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* Kendo : The Definitive Guide
Hiroshi Ozawa, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997

This newly published reference is filled with photographs and drawings detailing almost every aspect of kendo, from folding the hakama to kendo kata. This is an excellent introductory guide to kendo. Translated from Japanese.

* This Is Kendo : The Art of Japanese Fencing
Junzo Sasamori, Gordon Warner / Paperback / Published 1989

The hardcover edition of this book was first printed in 1964. According to the foreword, "it is the first book ever written on kendo in a language other than Japanese." This book is a classic.

SCKF 1996 All U.S. Kendo Championships Team Commemorative Booklet
by Southern California Kendo Federation

In addition to 1996 team biographies, this booklet contains maps, practice and contact information, and photos of each SCKF dojo, as well as a kendo reference section and indexed sponsor section. Price is $1 plus $3 if shipping is required. Proceeds go to SCKF.


* The Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi / Paperback / Published 1992

* Hagakure : The Book of the Samurai
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, et al / Paperback / Published 1992

* The Sword and the Mind
Yagyu Munenori / Paperback / Published 1988

* Legends of the Samurai
Hiroaki Sato / Hardcover / Published 1996

* The Unfettered Mind : Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
Takuan Soho / Paperback / Published 1988

Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan
Koryu Books / Paperback / Published 1997
Eight essays compiled and edited by former Aikido Journal managing editor Diane Skoss.

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