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SUGGESTED READINGS

INTRODUCTION TO KENDO AND KATA

"THIS IS KENDO: THE ART OF JAPANESE FENCING"

Dr. Gordon Warner with Junzō Sasamori, 1964

"FUNDAMENTAL KENDO"

compiled by the All Japan Kendo Federation, March 1974

"KENDO - THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE"

Hiroshi Ozawa, original 1991, 1997( first English pub)

"LOOKING AT A FAR MOUNTAIN--A STUDY OF KENDO KATA"

Paul Budden, 2000

"JAPAN: THE ULTIMATE SAMURAI GUIDE -

AN INSIDER LOOKS AT THE JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS AND SURVIVING IN THE LAND OF BUSHIDO AND ZEN"

Alexander Bennett, 2018

KENDO PHILOSOPHY, ZEN AND SWORDSMANSHIP, HISTORY

"KENDO - AN ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES

AND PRACTICE OF THE JAPANESE ART OF SWORDSMANSHIP"

Minoru Kiyota, 2002

"BUSHIDO - THE SOUL OF JAPAN"

Inazo Nitobe, 1905, re-pub 1969

"THE UNFETTERED MIND - THE WRITINGS OF THE ZEN MASTER TO THE SWORD MASTER"

Takuan Soho, early 17th Century, Translated by William Scott Wilson, 1986​

"THE SWORD AND THE MIND"

(TRANSLATION OF THE "HEIHO KADEN SHO")

Family-transmitted Book on Swordsmanship); Hiroaki Sato, 1985

 "THE SWORDSMAN'S HANDBOOK - SAMURAI TEACHING ON THE PATH OF THE SWORD"

classical writings on swordsmanship translated and edited by William Scott Wilson, 2014

"HAGAKURE - THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE SAMURAI"

Yamamoto Tsunetomo, translated by Alexander Bennett

"THE COMPLETE MUSASHI - THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS AND OTHER WORKS"
Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Alexander Bennett, 2021

UNRELATED BUT RELATED BOOKS ON CULTURE, HISTORY, ART, RELIGION/FAITH

"THE THREE PILLARS OF ZEN"

Roshi Philip Kapleau, 1965 and republished 1980

"HE SPIRIT OF NOH - A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE CLASSIC NOH TREATISE THE` 'FUSHIKADEN'"

Zeami, Motokiyo actor, author (1363-1443), translated by William Scott Wilson, 2006

"THE BOOK OF TEA"

Kazuso Okakura, 1989

"MEMOIRS OF A KAMIKAZE - A WWII PILOT'S INSPIRING STORY OF SURVIVAL, HONOR, AND RECONCILIATION"

Kazuo Odachi, 2020 translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta

"ART AND FAITH"

Makoto Fujimura, 2020



SUGGESTED WEBSITES

 

[English-USA] http://www.kendo-usa.org/

o  [English] http://www.kendo-fik.org/

o  [Japanese] http://www.kendo.or.jp/