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.
No other Budo or Japanese martial art is so closely identified with Samurai culture and the spirit of Japan than Kendo, the way of the sword.
A new film release in two parts grandly titled, The History of Budo. This two part release is based on the extended interviews or lectures of Professor Takashi Uozumi. He has published numerous books and hundreds of articles relating to Japanese Martial Arts history and is Japan’s leading expert on the swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi.
Warriors of Budo series narrator, Dr Alex Bennett talks to NHK TV about his life in Kendo and Budo.