Buy Used
$25.87
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... All Day Low Prices!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

Fundamental Kendo Hardcover – October 1, 1974


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, October 1, 1974
"Please retry"
$93.31 $25.87

Spring Books
The Big Books of Spring
See our editors' picks for the books you'll want to read this season, from blockbusters and biographies to new fiction and children's books.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 80% Off Fiction Favorites
Today only, more than 15 fiction favorites are up to 80% off on Kindle. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications; First Edition edition (October 1, 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870402269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870402265
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
It is unfortunate that this book is out of print. This was once the required text for the International Summer Kendo Seminar held each year in Saitama, Japan. It is one of the best reference books for kendo practitioners. It contains step-by-step instructions and photographs on basic kendo techniques and kendo kata. It also covers basic history, philosophy, and tournament rules and regulations in an easy reference format. You may hear rumors of an updated version in the works, but I wouldn't hold my breath. This rumor has been around for as long as the book has been out of print. Although some of its content is outdated, it is still worth getting a copy, if you can find one. There were versions printed in Japanese, English, and French.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 2003
I agree that this book is the first of its kind. However, its worth is mostly in its collector's value. There is so much of its contents that is out-of-date, not to mention the errors, that the going price hardly worth it; although, I have to admit that I have yet to see another book on kendo that comes close to quality and practical value of Fundamental Kendo. There is good news, however. The All Japan Kendo Federation has published a condensed version in two soft cover books under the title `Kendo Fundamentals - Condensed Publication'. Volume 1 (58 pages) is subtitled `Kendo Equipment, Courtesies, Basic Movements'. Volume 2 (120 pages) is subtitled `Personal Attack and Defense Skills. Training (Keiko).' Amazon may be able to special order these books, or you can try contacting the All Japan Kendo Federation.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anita Evangelista on August 20, 1997
The book for every kendoist who is serious about their art. This book has it all
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?