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  • Kendo: Approaches for all Levels
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    Kendo World is proud to announce our latest publication to enhance your understanding of kendo. Dr. Sotaro Honda (R7-dan), student of H8-dan Masatake Sumi-sensei, has been a longtime contributor to Kendo World, and has spent much of his kendo career helping international kenshi. His latest book is a must have for all practitioners and instructors, and explains various aspects of kendo training in a way that is both accessible and eye-opening. He co...
    30th July 2012, 06:53 PM
  • Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan
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    Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan The Definitive Guide to Japanese Budo An Official Publication of the Nippon Budokan Budō is enjoying astonishing popularity outside of Japan, more than the Japanese could ever imagine, and the potential of budō as a form of personal development is not unfamiliar to non-Japanese budōka. The main difficulty faced by enthusiasts overseas, however, is the dearth of reliable information. There is a growing number of books written in many languages that address the history and culture of budō, but nothing significant to date that has emanated from Japan. This book is the first such undertaking on this scale, being supported by all of the martial arts federations and organizations associated with the Nippon Budokan. It is by far the most...
    28th May 2011, 06:14 PM
  • The Official Guide for Kendo Instruction
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    Assisted by my brother Blake, and supervised by Satō Nariaki-sensei, for the past year I have been working hard on a translation of the Kendō Shidō Yōryō (The Official Guide for Kendo Instruction). This book, as the title suggests, is the official be-all and end-all textbook authorized by the All Japan Kendo Federation. This is the book that outlines the correct way of executing all of the kendo techniques, and definitions for terms and concepts. It is used in Japan as the standard text for seminars, and is what people studying for their Kyōshi examination have to memorize. Actually, part of the reason for doing...
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    JIGORO KANO AND THE KODOKAN:AN INNOVATIVE RESPONSE TO MODERNISATION
    Translated and Edited by Alex Bennett


    I guess this is one of the reasons why my blog has been a little neglected of late. Have just published a book about the life and ideals of Kanō Jigorō, the founder of judo.
    As judo has become an immensely popular international sport, particularly since its induction as an official Olympic event in 1964, many of the progenitors original educational ideals have arguably fallen by the wayside.
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    1st October 2010, 01:03 AM
  • A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo!!
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    Recently, a new book regarding the history of kendo was released by the publishers of Kendo Nippon Magazine. The book, A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo, is, as its title suggests, a bilingual guide to the history of kendo. The author is Sakai Toshinobu, expert in sword history and professor at the University of Tsukuba. The English translation was done by me.

    The book is comprised of a number of essays outlining the earliest sword ideals from the continent and how they were introduced and developed in Japan, right through the international situation of the art in the 21st century.They were originally published every month for two years in...
    9th August 2010, 11:29 AM
  • FJ Norman's The Fighting Man of Japan
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    By F.J. Norman
    First printed in 1905
    Introduction by Alex Bennett


    Softcover, 110 pp

    Former British Army cavalryman F.J. Norman found himself in Japan in 1888, where he taught at the Naval academy in Etajima. Surprisingly open-minded for a man of his age, he threw himself into the study of ju-jutsu and kenjutsu, which along with sumo and Japanese military history, form the basis of this short volume.

    It serves as a historical record opening an interesting window on an age when kendo and judo were still in their formative stages.
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    18th December 2009, 04:21 PM
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    Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan
    The Definitive Guide to Japanese Budo
    An Official Publication of the Nippon Budokan

    Budō is enjoying astonishing popularity outside of Japan, more than the Japanese could ever imagine, and the potential of budō as a form of personal development is not unfamiliar to non-Japanese budōka. The main difficulty faced by enthusiasts overseas, however, is the dearth of reliable information. There is a growing number of books written in many languages that address the history and culture of budō, but nothing significant to date that has emanated from Japan. This book is the first such undertaking on this scale, being supported by all of the martial arts federations and organizations associated with the Nippon Budokan. It is by far the most comprehensive English language book on all of the Japanese martial arts ever to come out of Japan, and will serve as a dependable reference guide for a more penetrating analysis of budō culture in the future. It is a must have for all martial arts enthusiasts and scholars.

