This “Kendo Basics Set of I, II and III” consists of etiquette, basic footwork and striking drills, which is what you all need to know and get you started right away.
“Kendo Basics I” includes:
1. Introduction: Line-Up,
2. Sitting in Seiza,
3. Sitting in Seiza: Closer Look,
4. Sitting in Seiza with Bokutō,
5. Seiza & Mokusō,
6. Sitting Bow,
7. Beginning of Training at a Glance,
8. Finishing Up Training,
9. Finishing Up at a Glance,
10. How to Stand & Shizentai,
11. Standing Bow,
12. Taitō: Wearing Your Sword,
13. Nuketō: Drawing Out Your Sword and
“Kendo Basics II” includes:
1. Learning Chūdan
2. Basic Feet Position
3. Footwork: Ashi-Sabaki
4. Key Footwork: Suri-Ashi & Okuri-Ashi
7. Hiraki-Ashi: Closer Look
8. Okuri-Ashi Practice
9. Okuri-Ashi: Closer Look
10. Ashi-Sabaki with Shinai
“Kendo Basics III” includes:
1. Intro: Tandoku Dōsa
3. Zenshin Kotai Jōge-buri
4. Pay Attention to Grip
5. Sayū Jōge-buri
6. Sayū Jōge-buri: Closer Look
7. Zenshin Kōtai Naname Jōge-buri
8. Shōmen Uchi
9. Zenshin Kōtai Shōmen Uch In Action
10. Shōmen Uchi Important Points
11. Sayū -men Uchi
12. Zenshin Kōtai Sayū -men Uchi In Action
13. Improve Coordination – Kyodō Men –
14. San-Kyodō Shōmen Uchi
15. Ni-Kyodō & Ikkyodō Shōmen Uchi
16. Explaining Kote & Dō Strike
17. Kote Strike
18. Kote Strike Important Points
19. Dō Strike
20. Dō Strike Important Points
21. Niho-Zenshin Niho-Kotai Shōmen Uchi
22. Kote & Men Strike
23. Kote & Men Strike In Action
24. Kote & Dō Strike
25. Haya Suburi
26. Haya Suburi: Closer Look
You can get the most out of this DVD set together with the book, “Kendo Guide for Beginners” written by me, Masahiro Imafuji. I designed the book based on the video, so you can maximize your understandings of kendo basics.
About the creator: Masahiro “Hiro” Imafuji was born in 1973. He is the founder and representative of Kendo For Life, LLC and runs the website, Kendo-Guide.Com.
Hiro started kendo at the age of 7 at Shubukan in Itami City, Hyogo, Japan. Shubukan has more than 200 years of history and counted as one of the three greatest dojos in Japan.
Shihan (the headmaster of the dojo) at that time was the late Juichi Tsurumaru sensei who graduated from Budo Senmon Gakko (a national school for training young men to teach kendo and other martial arts). Hiro learned kendo from the late Tsurumaru sensei, the late Murayama sensei and Miyazaki sensei.
After spending 6 years in New Zealand, where he instructed local kendoists, Hiro relocated to Guatemala, where he instructed Guatemalan kendoists between 2000 and 2002 as a full-time volunteer of Japan International Cooperation Agency and helped them to form an official kendo association.
Upon moving to the United States, he started instructing kendo at West Virginia University and assisted in the formation of a kendo club in 2005. Currently, he instructs at Mudokwan and Gotokukan Imafuji Dojo in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds 6-dan Renshi in kendo.