new name for 'Nanseikan kirikaeshi'/deadline for entry to Victorian Kendo Championships

Everyone who has been training recently knows that we have a new format for kirikaeshi at Nanseikan.

For those who haven't been at training, it goes like this:

  1. men cut following through past the motodachi
  2. men cut following through past the motodachi back the other way
  3. men cut follwing through but motodachi retreats to maintain distance
  4. nine times sayu-men (four forwards and five backwards)
  5. men cut following though past the motodachi

The great advantage of this format is we can practice kiri-kaeshi and kihon at the same time.


Our members still need to know how to do 'standard' kirikaeshi for the purpose of gradings.

So in order to distinguish between 'standard' and 'Nanseikan kirikaeshi', from now on we will refer to Nanseikan kirikaeshi as:

kihon uchikaeshi

This reflects the fact that we can change the format of this kirikaeshi to have kote or do instead of men.

When performing kihon uchikaeshi, we will start by using the kiai:


This coming Saturday will be the last chance for seniors to nominate for inclusion in the upcoming Victorian Kendo Championships on 30-31 August.

If you cannot make it to training this Saturday and you definitely want to take part in the VKC, please email asap.


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