    INTRODUCTION
    FOREWORD Matsunaga Hikaru (Nippon Budokan Foundation President)
    FOREWORD Usui Hideo (Nippon Budokan Foundation Chairman of the Board)
    AN ACCLAMATION OF BUDŌ Yōrō Takeshi (Professor Emeritus Tokyo University)
    EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT Mifuji Yoshio (Trustee, Secretary General/Nippon Budokan Foundation)
    INTRODUCTION Alexander Bennett (Associate Professor, Kansai University)
    THE PHILOSOPHY OF BUDŌ
    THE BUDŌ CHARTER (Budō Kenshō)
    THE BUDŌ CHARTER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

    CHAPTER 1 THE JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
    SECTION 1 JAPANESE BUDŌ Professor Sugie Masatoshi (Osaka University)
    SECTION 2 FROM BUSHIDŌ TO BUDŌ Professor Kanno Kakumyō (Tokyo University)
    SECTION 3 THE MODERNIZATION OF BUDŌ ─ THE TEACHINGS OF KANŌ JIGORŌ
    (Professor Murata Naoki (Kōdōkan Jūdō Institute Museum)
    SECTION 4 WHY STUDY BUDŌ? Professor Nakabayashi Shinji (University of Tsukuba)
    SECTION 5 THE ATTRACTION OF BUDŌ Professor Ōboki Teruo (Saitama University)
    SECTION 6 THE HISTORY OF BUDŌ IN SCHOOLS Professor Motomura Kiyoto
    (Tokyo Womens College of Physical Education/Previous MEXT Sports and Youth Department Physical Education Official)
    SECTION 7 BUDŌS EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL Professor KANNO JUN (WASEDA UNIVERSITY)
    SECTION 8 NIPPON BUDOKAN FOUNDATION Nippon Budokan Foundation

    CHAPTER 2 JAPANESE KOBUDŌ:THE CLASSICAL MARTIAL ARTS
    SECTION 1 WHAT IS KOBUDŌ? Yokose Tomoyuki
    SECTION 2 THIRTY KOBUDŌ SCHOOLS

    CHAPTER 3 MODERN BUDŌ
    SECTION 1 JŪDŌ
    SECTION 2 KENDŌ
    SECTION 3 KYŪDŌ
    SECTION 4 SUMŌ
    SECTION 5 KARATEDŌ
    SECTION 6 AIKIDŌ
    SECTION 7 SHORINJI KEMPO
    SECTION 8 NAGINATA
    SECTION 9 JŪKENDŌ

    CHAPTER 4 BUDŌ PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    SECTION 1 NIPPON BUDOKAN PUBLICATIONS
    SECTION 2 JAPANESE BUDŌ ASSOCIATION
    SECTION 3 NATIONAL PREFECTURAL BUDŌKAN ASSOCIATION
    SECTION 4 JAPANESE ACADEMY OF BUDŌ
    SECTION 5 JAPANESE CLASSICAL BUDŌ ASSOCIATION (Nippon Kobudō Kyōkai)
    SECTION 6 JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES WITH BUDŌ SPECIALIST COURSES

    APPENDIX
    SECTION 1 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF BUDŌ CULTURE
    SECTION 2 EVENTS IN BUDŌ HISTORY
    SECTION 3 GLOSSARY OF BUDŌ TERMS
    SECTION 4 INDEX
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    • truthfinder
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      truthfinder commented
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      The book is a treasure to own. It is a product of intense research and extensive devotion, and the information contained is more than worth the price. Having already read it twice, I fully encourage everyone to read it.

    • ben
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      ben commented
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      Hi Mike

      I was wanting to get my school to purchase this book for the library. Unfortunately the school cannot pay by credit card, and the cap on staff reimbursements is $50.00.

      Would it be possible to use a school Purchase Order? Please PM me.

      cheers

      b

    • mkomoto
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      mkomoto commented
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      request for direct order

      Dear B
      Sorry for the delay,

      I cannot identify who you are by the "b" only ...

      Please send a request with your return mail to info(at)kendo-world.com and we can exchange details and issue an invoice.

      Thanks for your patronage

      Michael




      Originally posted by ben
      Hi Mike

      I was wanting to get my school to purchase this book for the library. Unfortunately the school cannot pay by credit card, and the cap on staff reimbursements is $50.00.

      Would it be possible to use a school Purchase Order? Please PM me.

      cheers

      b
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