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
This article looks into the sequential breakdown of the small men-uchi (small strike to the head) – also referred to as chiisai men-uchi (小さい面打ち) or a sharp, fast men (鋭く早い面) [Ichiki_MenUchi]. Visual Continue reading
Here is a small collection of resources on striking gyaku-dou (also referred to as hidari dou) for students at the dojo, where I practice at and to all who are interested in learning how to do gyaku-dou. It is a useful Continue reading
Here is a collection of quotes and resources (in terms of articles and videos) on the Men Kaeshi-Dou (面返し胴) technique. This collection will likely grow as I discover more.
I wrote this article as an aid for me to learn the “Practice Methods of Basic Kendo Techniques with a bokuto (wooden sword)” (木刀による剣道基本技稽古法) developed by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF). Continue reading
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