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8-Dan keikokai (Museido 無声堂)

kendomonochrome.com - Museido 8Dan keikokai (25)
Soon to become 100 years old, Museido is the former location for the 8-Dan Invitational Tournament held in Nagoya each year (previously named the Meiji-Mura Kendo Taikai). I was lucky to be invited to watch an all 8-Dan keikokai there recently. The attending sensei came from all corners of Japan. Continue reading »

Koji Kawasaki sensei

Kendo Monochrome - Interview-4

1. When and where did you start kendo?
I started it when I was in high school, Osaka Prefectural Kishiwada High school.

2. Who have been your main or most influential teachers? (If known, who/where did your teacher/s study from?)
The late Mr. Yoshiaki Yamamoto (Osaka Shudo-kan)
The late Mr. Naritoyo Yamauchi (Nagano Shinshu University)

3. Why did you begin studying kendo? Continue reading »

Kenichi Kimura sensei

Kendo Monochrome - Interview-3

1. When and where did you start kendo?
I am 66 years old now. I started kendo when I was 35 years old at Kuwana Kume Kendo Shonendan.

2. Who have been your main or most influential teachers?
At first, Yamashita-sensei (Kumeshonendan). Now, Fujiwara-sensei (Hiroshima)

3. Why did you begin studying kendo?
My son started kendo, but after the second or third time, he was crying in a corner when I went to pick him up. Continue reading »

Chikako Kawasaki sensei

Kendo Monochrome - Interview

1. When and where did you start kendo?
I joined the kendo club when I entered university.

2. Who have been your main or most influential teachers?
Yamanouchi-sensei (山之内成豊) during university. Toda-sensei (Meijo-kan) and Okada-sensei (after I restarted).

3. Why did you begin studying kendo?
I had practiced the piano until I was a high school student. I had a desire to become something. When I first saw Kendo practitioners Continue reading »

Kei Niwa sensei

Kendo Monochrome - Interview-2

1. When and where did you start kendo?
When I was a junior high school student, I joined the Kendo club.

2. Who have been your main or most influential teachers?
Uchida-sensei.

3. Why did you begin studying kendo?
To make friends. Continue reading »