Tag: kendo

Ando Sho doing Kendo Keiko

Interview with Sho Ando, World Championship Winner Vol. 2

At the end of persisting with his own style of kendo Last September, you won both the individual and team games at the World Championship. Looking back now, what kind of tournament was it to you? The result was fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for better. But if I think Read More

Nishimura vs Ando at 2018 All Japan Kendo Championship

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 3

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Nishimura places importance on thinking about kendo outside of practice time. He studies through kendo magazines, and he reads books not only by kendo players but by athletes of all kinds of sport. He says he Read More

Bio-cleaning Kendo Men

Kendo Gear Maintenance Vol. 2: Treating your gear well is an important factor to learn in martial arts

Continuing on from the last edition, we asked Mr. Shoji Seki about kendo gear maintenance. What is the first thing someone who uses kendo gear should do for maintenance? Seki gives a clear answer. After sweating, they should dry it before using it again. They should hang it where there Read More

Hidehisa Nishimura in the final of 2017 All Japan Kendo Championship

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 2

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Nishimura entered Kyushu Gakuin High School in Kumamoto Prefecture. It was at a time when the school was rising a head above the rest and becoming an invincible team. The school came 3rd in the Inter-High Read More

Spraying water on Kendo Men for maintenance

Kendo Gear Maintenance Vol. 1

Treating your gear well is an important factor to learn in martial arts In this series we introduce important tips related to the kendo gear (protective gear) all kenshi use daily. We asked Mr. Shoji Seki, who has been involved in the designing and sales of kendo gear for over Read More

Nishimura Hidehisa teaching Kendo to kids at Tozando Kendo Renseikai 2018

Interviewing Hidehisa Nishimura, All Japan Championship Winner Vol. 1

How much you can use your head to imagine the flow of the match Winning the 2018 All Japan Championship to claim 2 consecutive championships, Hidehisa Nishimura (Kumamoto) was crowned champion for the 3rd time overall. In the history of the 66-edition tournament, he is the 4th person to win Read More

Used and worn Kendo Kote that needs the repair

Kendo Gear Maintenance Vol. 3: Treating your gear well is an important factor to learn in martial arts

This is the last article of this popular series. We asked Mr. Seki to tell us more about maintenance regarding the kote. The kote is the most easily damaged among the kendo gear. As mentioned, the deer leather used for the inside of the kote is vulnerable to sunlight so Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.3

Although Kunitomo missed out on a place in the All Japan Kendo Championship the next year after his first appearance, in his second appearance in 2016 he achieved 2nd place again. He has made it to the Championship every year since, and although he lost in the 2nd round in Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.2

In the 2012 All Japan Student Championships, Kunitomo played chuken for Kokushikan University who won the tournament, adding to their triumphs at the Kanto Games too. This year’s team boasted a colorful line-up of exceptional talent, even among the long tradition of Kokushikan being a powerhouse. Ando Sho and Fujioka Read More

2019 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kunitomo Rentaro

Interview With Rentaro Kunitomo, The 67th All Japan Kendo Championship Winner Vol.1

It was really “third time lucky” for Rentaro Kunitomo who won the All Japan Championship. 5 years ago, he entered the Championship for the first time and came 2nd, and two years later he also achieved 2nd. He kept challenging for the title, and he finally reached the summit on Read More