naginata

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 17本目 — hidari-men migi-men dō no renzoku zangeki ni taishi kurikomi ōji tsuki Guidelines: From hassō attack and cut hidari–men. ⇒ From hassō move from the front foot to the left and block the hidari-men cut with the shinogi. Attack and cut migi–men. ⇒ Take a small step back, pull in the naginata (kurikomi) and block the migi-men cut with the shinogi. Attack and cut hidari–dō. ⇒ Pull in the naginata and block the hidari–dō cut with the shinogi. Control the opponent’s naginata on the left side, enter in close quarter and thrust to nodo. Notes: —Read More →

naginata

By Baptiste Tavernier Originally published in Kendo World 7.2, 2014. 16本目 — hidari-men sune no renzoku zangeki ni taishi ōjikaeshi hidari-men, kaisen kesa-giri Guidelines: From jōdan attack and cut hidari–men. ⇒ From jōdan move from the front foot to the left, rotate and block the hidari-men cut with the shinogi. Immediately attack and cut sune. ⇒ Pull back the front foot and block the sune cut with the ishizuki in front of the body. Then cut hidari-men. Block the hidari-men cut with the ishizuki and perform a harai. ⇒ Use the momentum of the harai and rotate the naginata to the right in order to cut kesa.Read More →

naginata

By 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 →

naginata

By 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 defender should assume the kumi-ashi posture before thrusting with the ishizuki, as itRead More →