Kendo (Martial Arts) Paperback – 1 Nov 2004
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About the Author
Jeff Broderick began studying the Japanese sword arts in 1991, starting with iaido and kenjutsu, and then adding kendo and jodo. To further his study of Japanese martial arts, he lived in Japan for two years in Nagasaki prefecture, earning his fourth-degree black belt. A science teacher by profession, he lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and hopes someday to revisit Japan. The book also has contributions from Ed Chart and Misoo Ko, both kendo practioners based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. UK consultant Paul Budden is the author of a study of kendo kata, and is the high grade representative for the Kendo bu (section) of the British Kendo Association, holding the rank of 6th Dan Renshi. He lives in Buckinghamshire.
Top customer reviews
It is so helpful! Giving a breif history of the sport, it shows you (with the help of pictures) very detailed ways of performing the right stances, correct posture and helpful hints on the care and needs of your equiptment.
With detailed explanations of all the 'terms' used in Kendo, this book should alleviate any problems or worries you have about the sport. Aswell as giving a great in depth view into how the sport is regulated, the 'grading system', the warmup procedures, how to put on your equiptment, and finally showing you the the basic techniques.
I would reccommend this book to anyone who is thinking of taking up this wonderful sport, or to anyone who has been out of it, and needs to refresh themselves.
To be honest, why are you still here? Get on that checkout with it now!
The reason I only give it 3 stars is that I would have liked something that describes more of the history, the goals and ambitions and the feeling of practicing Kendo. Where are the challenges and how do I understand/evaluate a match. I have found such info for free, on the net but without the excellent pictures in this book. Any way you need to see and feel this sport to understand it, I think, a book will never convey Kendo completely
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