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 →

Ladies and Gentlemen, Kendo World is please to announce that the Zinio ebook edition of Kendo World 8.3 is finally available! The hardcopy edition is at the printers being check and should be available soon. 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 ofRead More →

Kendo World 8.3 is almost ready; we are very sorry for the delay. A synopsis of the contents can be found below. Kendo World 8.3 Synopsis Editorial: Letting Go… By Alex Bennett In this editorial, Alex describes the importance of “letting go” in keiko. In Japanese this is described by the word “sutemi”, which literally means “discarding the body”. The key to kendo improvement is sutemi, throwing yourself into every attack. The 64th All Japan Kendo Championships By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime A report on the 64th All Japan Kendo Championships which was won by Kanagawa’s Katsumi Yosuke. Kendo as Music; Music as Kendo By J. MichaelRead More →

By Jeff Broderick After a 24-year absence, the 2016 All-Japan Iaido Championship tournament returned to Tokyo. On Saturday, October 22 the main event of the iaido year (along with the Kyoto Taikai in May) was held at the Tokyo Budokan in Adachi Ward. Iaidoka from across the country gathered to test their technique against the very best in Japan. The home team was obviously hungry for the victory; after a long period of taking a backseat to other Kanto strongholds of iaido power such as Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba, Tokyo had been able to fight their way to 3rd place in Fukushima in 2014, andRead More →