Thursday, January 14, 2010


Happo Giri - 8 directions cuts of Kenjutsu, is an exercise related to Eiji Happo : the eight brush strokes of Japanese brush calligraphy (shodo). 


The basic EI or YONG character is to calligraphy what the practice of Do Re Mi is to music.

Although not executed in the same order, the eight strokes needed to brush the EI  (Eternity) Kanji are the same as the eight cuts of the Happo Giri exercise.

In this video, a group performance of Happo Giri during our Kendo - Kenjutsu Class at the YOSHUKAI DOJO in Dothan, AL 

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