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Complete Kendo (Tuttle Martial Arts)by John Donohue
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andlt;bandgt;A thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword, andlt;iandgt;Complete Kendoandlt;/iandgt; covers every aspect of the discipline, from equipment and terminology to technique and strategy.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Complete Kendoandlt;/iandgt; is a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded. John Donohue covers everything from the care and handling of andlt;iandgt;hakamaandlt;/iandgt;, the pleated trousers worn by andlt;iandgt;kendokaandlt;/iandgt; (practitioners of kendo), to the methods of cultivating the meditative state of andlt;iandgt;mushinandlt;/iandgt; (no mind), all in an easy conversational dialogue that is a great pleasure to read.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Structured to echo the organization of the andlt;iandgt;Book of Five Ringsandlt;/iandgt; by Miyamoto Musashi, this kendo book is a modern version of the swordsman's primer by a martial artist skilled not only in the art of kendo but, like Musashi, in many traditional Japanese martial arts, and with a superb understanding of the martial tradition and culture of Japan. The author uses lessons learned from a long career of teaching martial arts and academic subjects to impart clearly and concisely the fundamentals of kendo and the martial way.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With explanatory line drawings by Kathleen Sweeney illustrating significant points of discussion, kendo katas, a handy glossary of kendo terminology and related concepts, and an unusually helpful bibliography, andlt;iandgt;Complete Kendoandlt;/iandgt; is an essential volume for every kendoka's personal library.
This text takes the reader on a guided tour of the principles and philosophy on which Kendo, the Japanese martial way of the sword, is founded.
A thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword, "Complete Kendo" covers every aspect of the discipline, from equipment and terminology to technique and strategy. Photos throughout.
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Ken Shamrock is the legendary martial artist who dominated no-holds-barred martial arts competition in both America and Asia. He was the first Superfight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the popular martial arts event, and the first King of Pancrase, the pioneering Japanese fighting circuit. He is also the founder of the Lion's Den in Northern California, where many of the world's top bare-knuckle warriors hone and harden their skills. Step into the Lion's Den and learn the remarkable story of Shamrock's rise from a troubled youth to the pinnacle of reality martial combat. Learn, too, the secrets of Shamrock's ultra-efficient submissions fighting system and the training regimen that makes his fighters champions in the United States, South America, and Asia.
Richard Hanner is a bureau chief and columnist for The Stockton Record where he has won numerous awards for enterprise and feature writing. His freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Parade, the California Journal, and Runner's World. He lives in Woodbridge, California, with his wife Judith and their sons Mitchell and Alexander.
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