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[IPPON REEL] - Check Out These Awesome JODAN Ippons!

[IPPON REEL] - Check Out These Awesome JODAN Ippons!
*INTRO SPECIAL 35% OFF* NEW Essential Extra Protective KendoStar Bogu Set - ’V-1’ Jodan no Kamae is often called the Kamae of fire - as it relie...

[KENDO RANT] - What is Rei? Bogu Stitching?

[KENDO RANT] - What is Rei? Bogu Stitching?
Keep the questions coming, as there are more KENDO RANT videos on the way! This time, I am talking about stitching for Kendo Bogu, what is Rei? a...

[SPOTLIGHT] - Yoneya Sensei and Asahina Sensei's 7th Dan Exam Video!

[SPOTLIGHT] - Yoneya Sensei and Asahina Sensei's 7th Dan Exam Video!
*INTRO SPECIAL 35% OFF* NEW Essential Extra Protective KendoStar Bogu Set - ’V-1’ A while ago I talked about two of my favourite Kenshi - Kazuo ...

[KENDO RANT] - Kendo vs Zombies?! Suriage vs Kaeshi Waza?

[KENDO RANT] - Kendo vs Zombies?! Suriage vs Kaeshi Waza?
Keep the questions coming, as there are more KENDO RANT videos on the way! This time, I am talking about how to deal with competitive spirit, dif...

[IPPON REEL] - Huge Collection of Top Level High School Ippons!

[IPPON REEL] - Huge Collection of Top Level High School Ippons!
*INTRO SPECIAL 35% OFF* NEW Essential Extra Protective KendoStar Bogu Set - ’V-1’ What better way to to kick off a Wednesday morning than with a...

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

[CLASSIC VIDEO] - Tadao Toda Sensei's Match from Jodan
*INTRO SPECIAL 35% OFF* NEW Essential Extra Protective KendoStar Bogu Set - ’V-1’ The late Tadao Toda Sensei is one of the most famous exponents...

[SPOTLIGHT] - Demonstration Practice by Kokushikan University

[SPOTLIGHT] - Demonstration Practice by Kokushikan University
Kokushikan University is renowned for being one of Japan's strongest Kendo institutions. In this video we get to see a special demonstration pra...

[THE KENDO SHOW] - Ouji Waza (Defensive Techniques)

[THE KENDO SHOW] - Ouji Waza (Defensive Techniques)
In this video we are talking all about Ouji Waza! We look at how to effectively use techniques such as Men Kaeshi Do, and Kote Suriage Men: The K...

[KENDO RANT] - Why Do We Yell? Practice Menu?

[KENDO RANT] - Why Do We Yell? Practice Menu?
Keep the questions coming, as there are more KENDO RANT videos on the way! This time, I am talking about how to structure a practice Menu, why we ...

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Kokushikan University vs International Budo University

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Kokushikan University vs International Budo University
Many universities in Japan offer scholarships to students for various reasons, including academic and sporting achievement. For High School stude...

[KENDO RANT] - Is Blocking Bad? Kotogata Shinai?

[KENDO RANT] - Is Blocking Bad? Kotogata Shinai?
Keep the questions coming, as there are more KENDO RANT videos on the way! This time, I am talking about blocking in Kendo, Shiai in Japan, Kotoga...

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Masatake Sumi Sensei (H8 Dan) vs Noriyasu Makise Sensei (H8 Dan)

[CLASH OF TITANS] - Masatake Sumi Sensei (H8 Dan) vs Noriyasu Makise Sensei (H8 Dan)
Most prefectures in Japan have an annual Budo festival - or Busdosai. Here several Budo, including Kendo, are displayed via a series of exhibitio...