Thursday, October 27, 2011


If you have the time, I highly recommend this video. It is about the test for 8th dan (eighth degree black belt) in Kendo. I have met prefectural champions, national-level competitors, and high-ranking practitioners of Kendo - have the chance to speak with them was always educational and fun. Of all the martial arts in Japan, Kendo and Kyuudo, are among the very few that have managed to maintain their traditional roots with regard to commitment to propriety, respect, and discipline.


"120 Second Battle Of The Spirit"

P.S. - Thank you Gin Master!!


Mark Reifkind said...


thanks for this,love it.

Boris said...

You bet Rif! It is amazing, isn't it?

Matt said...

I thought it was great Boris.

Boris said...

Thanks Matt!

Mattt said...

As the second Matt, I second Matt.

Petr said...

Finally had time to watch it - amazing