University of Hawai'i at Mânoa Kendo Club
MEETING SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2001
Friday 6:30 pm
Athletic Complex (Lower Campus), Studio 2
Contact: Billy Kang
ESSENTIAL TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES
A. Fundamentals (First Semester)
- Seiza and Standing: Sit in, and stand from, Seiza from the correct foot
- Za-Rei and Ritsu-Rei: Perform the Za-Rei and Ritsu-Rei to each other and
to the upper section of the Dôjô.
- Sonkyo: Assume Sonkyo position without crouching.
- Feet positions: Position the feet properly when standing with balanced weight distribution.
- Okuri-Ashi (Suri-Ashi) forward, backward, left and right: Perform Okuri Ashi smoothly while maintaining the proper feet positions.
C. Kihon Waza (With Shinai or Bokken)
- Shômen Uchi: Swing the sword straight up then strike the Shômen with proper grip, arm positions, Okuri Ashi, posture and Kiai (Ki-Ken-Tai No Itchi).
- Kote Uchi: Strike the right Kote straight, with proper arm positions, Okuri Ashi, posture and Kiai.
- Dô Uchi: Strike the right Dô in 45° angle with proper arm positions, Okuri Ashi, posture and Kiai.
D. Applications (Second Semester)
E. Advanced Waza (Third Semester)
- Uchikomi Geiko: Perform the various strikes as in Kihon with Fumikomi Ashi and Zanshin when the Motodachi indicates an opening.
- Kirikaeshi: Perform left and right Men Kirikaeshi including Tai-Atari while maintaining the posture, Maai, and Kiai.
- Kakari Geiko: Perform the various strikes quickly without pause by creating the openings.
F. Care of Equipment
- Harai Waza
- Suriage Waza
- Nuki Waza
- Kaeshi Waza
- Tai-Atari and Hiki Waza
- Debana Waza
- Kendo Gi and Hakama
- Kendo Gu
G. Advanced Keiko (With Kendo Gu)
H. Nihon Kendo Kata (With Bokken)
- Shiai Geiko
- Go-Gyô No Kamae
- Tachi No Kata 1-7
- Kodachi No Kata 1-3
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Dick Teshima or Terry
Last updated on February 2000