Tag: keiko

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4 Easy Muscle Training for Winning Ippon

Practical Training to Incorporate in Kendo Practice Muscle Training has struggled to become a regular part of kendo training. There is a traditional mindset that thinks you only need to work diligently on your regular training, and also the thought that in kendo you do not need to rely on Read More

Budo and the core muscle

Budo and the core muscle

The core muscle is very important not only in Budo but in many sports, and training your core muscle has many benefits. In this edition I will introduce some ways of training your core muscle, including ways that are effective for Budo. The core muscle (Japanese taikan) broadly refers to Read More

Kendo Training Visit

After I started working at Tozando, there were many times I was found myself thinking I would like to learn more about Kendo. Not only learning for the sake of the work, but also be able to observe; what does Kendo have that attracts people?  What kind of people do Read More

Kendo practice Keiko in the sunset

If everything is my teacher, anywhere can be my dojo

In today’s article we are looking at how we can work on our training outside of our regular dojo.  If you are struggling to make it to regular training and want some ideas on how to make it up outside of the dojo then this is the article for you. Read More

Ladder Training

Some Different Kinds of Kendo Practice

Kendo includes many different kinds of practices, and there are some really odd ones too. Some of them are done without any protective gear on. There are different kinds of gear-less practices, and one I’d like to recommend is footwork practice. Many people will be imaging holding a shinai normally Read More

Kendo Keiko training at Kyoto Butokuden

Will your Kendo Keiko defeat you?

Kendo is tough – there is no escaping it. Your keiko demands a lot of you and doesn’t let up. Of course not all keiko are alike and some places are easier than others, but the very nature of Kendo is self-improvement and the results of your jigeiko are unambiguous. Read More

Bennett and Hayashi - 2 Kendo Kyoshi

Two Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan Talk About Kendo Part 2

Takahiro Hayashi – born in 1978, from Shiga. He has never failed a promotion exam and became the youngest person at age 35 to reach 7th dan. Works at Tozando. Alec Bennet – born in 1970, from New Zealand. Chief editor of magazine Kendo World, Professor at Kansai University. B Read More

A very nice end of the year 2017

Written by Veronika Orasch (Switzerland), winner of the 10th Edition of Tozando’s “Win a Trip to Japan” Experience.  One day before the Swiss Kendo Championship, I received the email from Tozando that I have won the Trip to Japan. I couldn’t believe it and needed a weekend to realise what Read More