Top critical review
The rules and techniques of Kendo
on 12 January 2010
This book is the definitive guide to the sport of kendo. It contains illustrations and explanations of various strikes, moves etc. as well as the rules and regulations for sports kendo. There is, however, very little "behind the scenes" material. Almost nothing about the philosophy, history and underlying ideas about swordpractice in the japanese tradition. For someone interrested in the facts of kendo as a sport, i'm sure this is a fine purchase. For someone interrested in the whole budo-idea of japanese culture and martial arts culture in particular, there is really nothing much to get here.