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Kendo

Kendo

Author: Hiroshi Ozawa

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770021194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 173

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This comprehensive guide to Kendo features easy-to-follow line drawings toemonstrate techniques, basic information on equipment and lists of officialules and clubs. The book is aimed at beginners and experts alike.

Kendo

Kendo

Author: Jinichi Tokeshi

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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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 (nitô ryû), 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 Hawaii, where it has been practiced for more than a century and where some of the world's top practitioners can be found.

Kendo

Kendo

Author: Alexander C. Bennett

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959941

Category: History

Page: 328

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Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was later influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultranationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentler form of nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan’s youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of "soft power." Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, cultural exclusiveness continues to play a role in kendo’s ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to Japan’s sense of collective identity.

Kendo

Kendo

Author: Kiyota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317793168

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Kendo

Kendo

Author: Geoff Salmon

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462911806

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Master the art of Kendo—Japanese Swordsmanship with this illustrated and comprehensive martial arts guide. Kendo or the "Way of the Sword" holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few practices tracing back directly to Japan's ancient samurai heritage. Modern students flock to kendo for physically—and mentally—challenging activity that combines traditional martial arts values with strenuous physical activity. Author Geoff Salmon has over 40 years of kendo experience gained in and outside of Japan. His goal in this kendo guide is to dispel many misconceptions about the sport and to make kendo training accessible and effective for anyone. His simple, straightforward writing style is especially helpful for beginning students and martial artists from other disciplines who wish to add kendo training to their repertoire. The core of this kendo book is a series of detailed instructional sequences demonstrating the basic kendo techniques. The author also presents the fundamental principles and philosophy that make kendo as much an exercise of the mind as of the sword. For many adherents, the goal is to train your mind to achieve a state of mushin (no-mind). Beyond that, this book also shows you how to win competitions and integrate kendo into your personal fitness routines. This is the first book to clearly link the philosophical and mental elements of kendo to the physical techniques, thereby enabling readers to gain a holistic understanding of the martial art. It offers a comprehensive training program similar to those given by leading kendo teachers in Japan, past and present.

Complete Kendo

Complete Kendo

Author: John J. Donohue

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462917518

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Complete Kendo 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. This martial arts guide covers everything from the care and handling of hakama, the pleated trousers worn by kendoka (practitioners of kendo), all in an easy conversational dialogue that is a great pleasure to read. Structured to echo the organization of the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, Complete Kendo 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 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. With explanatory line drawings by Kathleen Sweeney illustrating significant points of discussion, a handy glossary of kendo terminology and related concepts, and an unusually helpful bibliography, Complete Kendo is an essential volume for every kendoka's personal library.

This is Kendo

This is Kendo

Author: Junzo Sasamori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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"An excellent introduction to traditional Japanese swordsmanship."—Daily Yamiuri This book introduces Kendo, the exhilarating mental and physical sport of Japan that has gained new popularity, with both sexes now participating, its own evolution and the efforts of a remarkable group of teachers it has progressed through the years to its present position as a sport. This is Kendo is a fully illustrated introduction to the traditional art of Japanese fencing—its essential nature and its basic techniques. It is the first kendo book in English to describe and analyze this famous sport. Features include: Over 100 photographs and drawings Origin and History of Kendo Basic Kendo Principles and Techniques Traditions Governing Kendo Etiquette and Technique Important Strikes Offensive and Defensive Positions Training Exercises The paramount point to be remembered in this book on an ancient art is that no one really stops learning more about the people who invented armor and developed combat techniques. It is our hope that the reader will continue his study beyond the scope of this kendo guide.

A pedagogical approach of kendo: Keiken Suru

A pedagogical approach of kendo: Keiken Suru

Author: Stevie Roquelaure

Publisher: Librinova

ISBN: 9791026283256

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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The word kendo means “the way of the sword”. Well beyond the technical skills, it relates to our emotional and intellectual skills. If in Japan, and more generally in Asia, this multidimensionality of kendo is straightforward and fully apprehend, this is not yet the case all around the World, where the practice of kendo still needs to gain maturity to blossom. The heart, strength and soul of the Japanese kendo is undeniable, and we must inspire ourselves from its rich history. However, we have to be careful of the shortcut residing in the temptation of a “copy and paste”. This easy way will lead to the edification of a fade kendo without any character and soul. On the contrary, we should inspire ourselves from the Japanese reference to build a kendo culture, that will rely on our own experience and traditions, the roots of our strength and singularity. This book proposes a multidimensional pedagogical approach of both learning and teaching kendo, where beginners, as well as experts, are going to find relevant and practical materials for daily practice. Moreover, any isolated trainee can find in this manual, references to guide his practice and monitor his improvements. Keiken suru, means “to make the experience”; so Embrace your own Experience with Force, Efficiency and Soberness.

Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API

Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API

Author: Nishanth Nair

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781782160939

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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The Packt Beginner’s Guide format is designed to make you as comfortable as possible. Using practical examples, this guide will walk you through the ins and outs of web application development with easy step-by-step instructions.If you want to build your own application but don’t know where to start, then this is the book for you. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step and real-life examples, you will be building your own applications in a matter of weeks not years.

Instant Kendo UI Mobile

Instant Kendo UI Mobile

Author: Sagar Ganatra

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849699129

Category: Computers

Page: 60

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Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Written as practical recipes, Instant Kendo UI Mobile How-to will show you all you need to know to build your first mobile application utilizing the Kendo UI Mobile framework and its components.This book is for web application developers who are looking forward to build a mobile website or an application. It requires basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This guide assumes that you are new to the topic and provides a step-by-step approach to building mobile applications using the Kendo UI Mobile library.

Year of the Baboon : A Crazy Dutch Kendo Student Reporting From The Land Of The Rising Fun

Year of the Baboon : A Crazy Dutch Kendo Student Reporting From The Land Of The Rising Fun

Author: Stefan Korpel

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447551706

Category: Humor

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To realize his dream of full-time sword fighting with the world's best, Stefan sold his apartment and left home for the International Budo University in Katsuura, Japan. This unique book offers you a hilarious roller coaster ride of Japanese culture like Stefan experienced it during his year as a Special Course student at IBU. You will meet the spirit of the modern samurai which is about rigorous daily dojo training, but also deals with parties, diplomacy, friendship, social hierarchy, sex, zazen, sensei, haiku, karaoke, raw foods, hot sake, saying sorry, bending rules, skipping class, taking tests, crashing cars, black belts, white rabbits, space toilets, sky sharks, smurf hill, tournaments, slippers, fireworks and beach golf.