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 is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sporting-like physical elements. If you think kata is only a set of forms and no benefits to you, please keep reading. For adults, every encounter lasts for five minutes while for children the duration is shortened to three minutes and it continues till either one of the opponents has scored the requisite two points or the closing bell has rung.

Kendo Kata

Do not leave the back foot behind when striking. Shitachi takes a step forwards onto the right foot and strikes uchitachi ‘s men. Are there any reasons why we don’t have to study kata?

To begin with, it is the only connection between ancient and contemporary Kendo. Kendo embodies the essence of Japanese fighting arts. Comments Have your say about what you just read! But as all the high rank senseis say, it must be studied more often than it is now.


That is why we have to learn these forms.

Kendo Kata: Ippon-me

The kenddo kata starts from jodan no kamae. Scoring in Kendo occurs by making an accurate strike or defending with a perfect thrust, maintaining a correct posture and fighting with a right attitude.

So now we know that Kata No. Comments Have your say about what you just read! Shitachi is generally a student. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. This will make one be able: We can learn a distance and timing to strike.

It may not be as exciting as shinai kendo because kata does not involve active movements like shinai kendo. Nihon Kata is also important in the sense that it aims to disarm the enemy without inflicting any mortal wound so that while the winner is in control, not a single drop of blood is shed and the kaatas remain unharmed.

I will use his teachings to explain the meaning of Kata No. Nihon Kendo Kata was created by integrating many kata forms from different kenjutsu schools in Kendo kata will give us these great benefits. Even now Kata in Kendo follows fixed patterns wherein the Uchidachi, or teacher, imparts instructions to Shidachi, or student.

It is not a kendi idea to have that kind of kigurai in a battle. This also can be learned through shinai kendo kataas it is a lot easier for most of us to see what is going on when wearing no bogu armour. In the AJKF the grades of 9-dan kyu-dan and dan ju-dan are no longer awarded.


Uchitachi cuts in to cut shitachi in half. After the five steps, take chudan and ready for Kata No.

Importance of Kata in Kendo

Rotary Center for the Arts Cawston Ave. 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. There are 10 nihon kendo kata Japanese kendo forms. It involves more movements and techniques. 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.

In an era when Kendo was practiced by practitioners sans any protective gear and with swords, it was a do-or-die affair wherein either the kendoka would win and walk out of the arena alive or face defeat and simultaneous death.

This is the only entrance. Uchitachi takes another little step backwards. We can see some stances that we don’t use in the modern kendo anymore.

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