Kendo: Approaches for all Levels

Kendo: Approaches for all Levels
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Series: Books, Book 97
This book covers the basics from footwork, to various keiko methods such as kakari-geiko and ji-geiko, and offers many useful hints for shiai strategy.
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Dr. Sotaro Honda (R7-dan), student of H8-dan Masatake Sumi-sensei, has been a longtime contributor to Kendo World, and has spent much of his kendo career helping international kenshi. His latest book is a must have for all practitioners and instructors, and explains various aspects of kendo training in a way that is both accessible and eye-opening. He covers the basics from footwork, to various keiko methods such as kakari-geiko and ji-geiko, and offers many useful hints for shiai strategy.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: a comparison of circumstance
1. Introduction
2. How Kendo is Practised in Japan
3. Practising and Teaching Kendo in Western Countries
4. Summary

CHAPTER 2: footwork
1. Introduction
2. Ashi-Sabaki
3. The Problem
4. One Solution
5. Cutting
6. Summary

CHAPTER 3: kūkan-datotsu and kihon-uchi
1. Introduction
2. Fumikiri and Fumikomi
3. The Problem
4. One Solution
5. Moving to Kihon-uchi
6. Practice
7. Physical Difficulties with Footwork
8. Injuries
9. Summary

CHAPTER 4: kirikaeshi and uchikomi-geiko
1. Introduction
2. Re-examining Kirikaeshi
3. Uchikomi-geiko
4. The Role of Motodachi
5. Summary

CHAPTER 5: waza-geiko
1. Introduction
2. “Big, Slow, and Accurate” to “Small, Quick, and Accurate”
3. Requisite Teaching Skills
4. Waza-geiko for Building up Waza
5. Waza-geiko for Developing and Refining Waza
6. Waza-geiko for Making Waza Practical
7. Consolidating the Three Types of Waza-geiko
8. Summary

CHAPTER 6: kakari-geiko
1. Introduction
2. The Purpose of Kakari-geiko
3. Motodachi in Kakari-geiko
4. Fifty-Fifty Kakari-geiko
5. Defensive Kakari-geiko
6. Mutual Kakari-geiko
7. Summary

CHAPTER 7: Ji-geiko
1. Introduction
2. The Relationship between Kihon-geiko, Kata-geiko and Ji-geiko
3. Methods to Fully Benefit from Ji-geiko
4. Ji-geiko for Kyū Grade Holders
5. Ji-geiko for Shodan to 3-dan Grade Holders
6. Ji-geiko for 4-dan and 5-dan
7. Ji-geiko for 6-dan
8. Summary

CHAPTER 8: the right Attitude in Ji-geiko
1. Introduction
2. Ji-geiko Against Senior Levels
3. Ji-geiko Against Junior Levels
4. Ji-geiko Against Someone of the Same Level
5. Ji-geiko Against Someone of Senior Age
6. Ji-geiko for a Male Practitioner Facing a Female Opponent
7. Ji-geiko for a Female Practitioner Facing a Male Opponent
8. Summary

CHAPTER 9: approaches in shiai
1. Introduction
2. The Purpose of Shiai in Kendo
3. The Attitudes of Competitors in Shiai
4. The Attitudes of Competing Teams and Spectators
5. Instructors’ Attitudes to Shiai
6. Summary

CHAPTER 10: training for shiai
1. Introduction
2. Shiai for Beginners
3. Shiai with a Handicap
4. Shiai Variations
5. Shiai Practice at Squad Training
6. Summary

CHAPTER 11: kendo tactics
1. Introduction
2. Tactics in Kendo
3. My Experiences at Fukuoka University of Education
4. Re-consideration of Tactics in Kendo
5. Summary

CHAPTER 12: lower tactics
1. Introduction
2. Tactics for Kyū Grades
3. Tactics for 1-dan and 2-dan
4. Summary

CHAPTER 13: higher tactics
1. Introduction
2. Tactics for 3-dan to 5-dan
3. Force your Opponent to Strike or Retreat
4. Seme in More Detail
5. Seme from Kamae and Use of the Right Leg
6. Summary

AFTERWORD

REFERENCES

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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