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5.0 out of 5 stars Kendo - more than stickfighting, 12 Jan. 2010
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J. Rasmussen "AremArk" (Aarhus, Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Heart of Kendo: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of the Art of the Sword (Paperback)
This is a really great book on kendo. Although it introduces all the basic moves (strikes, foootwork etc.) it is much more than that. The authors special connection to his Japanese sensei - and his status as hatamoto in the senseis clan/family - gives him a unique insight into the history, philosophy and traditions surrounding the art of the sword. I am no expert in the art of Kendo, but I am sure this book will ispire both the novice and the advanced practitioner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a read, 25 Nov. 2012
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I have only been training Kendo for 8-9 months. The book gave me very good insight about Kendo, how it came to be in the form it is today, the essence of Kata and why Kata is not just a set of choreography.

The book also gives some example of real match situations, how one can spot an opening etc.

However, I strongly recommend that the book be read along side training under a teacher. The pictures only made sense to me since I have been practicing at a dojo and my teacher has been explaining these things as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction to the art, 27 Feb. 2014
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Rosie (Worthing, UK) - See all my reviews
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I particularly like the dialogues with the Japanese sensei. I also find the diagrams and explanations very useful. An excellent book for starters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kendo, 28 May 2010
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Graham Cheriton (Hertfordshire England) - See all my reviews
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This is a good comprehensive guide to the art of kendo well put together and easy to digest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Jan. 2015
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Good present. Very interesting book for kendo Lovers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Nov. 2014
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Good.
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