Kendo World 8.2
ISBN: 4907009216
EAN13: 9784907009212
Language: English
Pages: 108
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Editorial By Alex Bennett In the Editorial, Alex joyfully describes his brand new set of premium handmade bogu that took several years to make and cost the same as a medium-sized car, but he also laments on the state of bogu production in Japan as there are now no artisans left in Japan who can make a complete set of bogu from scratch. In order to try and preserve the craft, Kendo World is lobbying the All Japan Kendo Federation to get the last remaining craftsmen designated as National Living Treasures. The 14th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Tournament By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime A report on the 14th All Japan Invitational Kendo Tournament which was won by Kanagawa's K8-dan Miyazaki Masahiro. UTS Kendo Seminar: An Interview with Takanabe Susumu and Wako Daisuke By Clement Guo Former two-time All Japan Champion and World Champion Takanabe Susumu and All Japan Championship runner-up Wako Daisuke visited UTS Kendo Club in Sydney in December 2015 to hold a seminar. During the seminar they sat down with Clement Guo for a interview and discussed their thoughts on kendo and participating in competitions. Kendo - Part 2 By Takano Sasaburō Translated and annotated by Alex Bennett It's a bit difficult to know where to begin when discussing Takano Sasaburō's contributions to kendo. He was instrumental in developing the dan grading system for kendo, and was also a key member in the committee that created the Nihon Kendo Kata in 1912. His book simply titled Kendō was a tour de force in the creation of a uniform style for modern kendo, and is still considered a classic book by kendoka today. This series of articles will translate Takano's book and the text will be annotated to contextualize its ground-breaking content. This issue of Kendo World will feature Chapter 2 which is divided into the following sections: The Objective of Kendo in Education; Teaching Content and Apportioning; Assessment; Kendo Equipment; Grading System. Kendo for Adults Part 4: The Importance of Kirikaeshi for Mature Practitioners By Hatano Toshio Translated by Alex Bennett In this issue, Hatano-sensei explains the importance of kirikaeshi and its benefits. Uncle Kotay's Kendo Korner - Part2: the pleats in the hakama By Uncle Kotay Kendo sage Uncle Kotay dishes out kendo wisdom. In this installment he talks about the meaning of the pleats in kendo hakama . Kendo From Basics By Kendo Kyoshi 8-dan Hirakawa Nobuo Translated by Michael Ishimatsu-Prime Hirakawa Nobuo-sensei's Kendo From Basics was origi-nally published in 1993. It proved to be very popular and went through several printings in the original Japanese. Chinese and Korean language translations have also been made, and now, Kendo World has translated it into English and is hoping to publish it in 2016. As a preview, this edition of Kendo World features a section on -Creating a debana striking opportunity- from the Applied Techniques chapter.... ....