Film clip taken from History of Budo: Part Two. Professor Uozumi explains how Budo expanded internationally and what led to the sportification of Budo.
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.
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 which took place in his office and library.
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 .
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 by Professor Takashi Uozumi. You can download the artwork covers here.
Part two commences at the dawn of the Meiji Restoration as a more progressive society questioned the usefulness of traditional Bujutsu.