Kendo Principles Part I explains the basic movements of Kendo, such as Kamae, Furikaburi, and Suburi. This video can be a guide for Kenshis starting Kendo for self trainning. 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.
Main topics discussed in this video are the following:
Basic Feet Movements (Ayumi Ashi, Okuri Ashi, Fumikomi)
Basic Positions (Seigan-no-Kamae, Yasume, Sonkyo)
Basic Shinai Movements (Furikaburi, San-Kyodo Men-Uchi, San-Kyodo Kote-Uchi, San-Kyodo Do-Uchi, San-Kyodo Tsuki-Uchi, Zenshin Koutai Men-Uchi, Zenshin Koutai Sayu-Men-Uchi, Jougue-Buri, Renzoku Sayu-Men-Uchi, Kote-Men, Kote-Do, Kote-Men-Do, Hayasuburi)
"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 I 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
VOICE BY TARO ARIGA
NARRATION BY KANAKO YAMAGISHI
EQUIPMENT BY E-BOGU.COM INC.
SPECIAL TAHANKS TO TUSTIN KENDO DOJO
MUSIC SELECTION BY KOBY SHIMADA
WRITTEN BY TARO ARIGA
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