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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Eric Arzt rated it it was ok Oct 24, Unfortunately this does not happen as your opponent needs to turn only slightly to face you in your new position.

Best Kendo Waza

In hiki waza, you strike hiki-men, hiki-kote or hiki-do from tsubazeri-ai. Rather than jump straight in, we started by working together in pairs maintaining an even distance between the points of our shinai as we moved vest and forwards.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Point to the kobushi and make him move.

The session was led by his teacher, the late Furuya kndo and attended by numerous 8 th and 7 th dan members, many of whom were at least in their 60s. Suriage can be done with omote the left side of a shinai or ura the right side of a shinai.

There are however some obvious kendo specific reasons why people move this way. In bst nutshell this means we learn as much from being hit as we learn from hitting. Meant 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.


I also think that we should practise all kendo techniques on a regular basis, whether or not they are our favourites. It is similar to ai-men both striking men but your sword cuts your opponent before your opponent cuts you.

First you need to move your left foot out diagonally whilst pushing your left hand forward and turning your right wrist anticlockwise.

Kendo Techniques Guide

Fresh Off the Boat. A simple slide upward should be enough. It is worth remembering that kendo is a Zen martial art and that our objective is self-improvement through rigorous, unselfconscious training. Muay Thai Kickboxing For Beginners.

Trivia About Best Kendo Waza. There is an exercise developed by Chiba sensei that helps you gain this correct cutting action. Mohamma rated it really liked it May 06, Kamae like most things in kendo is taught krndo us in simplified form at the early stages of our learning process.

Kendo, A Comprehensive Guide. Kendo techniques are best learned in a stepwise sequence and while wielding the shinai might seem to be the crux, it is equally important to pay attention to footwork and to scream ‘Kiai’.

In Kendo, Shikake Waza is the term used to refer to techniques that are meant to be initiated by you while Oji Waza is an expression that is used for techniques that you respond with on being attacked.

Kehdo still better to put the wazas in practice than just read about it. Return to Book Page. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You’ve successfully reported this review. There is a time that you cannot find any openings after you tried everything.

When you stand from sonkyo, unless your opponent has a very weak kamae, kendk is unlikely that you will see an opening to attack. Hand Is My Sword.

This can be done in a number of ways. 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 men.


To be able to execute this technique well, as a practitioner kenco need to observe your opponent minutely and time your attack in a way that it is most effective rather than being too slow wsza too quick. Juna rated it it was amazing Jan 29, The idea was to work together in pairs in a mawari geiko format, taking turns as motodachi, whose job was to retain a strong chudan kamae.

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Although this process of learning is slow and requires plenty of patience, it is a time-tested method that enables the practitioner to grasp every aspect of the training and gain confidence. Nevertheless, it’s a great review of the wazas taught to me since I tend to forget terminologies. How To Do Karate. Even when you block to make kaeshi-waza, if your kissaki is moving forward, you are able to block and strike in one movement, turning a defensive action into an attacking move.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Just a moment while we sign you kenro to your Goodreads account. My ideal kendo week would consist of five or six 45 minute to one hour practices, each conducted at maximum intensity. Kensen is of course moveable and the kissaki should not be fixed when you face your opponent.