To go deeper into the many styles of Pencak Silat we are traveling back to the heart of Indonesia, to its roots in Central Java. Historically this region has produced more styles than any other and it is here that Inti Ombak’s lineage can be traced back many centuries to the Mataram Kingdom.
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.
Nepal and Kathmandu… Disaster Relief for the Earthquake.
Short featurette of the life of a foreign Uchideshi or ‘live-in’ apprentice in Japan training in Aikido.
Warriors of Budo series narrator, Dr Alex Bennett talks to NHK TV about his life in Kendo and Budo.
Kendo World Magazine has a new issue with a featured story on Empty Mind Films and an interview with Jon Braeley.
This is a short clip of Kendo master Inoue Yoshihiko Sensei., 9th Dan. Filmed at the Kendo World Magazine Taikai at the Budokan, Tokyo in 2012. One of Japan’s foremost experts on Kendo Kata and it’s history and philosophy. Inoue Sensei was the author of Kendo Kata: Essence and Application among other titles. Although his philosophy is applied…
How does anyone outside of Japan or China get started in the Martial Arts? I grew up in Yorkshire, England. A long way from oriental martial arts. Yet there were good places to train in both Chinese and Japanese martial arts even in the north of England. It was the year of Enter the Dragon and I…