The Oshu Kendo Renmei: A History of British and European Kendo (1885-1974) by Paul BuddenThe Oshu Kendo Renmei: A History of British and European Kendo (1885-1974) by Paul Budden

The Oshu Kendo Renmei: A History of British and European Kendo (1885-1974)

byPaul Budden

Paperback | April 21, 2017

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The Oshu Kendo Renmei documents kendo’s beginnings and establishment in the UK, its spread into Europe, and the formation of the Oshu Kendo Renmei, forerunner to the European Kendo Federation. It explores the link with the UK’s judo clubs, namely the Budokwai and the Anglo Japanese Jujutsu and Martial Arts Association (later known as the Anglo Japanese Judo Club), that were instrumental in kendo’s introduction in the UK.

With extensive commentary by Roald Knutsen, one of the UK’s kendo pioneers, it also profiles the efforts of others such as Horie Etsuko, R.A. Lidstone, Osaki Shintaro and Okimitsu Fujii.

Outside of the UK, The Oshu Kendo Renmei examines the contributions of such people as Hungarian Count Robert von Sandor, Jacques Dupont, Alain Floquet and Shiga Tadakatsu as they sought to establish kendo in Europe and aim for the foundation of a European governing body.

The efforts of the All Japan Kendo Federation and prominent Japanese instructors in promoting kendo in the UK and Europe are also documented.

Title:The Oshu Kendo Renmei: A History of British and European Kendo (1885-1974)Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.24 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Bunkasha InternationalLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4907009232

ISBN - 13:9784907009236

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: The First Age of British Kendo

CHAPTER 2: Kendo Emerges from the Shadows

CHAPTER 3: Humble Beginning and Japanese Connections

CHAPTER 4: Genesis of the European Kendo Renmei

CHAPTER 5: The Bumpy Road from Renmei to Federation

CHAPTER 6: Across the Channel Kendo in France

CHAPTER 7: A Parting of the ‘Ways’

CHAPTER 8: The Inaugural European Kendo Tournaments

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX 1: Fujii Okimitsu

APPENDIX 2: Roald Knutsen