Taken from a History of Budo Part One. We are now at the start of the 19th century in a relatively peaceful Japan. The Samurai, still a class that is to be feared, look for ways to keep their sword skills sharp.
An in-depth interview with our director, Jon Braeley by Kendo World Magazine.
Film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode Five Kendo where Alex Bennett talks about his 7th dan Kendo grading, which he passed at the first attempt at a fairly young age .
In Meiji Park there is a demonstration of Kobudo or classical martial arts. It is the Meiji Jingu Enbu is held each year on November 3rd, a national holiday to celebrate Culture. This is the full version movie.
The school of swordmanship known as Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū is at the Shinbukan Dōjō in Narita City with instruction lead by Ōtake Risuke Shihan. It is the first martial arts school to be designated an intangible cultural asset in Japan.
We rarely feature outside content but a new book release by Alexander Bennett is very news-worthy. Kendo: Culture of the Sword brings to life the history of Japanese swordmanship in a way that only Professor Bennett can.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts. This is a long unabridged interview with professor Takashi Uozumi.
Cover artwork for Episode Five: Kendo of our Warriors of Budo series… A Journey to Explore the Way of Martial Arts. Release due in Mid-July 2015.