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    Hi there,

    i was wondering who knew about this book :

    NAGINATA: The Definitive Guide by Alex BENNETT

    that can be bought from kendo-world in the publications.

    how is this book ?

    I've fenced for two years and started kendo this year, and i've always been interested in naginata (from childhood video games *grins*). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much naginata in canada (no federations?), let alone in quebec.

    I'm looking for a book with more technique than history, but a book with both sure would be nice. I would like it to have pictures/drawing showing proper techniques and a listing of different waza (if the terms apply for naginata too...sorry for my ignorance), etc...

    thanks for your time,

    project

  • #2
    Originally posted by projectnavi
    Hi there,

    i was wondering who knew about this book :

    NAGINATA: The Definitive Guide by Alex BENNETT

    that can be bought from kendo-world in the publications.

    how is this book ?

    I've fenced for two years and started kendo this year, and i've always been interested in naginata (from childhood video games *grins*). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much naginata in canada (no federations?), let alone in quebec.

    I'm looking for a book with more technique than history, but a book with both sure would be nice. I would like it to have pictures/drawing showing proper techniques and a listing of different waza (if the terms apply for naginata too...sorry for my ignorance), etc...

    thanks for your time,

    project
    Hello,

    i never had this book but for what you search (book with techniques), i'm using "sport V course, Naginata" edited by the japanese federation and also translated by A. Bennett. There are many pictures and a good explanation. To me, it's a good reference book..

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    • #3
      thank you for your input on this. I will check that book right away.


      edit : would you happen to know where to get the english version ?

      i only seem to end up on the japanese ones...and since i don't intend to learn japanese for another two years...

      thanks,

      project
      Last edited by projectnavi; 31st May 2005, 01:07 AM.

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      • #4
        this book looks rather nice as well :

        Illustrated Naginata


        anyone can comment ?

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        • #5
          As you will see in another thread (http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2691), we are all looking impatiently for Dr. Alex' book!

          For the time it is awaited, it will surely be the Holy Book of Naginata!

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          • #6
            sorry to keep you waiting folks.

            The book was sent to the printers in Singapore yesterday. It will be ready in 2 weeks.

            Table of contents are as follows, with a total of 365 pages.



            Dedication
            Recommendation
            Introduction

            Chapter 1: The History of Naginata

            Chapter 2: Form and Theory

            Chapter 3: Practical Lessons Without A Partner

            Chapter 4: Practical Lessons With A Partner

            Shikake-Oji
            Ippon-Me
            Nihon-Me
            Sanbon-Me
            Yonhon-Me
            Gohon-Me
            Roppon-Me
            Nanahon-Me
            Hachihon-Me

            Chapter 5: Training With Bogu


            Appendix 1 - Tournament Regulations
            Appendix 2 - New Tournament Regulations
            Appendix 3 - Supplementary Notes to Tournament Regulations
            Appendix 4 - Kata
            Appendix 5 - Grading Examination Questions
            Appendix 6 - Glossary

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            • #7
              Yay!

              ..........

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              • #8
                OH YEAH!

                thanks alex !

                2 weeks...great timing !

                project

                ps : alex, please come by the forums and announce when the book is out so we don't miss it !

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                • #9
                  You mean, two more weeks to wait, Alex ? It is unfair !

                  Thibaud

                  (I would like to thank Miss Marylin Monroe for "It is unfair", from "The seven year itch", the people knowing the movie will understand what I am thinking of... )

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                  • #10
                    it'd better be good ...
                    hope to see you soon in the Naginata galaxy

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                    • #11
                      So... is it out and how do we buy it?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jakob Ryngen
                        So... is it out and how do we buy it?

                        Alex confirmed me that its going to be available right on the Kendo-World website.

                        he would surely add "thanks for your interest"


                        as for if its out, just read this thread again.

                        voila.

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                        • #13
                          Naginata in Canada

                          Naginata is growing in Canada. There are clubs in Montreal, Hull, Toronto and Edmonton. Email me if you want more info.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dwebb
                            Naginata is growing in Canada. There are clubs in Montreal, Hull, Toronto and Edmonton. Email me if you want more info.

                            thanks !

                            i wanted to update this post about it so if there's any other canadian wondering how naginata's doing in 2005, he'll find the information here.

                            they need to work on their website tho i mean, BAD.

                            I'll be checking Montreal Naginata club in 3 weeks, they practice every thursday from 8pm-10pm.

                            project

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                            • #15
                              are we there yet??

                              Any news on this book? Its been a few days/weeks (it feels like) over 2 now.. my eyes and hands are beginning to itch with anticipation....

                              StarD0G101
                              http://nawa.wakr.asn.au <- Naginata

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