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[SPOTLIGHT] - 2012 All Japan Champ Daiki Kiwada Teaches Kote Waza on Japanese TV!

[SPOTLIGHT] - 2012 All Japan Champ Daiki Kiwada Teaches Kote Waza on Japanese TV!
In this short spot from Japanese TV, former All Japan Champion - Daiki Kiwada - teaches a young boy about effective Kote attacks, and...

[CLASSIC VIDEO] - Tadao Toda Sensei's Match from Jodan

[CLASSIC VIDEO] - Tadao Toda Sensei's Match from Jodan
The late Tadao Toda Sensei is one of the most famous exponents of Nito style Kendo to have ever lived.   However, before taking up the...

[KENDO RANT] - Male vs Female Shiai? White Bogu?

[KENDO RANT] - Male vs Female Shiai? White Bogu?
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[SPOTLIGHT] - Japan's Strongest Kendo Kids

[SPOTLIGHT] - Japan's Strongest Kendo Kids
The All Japan Dojo Elementary Student's Tournament is a truly massive event, with thousands of kids, squeezed into the Nihon Budokan e...

[IPPON REEL] - Video Collection of Men-Kaeshi-Do Ippons!

[IPPON REEL] - Video Collection of Men-Kaeshi-Do Ippons!
Men Kaeshi Do is one of the more often awarded points versus a Men attack. As the opponent moves in to attack your Men, you counter wi...

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Fujii Sensei's Nito Skills vs. International Budo University's Iwakiri Sensei!

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Fujii Sensei's Nito Skills vs. International Budo University's Iwakiri Sensei!
I frequently post videos from the All Japan East vs West Tournament - where a large team match occurs between selected Kenshi from acr...

[SPOTLIGHT] - Toyomura Sensei (Hanshi 8dan) & Ujiie Sensei (Hanshi 8dan) Demonstrate Nihon Kendo Kata

[SPOTLIGHT] - Toyomura Sensei (Hanshi 8dan) & Ujiie Sensei (Hanshi 8dan) Demonstrate Nihon Kendo Kata
Every year at the All Japan Kendo Championships, two of Japan's highest ranking Sensei are selected to perform a demonstration of the ...

[KENDO RANT] - Using Tsuki in Gradings? Shaping the Men?

[KENDO RANT] - Using Tsuki in Gradings? Shaping the Men?
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[SPOTLIGHT] - Watch EXPLOSIVE Matches from World #2 J.Y. Jo!

[SPOTLIGHT] - Watch EXPLOSIVE Matches from World #2 J.Y. Jo!
Check out this clip from the quater-final, and semi-final of a recent tournament in South Korea, featuring 17th WKC Mens' Individual ...

[IPPON REEL] - Maika Senoo's Scoring Points from 17th WKC!

[IPPON REEL] - Maika Senoo's Scoring Points from 17th WKC!
At the 17th World Kendo Championships, the world was impressed by the skills of Team Japan's youngest competitor - Maika Senoo. In th...

[CLASSIC SHIAI] - Takumi Chikamoto's Iconic TSUKI from 51st All Japan Championships!

[CLASSIC SHIAI] - Takumi Chikamoto's Iconic TSUKI from 51st All Japan Championships!
The All Japan Championships is considered by many to be the pinnacle of high-level competition Kendo. Every year, the final of the to...

[IPPON REEL] - Top High School JODAN Players Ippons from Japan!

[IPPON REEL] - Top High School JODAN Players Ippons from Japan!
Check out this awesome compilation Ippons from Japan, featuring high school students who utilise Jodan no Kamae: Video from : Japan...