Photos 1-4 (left to right): Kenshikan Dojo at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, where we practice. Photo 5: Shinai (bamboo sword) and various bokuto (wooden swords). Photo 6: keiko-gi (practice shirt) and hakama (skirt); Photo 7: holding a shinai and wearing bogu (protective armor); Photo 8: kote (hand/wrist armor) and men (head armor); Photo 9: Hyoshi-gi (wooden blocks used for signaling during practice); Photo 10: Taking good care of our equipment is important; we typically use bags like these for storing and transporting kendo-related items; Photos 11, 12: If you are interested, we can also learn how to make cute bags together! These bags are made of tsumugi, a kind of kimono fabric. ~ jks
Below are some old kendo videos that I copied from a VHS tape Ikenaga sensei (Myohoji) lent me back in... the late 80s? (I can't remember!) The picture quality is pretty awful by today's standards, but I love the kendo in these videos. ~ jks
The following two documentaries are actually very nice as 'general introductions' to kendo.
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