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  • Naginatadō Kihon Dōsa — Gohon-me

    By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 6.3, 2012.   Naginatadō Kihon Dōsa (a.k.a. Butokukai Seitei Kata) At the beginning of each kata, shidachi (naginata) and uketachi (tachi) should start from chūdan, and then assume the […]

  • Saito Denkibo

    Saito Denkibo (1550-1587) Student of Tsukahara Bokuden and founder of the Ten-ryû tradition. Originally printed in Kendo World Issue 2.2, 2003. Translated by Alex Bennett. Hito no hyoteki tare “Stand out from the crowd be the […]

  • Tankendo no Kata — Yonhon-me tankendo

    By baptiste Tavernier Note: When this article was first published in Kendo World, the kata known nowadays as Sanbon-me – Kote Uchi had not been created yet. What is now Yonhon-me and described below was […]

  • Naginatadō Kihon Dōsa — Yonhon-me naginata

    By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 6.3, 2012.   Naginatadō Kihon Dōsa (a.k.a. Butokukai Seitei Kata) At the beginning of each kata, shidachi (naginata) and uketachi (tachi) should start from chūdan, and then assume the […]

  • 65th AJKC: Photos and Facebook Text Updates – Final

    The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – Final Final Nishimura (Tokyo) vs. Uchimura (Tokyo) First attack, Nishimura scores kote! In under ten seconds! Both from the same […]

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