This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Nuts & Bolts of Kendo

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Nuts & Bolts of KendoThe Nuts & Bolts of Kendo — Men Waza By Nakano Yasoji — Translated by Alex Bennett First published in Kendo World 1.3, 2002   Striking Targets (datotsubui) Q: In kendo, the target areas are men, kote, do, and tsuki. How were these particular targets decided upon? In the old days of mortal combat, warriors were particularly careful about protecting volatile areas like the head and arms. In kendo we are not aiming to strike these ‘target’ areas on the bogu per se , but are really attempting to cutRead More →