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Iwatate Saburo Kendo Lecture Secrets of Shofukan 6: Tenouchi

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Relax the thumbs and index fingers Always be ready to handle your Shinai with the correct grip Profile Iwatate Saburo, 8th dan Hanshi Born in 1939 in Chiba Prefecture. After graduating from Chiba Prefecture Narita High School, he got a job at Chiba Prefecture Police. After retiring from the Tokuren, Iwatate sensei served as a Kanto District Police School Instructor and Chiba Prefectural Police Kendo head teacher. Starting in 1978, Iwatate began teaching at the Shofukan Dojo and a number of swordsmen from Japan as well as overseas have gathered to ask for the guidance of Iwatate Saburo. Currently, he is director of Shofukan Dojo, Shobi Gakuen University Kendo head teacher, the All-Japan Kendo Federation councilor, All Japan Kendo Federation vice-president, and the All Japan Senior-Kenyukai chairman. Relax your upper body with your shoulder blades in mind Take Kamae through a single vertical axis in the middle of the body In Kendo, they say “don’t strike with the hands, strike with your legs”. So there is emphasis placed upon the lower body. The left leg is important in particular, and the upper body shouldn’t be neglected. The upper and lower body influence and rely upon each other. For the upper…

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