RT2014, and a bit of kendo as well

RT2014, and a bit of kendo as well By Ron Fox Many of you have read my past articles for the Kendo World homepage. As you might expect, I have a professional (non-kendo) life. I work as a programmer for the National Superconducting  Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University (NSCL). My speciality is the construction of software for real-time data acquisition from experiments performed at this facility. Our University and the NSCL have a grant to build a new U.S. … Continue reading

The 2nd Children’s Kendo Festival

The 2nd Children’s Kendo Festival By Stuart Gibson Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited by the Japan Kendo Promotion Association to participate as a guest at the 2nd Children’s Kendo Festival, held in Saitama on June 15, 2014. The aim of the festival is: “Widening the recognition of kendo, supporting the health and growth of children, and through competition giving a chance to develop new friendships and demonstrate their improvement through practise.” (http://kenshinkyo.jp/event2014.html) As part of this festival, … Continue reading



The True Meaning of the Nihon Kendo Kata

At the 3rd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai held on Saturday August 2, 2014, H8-dan Inoue Yoshihiko-sensei spoke about the true meaning of the Nihon Kendo Kata, and a demonstration was given by two of his students. The talk was based on an article that Inoue-sensei had written for the September 2014 issue of Kendo Nihon. Below is the handout that was given to all participants. The True Meaning of Learning the Nihon Kendo Kata (Inoue Yoshihiko Kendo Hanshi 8-dan, Kendo Nihon Sept. 2014) … Continue reading

The 3rd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai

On Saturday August 2, 2014, the Kendo World Team welcomed 53 participants to Meiji University’s Nakano Campus for the 3rd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai. This was our biggest event to date, due in part to the fact that it was the day after the Kitamoto Seminar finished. We were very happy to have eight participants from the Kitamoto Seminar take part in our event, too.   Construction of the Nakano Campus was only finished last year, and the campus was … Continue reading

FINAL UPDATE: The 3rd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai – Saturday August 2, 2014

This is the final update for the 3rd Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai which is now only four days away. This year’s event, which will be held at Meiji University’s Nakano Campus, has proven to be more popular than the first two, and we reached our limit of 50 participants over a week ago. However, there have been a couple of cancellations so we still have two places open. The number of participants may have dropped slightly, but the number of sensei has increased. … Continue reading