Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History - The 1st All Japan Kendo Championship

One of our members knows one Kendoka who learned Kendo "few decades" ago but has stopped for a long time. He asked me why the Kendoka seems to have different styles from what we are doing. Actually, I think that there are no much difference but just evolved to a "finer" way.

Some core concepts such as Sen, Seme, Sutemi and fighting for central line etc are still the very important concepts today.

Anyway, it is really a pleasure to watch the video clip of The 1st All Japan Kendo Championship in 1952:

Hope you will get some inspiration from these great senseis.
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