The Annual Hawaii Kendo Federation’s
Youth/Novice Kendo Training
The invited participants from all dojos began to assemble early at the Honbu Dojo in Kaimuki. With their parents in tow, the students of various ages and stages of experience showed up with the enthusiasm
to learn the basics of kendo.
The participants observed the HKF Iai-bu group perform iai-do.
The HKF Vice President Yukimasa Furutani Sensei opened the program with an overview of the program. Dick Teshima Sensei lead the instructions to the enthusiastic students. The program included the following subjects:
Reihou, Sahou, Chakusou- “the right posture”
Entering the dojo, greeting Sensei, senpai and each other
How to sit in Seiza, stand from seiza
Proper dress in kendo gi and hakama
Concept of Kendo- “the right heart”
Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principle of the katana. AJKF 1976
Let’s train our bodies, purify our hearts, devotion to our parents, value proper manners and work for the others and the world.
slogan from the Kobukan dojo in
About Katana by Dr. Jinichi Tokeshi
Brief history, construction and the relation to the shinai. Viewing of a “live” blade
Newspaper cutting with Bokuto
Chudan no kamae, Furikaburi, Kirioroshi, Te no uchi
Kihon Kendo Skill Training with Bokuto-“the right kendo”
Ippon Uchi no waza: Men, Kote, Do
Nidan no waza: Kote-men
Harai waza: Harai men
Nuki Waza: men, nuki-so
Fumikomi ashi, Ki-ken-tai no itchi, follow through in suriashi and okuri ashi, zanshin
The participating students included Kainoa Buntin, Todd Polk, Jason Kim, Chase Takenaka, James Okada, Mathew Ito, Connor Zalewski, Sam Knuth, Ivy Ka, Robert Kim, Anolani Bennie, Brandon Imamura, Won Cha, Eins Ka, Adam Kiyosaki, and Chul Woo Kim. The students received gifts for attending the event.
The HKF President Terushi Ueno closed the event with some remarks of encouragement to the students.