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Kendo: Culture of the Sword by [Bennett, Alexander C.]
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Editorial Reviews

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"You’ll be fascinated by this quintessential Japanese sport."
(Rashaad Jorden JQ Magazine 2015-09-27)

"In this detailed study of kendo, Alexander Bennett, a highly accomplished (and foreign) practitioner himself, picks apart and analyses the roots and evolution of the martial art."
(TLS 2016-04-01)

"Kendo: Culture of the Sword is to date the most comprehensive and accessible history of Japanese swordsmanship in any language."
(Wolfram Manzenreiter Social Science Japan Journal 2016-09-09)

"A thorough, engaging, and well-written survey that will remain a classic for decades to come." 
(Journal of Japanese Studies)

About the Author

Alexander C. Bennett is Professor at Kansai University. He also serves as vice president of the International Naginata Federation, member of the International Committee of the All Japan Kendo Federation, director of the Japanese Academy of Budo, and head coach of New Zealand’s national kendo team. He is cofounder and editor in chief of Kendo World.

 

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  • File Size: 10470 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0520284372
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (July 31, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZTTFT58
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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