This section is intended to help all kenshi with their kendo development. It will be updated periodically as new study aids are created. We’re particularly proud of our terms database. If you ever find any errors or would like us to add something, please let us know!

Kendo Terms
Contains over 200 kendo terms! Also available in Microsoft Excel.

Kendo Terms with Illustration

Foot Positioning
Demonstrates basis foot position, demonstrated by Covina Dojo’s Masataka Sakaue Sensei

How to Grip A Shinai
Describes the basics of holding a shinai, with correct grip demonstrated by Chuo Dojo’s Masashi Shikai Sensei

Below are kendo articles translated by Ted Imoto Sensei

The rest of the articles below will be posted once available. Please check back!

    • Kendo Kihon Waza Practice Method using Bokutō (木刀)
    • The Book of Five Rings (五輪の書) Volume II Water (水)
    • Principles of Onoha Itto Ryu (一刀流)
    • Meaning of Kendo Hakama Pleats