Replacing mokuju tampo

https://youtu.be/yosViTJ5Glo By Emily Jackman If you’ve ever replaced the sakigawa on a shinai then this is not likely to be too new to you. This technique is also similar when changing the sakigawa on your tanshinai. You’ll need: - a new tampo - tsuru - thin flexible wire that can be bent into a hairpin... Continue Reading →

Yamaguchi-sensei Lesson 1: Tsuki mae

https://youtu.be/gLzG4KDCEeM https://youtu.be/gLzG4KDCEeM Yamaguchi Sensei had a lesson plan which was interesting and by starting small and adding new steps once the current piece was under control we ended up with a fascinating exercise that covers so many of the fundamentals of Jukendo and then shows how they are applicable in far more advanced waza and... Continue Reading →

Glossary

Basic strikes Omote [J]: Direct thrust forward at opponents uwadou. In this strike there’s no impediment to the attacker thrusting in a straight line forward to meet the target. When practicing, the motodachi will usually open their left out slightly to clear the path for the attacker. First command to attacker is usually tsuki; onaji... Continue Reading →

Training basics: Dai Ichi Kyoushu

  Dai ichi kyoushu is a renzoku exercise that consists of continuous striking in a pre-set series and can be considered one of the most fundamental exercises. You can have different patterns but the basic strike sequence demonstrated in this video is omote, ura, omote, shita, nodo (or omote if practicing without men and trying... Continue Reading →

Emily’s Starter Kata guide: Tanken tai To

Disclaimer: these kata descriptions are the authors own interpretations of the patterns are based on the AJJF videos and the written descriptions from Kendo World articles. Some of the terminology may not be 100% accurate but is intended more to help in visualise positioning based on basic strike knowledge. Any errors lie with the author... Continue Reading →

Emily’s Starter Kata guide: Mokuju tai to

Disclaimer: these kata descriptions are the authors own interpretations of the patterns are based on the AJJF videos and the written descriptions from Kendo World articles. Some of the terminology may not be 100% accurate but is intended more to help in visualise positioning based on basic strike knowledge. Any errors lie with the author... Continue Reading →

Emily’s Starter Kata guide: Mokuju tai tanken

Disclaimer: these kata descriptions are the authors own interpretations of the patterns are based on the AJJF videos and the written descriptions from Kendo World articles. Some of the terminology may not be 100% accurate but is intended more to help in visualise positioning based on basic strike knowledge. Any errors lie with the author... Continue Reading →

Emily’s Starter Kata guide: Tanken tai tanken

Disclaimer: these kata descriptions are the authors own interpretations of the patterns are based on the AJJF videos and the written descriptions from Kendo World articles. Some of the terminology may not be 100% accurate but is intended more to help in visualise positioning based on basic strike knowledge. Any errors lie with the author... Continue Reading →

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