Kendo lessons of Tani Katsuhiko

Tani Katsuhiko : The road to higher dan grades vol. 1 Understanding of the principles of the sword

10/28/2019

Not only in the grading examination, but also in keiko and shiai your opponent rarely shows openings. According to Hanshi Tani Katsuhiko, high dan-graders should be striving to land true valid strikes according to the basics in such a tense situation. So, we asked Tani sensei about what kind of training process is necessary to achieve this.

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Tani Katsuhiko, born in Gunma Prefecture in 1957. He went to the University of Tsukuba from Niijima Gakuen High School and after graduation, became a high school teacher in Gunma Prefecture. Major achievements include the All Japan Invitational 8th Dan Championship 2nd place twice, participation in the All-Japan Championships, the National Teachers Team Championship title and participation in the All Japan East-West Tournament. Currently serving as the director of the Keio University Kendo Club.

What is needed for the higher dan grades is understanding of the principles of the sword

When I think about what high-rank kendo is about, I place the most value on understanding the principles of the sword. The manifesto of kendo is, “Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana”. If you forget this in the process of learning kendo, I think that you will go in the wrong direction or make a detour no matter how many times you do keiko.

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  • Kendo Jidai 10/31/2019 at 4:49 PM

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