Complete Kendo

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by John Donohue

Serving not only as a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword, Complete Kendo is a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded.

John Donohue covers everything from the care and handling of hakama, the pleated trousers worn by kendoka, to the methods of cultivating the meditative state of mushin (no mind), all in an easy conversational dialogue that is a great pleasure to read.

With a handy glossary of kendo terminology and related concepts and an unusually helpful bibliography, Complete Kendo is essential for every kendoka’s personal library.

Line Drawings, 6x9, 288 pp