Kenjutsu Books

Kenjutsu, the traditional Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, embodies centuries of samurai tradition, discipline, and honor. Rooted in the ethos of bushido, the samurai code of conduct, Kenjutsu is not merely a means of combat but a path to personal development, spiritual growth, and mastery of the sword.

The history of Kenjutsu dates back to Japan's feudal era, when the samurai warriors honed their sword skills for battle. Samurai clans developed their own styles and techniques of swordsmanship, known as ryuha, which were passed down through generations via oral tradition and practical application.

The techniques of Kenjutsu encompassed a wide range of skills, including drawing the sword (iaijutsu), striking (tachiuchi), cutting (battojutsu), and defensive maneuvers (sabaki). Mastery of these techniques required years of rigorous training, discipline, and mental focus.

One of the most famous schools of Kenjutsu is the Niten Ichi-ryu, founded by the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi in the early 17th century. Musashi's teachings emphasized the use of two swords simultaneously, known as Niten Ichi-ryu, and embodied the principles of strategy, adaptability, and psychological warfare.

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

With the advent of the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century, Japan underwent a period of rapid modernization and social change. Kenjutsu underwent a transformation, moving away from its roots as a martial art and evolving into a form of cultural heritage and physical education.

In the modern era, Kenjutsu continues to be practiced and preserved by martial artists and enthusiasts worldwide. Its principles of discipline, focus, and respect remain as relevant today as they were in feudal Japan, making Kenjutsu a timeless and profound martial art.

Our store offers a curated selection of Kenjutsu books that delve into its history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Kenjutsu, these books provide invaluable insights into the rich and profound world of Japanese swordsmanship. Explore our collection and deepen your understanding and appreciation of Kenjutsu's timeless legacy and enduring relevance.

Musashi's Undefeated Technique Book by Tatsuo Akabane

Musashi's Undefeated Technique Book by Tatsuo Akabane

Prezzo di listino $22.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $22.95 USD
The Art and Science of Sword Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide Book by Joe Varady

The Art and Science of Sword Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide Book by Joe Varady

Prezzo di listino $26.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $34.95 USD Prezzo scontato $26.95 USD
Secrets of Itto Ryu: Book Four by Junzo Sasamori

Secrets of Itto Ryu: Book Four by Junzo Sasamori

Prezzo di listino $44.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $59.95 USD Prezzo scontato $44.95 USD
Samurai Bodywork Book

Samurai Bodywork Book

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
The Secret Samurai Regimen Book by Sozo Miyashita

The Secret Samurai Regimen Book by Sozo Miyashita

Prezzo di listino $22.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $22.95 USD
In Search of Disappearing Movements Book by Tetsuzan Kuroda (Hardcover)(Preowned)

In Search of Disappearing Movements Book by Tetsuzan Kuroda (Hardcover)(Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $129.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $129.00 USD
Classical Weaponry of Japan Book by Serge Mol (Hardcover)(Preowned)

Classical Weaponry of Japan Book by Serge Mol (Hardcover)(Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $99.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $99.00 USD
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)

Prezzo di listino $9.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $9.95 USD
Mugai Ryu: The Classical Samurai Art of Drawing the Sword Book by Darrell Craig

Mugai Ryu: The Classical Samurai Art of Drawing the Sword Book by Darrell Craig

Prezzo di listino $26.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $26.95 USD
The Kobudo: 12 Martial Gods Book by Kikuchi Hideyuki (Preowned)

The Kobudo: 12 Martial Gods Book by Kikuchi Hideyuki (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $49.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $49.00 USD
Classical Fighting Arts of Japan: A Complete Guide to Koryu Jujutsu Book by Serge Mol (Hardcover)(Preowned)

Classical Fighting Arts of Japan: A Complete Guide to Koryu Jujutsu Book by Serge Mol (Hardcover)(Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $159.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $159.00 USD
The Deity & the Sword 3 Book Set by Risuke Otake (Hardcover) (Preowned)

The Deity & the Sword 3 Book Set by Risuke Otake (Hardcover) (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $699.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $699.00 USD
The Legend of Yukiyoshi Sagawa Daito Ryu Aiki Kenjutsu Book by Masaru Takahashi

The Legend of Yukiyoshi Sagawa Daito Ryu Aiki Kenjutsu Book by Masaru Takahashi

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Zen & Budo Booklet by Omori Sogen & Translated by Tenshin Tanouye

Zen & Budo Booklet by Omori Sogen & Translated by Tenshin Tanouye

Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $19.95 USD
Fudochi Shimmyo Roku Book By Takuan Soho & Translated by Tenshin Tanouye

Fudochi Shimmyo Roku Book By Takuan Soho & Translated by Tenshin Tanouye

Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $19.95 USD
Devil's Gloves and the One Cut: An introduction to Ono Ha Itto Ryu Kata Book by Paul Budden

Devil's Gloves and the One Cut: An introduction to Ono Ha Itto Ryu Kata Book by Paul Budden

Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD Prezzo scontato $29.95 USD
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Book by Pamela Turner (Preowned)

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Book by Pamela Turner (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $9.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $14.95 USD Prezzo scontato $9.95 USD
Secrets of Itto Ryu: Book One by Junzo Sasamori

Secrets of Itto Ryu: Book One by Junzo Sasamori

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Sengoku Armor Collection Book 2 (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Sengoku Armor Collection Book 2

Prezzo di listino $69.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $69.95 USD
Sengoku Armor Collection Book 1

Sengoku Armor Collection Book 1

Prezzo di listino $69.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $69.95 USD