Kendo - You asked for it!

This is an old program from the 1950s called "You Asked For It". In it they demonstrate kendo for the American TV audience. One of the kendoka is Mori Terao, a very famous Japanese kendoka who lived in America. Watch their jigeiko and how they use foot-sweeps to trip each other before scoring 'men'. These techniques were used in kendo before the Second World War. b

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