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All students of kendo — the formal art and practice of Japanese swordsmanship — will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules — essential aspects of any martial art. Beginners will find this section particularly helpful because of the close attention paid to fundamental techniques of kendo, including the rare two-sword form (nito ryu), largely unknown outside of Japan. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Nihon Kendo Kata and Shiai and Shinpan rules and regulations are useful references for those learning the Kata and participating in matches. The author, who is also a practicing physician, is attentive throughout to injury prevention and safety — concerns often overlooked in martial arts manuals.

The elements of kendo philosophy, which can mystify even experienced practitioners, are explained in simple terms to aid understanding. The manual concludes with biographies of Japan's most celebrated swordsmen, an extensive glossary of kendo terms, and a history of kendo in Hawai'i, where it has been practiced for more than a century and where some of the world's top practitioners can be found.

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Students of kendo and general readers interested in Japanese swordsmanship will welcome this introduction to the marshal art written by an advanced practitioner and illustrated with hundreds of sketches. Beginning with the history of kendo, the book details the care and use of basic equipment, regulations and rules, injury prevention, and technique and forms including the rare two-sword form largely unknown outside of Japan. The manual concludes with biographies of Japan's best known swordsmen, a glossary of terms, and a history of kendo in Hawaii where it has been practiced for more than a century. The book is a revised, and enlarged version of Tokeshi's earlier publication , containing additional illustrations, new rules and regulations, and the Nihon Kendo Kata.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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All students of kendo--the formal art and practice of Japanese swordsmanship--will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules--essential aspects of any martial art. Beginners will find this section particularly helpful because of the close attention paid to fundamental techniques of kendo, including the rare two-sword form (nito ryu), largely unknown outside of Japan. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Nihon Kendo Kata and Shiai and Shinpan rules and regulations are useful references for those learning the Kata and participating in matches. The author, who is also a practicing physician, is attentive throughout to injury prevention and safety concerns--often overlooked in martial arts manuals.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-287) and index.

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All students of kendo will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules-essential aspects of any martial art. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The elements of kendo philosophy, which can mystify even experienced practitioners, are explained in simple terms to aid understanding.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824825980
Author:
Tokeshi, Jinichi
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Location:
Honolulu
Subject:
Fencing
Subject:
Kendo
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1458
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.80x5.10x.78 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , All students of kendo--the formal art and practice of Japanese swordsmanship--will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules--essential aspects of any martial art. Beginners will find this section particularly helpful because of the close attention paid to fundamental techniques of kendo, including the rare two-sword form (nito ryu), largely unknown outside of Japan. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Nihon Kendo Kata and Shiai and Shinpan rules and regulations are useful references for those learning the Kata and participating in matches. The author, who is also a practicing physician, is attentive throughout to injury prevention and safety concerns--often overlooked in martial arts manuals.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-287) and index.
"Synopsis" by , All students of kendo will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules-essential aspects of any martial art. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The elements of kendo philosophy, which can mystify even experienced practitioners, are explained in simple terms to aid understanding.
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