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Community Common | The Third Annual Southern Ohio ...


Community Common - Jan 5, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Third Annual Southern Ohio Intercollegiate Kendo Championship will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. January 14 in the Waller ...
 

Kendo training fosters good will between U.S. service members and Japanese people


DVIDS (press release) - Dec 12, 2016
CAMP KENGUN, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan – The crack of wood on plastic fills the air as Japanese children of all ages run through drills, sparring against one another with shinais, the traditional weapon used for Kendo. Alongside the ...
 

Jeff Marsten, modern day swordsman | The Highline Times / Des ...


Highline Times - Dec 13, 2016
Burien resident Jeff Marsten is a man on a mission. He's setting out to continue a tradition that's been around for centuries and to cultivate a love of kendo in ...
 

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Kendo books

Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship


by: Geoff Salmon
Master the art of Kendo—Japanese Swordsmanship with this illustrated and comprehensive martial arts guide.

Kendo or the "Way of the Sword" holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few practices tracing back directly to Japan's ancient samurai heritage. Modern students flock to kendo for physically—and mentally—challenging activity that combines traditional martial arts values with strenuous physical activity.

Author Geoff Salmon has over 40 years of kendo experience gained in and outside of Japan.
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Kendo: Culture of the Sword


by: Alexander C. Bennett
Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of “inventing tradition,” which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state.
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The Kendo Mind: A Guide to Grading Successfully


by: Kimiaki Shigematsu
Those who study kendo regard promotion examinations and matches as vehicles for cultivating self-discipline. Preparing to take a grading is especially motivating compared to regular training. It is, however, also a tremendous disappointment when you fail. There are those who manage to pass each examination without ever failing, and others who reach an impasse. So, what is the difference between these two groups? If you can figure this out, even just a little, you are one step closer to finding success.
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2012 All Japan Kendo Championships - Final


Final match between Kiwada (White, Osaka) and Uchimura (Red, Tokyo)
 

The Basics of the Kendo World


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Kendo Techniques : Basic Cutting Exercise - Kirikaeshi - The Kendo Show


Support The Kendo Show, and help us produce better quality episodes more frequently - https://www.patreon.com/thekendoshow In this episode of The Kendo ...
 

Basic Kendo Suburi (Practice Swings) w/Andy Fisher


UPDATE 2016* - Andy has now left All Japan Budogu, and is no longer presenting AJBTV. You can follow his NEW channel here ...
 

Kendo, Kenjutsu or Iaido? Understanding the Differences


Kendo 剣道 Kenjutsu 剣術 and Iaido 居合道 are martial arts that teach you how to properly use a Japanese Katana. What is the difference between these martial ...