8th dan KENDO TECHNIQUE

Kendo lessons of Chiba Masashi vol. 5 : Understanding jodan

11/01/2018

Chiba Masashi, the champion of refined lessons on kendo, also known as “Chiba magic”. Studying this will bring quick improvement. A jodan expert reveals his secrets to you.

Chiba Masashi

Chiba Masashi / Born in Miyagi prefecture in 1944. After graduating from Kogotanourin High School, he was hired by the Metropolitan Police Department. 3 All Japan Championship titles, 2 World team Championship titles, 4 National Police Team Championship titles, 1 National Sports Tournament Title, 1 Meiji village Kendo Championship title. Former occupation; the Metropolitan Police Department honorary teacher Kendo, Hitotsubashi University Instructor. Hanshi 8th dan.

Photo : Tokue Masayuki
Video : Shiraito Katsuya
KendoJidai : 2011.08

Standard jodan and standard countermeasures versus jodan

As jodan is said to be the state of fire, and as such it is all about attacking. The kamae itself is defenseless as the kote, tsuki and do are open. Your opponent won’t feel fear unless you convince them you don’t care if they do tsuki, they can try to cut you if they dare, and you will go for the ai-uchi (simultaneous attack) if they come.

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