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 .
A brief history of Karate taken from the Warriors of Budo: Episode One Karate.
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.
From the Samurai weapon of 12th century Japan, the Naginata, to the weapon that evoked the coming of modern warfare, the bayonet or Jukendo and ending with almost a weaponless art… the short stick or Jodo.
The deadly arts of Naginata and Jukendo and Tankendo and Jodo… the weapons of Bujutsu.
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.