Technique, Forms, & Kata

Suburi Timing

Here is a very short movie clip displaying three different ways you can 'time' your suburi, specifically with regards to the timing of your shinai in relation to your feet. The three different versions are a rough benchmark for techniques to be used at beginner, intermediate, and advanced level kendo. The "advanced" timing is the one we must strive for in our keiko, but it is also to be used during the kata and the kihon bokuto waza.

Nihon Kendo no Kata & Bokuto Waza

Updated May 20, 2014.

The kata form an integral part of kendo by teaching both form and theory. This booklet, taken from the KKC Dojo manual, gives descriptions on how to perform the kata as well as some information on the theory behind them. It also contains descriptions and information on the kihon bokuto waza.

Download this booklet for free or purchase a bound copy here.

Kendo no Kata and Their Effects on Kendo

This article, written by Sensei Morito Tsumura, Kendo 8th Dan, Kyoshi, discusses the effect of meaningful practice of Kendo no Kata and the Kihon Bokuto Waza on Kendo.

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Is Learning Fumi-Komi Really So Hard?

This article discusses a somewhat non-traditional method for learning fumi-komi.

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