27 August 2015

Tsuki uchikaeshi at Nanseikan

This is a recent version of uchikaeshi, it's our way of practising tsuki as part of the uchikaeshi pattern. Here you can see katatezuki (one-handed tsuki).



The pattern is five tsuki, nine sayumen (four forward and five backwards) and then one tsuki to finish off. As you can see in the video, after each tsuki, the motodachi has to absorb a bit and moves back a step. But of course there is no follow through in the sense of going past the opponent.

We also do a morotezuki (two-handed tsuki) version of the same pattern. We also practice tsuki-men uchikaeshi, usually using katatezuki in order to practice hand agility in releasing and regripping the tsuka.

22 August 2015

Ozawa sensei does debana kote





Watch for his body movement after he makes the cut. The video should start at 1:00, but if it doesn't, that's where to start watching. b

Osaka Kendo Police performing kirikaeshi





Also as mentioned at training this morning.  b

16 August 2015

2015 Victorian Kendo Championships

I helped out at the VKC today and I really think we should aim to enter a team next year.



Some of the competition from day 2: women's team and men's open team events
Posted by Nanseikan Kendo Club on Sunday, 16 August 2015


8 August 2015