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  • Kendo World Issue 3.4 Available on Kindle now !!!!

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    Editorial: the yin and the yangs
    13th World Kendo Championships
    Starting Over - USA vs JAPAN
    Chewing the Fat - Abe Tetsushi Alex Bennet
    3 years for 3 days for 3 minutes
    Thoughts on the Japanese defeat
    Book Mark 1: the warriors path
    21st European Kendo Championships
    Hanshi Says - Shimano Masahiro
    Nuts and Bolts of kendo: nuki-waza
    Book Mark 2: katori shinto-ryu
    Reidan-jichi - part 4: training
    sWords of wisdom: hei-tenka-no-ken
    Kendo Clinic: knee injuries in kendo - part two
    Makita Minoru sensei: kendo to me - the attraction
    The Formation of Japanese Budo Culture - ryuha kenjutsu
    Kendo that cultivates people - Part 2 / 3
    Unlocking Japan - part 12: when in Rome
    Internationalization of BUDO Culture - important questions for the future of budo
    Kendo Inside Out - Part 3: kukan-datotsu and kihon-uchi - Part 4 kirikaeshi and uchikomi-geiko
    Naginata Technical Special : Shikake-Oji - part 2 nihon-me
    Cutting-edge iaido
    Dojo Files: Macau Kendo Associations Union
    NITO - Part 3: fundamental techniques
    Mandal international martial arts summer camp
    Bushido - In the past and in the present
    Tales of the samurai: a wedding present
    The Art of Traditional Japanese Braiding: kumi-himo
    The 5th otsu cup
    What senseis do
    Going postal
    The cyber dojo
    Talk with your kensen: International Musha Shugyo
    International Goodwill Kendo Club
    Living your art: an interview with Park Yong Chon - Korean sword master
    Looking back
    The longest encho
    A Czech Tribute - in memory of Giga Toru sensei
    Void = absence, simplification
    The 5th hachidan taikai report
    Book Mark 3: the kendo grading book
    The nippon budokan foundations budo culture seminar
    Kendo in context
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    • Kendo World Issue 3.4 Available on Kindle now !!!!
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      Content Editorial: the yin and the yangs 13th World Kendo Championships Starting Over - USA vs JAPAN Chewing the Fat - Abe Tetsushi Alex Bennet 3 years for 3 days for 3 minutes Thoughts on the Japanese defeat Book Mark 1: the warriors path 21st European Kendo Championships Hanshi Says - Shimano Masahiro Nuts and Bolts of kendo: nuki-waza Book Mark 2: katori shinto-ryu Reidan-jichi - part 4: training sWords of wisdom: hei-tenka-no-ken Kendo Clinic: knee injuries in kendo - part two Makita Minoru sensei: kendo to me - the attraction The Formation of Japanese Budo Culture - ryuha kenjutsu Kendo that cultivates people - Part 2 / 3 Unlocking Japan - part 12: when in Rome Internationalization ...
      11th April 2013, 01:30 PM
    • Kendo World Issue 4.1
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      Content Editorial The Bokuto 55th All Japan Kendo Championship 46th Womens All Japan Championship East vs West The 53rd Tozai Taiko 2007 The Current Kendo Refereeing System: Room for Improvement Ishimatsu Shugyo Trip: a Play On Words Japanese Myths & the Significance of the Sword Teaching In a Foreign Language Talk With Your Kensen: Sekishinkan in Hong Kong Do You Believe in Miracles? Diplomacy, Budo and Love Historical Sightseeing No.2: Unganzenji Temple The China Connection Bushido in the past and in the present Part II Breathing in Kendo Kata DVD Review: All Japan Kendo Championships 1996-1999 Reidan-jichi part 5: Ab...
      4th February 2013, 05:45 AM
    • Kendo World Issue 6.3
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      Editorial
      By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime
      First, the editorial by Michael Ishimatsu-Prime reflects on a busy year for Kendo World, and discusses the furore surrounding Shōdai Kenji, the 2008 AJKC winner and Japan national team member.

      Hanshi Says
      By Kumamoto Tadashi
      Hanshi Says is a popular series in which Japans top Hanshi teachers give hints of what they are looking for in grading examinations based on wisdom accumulated through decades of training. This issue features Kumamoto Tadashi from Hiroshima. Kumamoto-sensei passed the 8-dan examination in 1987, and was awarded the title of Hanshi in 1995. He talks about the importance of degeiko and making the most of the opportunities that you have.

