Kendo Principles Part IV explains the major techniques of Kendo using two Swords (Nito-Ryu). Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous Samurai in the Japanese history, has developed the Nito-Ryu technique during a combat. This video illustrates correct examples, and incorrect moves which are common to new students. It can also be a useful self-training guide for Kenshis who wants to learn Nito-ryu and have an in-depth understanding of the advanced techniques.
Dojo Instructors can also take full use of this video as an additional instructional 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 is taken to illustrate good and bad examples from different angles.
All techniques and moves are explained by Matthew Raymond (Black Belt 5th Dan), one of the most famous Nito-Ryu Kenshis in the world. He has learned his Nito-Ryu techniques during his long training in Osaka, Japan. Matthew has won many big titles and he is currently member of the Canadian national team participating in four World Kendo Championships, placing 3rd place in 1994 and 2000.
BASIC TECHNIQUES: [Sonkyo, Seiza, Kamae (Jodan - Daito, Jodan - Shoto), Distance, Tsubazeriai, Okuri Ashi, Datotsu (Men-Uchi, Kote-Uchi, Do-Uchi, Tsuki-Uchi)]
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: [Combinations (Kote-Men, Kote-Do), Debana Waza (Debana Men, Debana Kote, Debana Do), Hiki Men, Hiki Kote, Hiki Do, Kakarigeiko, Kirikaeshi, Zanshin]
KENDO INSTRUCTION BY MATTHEW RAYMOND
VOICE BY MATTHEW RAYMOND
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
DIRECTED BY KOBY SHIMADA
PRODUCED BY KOBY PICTURES
SPECIAL THANKS TO TAKASHI ISHIZU
"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. Matthew (Kendo 5th Dan) is my Canadian Kendo National Team teammate, as well as my long time friend. I am very glad to have him be part of this video, because I consider his Nito-Ryu techniques one of the best in the world. Without him, making of this video would not have been possible. I am open to any comments or suggestions, in order to improve the quality in the next edition of this video series."
Taro Ariga (Kendo Renshi 6th Dan)
** Classification of TV color systems by country **
NTSC : Korea, U.S., Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines
PAL : United Kingdon, Germany, Wetern Europe, China, and Singapore
SECAM : Eastern Europe, and CIS
PAL-M : Brazil
PAL-N : Argentina