Kendo Kata

(Nihon Kendo no Kata: "The Forms of Japanese Kendo")

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There are ten Kata in total. These ten forms serve as the foundation for modern Kendo itself. Thus, grading requirements aside, diligent practice of the Kata is essential to learning correct Kendo form, technique, and meaning. 

Benefits & Purpose of Practicing Kata

1. Refine your composure & mannerisms
2. Develop proper posture
3. Become aware of the thoughts & the actions of the others
4. Become agile
5. Lose undesirable technical habits
6. Understand proper Maai (distance)
7. Develop sprits & energy
8. Comprehend the principles of Katana
9. Cultivate grace, refined character and dignity

Below are the contents of the above video

Ippon-me (#1): 0:40 -
Nihon-me (#2): 1:20 -
Sanbon-me (#3): 1:50 -
Yonhon-me (#4): 2:35 -
Gohon-me (#5): 3:40 -
Ropppon-me (#6): 3:55 -
Nanahon-me (#7): 4:40 -
Kodachi Ippon-me (Kodachi #1): 5:55 -
Kodachi Nihon-me (Kodachi #2): 6:30 -
Kodachi Sanhon-me (Kodachi #3): 7:10 -

Also, refer to the document below (By Courtesy of Kingston & Halifax Kendo Clubs).
http://www.kingstonkendo.org/Kata.pdf

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The above video is produced and published by All Japan Kendo Federation with detailed explanation on how to perform “Nippon Kendo Kata” including 7 Tachi and 3 Kodachi.

Demonstrator
Uchidachi: Katsunobu Sato
Shidachi: Tanetoshi Terachi

References
AJKF Nippon Kendo Kata Manual [English]