This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei Kata

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei KataBy Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 15本目 — men no zangeki ni taishi ōjikaeshi sune, ōji hidari-men, harai ishizuki tsuki Guidelines: From hassō attack and cut men. ⇒ From waki raise ishizuki and block the men cut, then cut sune. Block the sune cut with the ishizuki, and cut hidari-men. ⇒ Rotate the ishizuki and perform a harai to the right, then thrust to the side with the ishizuki. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 4th grade.Read More →

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei Kata

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei KataBy Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 14本目 — kote no zangeki ni taishi ōjikaeshi hidari-men, ishizuki tsuki Guidelines: From gedan attack and cut kote. ⇒ From hidari-jōdan rotate the body to the right and block with the shinogi, then cut hidari-men. Block the hidari-men cut with the ishizuki, and perform a harai. ⇒ Use the momentum of the harai to perform a thrust to the side with the ishizuki. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 4th grade. — There is no mention in the guidelines that the defenderRead More →

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei Kata

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei KataBy Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 13本目 — men no zangeki ni taishi nuki dō zangeki Guidelines: From chūdan attack and cut men. ⇒ From waki step back diagonally to the right to avoid the men cut, and cut dō. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 4th grade.Read More →

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei Kata

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series Monbusho Seitei KataBy Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 12本目 —  dō no zangeki ni taishi kurikomi makiotoshi mengeki Guidelines: From waki attack and cut dō. ⇒ From chūdan step back, pulling your naginata in, and block the dō cut with the shinogi. Immediately perform a makiotoshi, then rotate the ishizuki and strike men. Notes: — This kata was studied from middle school, 4th grade.Read More →