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BLOG POST - Considering the Concept and Purpose of Kendo

BLOG POST - Considering the Concept and Purpose of Kendo

Most of us are aware that there is an official ‘Concept of Kendo’ (剣道の理念) and a ‘Purpose of Practicing Kendo’ (剣道修錬の心構え), which was set out by the All Japan Kendo Federation in 1975. In case you’ve never read it, here is the official translation from the FIK -
BLOG POST - The Finer Points of Gyaku-Do

BLOG POST - The Finer Points of Gyaku-Do

Recently I taught a session at my local Kendo club, focusing on the finer points of Gyaku-Do. 

Gyaku-Do, means 'reverse' Do, and is sometimes also called 'Hidari-Do', meaning 'Left' Do. As the name suggests, this means that we strike the left side of the opponent's Do, as oppose the usual right side. 

VIDEO - ZANSHIN - The Kendo Show

VIDEO - ZANSHIN - The Kendo Show

In this BRAND NEW episode, Andy talks about the concept of ZANSHIN.