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  • Tsuki Waza and Overall Kihon kendo

    The Nuts & Bolts of Kendo By Hanshi 9th Dan Nakano Yasoji — Translated by Alex Bennett First published in Kendo World 1.4, 2002 ***  Tsuki-waza What is the most basic method of executing tsuki? […]

  • When is Shadow not a Shadow? The Yin and Yang of Miyamoto Musashi Kendo World

    By Baptiste Tavernier   Miyamoto Musashi, arguably Japan’s most famous warrior, needs no introduction. Martial arts enthusiasts from all over the world have heard of his life and feats and many have read Gorin no […]

  • Naginata Dantai Tai Teki no Kata — Introduction naginata

    By Baptiste Tavernier. Originally published in Kendo World 6.4, June 2013   Introduction We already introduced in Kendo World the Naginatadō Kihon Dōsa teaching guidelines that were published at the beginning of 1941 by the Dai […]

  • Tankendo no Kata — Gohon-me tankendo

    By baptiste Tavernier Gohon-me: men wo harai men-uchi – go no sen Uchikata assumes jōdan-no-kamae and shikata goes into chūdan-irimi-no-kamae, but with his kensen pointing towards uchikata’s right wrist. Starting from the front foot, uchikata and shikata […]

  • Musashi Rules book of five rings

    Gorin no Sho – Book of Five Rings The last six months of my life has been pretty much all about Miyamoto Musashi. When I’m not doing my real job, Musashi is sure to be […]

  • Back Injuries — Part II Kendo World

    Kendo Clinic articles are intended as an educational forum only. The articles presented offer only a limited over-view of the great number of possible ailments and their variations. Articles are based on documented medical practices; […]

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