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Check out this short video on shortening the Himo to the correct length for a tidy appearance. Himo come in standardised lengths, but each individual has different proportions. So you have to adjust them yourself. Men Himo when tied correctly should hang no longer than 40cm but 30cm - 35cm is ideal. Do Himo when... Continue Reading →
Follow this guide step by step and practice until it looks neat and tidy. Note: Never iron or machine wash the Hakama. Only synthetic Gi can be washed in the washing machine. Cotton Gi must be hand washed. Both Hakama and Cotton Gi will bleed indigo dye heavily when washed! https://youtu.be/VRWyFGmCNZ4
This video covers basic disassembly, oiling, sanding and reassembly. The pictures below list the part and there's an instructional diagram for refitting the Nakayui. https://youtu.be/mLTeivPcQGk Parts of the Shinai Tying the Nakayui
This video shows the process for wearing the Kendo armour correctly. You should aim to practice it until it takes you 40 to 50 seconds to complete. We also demonstrate taking the armour off and packing it away. https://youtu.be/vecU7Aoj2Qw
Note: For boys and men, typically no underwear is worn beneath the garments, however it is acceptable to wear briefs or similar. This is helpful to children in the event they make and error and the Hakama comes loose. Additionally for Girls and Women it is common to wear some sort of sports under garment... Continue Reading →
The "New Normal" This post is intended for anyone who may feel nervous or unsure of the new measures we have set up to safe guard our members on their return to training. The video below will literally walk you through the required gear, as well as show a demo run of arriving for training,... Continue Reading →