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2016 Beginners PPT


Here are the PPT prepared for the Beginner Class last weekend 
with Isida Sensei's documentary about Kendo by the National Geography.





Use sword (Katana) as an approach to explore and understand
the Way of Life.

















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HQ - Kendo's Gruelling Challenge (original English narration)

This documentary is about what it takes to grade for 8th dan in the Japanese martial art of Kendo. It follows two candidates of very different ages and personal histories as they try to pass one of the most difficult exams in the world. Along the way we are shown why they are so passionate about Kendo and why they are focused on pursuing their own improvement regardless of the outcome of the test.

Made by the Japanese national broadcaster NHK, this doco will be 20 years old next year. For the first time it's on the net with English narration and semi-decent picture quality (transferred from VHS). Still one of the best documentaries about Kendo. 

I don't own the copyright and am sharing this for educational purposes only. If there is somewhere this documentary is available for purchase please let me know.

~ by Nanseikan Kendo Club in 2016






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