      Kendo and Aspergers: One Mans Story
      By Charlie Kondek
      This article focuses on Ted Koehler, a member of the kendo club at Eastern Michigan University who has Aspergers Syndrome. Charlie Kondek discusses the challenges associated in teaching someone with Aspergers, and how training can be adapted so that they can get the most out of kendo.

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      25th December 2012, 07:17 PM
    • Kendo World Issue 6.2
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      Editorial
      By Alex Bennett PhD
      First, my editorial takes a look at the recent WKC held in Novara, Italy. our tri-annual foray onto kendos world stage is becoming less predictable in terms of results, and which of the traditional kendo values will be tested by fire. The various incidents experienced at the recent WKC have us all questioning purported and personal kendo values. This has to be a good thing.

      The Nuts and Bolts of Kendo: What is Kyojitsu?
      By Nakano Yasoji (Hanshi 9-dan)

      Nakanno-sensei explains the intricacies of identifying your opponents mental preparedness and lapses. A vital skill for reaching the higher ranks of kendo. If you do not take kyojitsu into consideration, the technique will not be as successful. There is kyo and jitsu contained in every movement. If you can discern this, then you will know the optimum opportunity to attack.

      Hanshi Says Hanshi Says is a popular series in which Japan's top Hanshi teachers give hints of what they are looking for in grading examinations based on wisdom accumulated through decades of training. This ...
      6th August 2012, 07:35 AM
    • Kendo World - a Cumulative Table of Contents
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      Introduction
      When I decided to make a cumulative table of content for the five first volumes of your favorite magazine, I had several things in mind.
      First, I knew that it will help me a lot for my researches. I will finally be able to find quickly an article that has been lost for years in the maze of my memory.
      But, I guess that I am not the only kendoka who can read and who want to improve his general knowledge about the art.
      Since others might also be willing to use the wealth of information disseminated in the 20 issues of Kendo World -that is 2153 pages-, I have decided to print my work.
      I am sure it will be useful to many. At least it should be... It could make the difference in your next 8th dan grading!
      Second, I thought that it would be easy and fast to do. What a nice way to have one more line in my Curriculum Vitae! I was unfortunately wrong about that second point. But, as Confucius said to his disciples: no pain, no gain!
      This general table of context should normally have been followed by an index. In this case, this work would have been easily three times bigger. Therefore, I have decided, for the sake of the Amazonian Forest, not to write it.
      Instead I have classified the articles under general and/or precise categories. In some cases, the same article has been placed under different headings. That should help the reader to find quickly an article of interest.
      In some case, I had to change the original title. My friends from the editorial board having been sometimes without consistency or having simply made typo mistakes.
      Therefore, the first object of this table of content is to allow to find quickly an article. It is NOT a bibliography where the references can just be copied and used elsewhere. In this case, you should always crosscheck my reference with the original title of the article.
      I didn't mention systematically the translator's or the photograph's names. It doesn't mean that I don't respect their work... how could it be? I just choose that option to make the table shorter and clearer. Again, I will ask the reader to go to the original paper to find all these information.
      Here is the structure of this table:

