Kiri-Kaeshi].  It is on the topic of kiri-kaeshi (切り返し) Continue reading