Terminology2019-02-05T12:39:18+00:00

Terminology

KENDOKA one who does Kendo
BOGU Kendo Armour, consists of: TARE, MEN, DO AND KOTE
SENPAI senior student
SHEMOSA student side of dojo
DOJO Kendo practice hall
KAMAE fencing stance can be: CHUDAN, JODAN, HASSO, WAKKI, and SEIGAN

SUBURI cutting exercise cutting practice
METSUKE to fix gaze
UKEKATA blocks
TSUBA-ZERIAI close quarter technique
TAI-ATARI close quarter technique

Commands

REI bow as in SENSI NI REI or O-TAGANI REI
MOKUSO silent period
HAJIME start
YAME stop
NUKE-TO take out sword
KAMAE-TO sword up to chudan position
OSAME-TO put sword away
CHUDAN NO KAMAE take up chudan stance

JODAN NO KAMAE take up jodan stance
SHOMEN SUBURI single cut to head
RENSOKU SHOMEN SUBURI double cuts
HIYA/TONDE SUBURI jumping type cuts
SONKYO squat
MEN (W) O TSUKE men on (to start)
MEN (W) O TORE men off (to finish)

Types of Practice

KIRI-KAESHI special practice of cutting and blocking in pairs
Attack..SHOMEN-RENZOKU-SAYU-MEN
Defence..RENZOKU-SAYU-MEN-UCHI-NO-UKEKATA
KAKARI GEIKO instructor provides beginner with chances
HIKITATE GEIKO instructor leads beginner

GOKAKU GEIKO equal skills, practice basics
SHIAI GEIKO contest practice
KAN-GEIKO winter practice
SHOCHU-GEIKO summer practice

MAAI distance

ISSOKU-ITTO-NO-MAAI standard distance
TOI-MAAI wide distance
CHIKAI-MAAI close distance

SHIKAKE-WAZA

(techniques where we take first steps)

KIRI-KAESHI special practice of cutting and blocking in pairs
Attack..SHOMEN-RENZOKU-SAYU-MEN
Defence..RENZOKU-SAYU-MEN-UCHI-NO-UKEKATA
KAKARI GEIKO instructor provides beginner with chances
HIKITATE GEIKO instructor leads beginner

GOKAKU GEIKO equal skills, practice basics
SHIAI GEIKO contest practice
KAN-GEIKO winter practice
SHOCHU-GEIKO summer practice

OJI-WAZA

(techniques where we take advantage of the opponents attacks)

SURIAGE WAZA rising slide
UCHIOTOSHI downward strike
KAESHI WAZA reflex deflection
NUKI WAZA evasion