The 1st Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai was held at the Nippon Budokan in July 2012. The event was attended by about 50 foreign and Japanese participants, and we were lucky to have had seven 8-dan sensei also attending being led by Hanshi 8-dan Inoue Yoshihiko-sensei.
Amongst the many participants was the reknowned documentary film-maker, Jon Braeley. Jon’s company, Empty Mind Films, specialises in making documentaries on martial arts, as well as on Eastern philosophies. Jon videoed the keiko-kai and also interviewed Inoue-sensei and has just uploaded a video of that on his YouTube channel. Please check the interview below, out as well as Jon’s many other videos.