Kendo: Culture of the Sword 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication Date : July 31, 2015
- Print Length : 324 pages
- Publisher : University of California Press; 1st Edition (July 31, 2015)
- ASIN : B00ZTTFT58
- File Size : 10470 KB
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,336,051 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This book makes me appreciate kendo more as a practitioner, and I would recommend it to everyone who is interested to deepen their understanding of the art and educate themselves in the underpinnings of what made kendo the way it is.
The practice of Japanese martial arts is rife with exaggerations and misunderstandings even among long-time practitioners. These myths are held as truth, to the detriment of a deep understanding. If you are looking for a clear-headed look at the historical milieu from which modern kendo has spring, this is the book for you.
Top reviews from other countries
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Japanese swordsmanship and its development.
Recommend that the author simply submit the entire volume when eventually challenging for the rank of hanshi.