      Sergio Boffa



      History

      Bushido, Budo, Philosophy & Spirituality
      An., Defining Budo, 2009, vol. 4-4, p. 3.
      Abe Tetsushi, Cultural Friction in Budo, 2005, vol. 3-2, pp. 8-17.
      Bennett, Alex, Editorial, 2004, vol. 2-4, pp. 4-5 [about the Budo Charter].
      Bennett, Alex, The Beginner's Guide to Bushido, 2004, vol. 2-4, pp. 50-56.
      Hellman, Christopher, Confucian Voices in Swordsmanship, The Jseishi Kendan, 2011, vol. 5-4, pp. 67-71.
      Inoue, Yoshihiko, Hokkai-Join and Reflections on the Meaning of Mokuso, 2001, vol. 1-1, pp. 13-16.
      Ishimatsu-Prime, Michael, Celebrating the Dead, 2009, vol. 5-1, pp. 64-65 [about 47 rnin].
      Ishimatsu-Prime, Michael, Bushido - Real and Invented, 2010, vol. 5-2, pp. 4-11.
      Kirchner, Thomas, Zen & the Martial Arts, 2010, vol. 5-2, pp. 107-109.
      Maeder, Stephan, The Adventure of the Way of the Sword in the 21st Century, Part 5: Bushido - Just Another Anachronism?, 2010, vol. 5-2, p. 47.
      Moate, Sarah, Zen Calligraphy and Painting of Yamaoka Tessh at the V&A, 2008, vol. 4-2, pp. 15-17.
      Moate, Sarah, Bushido, The Zen Calligraphy of Katsu Kaish and Takahashi Deish, 2008, vol. 4-3, pp. 84-87.
      Moate, Sarah, Suigetsu, "The Moon in Water", The Zen calligraphy of Yamaoka Tessh and Terayama Tanch, 2009, vol. 4-4, pp. 98-101.
      Nagy, Stephen Robert, Internationalization of Budo Culture, Important Question for the Future of Budo, 2007, vol. 3-4, pp. 84-90.
      Rothmar, Tyler, Kendo in Context, 2007, vol. 3-4, pp. 154-156.
      Takemura, Eiji and Ishimatsu-Prime, Michael, The Role of Confucianism and Swordsmanship in the Bakumatsu Period, 2008, vol. 4-3, pp. 56-57.
      Tanaka, Mamoru, Budo in an Age of Diversification, 2004, vol. 2-4, pp. 63-68.
      Uozumi, Takashi, Ryuha Kenjutsu, The Formation of Japanese Budo Culture, 2007, vol. 3-4, pp. 68-75.
      Wells, Ken, Budo & Business, 2003, vol. 2-1, pp. 34-35.

      Bushido in the Past and in the Present (by John Toshimichi Imai (1906) and introduced by Alex Bennett).
      Part 1: Bushido - What it is, and what it is not, 2007, Vol. 3-4, pp. 114-117.
      Part 2: Bushido as Represented by a Typical Master, 2007, Vol. 4-1, pp. 44-49.
      Part 3: Bushido as Represented in the Historic Dramas, 2008, Vol. 4-2, pp. 76-83.
      Part 4: Bushido in the Present, 2008, Vol. 4-3, pp. 78-82.

      Tales of the Samurai (by Miyamori A. (1920) )
      Chapter 1: Ungo-Zenji, 2004, Vol. 3-1, pp. 22-27.
      Chapter 2: The Loyalty of a Boy Samurai, 2005, Vol. 3-2, pp. 52-55.
      Chapter 3: Katsunos Revenge, 2006, Vol. 3-3, pp. 122-135.
      Chapter 4: A Wedding Present, 2007, Vol. 3-4, pp. 118-126.
      Chapter 5: The Heroism of Torii Katsutaka, 2007, Vol. 4-1, pp. 126-132.
      Chapter 6: The Wrestling of a Daimyo, 2008, Vol. 4-2, pp. 48-53.
      Chapter 7: The Story of Kimura Shigenari, 2008, Vol. 4-3, pp. 88-98.
      Chapter 8: Honest Kysuke, 2009, Vol. 4-4, pp. 50-58.

      Historical Sightseeing (by Bruce Flanagan)
      N 001, Itsukushima Island, 2006, vol. 3-3, pp. 118-121.
      N 002, Unganzenji Temple, 2007, vol. 4-1, pp. 40-42.
      N 003, Meiji-Mura Museum, 2008, vol. 4-2, pp. 94-96.
      N 004, Sekigahara Town, Ancient battlefield sites, 2009, vol. 5-1, pp. 126-129. ...
      28th April 2012, 04:57 PM
    • Kendo World Issue 4.2
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      Content Editorial Noma Dōjō - Forging a New Tradition The 22nd European Kendo Championships 2008 Hachidan Taikai Report Zen Calligraphy and Painting of Yamaoka Tesshū at the V&A A Fusion of Old and New Tozando Shogoin Store Hanshi Says: Sonoda Masaji Kendo Inside Out Part 7: Kakari-geiko Reidan-jichi Part 6: Rei sWords of Wisdom: Tsuttatta-mi (Upright posture) Unlocking Japan Part 14: Thug School Ideas and History of the Sword Part 2: Ancient Japan and the Sword Talk With Your Kensen: Bangkok/Bangladesh Cherry Blossom Kendo. A Short History of Kendo in Washington D.C. Dōjō Files: Kendo Clubs in the South of Fr...
      28th April 2012, 04:12 PM
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