Kendo Principles Part II explains the basic movements of Kendo using the actual Bogu (Protector Armor for Kendo). It also illustrates examples, and incorrect moves which students tend to make. This video can be a useful self-training guide for Kenshis who were recently allowed to wear Bogu. Dojo Instructors can also take full use of this video as an additional instruction material for their students. This video is all narrated in English, for easy understanding and the camera is taken from various angles. Many slow motion shots were taken to illustrate good and bad examples from different angles.
Topics shown in this video are the following:
Men Uchi (Large/Small Movement)
Kote Uchi (Large/Small Movement)
Do Uchi (Large/Small Movement)
Tsuki (Morote Tsuki/Katate Tsuki)
Various combination of the above
Kirikaeshi / Kakarigeiko
"I started Kendo in Brazil in 1975, and since then I have visited many different Dojos all over the world. I was very fortunate to have been taught by many different Senseis, who were all great instructors. They taught me not only Kendo techniques, but also the fundamentals of human character. I would like to thank all my Senseis and fellow Kenshis, who had the patience to practice Kendo with me.
Many people asked me if there is a good instructional Kendo Video in languages other than Japanese, and I was not successful finding one. This is the reason I decided to develop one myself, with the hope that it will help many people interested in Kendo outside of Japan.
This Video is based on what I have learned and developed during the 27 years of my Kendo career. My Kendo knowledge is not any close to perfect, however I have tried my best to introduce everything I know, and what I have been taught.
I am open to any comments or suggestions, in order to improve the quality in the next edition of this video series."
This is the Part II of the video series that Taro Ariga is making with Koby Shimada. More advanced techniques, drills, class teaching techniques, tournament rules to come in the near future.
KENDO INSTRUCTION BY TARO ARIGA
UCHITACHI TARO ARIGA / MOTOTACHI SONG YI CHOI
VOICE BY TARO ARIGA
NARRATION BY KANAKO YAMAGISHI
EQUIPMENT BY E-BOGU.COM INC.
SPECIAL THANKS TO TUSTIN KENDO DOJO
MUSIC SELECTION BY KOBY SHIMADA
WRITTEN BY TARO ARIGA
SPECIAL THANKS TO SONG YI CHOI (KENDO 4 DAN - KOREAN WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM 2000)
DIRECTED BY KOBY SHIMADA
PRODUCED BY KOBY SHIMADA
Note: This DVD can be played in both English and Spanish. Also it features DVD capabilities such as quick search of your favorite sections