The Kendo Grading Book Vol.1 and Vol.2 Available Now on iBooks!!

Vol.1 and Vol.2 Available Now on iBooks!! The Kendo Grading Book How to Pass Kendo Examinations 4-dan to 7-dan By Yoshiyama Mitsuru Translation and Editing by Alex Bennett In 2006, Kendo World published Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan Yoshiyama Mitsuru-sensei’s The Kendo Grading Book: How to Pass Kendo Examinations 4-dan to 7-dan. It was accompanied by a DVD that helped illustrate the important points that candidates who are attempting a grading should pay attention to. It has been out of print for some … Continue reading

KIN 102M cont. – You mean I gotta write an essay?

KIN 102M cont. – You mean I gotta write an essay? By Ron Fox This article has its roots in two other articles I’ve written. If you want to get the background, have a look at “Kirikaeshi? Is that going to be on the final?” Part I and Part II and “What good is kendo?” If you’re impatient like me… well then just dive right in and ignore the back story. In the Michigan State University “KIN 102M” (Introduction to Kendo) … Continue reading

Dojo Files: London Mumeishi Dojo 40th Anniversary

This Dojo Files article originally appeared in Kendo World 4.4. In memory of Terry Holt-sensei we are reprinting the article here. Dojo Files: Mumeishi Dojo London Mumeishi Dojo 40th Anniversary By Michael Komoto In recent times, we take for granted the broad dissemination of kendo, popularization in modern culture, and the possibility of traveling and engaging in kendo in nearly any place in the world. However, it has not always been so, and in actuality, the history of kendo outside … Continue reading

Dojo Files 00001: The History of Mumeishi Kendo Club: 1968-2002

The very first Dojo Files article appeared in Kendo World Vol.1.2 in 2002. It was about Mumeishi Kendo Club in London and was written by the late Terry Holt-sensei. In his memory, we are reprinting that article below. The Dojo Files: 00001 The History of Mumeishi Kendo Club: 1968-2002 By Terry Holt, 7th dan During the sixties, kendo in the UK was being practised in a small way at Judo clubs, and other dojos. Nenriki Dojo was the only kendo … Continue reading

The First Steps to Becoming a Referee by Terry Holt-sensei

The First Steps to Becoming a Referee by Terry Holt-sensei As we are sure that most of you know by now, Terry Holt-sensei of Mumeishi Kendo Club in London sadly passed away on 12 January, 2015. Holt-sensei was a very popular and well respected sensei throughout the world. He also supported of Kendo World and in issue 3.3 he contributed an article titled “The First Steps to Becoming a Referee”. We won’t reprint the article here as it is available for … Continue reading

Kendo World 7.3 – Now Available on Zinio!

The Zinio version of Kendo World is now on sale! It costs 980yen for a single issue, but we’re also offering a two-issue subscription at the discounted price of 1,800yen. If you live outside of Japan, which we’re assuming most of you do, the price will be converted to your local currency when you access the Zinio website. The Zinio eBook edition of Kendo World can be read on any any iOS, Android and Windows 8 device installed with the … Continue reading