Kendo Books

Kendo, the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, embodies a legacy of discipline, honor, and spiritual growth. Rooted in centuries of samurai tradition, Kendo has evolved into a modern sport and martial discipline that emphasizes not only technical skill but also mental fortitude and moral integrity.

The history of Kendo traces back to the early periods of Japan's feudal era, when the samurai warriors relied on their swords, or katana, as primary weapons in battle. The principles of Kendo, known as "the way of the sword" or "the path of the sword," were deeply ingrained in the warrior ethos of bushido, the samurai code of conduct.

During the peaceful Edo period (1603-1868), swordsmanship evolved from a practical battlefield skill into a refined art form and means of personal development. Various schools of swordsmanship, known as koryu, emerged, each with its distinctive techniques, philosophies, and training methods.

It was in this context that Kendo began to take shape as a formalized martial discipline. In the late 18th century, the practice of Kenjutsu, or swordsmanship, was systematized and standardized, leading to the development of modern Kendo as we know it today.

In the Meiji era (1868-1912), Japan underwent a period of rapid modernization and social change. Kendo underwent a transformation, moving away from its roots as a practical martial art and evolving into a form of physical education and moral training for youth. It was during this time that protective equipment, such as armor (bogu) and bamboo swords (shinai), were introduced to facilitate safe and realistic training.

The modernization and popularization of Kendo continued into the 20th century, with the establishment of the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) in 1952 and the International Kendo Federation (FIK) in 1970. These organizations played a crucial role in promoting Kendo as a competitive sport and cultural exchange, leading to its inclusion in international events such as the Asian Games and the World Kendo Championships.

Today, Kendo is practiced and taught worldwide, with millions of practitioners honing their skills in dojos and training centers across the globe. Kendo training encompasses a wide range of practices, including kata (pre-arranged forms), kihon (basic techniques), and keiko (sparring), all guided by the principles of etiquette, respect, and self-improvement.

Our store offers a curated selection of Kendo books that delve into its history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Kendo, these books provide invaluable insights into the rich and profound world of this ancient martial art. Explore our collection and deepen your understanding and ap

The Official Guide For Kendo Instruction Book - Budovideos Inc

The Official Guide For Kendo Instruction Book

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Budo: Path of Spiritual Refinement Book & DVD (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Budo: Path of Spiritual Refinement Book & DVD (Preowned)

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Training Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a Bokuto Book - Budovideos Inc

Training Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a Bokuto Book

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Kendo Intro Book & DVD by Minoru Masata (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Kendo Intro Book & DVD by Minoru Masata (Preowned)

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Kendo Perfect Master Book & DVD by Masahi Chiba - Budovideos Inc

Kendo Perfect Master Book & DVD by Masahi Chiba

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The Kendo Mind: A Guide to Grading Successfully Book by Kimiaki Shigematsu

The Kendo Mind: A Guide to Grading Successfully Book by Kimiaki Shigematsu

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Kendo is my Philosophy Book by Masataka Miyazaki (Preowned)

Kendo is my Philosophy Book by Masataka Miyazaki (Preowned)

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Classical Budo: The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, Vol. 2 Book by Donn Draeger (Hardcover) (Preowned)

Classical Budo: The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, Vol. 2 Book by Donn Draeger (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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Japanese-English Dictionary of Kendo Book - Budovideos Inc

Japanese-English Dictionary of Kendo Book

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Nippon Kendo Kata Manual Book - Budovideos Inc

Nippon Kendo Kata Manual Book

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Copy of Technique of Kendo Champions Book 2 (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Technique of Kendo Champions Book 2 (Preowned)

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Technique of Kendo Champions Book 1 (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Technique of Kendo Champions Book 1 (Preowned)

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Kendo Clinic - Ki Ken Tai Book (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Kendo Clinic - Ki Ken Tai Book (Preowned)

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Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan Book & DVD by Nippon Budokan - Budovideos Inc

Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan Book & DVD by Nippon Budokan (Hardcover) (Preowned)

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Basic Kendo Striking Book & DVD by Kazutoshi Imafuku (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Basic Kendo Striking Book & DVD by Kazutoshi Imafuku (Preowned)

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Advanced Kendo Striking Book & DVD by Kazutoshi Imafuku (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Advanced Kendo Striking Book & DVD by Kazutoshi Imafuku (Preowned)

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Kendo: Get the Ippon Book & DVD by Kunihide Koda (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Kendo: Get the Ippon Book & DVD by Kunihide Koda (Preowned)

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Budo Perspectives Book by Alexander Bennett - Budovideos

Budo Perspectives Book by Alexander Bennett

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Women in the Martial Arts Book by Linda Atkinson (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Women in the Martial Arts Book by Linda Atkinson (Preowned)

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Ryukyu Bojutsu Book by Katsumi Murakami (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Ryukyu Bojutsu Book by Katsumi Murakami (Preowned)

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