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  • Kendo: Approaches for all Levels

    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...
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  • Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan

    Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan











    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...
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  • Ken Zen Sho

    Ken Zen Sho



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    Zen Calligraphy and Painting of Yamaoka Tesshu, with a foreword by Rupert Faulkner, introductions by Sarah Moate and Alex Bennett, an essay by Terayama Tanchu and an afterword by Takemura Eiji.
    200 pp., 33 color plates, 67 b/w pictures, (cloth)

    Yamaoka Tesshu (1836-1888) was a Japanese master of the sword, Zen and calligraphy. This full-color book on the Zen art of Yamaoka Tesshu features reproductions of extremely valuable calligraphy pieces, and also a number of essays about the relationship between swordsmanship, the study of Zen, and calligraphy. Each one of the works presented are translated into English, and its significance explained in detailed captions. Some fantastic specimens of Zen calligraphy by Tesshu's famous contemporaries Katsu Kaishu and Takahashi Deishu (Tesshu's brother-in-law), and modern master Terayama Tanchu are also featured.
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  • The Official Guide for Kendo Instruction

    The Official Guide for Kendo Instruction

    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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  • Book about Kodokan Judo

    Book about Kodokan Judo


    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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  • A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo!!

    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...
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  • Naginata - The Definitive Guide

    By Dr. Alex Bennett.

    Hardcover, 374 pages

    Alex Bennett goes into the history and practice of naginata, using original source materials, and technical photos taken under the guidance of Kimura Yasuko Sensei.

    With the approval of the International Naginata Federation, this is the first comprehensive English-language guide to this growing martial art, and the first in any language to gather all this information into one place....
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  • The Kendo Grading Book + DVD (NTSC)

    By Yoshiyama Mitsuru
    Translated and edited from the Kendo Nippon version by Alex Bennett

    DVD edited by Hamish Robison
    (Translation Staff- Bruce Flanagan, Miho Maki)
    Softcover, 91 pp colour + NTSC DVD (PAL also available)

    A popular seller for Kendo Nippon in the Japanese version, this is the first such book in English. It covers everything you need to know to face your next grading with confidence, be it your 4th dan or your 7th. Find out what the examiners are looking for, not just in the practical parts, but how to bow and how to dress for success!
    It is accompanied by a DVD showing all the points from the book, plus all kihon and advanced techniques are reviewed, as well as in-depth drills to bring your practical skills up to speed.

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  • Karate My Life

    Karate My Life

    Karate My life / Karate Mi Vida

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    By Kanazawa Hirokazu
    Translated by Dr. Alex Bennett

    Hardcover, 299 pp

    KANAZAWA Hirokazu's autobiography, translated by Alex Bennett. One of the most influential karate masters Japan has seen, he has devoted himself to the study and promotion of karate for more than 50 years.

    "The more I know, the more I climb, yet the mountain just gets higher. The more I try, the more I focus, the depth is limitless. There is no end in sight. That is karate, my life."

    contents A Fathers wisdo...
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  • Budo Perspectives Vol. 1

    Edited by Alex Bennett.

    Hardcover, 420 pages

    Budo, the martial Ways of Japan are perhaps the most significant of all Japanese cultural exports. Literally millions of people practice Japanese budo around the world such as karate, judo, aikido, kendo, and so on. Despite the remarkable post-war international proliferation of budo, surprisingly little interaction has been conducted at an academic level between Japanese and non-Japanese experts in the field. Furthermore, there are few academic publications that consider the various budo from different historical, cultural, philosophical, and regional perspectives in Japanese, let alone English....
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  • Kendo: Approaches for all Levels
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    Buy a paper copy here

    Buy a Kindle ebook version here
    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
    Alex
    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...
    16th April 2011, 07:18 PM
  • Book about Kodokan Judo
    Alex

    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.
    ...
    1st October 2010, 01:03 AM
  • A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo!!
    Alex
    Buy a paper copy here

    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
    hamish

    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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