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Hilariously intense kendo match shows off the psychological side of the samurai sport 【Video】

RocketNews24 - Nov 24, 2016
Kendo, Japan's version of fencing, has its roots in samurai sword battles, and it shows. In contrast to the spinning slashes and leaping thrusts of make-believe action movies, proper kendo technique is all about precision strikes and keeping wasted ...

Kendo Martial Art Class

City Pulse - Nov 27, 2016
Koyokai Kendo is a small Kendo organization that practices Kendo in the western part of the state of Michigan in the United States. Founded in 2014 by combining the members of the Battle Creek Kendo Kai and Grand Rapids Kendo Kai. Koyokai conducts ...

Practicing the ancient art of kendo

UC Santa Cruz - Nov 4, 2016
Shouts and foot slaps echo out of UC Santa Cruz's martial arts rooms, drawing the attention of a few passing students who raise their cell phones to record the scene. There, in an octagonal room with views of the bay, 16 members of the UC Santa Cruz ...

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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: The Definitive Guide

by: Hiroshi Ozawa
Kendo-the Way of the Sword-is one of the oldest of Japan's martial arts and the one most closely associated with the samurai. Immortalized in the action movies of Akira Kurosawa and in the bestselling novel Musashi, Kendo--originally a form of swordsmanship-has in recent years developed into a popular and highly competitive sport enjoyed by thousands of men and women around the world.

Kendo: The Definitive Guide is the first book in English to provide a practical and truly comprehensive approach to the subject.
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Kendo Kata: Essence and Application

by: Inoue Yoshihiko
The heart of this work is the philosophy behind the creation of the All Japan Kendo Federation Kendo Kata. Inoue sensei looks at the history behind the formation of the kata using records taken at the time, and also examines the theoretical underpinnings of the kata. In addition, there is a full photo section covering all the kata from 1 to 10, and an analysis of the changes to the 2001 Kendo Seminar Guidelines for teaching the kata. A valuable resource for all beginner and experienced kendoka alike.
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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


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 ...