Looking at a Far Mountain: A Study of Kendo Kata

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Tuttle Publishing, Nov 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Derived from the ancient Japanese warrior art of the sword and imbued with the principles of Zen Buddhism, kendo has now gained worldwide popularity for its appealing combination of sport and meditation. In Looking at a Far Mountain kendo expert Paul Budden explains the essentials of the art by offering:
-- An extensive history of the kendo tradition
-- Technical specifics such as form, positioning, and breathing
-- Detailed explanations of the kata
-- A listing of kendo schools
-- A lineage chart of the great kendo masters

This comprehensive volume -- endorsed by the premier Japanese kendo body -- is sure to improve and perfect the practice of kendo for students of all levels.
-- The only readily available study in English of kendo's Teikoku Kata
-- Includes 475 instructive black-and-white photos and illustrations

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