Kendo: Culture of the Sword 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews

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"You’ll be fascinated by this quintessential Japanese sport."
-- Rashaad Jorden, JQ Magazine Published On: 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 Published On: 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 Published On: 2016-09-09

"A thorough, engaging, and well-written survey that will remain a classic for decades to come." 
, Journal of Japanese Studies --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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.

 
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • 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
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Ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hanshi material...
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Andres
5.0 out of 5 stars Un excelente libro sobre la historia del Kendo
Reviewed in Spain on November 6, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great history of kendo and the institutionalization of swordsmanship in Japan
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