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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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I will introduce the benefits of kata. Competition In Kendo Although a typical Kendo team comprises of three to five members, the competition is fought between two practitioners, meaning a single member from each team.

Victor Nishi Instructor – Yondan Tel: They have an interpreter in the video so I don’t think I need to explain what is going on keno I shared my view on this one.

Importance of Kata in Kendo

The kyu numbering is in reverse order with 1-kyu ikkyu being the grade immediately below 1-dan. We all know that we use a shinai as a sword, so the direction of the blade hasuji is very important. The explanation is what I learned when I was in New Zealand. However, International Kendo Federation grading rules allow national kendo organisations to establish a special committee to consider the award of those grades. This is considered as a very immature stage of our skill because we take a person’s life.

One is called uchitachi some people call it uchidachi and shitachi some kenndo it shidachi. Then there came a day when swords were replaced by shinai, or bamboo sticks, and it was mandatory for all Kendoka to wear dogu, or the protective gear.

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There are usually 6 grades kkatas 1-dan known as kyu. Points are awarded to a contestant if the strike is made around the head protector, wrist protector, armor krndo covers the torso or the protector that guards the throat. It is not a good idea to have that kind of kigurai in a battle. In the AJKF the grades of 9-dan kyu-dan and dan ju-dan are no longer awarded. Kenod of Kendo Kata I kenfo learning how to breathe in kata, after you acquire the movements. When executing their cut, both uchitachi and shitachi should snap up their back foot.


Kendo or “way of the sword”, is the martial art of Japanese fencing. Both take three big steps forwards onto the front foot Uchitachi executes a men cut stepping onto the right foot. So kendo kata definitely contains old style kenjutsu moves and they are different from kendo with shinai shinai kendo.

In other words, you will not be able to learn how to breathe because you are too busy to try to remember the kata movements.

It also contains the power of your internal energy, which we may feel as pressure from our opponent.

It may not be as exciting as shinai kendo because kata does not involve active movements like shinai kendo. To begin with, it is the only kendp between ancient and contemporary Kendo. The Purpose of practicing Kendo is: While this is how Kata came into being, it soon became the essence of Kendo training and a yardstick for determining the skill-set of the master as also his trainee.

Kendo Kata

If you think kata is kendi a set of forms and no benefits to you, please keep reading. That is why we have to learn these forms.

This kata tells us that there is a very thin layer between life and death. Body movements in kata can be difficult. I will use his teachings to explain the meaning of Kata No. We need two people to practice Kendo kata and they have their own role. One of the reasons as to why trainees, especially children, refrain from practicising Kata is because of its kwtas nature. Also we all know what and how our partner will strike us and what and how we counterattack them.

Kendo examinations typically consist of a demonstration of the applicants skill and for some dan grades, also a written exam. These are performed with both bokken and bokuto, the kata include fundamental techniques of attacking and counter-attacking, and have useful practical application in general kendo.


Only one change that distinguished between Kata of yesteryears and that of modern day was unification of all the traditional styles under a single heading known as Keishicho Gekken or Attacking Motion Kata.

Keep the sword straight after the cut. Likewise, minimum two referees must give consent for a contestant to be awarded a point.

We can see some stances that we don’t use in the modern kendo anymore. If you are interested in learning if Kendo is right for you, please feel free to come and join a class. Uchitachi should not lower the body as cutting down. Concentration is kfndo must during Kendo practice, especially while mastering Kata, and it is but natural that the trainee is bound to experience improved focus courtesy of prolonged kehdo.

All Japan Kendo Federation: Comments Have your say about what you just read! Uchitachi takes another little step backwards. I cannot remember whether or not I heard it directly from this sensei or from those who learned it from the sensei.

Both uchitachi and shitachi take chudan. However, it is in the monotony that benefits of Kata lie, the primary advantage being developing a good sense of direction for striking and thrusting the sword.

They have kxtas 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. Simply click the image below or click here and find out what you get from Newsletter.

You really will appreciate these hakama! Uchitachi lets shitachi concentrate on learning techniques.