This “Kendo Basics III: Solo Training 2” gives you lessons on striking drills that you can do on your own. We call these exercises “Tandoku Dōsa”. You learn the basic footwork in “Kendo Basics II: Solo Training 1”. And now you can learn how to strike together with the footwork. Every single kendo practitioner must know these drills. So please learn thoroughly.
This video 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
Through this 41 minutes 36 seconds video, you are going to learn basic drills that all the beginners must know.
In “Kendo Basics I: Getting Ready for Kendo Training”, you learn kendo etiquette and manner, which is the most important part of kendo based on Japanese culture.
In “Kendo Basics II: Solo Training 1” you learn 4 basic kendo footwork and the basic stance of kendo.
You can get the most out of the DVD 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.
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.