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:
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 Jôseishi 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 rônin].
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 Tesshû at the V&A, 2008, vol. 4-2, pp. 15-17.
Moate, Sarah, Bushido, The Zen Calligraphy of Katsu Kaishû and Takahashi Deishû, 2008, vol. 4-3, pp. 84-87.
Moate, Sarah, Suigetsu, "The Moon in Water", The Zen calligraphy of Yamaoka Tesshû and Terayama Tanchû, 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: Katsuno’s 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.