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THE HEART OF KENDO: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF THE SWORD (English) First Edition (Hardcover): Book by Darrell Max Craig

THE HEART OF KENDO: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF THE SWORD (English) First Edition (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9781570624070    Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc Year of publishing: 1999     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 288        Language: English
Here is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Kendo the Japanese "way of the sword " the ancient martial art that originated in the Japanese samurai tradition. Kendo is a way of life shaped by the discipline...Read more
Here is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Kendo the Japanese "way of the sword " the ancient martial art that originated in the Japanese samurai tradition. Kendo is a way of life shaped by the discipline that produces perseverance alertness concentration and introspection. It is very closely tied to Zen: it adepts traditionally also train in Zen meditation and numerous Zen masters have been adept at the art of Kendo. Kendo's principles of ethics and mindful action have had a formative effect on the other Japanese martial arts practiced in America such as Aikido. This book includes the history of the art of the sword the basic equipment used a glossary of terms and instructions for all the basic forms - illustrated with more than 230 line drawings.
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About the author: Darrell Max Craig
Darrell Max Craig has black belts in ten different martial arts. In 1973 he was awarded the title of Shihan or master teacher--the equivalent of a knighthood... Read more
Darrell Max Craig has black belts in ten different martial arts. In 1973 he was awarded the title of Shihan or master teacher--the equivalent of a knighthood in Japan and an honor rarely bestowed upon foreigners.
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