Kendo Basics was originally published in 2005 as a DVD. The essential contents of the DVD can now be viewed, either as a rental or a purchase, as a Video On Demand. Originally offered at $29.95, the purchase price has been reduced to $14.99 where one has either unlimited access to the videos or they can be downloaded. A trailer is available on the VOD page for an overview.
Kendo Basics is the brainchild of Marsten Sensei, kyoshi nanadan (black belt-7th dan). This comprehensive video covers footwork, grip, swing, warmups, combining techniques, and kirikaeshi including common errors. Marsten Sensei also addresses the viewer in instructional techniques in the Instructor's Guide chapter. Marsten Sensei is a respected leader in the promotion of Kendo throughout the United States. He is currently the Head Coach of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) women's team, PNKF advisor, and was President of the All United States Kendo Federation from 1994 to 2000 and Director of the International Kendo Federation from 1997 to 2003.