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Men-Nari - Compact Suburi Practice Shinai
Men-Nari Compact Suburi Shinai

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Men-nari ~Anytime, anywhere, fun Suburi!~

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Men-nari x1 = 113.65 USD/unit
Men-nari x2 = 107.60 USD/unit (5% OFF)
Men-nari x3 = 101.40 USD/unit (11% OFF)
Men-nari x4 = 95.30 USD/unit (17% OFF)
Men-nari x5 = 89.10 USD/unit (22% OFF)

You can also mix sizes : Please write in the "Order Instructions" field available before checkout how many of each size you would like.

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List Price: $136.40
Our Price: $113.65
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Product Code: 477-MENNARI[S]



The Men-Nari, is a training tool shaped like a short Shinai that will allow you to do Suburi practice where ever you go.

Being compact and portable, the Men-Nari makes a snapping sound when swung with the accurate form, helping your body memorize the right speed, form, balance, and weight shift for when striking an opponent. The sound is caused by a weight inside the "blade" that slides and hits the tip of the Men-Nari when swung correctly and provides feedback for when you are using the correct form.

The product was produced by
Hiromitsu Yoshida Sensei, a kyōshi 8-dan Kendoka. As a Kendo instructor for Children in Japan, Yoshida Sensei made the Men-nari to have a tool that would make Suburi more fun and easy to understand, not to mention something that could easily be used in the comfort of your home to improve your Kendo skills. Suburi is the most basic form of training in Kendo, which is all the more reason to do Suburi correctly from the beginning as it directly affects your growth as a Kendoka. This is especially true for those living outside of Japan, where there might not always be access to high rank Sensei that can teach you, in such cases, this item might come in handy as a supportive Suburi tool!

The Men-Nari is very effective when used to improve your J
ōdan stance. It can also be used to improve the speed, strength and precision of Katate downward swings which is very useful for Nitō-ryu practitioners.
While being developed for Kendo practitioners, the Men-Nari is also a effective for Iaido practitioners to train your body to remember the correct form for Suburi, however, as the Men-nari is lighter than most Iaito, and the grip is round, the feeling is slightly different compared to an Iaito. Also it will not provide as much strength/stamina training as a Iaito as it's both shorter and lighter than a Iaito.

The Men-Nari comes in L and S sizes. L size is 70cm long and weighs about 630 grams, while S Size is 62cm long and weighs about 582 grams.
We recommend that anyone using a size 36 or below chooses a S size Men-nari, if you use a size 37 or above shinai, we strongly recommend that you use a L size Men-nari.

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Men-nari - Compact Kendo Suburi Practice Shinai

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
¿Are you doing your suburis correctly? September 9, 2017
Reviewer: Rafael Palacios Paiva from Santiago, Metropolitana Chile  
If you train a lot of suburi you want to be sure that you are doing it correctly. This tool is great for that, It helps you to do it in the right direction, with the right motion and using correctly your hands! a must have!

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Men-Nari June 8, 2017
Reviewer: Kurt Tuthill from Ulverstone, Tasmania Australia  
Excellent kendo training tool and *great* for improving tenouchi. Excellent size and weight for indoor and travel training.

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Impressive Training Tool May 9, 2017
Reviewer: M. Katagiri  
Really useful, and helps with men strike and even dou strikes.

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Useful tools February 13, 2017
Reviewer: Tsz Leung from Seattle, Washington United States  
Useful tools for indoor practice, even the price was high a little bit, but I love it.

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