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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.

Kendo

Kendo

Author: Kiyota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317793151

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: Alexander C. Bennett

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520284371

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 Òinventing tradition,Ó 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 JapanÕs youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of Òsoft power.Ó 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 kendoÕs ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to JapanÕs sense of collective identity.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 80

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The Encyclopedia of the Sword

The Encyclopedia of the Sword

Author: Nick Evangelista

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313278969

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 690

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From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 64

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 64

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 64

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 80

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-mind Disciplines

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-mind Disciplines

Author: Nancy Allison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0823925463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

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Introduces various programs and activities designed to awaken the links between mind, body, and spirit, including sensory therapies, subtle energy practices, massage, movement therapy methods, martial arts, yoga, meditation, and creative arts therapies

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 80

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

Black Belt

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Page: 80

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.