Read “Best Kendo Waza Illustrated Guide to Kendo Techniques” by David Aguero with Rakuten Kobo. An illustrated guide of kendo techniques book filled with. I Waza (Evading Technique) In nuki waza you evade your opponent’s strike and, The best suriage waza is done by using the natural curvature of the shinogi. I touched on this in an earlier broader post on oji waza, but there (If this is not possible, then a good alternative kihon drill is to make your.

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Kamae like most things in kendo is taught to us in simplified form at the early stages of our learning process.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. How to write a great review. Jul 16, VJ rated it really liked it. So if you block on omote you return the strike to ura and vice versa. Karate for Kids and for Mom and Dad, Too. I have seen sessions which have included almost every technique in kendo.

See if you have enough points for this item. You can remove mendo unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Oendo partner took turns as motodachi and controlled the practice by varying the sequence of steps in each direction. Reasons for regularly working on a wide repertoire of techniques are numerous.

Best Kendo Waza by David Aguero

Besr as counter attack or defensive techniques, these are employed either in form of a response to your opponent’s strike or as a means to defend yourself against your opponent’s strike. Suriage waza is seen in kata No. There are a total of eighty five techniques covered in the book and includes blocking techniques. For example, start with kata or boken ni yoru kihon keikoho, move on to kihon drills, keeping them short and changing partners frequently and finally move to jigeiko.


However you approach each training session remember that the purpose is to improve your kendo, and to enjoy your time in the dojo. One of the excuses often given for cutting dou incorrectly is that the opponent moved too quickly and did not allow us the distance to get it right.

If your timing and distance are correct, you can just push off from your left foot as your opponent makes his attack, lift your shinai up as his comes down and just deflect his blow with the shape of your shinai before striking kwndo. We appreciate your feedback.

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Different people have different ideas on what constitutes the perfect practise session. There are more techniques that are not listed here. Because it works best as an oji waza they wait until their wazs makes a men attack and attempt nuki or kaeshi dou. Kaeshi waza is seen in kata No. Aim at kendk right eye and he sees your kote and you may get the chance for kote nuki men or kote suriage men. I see many kenshi busily blocking attacks to dou, men and kote in their normal keiko as if the objective of their practice is not to be hit, rather than making successful strikes themselves.

The three techniques we practised were men-suriage-men, men-kaeshi-dou and men-kaeshi-men. Owing to Kendo being derived from Kenjutsu, the techniques used bst practitioners are derivatives of methods that were once employed by Kenjutsu.


When you raise the shinai to strike, the point goes up and forward rather than up and back. In my view this means giving the side of the dou a good whack with the datotsu bu of the shinai ensuring that we hit with the bottom take. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Kendo, Personal Reflections and Inherited Wisdom. Nevertheless, it’s a great review of the wazas taught to me since I tend to besf terminologies. However, you know your opponent will react to your first strike you are anticipating so you execute another strike. In drills like this it is important for both motodachi and kakarite to approach each technique with total commitment and not anticipate the others movement, otherwise you are in danger of producing the counter attack before the attack.

My ideal kendo week would consist of five or six 45 minute to one hour practices, each conducted at maximum intensity. This new digital edition is a completely revised version of the printed version.

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