This is a page to introduce first Kendo Kata No.1, Ippon-me. It explains the meanings behind the kata. S T E P H E N D. Q U I N L A N. Nihon Kendo no Kata &. Kihon Bokuto Waza. K I N G S T O N K E N D O C L U B • M AY 1 9, 2 0 1 4. Kendo Principles V explains the Nippon Kendo Kata in details. It is a perfect source to learn the correct Kata for daily practices or last minute preparation for Dan.

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You really will appreciate these hakama! The Purpose of practicing Kendo is: However, it does not matter what word it is translated into, it is the source of your energy that is not something we can see but we can feel. We all must know how hakama bushu brand are made! It roughly means “put pressure on your opponent with the good level of your internal energy before you strike”.

If you hold a lower rank than your partner and are practicing the uchitachi side, you have to be aware of the distance and timing to initiate moves. Scoring in Kendo occurs by making an accurate strike or defending with a perfect thrust, maintaining a correct posture and fighting with a right attitude.

Kendo Kata: Ippon-me

To mold the mind and body, To cultivate a vigorous spirit, And through correct and rigid training, To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo, To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor, To associate with others with sincerity, And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.

This is the only entrance. Timing attacks at regular intervals, perfecting body movements and adopting the right attitude that would facilitate flow of positive energy are some of the long-term benefits to be accrued from practicing Kata on a regular basis. Grades Technical achievement in kendo is measured by advancement in grade, rank or level. We can learn a distance and timing to strike. We need two people to practice Kendo kata and they have their own role.

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The blade of the sword is straight. In kendo, we learn okuri-ashi as the basic footwork, in which we have to keep the left foot behind the right foot while moving.

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Breathing of Kendo Kata I recommend learning how to breathe in kata, after you acquire the movements. The explanation is what I learned when I was in New Zealand.

This is considered as a very immature stage of our skill because we take a person’s life. Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon-waza Keiko-ho is the first set of kata and consists of 9 waza using the bokken.

Points are awarded to a contestant if the strike is made around the head protector, wrist protector, armor that covers the torso or the protector that guards the throat. Kendo kata will give us these great benefits.

To begin with, it is the only connection between ancient and contemporary Kendo. Nihon Kata is also important in the sense that it aims to disarm the enemy without inflicting any mortal wound so that while the winner is in control, not a single drop of blood is shed and the opponents remain unharmed.

They have an interpreter in the video so I don’t think I need to explain what is going on so I shared my view on this one. Kata gives us a good sense of hasuji and helps use to use our shinai as a sword. Here is what happens Uchitachi takes ktaas and shitachi takes migi-jodan.

Keep the sword straight after the cut. Although a typical Kendo team comprises of three to five members, the competition is fought between kxtas practitioners, meaning a single member from each team.

About Katas Grades News Contact. Jatas or “way of the sword”, is the martial art of Japanese fencing. If there is a tie, the match is either declared as drawn or continued till either contestant scores a point or the decision is left to the three referees. All Japan Kendo Federation: The purpose of this action was, I heard, to keep the traditional kenjutsu forms in kendo to remember where kendo came from.

There are usually 6 grades below 1-dan known as kyu.

Greg Reschke Kebdo – Sandan Tel: The name of the technique is men-nuki-men. Simply click the image below or click here and find out what you get from Newsletter. One of the reasons as to why trainees, especially children, refrain from practicising Kata is because of its predictable nature. Kendo Guide For Beginners Book.


Kendo kenddo a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sporting-like physical elements. The “kyu” and “dan” grading system is used to assess the level of one’s skill in kendo. It may not be as exciting as shinai kendo because kata does not involve active movements like shinai kendo.

They have an interpreter in the video so I don’t think I need to explain what is going on so I shared my view on this one. Competition In Kendo Although a typical Kendo team comprises of three to five members, the competition is fought between two practitioners, ktaas a single member from each team.

Every competition is presided over by three referees wherein each is armed with a red and white flag. Leave me a comment in the box below. Leave me a comment in the box below. However, since we have to know both sides, we do not have to stick to the rule mentioned above. The dan levels are from 1-dan sho-dan to dan ju-dan. Why is it important to learn Kata in Kendo lendo Of course, this was many centuries ago and was the earliest form of Kendo but it was the deadly nature of combat that prompted the Kenjutsu, or Kendo teachers, to evolve a style of fighting which was unique and bore a distinct stamp of the teacher.

Kendo Kata: Ippon-me

Uchitachi takes a little step backwards onto the left foot. The kyu numbering is in reverse order with 1-kyu ikkyu being the grade immediately below 1-dan.

However, International Kendo Federation grading rules allow national kendo organisations to establish a special committee to consider the award of those grades.