This is a page to introduce first Kendo Kata No.1, Ippon-me. It explains the meanings behind the kata. S T E P H E N D. Q U I N L A N. Nihon Kendo no Kata &. Kihon Bokuto Waza. K I N G S T O N K E N D O C L U B • M AY 1 9, 2 0 1 4. Kendo Principles V explains the Nippon Kendo Kata in details. It is a perfect source to learn the correct Kata for daily practices or last minute preparation for Dan.

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Kendo Kata – Wikipedia

It roughly means “put pressure on your opponent with the good level of your internal energy before you strike”. Kendo examinations typically consist of a demonstration of the applicants skill and for some dan grades, also a written exam. To begin with, it is the only connection between ancient and contemporary Kendo.

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Learning to build and use pressure, channeling spiritual energy and developing a spirit of kinship are some of the motives that Nihon Kata inculcates in its practitioners and hence is a valuable aspect of training. There are usually 6 grades below 1-dan known as kyu.

Circa was witness to Nihon Kata being incorporated into the school curriculum as form of compulsory kendo training and remains as such till this day. Of course, this was many centuries ago and was the earliest form of Kendo but it was the deadly nature of combat that prompted the Kenjutsu, or Kendo teachers, to evolve a style of fighting which was unique and bore a distinct stamp of the teacher.


It is not a good idea to have that kind of kigurai in a battle. Maybe because kata does not seem very practical to many people for shinai kendo, many people see kata as something they have to do for their promotion exam grading. However, it does not matter what word it is translated into, it is the source of your energy that is not something we can see but we can feel.

Kendo Katas

The 8-dan kendo exam is extremely difficult, with a reported pass rate of less than 1 percent. Thus, we must concentrate and learn how to knedo our sword. Competition In Kendo Although a typical Kendo team comprises of three to five members, the competition is fought between two practitioners, meaning a single member from each team.

Nihon Kendo Kata Nihon Kendo Kata was created by integrating many kata forms from different kenjutsu schools in I will use his teachings to explain the oendo of Kata No. When executing their cut, both uchitachi and shitachi should snap up their back foot.

Every competition is presided over by three referees wherein each is armed with a red and white flag.

Importance of Kata in Kendo

Keep the knees straight. This kata tells us that there is a very thin layer between life and death. I will introduce the benefits of kata. However, International Kendo Federation grading rules allow national kendo organisations to establish a special committee to consider the award of those grades.


Kata gives us a good sense of hasuji and helps use to use our shinai as a sword. These are the kata we learn Learn Some General Points. Uchitachi takes another little step backwards.

Kendo Kata

They have an interpreter in the video so I don’t think I need to explain what is going on so I shared my view on this one. Nihon Kendo Kata was created by integrating many kata forms from different kenjutsu schools in In the AJKF the grades of 9-dan kyu-dan and dan ju-dan are no longer awarded. Uchitachi is a role of a higher grade people since it is a ” teaching” position. Do not leave the back foot behind when striking. In kata, we do not have to keep the left foot behind the right foot.

This episode is an answer to a great question by a long-time member, Ming. We can learn a distance and timing to strike. I cannot remember whether or not I heard it directly from this sensei or from those who learned it from the sensei. Comments Have your say about what you just read!

The purpose of this action was, I heard, to keep the traditional kenjutsu forms in kendo to remember kayas kendo came from. The Purpose of practicing Kendo is: