By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 8本目 —  hidari-men no zangeki ni taishi makiotoshi-zuki Guidelines: From hassō attack and cut hidari-men. ⇒ From hidari-gedan step back and perform a makiotoshi, then thrust to nodo. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 3rd grade. — As stated by Sakakida Yaeko: “In the guidelines, there is a pattern where one performs a makiotoshi on an incoming hidari-men cut, and finishes off with tsuki. This technique starts from gedan, so it is the largest makiotoshi of the whole series. Consequently, this has an impact on the ensuing tsuki: because the makiotoshi is extremelyRead More →

Ladies and Gentlemen, Kendo World is please to announce that the hardcopy and Zinio ebook editions of Kendo World 8.3 are finally available! The hardcopy edition can be purchased here. Details on how to buy the Zinio edition are below, as well as a synopsis of the issue. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Kendo World. The Kendo World Team Zinio Sales Links To buy 8.3 or a two issue subscription (8.3 and 8.4), click here. To buy a Kendo World back issue, click here. To buy the Kendo World 16th WKC Special Issue or any of our other special editions (Naginata, GradingRead More →

Ladies and Gentlemen, Kendo World is please to announce that the Zinio ebook edition of Kendo World 8.3 is finally available! The hardcopy edition is at the printers being check and should be available soon. Details on how to buy the Zinio edition are below, as well as a synopsis of the issue. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Kendo World. The Kendo World Team Zinio Sales Links To buy 8.3 or a two issue subscription (8.3 and 8.4), click here. To buy a Kendo World back issue, click here. To buy the Kendo World 16th WKC Special Issue or any ofRead More →

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 7本目 — dō no renzoku zangeki ni taishi nuki hidari-men zangeki Guidelines: From waki attack and cut hidari-dō. ⇒ From hassō step back and block the cut with the shinogi in hidari-kamae. Then attack and cut migi-dō. ⇒ Step back with the right foot and avoid the cut in migi-waki fashion, but with the ishizuki raised higher than usual. Then cut hidari-men. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 2nd grade. — This pattern has become shikake-ōji No. 8. The only difference with the modern version resides in the last cut, which, in theRead More →