Kendo Kata (1 through10) from the 1800s

This film was shot in the late 1800s.
As you can see, very little has changed in Kendo Kata between then and now...

For your enjoyment:

Kendo Kata (video)

Here is an EXCELLENT instructional video clip for Kendo Kata Ipponme (#1).
(the only error I can tell from this video is that at the very beginning, the narrator says "Uchidachi starts with the migi-jodan-no-kamae and Shidachi with the hidari-jodan-no-kamae"
...this is exactly opposite of what's correct.) Everything else in the video looks great.

And here is a video link for all 10 kendo kata for your review.

For now, beginners should concentrate on the first three kata. You will need to know the first three by the time you eventually test for 1.kyu. Levels below 1.kyu do not require kata at testing.

..more info/details to come on this topic...