Day 2 – Jeffrey Marsten sensei kendo training @ UAZ Rec Center

On enzan no metsuke

Read your opponent from head to toe; know when he/she is coming in

On when to strike

before the strike, after the strike, and when mind stops


45 degree downward strike from above; in reverse, by starting to point at the right side of tare

slide on omote side of the shina over the top of the aite’s shinai, to the tsuba location and then men (nori – ?)

Marsten sensei’s favorite waza is the men hiki kote

Nihon kendo kata – kaeshi men

debana kote


perfect practice makes perfect