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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Uchitachi takes a little step backwards onto the left foot. Also we all know what and how our partner will strike us and what and how we counterattack them. We actually end our opponent’s life in Kata No. I find it very interesting because we all knedo chudan first in kendo. This also can be learned through shinai kendo but it is a lot easier for most of us to see what is going on when wearing no bogu armour. Kendo embodies the essence of Japanese fighting kwndo.

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.

To indicate awarding of a point, the referee is required to raise a flag whose color corresponds to the color of the ribbon sported kattas the scoring competitor.

Kendo Kata

Why is it important to learn Kata in Kendo training? 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.

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. It is still a good idea to know how to breathe in kata. Kendo Guide For Beginners Book.


Circa was witness to Nihon Kata being incorporated into the school curriculum as form of compulsory kendo training and remains as such till this day. Nihon Kendo Kata Nihon Kendo Kata was created by integrating many kata forms from different kenjutsu schools in Both lower their swords turning own sword to the right so the kensaki of krndo swords is approximately in front of your right knee.

Kendo Kata: Ippon-me

However, since we have to know both sides, we do not have to stick to the rule mentioned above. We all know that we use a shinai as a sword, so the direction of the blade hasuji is very important.

Don’t worry about this too much if you are 2nd dan or below. Kendo Guide For Beginners Book. The kyu numbering is in reverse order with 1-kyu ikkyu being the grade immediately below 1-dan. We do not leave our back foot behind after we strike. The blade of the sword is straight.

We all must know how hakama bushu brand are made! However, International Kendo Federation grading rules allow national kendo organisations to establish a special committee to consider the award of those grades.

I may kxtas able to explain why after the introduction of the meaning of the kata No. You will be able to understand what is kigurai when you improve. Both uchitachi and shitachi take chudan. The dan levels are from 1-dan sho-dan to dan ju-dan.

Kendo Kata: Ippon-me

If you think kata is only a set of forms and no benefits to you, please keep reading. Thus, it is not very exciting. There are 10 nihon kendo kata Japanese kendo forms. 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.


Since the cut misses shitachiit goes all the way down. I contributed the English closed caption because I wanted you watch this!

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. Katass of the reasons as to why trainees, especially kenxo, refrain from practicising Kata is because of its predictable nature. In this Kata, the first seven out of ten steps entail using bokken by both the teacher and the student while the last three call for using the tachi on behalf of the teacher and kodachi, meaning a short bokken, on part of the student.

The purpose of this kata is 1 to teach beginners and students of 2 Dan and below that kenvo basis of kendo is to cut with a blade; 2 to show that the kihon kata can be applied to techniques; 3 to make it easier to learn kendo kemdo kata. In an era when Kendo was practiced by practitioners sans any protective gear and with swords, it was a do-or-die affair wherein either the kendoka would win and walk out of the arena alive or face defeat and simultaneous death.

In other words, do not bend the knees when cutting down.

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