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Kendo World 6.3 (Kendo World Magazine Volume 6) by Alexander Bennett

By Alexander Bennett

By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime
First, the editorial through Michael Ishimatsu-Prime displays on a hectic yr for Kendo international, and discusses the furore surrounding Shōdai Kenji, the 2008 AJKC winner and Japan nationwide staff member.

Hanshi Says
By Kumamoto Tadashi
Hanshi Says is a well-liked sequence during which Japan’s most sensible Hanshi academics supply tricks of what they're searching for in grading examinations in response to knowledge accrued via a long time of educating. This factor positive aspects Kumamoto Tadashi from Hiroshima. Kumamoto-sensei handed the 8-dan exam in 1987, and was once presented the name of Hanshi in 1995. He talks concerning the value of degeiko and taking advantage of the possibilities that you simply have.

Kendo and Asperger’s: One Man’s Story
By Charlie Kondek
This article makes a speciality of Ted Koehler, a member of the kendo membership at japanese Michigan college who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Charlie Kondek discusses the demanding situations linked in instructing somebody with Asperger’s, and the way education should be tailored so we can get the main out of kendo.

Nuts’n Bolts of Kendo: degrees of development and
KeikoBy Nakano Yasoji (Hanshi 9-dan)
In this text, Nakano-sensei talks in regards to the significance of kihon. The pillars of shin-jutsu, ki-jutsu and gi-jutsu (mind, spirit and process) “are interwoven as one entity on the newbie level via to the top level.” there's additionally a dialogue of shu-ha-ri.

Thoughts on Miyamoto Musashi and the Gorin-no-sho
By Michael Ishimatsu-Prime
This 12 months is the four-hundredth anniversary of Musashi’s well-known duel with Sasaki Kojiro. listed here, Michael Ishimatsu-Prime examines the 5 chapters Musashi’s of Gorin-no-sho and his different written works, and their courting to different classics of the martial arts.

sWords of knowledge: “Use your entire weapons”
By Alex Bennett
This article discusses what most likely encouraged Musashi to begin utilizing swords on the similar time.

An Interview with Hirata Fuhō Sensei: Musashi’s DNA Lives on
By Alex Bennett
Hirata Fuhō was once born in Mimasaka urban, Okayama Prefecture, in 1942. these of you acquainted with the heritage of Miyamoto Musashi will detect an engaging connection: Musashi’s grandfather used to be Hirata Shōgen; and Musashi is assumed to were born in Mimasaka. Hirata-sensei is absolutely an instantaneous descendant of the good Musashi, and is the seventeenth new release head of the Hirata family members. As an 8-dan kendo grasp, he contains at the legacy of serious swordsmen within the family.

Bookmark: “The 5 Rings”
By Jeff Broderick
KW employees author Jeff Broderick reports The 5 earrings, David Groff’s translation of Musashi’s Gorin-no-sho.

Reidan Jichi: Kihon Dōsa - half 3
By Ōya Minoru (Kendo Kyōshi 7-dan)
Kihon-dōsa, or uncomplicated pursuits, refers to kamae, footwork and manipulation of the shinai. In different phrases, it includes all the ideas in the back of the outstanding and thrusting activities for scoring yūkō-datosu (valid assaults) in kendo. this text analyses many of the varieties of suburi.

Confucian Voices in Swordsmanship II: Kenjutsu no Fushikihen
By Christopher Hellman
Christopher Hellman maintains his exploration of the impacts of Confucianism in swordsmanship with a glance at Kimura Kyuhō’s Kenjutsu no Fushikihen - lack of know-how in Swordsmanship. “Published in 1768, Kenjutsu no Fushikihen used to be written as a talk among a sword grasp and a customer to the college. It serves as an invaluable car for discussing the paintings of swordsmanship: the visitor’s questions and criticisms hold the thread of the argument, because the grasp explains approximately his instructing and his paintings in additional detail.”

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