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First, don't drill anything you haven't been taught in person by a good teacher. You can learn a lot watching videos, but videos don't give you feedback and correction. I'm worried that you'll be drilling the wrong movement, and that will make it hard to undo later on. Drilling should only be done when you're getting feedback and are actively making ...


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Iaido is roughly translated as "the way of the quick draw". You can think of it as a class of different martial arts, not a style in and of itself. The actual style will have a proper name like Muso Shinden Ryu. So in that case, it is called Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido (but most people just refer to it as Muso Shinden Ryu, since iaido describes pretty much ...


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I have not found an authoritative set of rules for Kendo (odd, to me, but maybe I'm using the wrong search terms) other than this brief set that mention no tripping or shoving opponents out of bounds, but the footage your provide is from a "Police Kendo" match, where they apparently specifically allow a broader variety of techniques. This ...


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Don't discount Kendo yet! The shinai was created to reduce the risk of injuries during the practice of swordsmanship. Combined with the bogu, it allows for semi-realistic combat practice. While I'll readily admit that the kendo rules are far removed from those of an actual battlefield, the same could be said about boxing, or most martial arts, in fact. ...


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The position you're referring to is the most common used starting position ("kamae") for kendokas. It is absolutely not passive, as all attacks can be done from this position. Standing in the starting position, the whole body is prepared for lunging forward by a push of the left leg. It's not very visible, because of all the clothing and gear the ...


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See if you find a dojo practicing the Nishio school of Aikido. They place a lot of focus on katana and stick fighting... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nishio+aikido As you can see, many of the classic Aikido techniques stem from swordfighting; and Nishio placed a lot of focus to show this relationship (much more so than other styles). There ...


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I couldn't find a reference for aikiken, but for aikijo Saito sensei shows the hasso no kame with the jo behind his head as can be seen in this from one of his books. If we assume the stance is the same for jo and bokuto, then I would say that the form in the first video should be the correct one.


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Since you are in a location (Paris) that has a plethora of dojo, I would strongly suggest you check out as many different styles as you can1. In summary, look at places and chose the one where you have the most fun. As Dungath states in his answer, do not discount Kendo. Some clubs will be very physical and might well teach iaido as well. But if it is ...


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I believe that the Trials of the Shattered Shaft is what you are looking for. However, there's some risks in attempting it. Maybe you should talk to Urahara?


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Kendo is hitting real people with a pretend sword. Iaido is pretending to hit people with a blunt sword. Tamashigiri is really hitting pretend people with a sharp sword.


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(Just to add some sources): I can't find a freely accessible copy of the FIK's Regulations Of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan, but it appears most local rulesets based off of this1 2 3 prohibit foot sweeps (though body checks appear to be permitted under some rules if performed to instigate a technique): (Miscellaneous and Prohibitive acts) ... 2. Tripping up or ...


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Here's the thing about real sword fights, Spinning and acrobatic tricks are largely useless because they waste energy. At 13:09 Dooku was using a divert blade maneuver then spin, to place a blade tip thrust. taking ones eyes off an opponent During a clash is very likely to leave the spinning fighter dead with a blade through their back.. Granted the addition ...


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The straigt answer is : no, there are no disembowelling techniques in Kendo. Today's Kendo is detached from its original martial purpose (which is nodawady found partially in the Kenju-tsu practice). A reminescence from such a technique is the "Do" strike which is intended to cut you in half. The modern Kendo is the fruit of the principles ...


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Care and cleaning of your bogu varies depending on what the actual damage is. Given the surface of the do is generally bamboo with lacquer over it, you essentially wind up with three sorts of stains. First, and the usual item with white marks, is salt from sweat. But that usually gets cleaned off readily with a wet towel, so the odds are good that that's not ...


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If you are already an experienced Kendoka, getting in shape would basically be Jogging / Circuit Training Weight training Suburi I do participate in tournaments and often during busier months, I stop training (max 3 months). Getting stamina back is usually the main focus for me when coming back. I would get the scolding of the century if I were not ...


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