NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Yonhon-me

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 4本目 — tsuki ni taishi makiotoshi-zuki Guidelines: From chūdan attack and thrust to nodo. ⇒ From chūdan step back and perform a makiotoshi, then thrust to nodo. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 2nd grade. — Apart from the bayonet style thrusts employed here, this pattern is similar to the first kata in modern naginata.

NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Sanbon-me

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 3本目 — kote no zangeki ni taishi nuki hidari-men zangeki Guidelines: From chūdan attack and cut kote. ⇒ From waki step back diagonally to avoid the kote cut, and cut to hidari-men. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 1st grade. — Here, the final men cut is performed from waki, but it is not a shōmen strike. This is a soku-men cut (to the left) and thus, the back … Continue reading

12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships

12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships The 12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships was successfully held on december 18, 2016. Just like in last year, kendoka from China, Hong Kong and Macau stayed in Lei Yue Mun, Hong Kong, to fight for the honour of being the strongest team in the region. 26 men’s and 20 women’s teams participated in this championship. Every team fought with all their strength and great spirit in their matches, but the most impressive moment … Continue reading

NAGINATA Monbushō Seitei Kata — Nihon-me

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 2本目 — sune no zangeki ni taishi nuki men zangeki Guidelines: ⇒ From hassō step back to avoid the sune cut, and cut to men. Notes: — This kata was studied from primary school, 6th grade. — Even if the final men cut is performed from hassō, it is not a soku-men in this case but a shōmen. Therefore, the back hand rests below the abdomen at the end of the strike. … Continue reading