Osaka Tokuren mohan embu

Today was the Osaka Shudokan’s 50th anniversary, which they celebrated with an embu-taikai. On display was kyudo, naginata, judo, karate, aikido, jodo, iaido, and kendo. I had keiko in the morning in a different prefecture so rolled up 1/2 way through, at around the karate mark. No worries, as I was there to see the kendo which was to go on last.

The kendo embu was done by 6 current members of the Osaka tokuren squad, 2 of which will take part in the All Japan Championships in November. The session consisted of kirikaeshi (3 kinds), some kihon, a bit of jigeiko, and uchikomi/kirikaeshi to finish.

I was taking pictures mainly, but managed to grab some iphone footage, which has been edited above and uploaded to youtube for kenshi 24/7 followers. Enjoy!!!

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2 comments

  1. Scott H
    September 5, 2013 at 4:18 am

    That’s one of the beautiful things about Kendo isn’t it? Its simplicity. By that I mean, there really isn’t much to it in terms of the number of techniques or kihon. The correct application of these however, well that’s a whole other matter!

  2. kenshi247
    September 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Yeah, that’s hit the nail on the head. Kendo is simple and pretty easy really.

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