Gaku Shi Juku Kendo Kai

A Technical Guide of Kendo:
Basic and Advanced Hitting, Drills and Techniques

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Fundamentals

1.1       Kiai (spirit/shouting)

1.2       Kamae (the ready position)

1.3       Suri-ashi (sliding foot movement)

1.4       Suburi (empty swings)

1.5       Different types of Suburi

1.6       Tai-atari (body crash)

1.7       Zanshin (your spirit that is left behind)

1.8       Ma-ai (distance between you and your opponent)

2.0 Basic Drills

2.1     Kirikaeshi

2.2     Basic Hitting

2.3     Advanced Hitting

2.4     Uchikomi (hitting drills)

3.0 Advanced Speed and Energy Drills

3.1     Kakari-keiko (attack keiko)

3.2     Ai-Gakari-keiko (both players attack)

3.3     Mawari geiko (circling practice)

3.4     Go Dan Uchi keiko (5-hit practice)

3.5     Block and hit keiko

4.0 Advanced Reaction/Reflex Drills

4.1     Men Ouji-waza Keiko (techniques against men strikes)

4.2     Kote Ouji-waza Keiko (techniques against kote strikes)

4.3     Doh Ouji-waza keiko (techniques against doh strikes)

4.4     Tsuki Ouji-waza keiko (techniques against tsuki strikes)

4.5     Footwork timing drills

5.0 Application

5.1     Jiyu-geiko or Ji-geiko (open practice)

5.2     Shiai geiko (tournament practice)

 

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