The Kendo World Shop @ the 16th WKC

The Kendo World Shop @ the 16th WKC During all three days of the 16th WKC, Kendo World will have a shop at the Nippon Budokan. We have got some fantastic deals on books, magazines, kote, tenugui and bags. We also have a huge amount of KW back issues for sale, and even a few Vol.1 issues, too! Have a look at our great deals below! We also have the following deals: Any 3 KW back issues = 1,000yen Kendo World Eco-bag + any … Continue reading

The Kendo World 16th WKC Special Issue

The Kendo World 16th World Kendo Championships Special Issue Ladies and Gentlemen, the Kendo World Team is pleased to announce the content of our upcoming 16th WKC Special Issue. On sale from the Kendo World shop at the Nippon Budokan during the 16th WKC, this issue is crammed full of great content about the WKC past and present. Judging the Judges and “Gross Spectators” By Alex Bennett This article looks at the expectations and pressures of being a shinpan and discusses … Continue reading

The Kendo World Original Kote!

Kendo World Original Kote On sale at the 16WKC! At the upcoming 16WKC (May 29-31, 2015), Kendo World will have a shop inside the Nippon Budokan on the second floor, the same level as the main entrance. In addition to some great deals on books, magazines and many other items, Kendo World is pleased to announce that we will also be selling the “Kendo World Original Kote”. The Kendo World team has worked in collaboration with a bespoke Chiba-based bogu manufacturer to bring you … Continue reading

Photo Essay: 2015 Kyoto Taikai Kobudo / Jodo / Iaido‏

Photo Essay: 2015 Kyoto Taikai Kobudo / Jodo / Iaido By Jeff Broderick ‏ “Golden Week” in early May of each year sees one of the main events of the sword arts calendar: the Kyoto Taikai.  The setting for this venerable event is the august Butokuden hall – a venue that is steeped in tradition and rich in atmosphere, but one which can be a photographer’s worst nightmare.  The hall itself is rather dark, with intense backlight streaming in from … Continue reading

Important Announcement – the Kendo World 16th WKC Special Edition!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, To commemorate the upcoming WKC that is being held at the Nippon Budokan from 29-31 May, 2015, Kendo World is pleased to announce that we are producing a 16th WKC Special Edition! We can’t give too much away at the moment, but it will be full of WKC related articles. The Kendo World team will of course be there to cover the WKC, but we will also have a shop in the Nippon Budokan. We will be selling the … Continue reading

Eight is Great – The 13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships

Eight is Great The 13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships Report By Alex Bennett and Michael Ishimatsu-Prime On April 19, the Nakamura Sports Centre in Nagoya was host once again to the 13th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships. This year was the much anticipated debut of 6-time All Japan Champion and kendo legend, Miyazaki Masahiro. This perhaps explains why there were more people in the crowd this year than ever before. A quick glance at the ladder shows … Continue reading