Kendo World is pleased to announce that issue 4.3 is now available on the Zinio ebook platform. In order to purchase/view it, you will need a Zinio account and then install the app on your smartphone or tablet. It can also be viewed on PCs and Macs. For more information about Zinio, please check www.zinio.com. To buy 4.3 or another Kendo World back issue, click here. To buy 8.3 or a two issue subscription (8.3 and 8.4), click here. To buy the Kendo World 16th WKC Special Issue or any of our other special editions (Naginata, Grading Successfully, Charles Boxer, etc.), click here. A table of contentsRead More →

Ladies and Gentlemen, Kendo World is please to announce that the hardcopy and Zinio ebook editions of Kendo World 8.3 are finally available! The hardcopy edition can be purchased here. Details on how to buy the Zinio edition are below, as well as a synopsis of the issue. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Kendo World. The Kendo World Team Zinio Sales Links To buy 8.3 or a two issue subscription (8.3 and 8.4), click here. To buy a Kendo World back issue, click here. To buy the Kendo World 16th WKC Special Issue or any of our other special editions (Naginata, GradingRead More →

The 15th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships Nakamura Sports Center, Nagoya Sunday April 16, 2017 The 15th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships was held at Nakamura Sports Center in Nagoya on Sunday April 16, 2017. As usual, the Kendo World team was there to cover the event. 32 of Japan’s top 8-dan sensei were selected to take part (profiles below), and for the second year running, Kanagawa’s K8-dan Miyazaki Masahiro was victorious, defeating K8-dan Tani Katsuhiko, a high school principal from Gunma, in the final with a men strike in encho. In the current format of the 8-dan championships, Miyazaki-sensei became the second competitorRead More →

The 15th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships Nakamura Sports Center, Nagoya Sunday April 16, 2017 The fifteenth edition of the All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Championships is about a week away. As usual, the Kendo World team will be there live reporting on the competition that will see 32 of Japan’s top 8-dan sensei battling it out to be crowned champion. This tournament was originally known as the Meiji-Mura Kendo Competition, which ran from 1977 to 2002. It was held in the Meiji-Mura (Meiji Village) Museum in Inuyama City near Nagoya. This is an open-air museum that was established in 1965 to preserve JapaneseRead More →