[UNUSUAL KAMAE] - Daisuke Taoki's One-Handed Half-Jodan

A short while back, I posted a video from the Kyoto Taikai of Toda Sensei vs Kondo Sensei - featuring Kondo Sensei's application of Hasso no Kamae. After that, I got a lot of questions about other applications of different Kamae.

 

In the video I found today, a Kenshi by the name of Daisuke Taoki shows us how he deals with Jodan no Kamae. He adopts a unique one-handed half-Jodan, and it makes for a fantastic watch! As a side note, Mr. Taoki was known as a 'Kendo Superstar' during his high school and university days, though having not going into the police or teacher Kendo circuit, he did not go on to participate at the elite level - despite popular opinion that he easily could have. According to the comments on this video, he runs a kids' Kendo club in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka :

Video from: hi ii

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