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Budo Perspectives Hardcover – June 26, 2013

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kendo World Publications (June 26, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 4990169433
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4990169435
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
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Alex Bennett was born in 1970 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1994. He received his Doctoral degree from Kyoto University in 2001, and another from the University of Canterbury in 2012. After working at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, and then Teikyo University's Department of Japanese Culture, he is currently employed as a Professor at Kansai University's Division of International Affairs where he teaches Japanese history and society.

In terms of the martial arts, Alex is Vice President of the International Naginata Federation, International Committee member at the All Japan Kendo Federation, Director of the Japanese Academy of Budo, and also represents NZ Kendo as the Head Coach. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of "Kendo World", the world's only English language journal dedicated to Kendo, and holds the grades of Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan, Iaido 5-dan, Naginata 5-dan, Jukendo 5-dan, Tankendo 5-dan. He has competed successfully in international competitions in Naginata and Kendo, taking second place in the World Naginata Championships in July, 2011, and leading the NZ Kendo team to a top 8 placing at the World Kendo Championships in 2012.

When he is not training in the dojo, or tapping away on his keyboard, Alex enjoys a cold beer down at his local pub in Kyoto.

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