Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship

By | June 29, 2017
Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship Author Geoff Salmon
ISBN-10 4805312319
ISBN-13 9784805312315
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Master the art of KendoJapanese 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 physicallyand mentallychallenging 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

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