Traduction française par Agnès Lamon. Kendo World tient à remercier Okushima Sensei et Kendo Jidai Magazine pour leur avoir permis de traduire et diffuser cet article. Article original in Kendo World 4.3 – Décembre 2008. Okushima Yoshio est né le 3 janvier 1937. Diplômé de l’Université de Hiroshima, il rejoint les services de la Préfecture de Police de Kyoto en 1955 où il étudie sous la direction de Tanaka Kazuichi. Sihan au sein de la section de kendo de la Police de Kyoto, il prend sa retraite en 1996. Okushima Hanshi a pris part à tous les plus grands tournois nationaux. Membre du Comité DirecteurRead More →

By Paul Martin, a Tokyo-based Japanese sword specialist. Originally published in KW Issue 4.2, 2008. Surrounded by 200-year-old cherry blossom trees behind the main Kōdansha building in Otowa, Bunkyō-ku, the old Noma Dōjō was a place of pilgrimage for the world’s kendo fencers. Founded in 1925 by the first president of Kōdansha Publishing Company, Noma Seiji, it had the spirit of generations of Japan’s finest kendo practitioners permeated into its vast pine wood floor. After the war, Noma Dōjō was referred to as one of the four great dōjō of the eastern capital (Tokyo), and until its recent destruction it was the only remaining one.Read More →

Originally published in Kendo World Issue 3.1, 2004 The Meiji Restoration and Kendo The modern art of kendo, now practiced by millions of people in Japan and around the world evolved from tried and tested battlefield techniques. With the advancement of tenka taihei, or “peace throughout the realm” during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868), the martial arts took on new a role for the ruling samurai class. With no more wars to demonstrate martial valour, the military arts were studied as vehicles for self-development, with increasing emphasis placed on aesthetic and spiritual values rather than just as a means to kill. The Tokugawa period saw theRead More →

Traducción al Inglés: Federación Noruega de Kendo – Comité Técnico de Kendo. 2003. Traducción libre del Inglés al Español: Legado de Santiago B. Tejada (EE.UU. & Rep. Dominicana). El concepto del Kendo (Establecido por la Federación de Kendo del Japón en el año 1975) El concepto del Kendo es disciplinar el carácter humano a través de la práctica de los principios de la Katana (sable japonés.) El Propósito de Practicar Kendo es: Moldear la mente y el cuerpo, Cultivar un espíritu vigoroso, Y mediante la práctica correcta y rigurosa, Esforzarse para mejorar en el arte del Kendo. Apreciar la cortesía humana y el honor, RelacionarseRead More →