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CompleteMartialArts.com - Beginner's Guide To Kendo And Iaido vol.2

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Manufacturer: Rising Sun Productions
Starring: Sensei Jim Wilson
Directed By: Don Warrener
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Binding: DVD
EAN: 0625866006982
Format: Color
Label: Rising Sun Productions
Manufacturer: Rising Sun Productions
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Rising Sun Productions
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Running Time: 45
Studio: Rising Sun Productions

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Editorial Reviews:

This DVD is a follow up to Sensei Jim Wilson’s best selling DVD Beginners Guide To Kendo and Iaido. You will learn so much more in this DVD it will totally amaze you.

He teaches rare take aways of a sword that are rarely taught any longer but that he has picked up over this many years of training under some of Japan’s very best masters.

Master Instructor Jim Wilson is one of the world’s top instructor’s and having taught in many countries around the world he now will show you up close and personal his favouirite techniques of Kendo and Iaido that will take you to an all new level of ability.

You will also learn several new combinations and techniques that were not on his first DVD and are considered by many as the showy techniques but once studied and perfected you will see how practical these techniques can be.

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Summary: What the heck is a take away?
Comment: I can tell that this is junk. He's not wearing a kendo keikogi. He was not wearing one in the first volume either. His saya is flat against his stomach. How was he supposed to draw his sword? Did he draw it correctly, and then move his saya to the front? What is his left hand doing? Is he going to catch the opponent's sword before it slices through his head? What's he supposed to do with all his weight on his rear foot? Why is his grip on the sword so square? What is he going to strike. Is he going to push the back of the sword with his left forearm? I never saw a corduroy hakama in Japan. Must be really old. I never heard any real kendo sensei call himself a master. I have seen sensei give really cursory instruction to foreigners. I have seen foreigners pass tests that they had no business taking. So, just because a foreigner claims that they were taught by Japanese sensei, that means absolutely nothing to me. It sounds like he doesn't speak Japanese or else he would use the correct term instead of "take away". There are no secret waza in kendo. I have known Japanese sensei teaching foreigners kamae from a manga as a joke. Maybe that's what happened here.

Anyway, this looks like junk kendo. If you want to learn, go to a non-profit dojo. It's cheap, and you'll meet nice people. For the price of this DVD, your whole family can just about get a month's worth of instruction.

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Summary: Kendo And Iaido Vol. 2 Review
Comment: This dvd was much better than Vol. 1 which suffered from audio difficulties. I found the demonstrations to be very well executed and explained in great detail.

This dvd would be an excellent aid to augment regular instruction and training

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Comment: A really good training dvd ..it has given me lots of great kendo moves and defences that I can practice ... a very worthwhile investment..

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