This introductory work on the art of Shinkendo covers each area of instruction: sword-drawing, sword-swinging, solo forms, partnered sparring, and test-cutting through targets with a real sword. In this book, the founder of Shinkendo introduces each aspect of training and practice, including its curriculum, technique, and philosophy. Step-by-step photographs and descriptions illustrate various forms from each area of training. In addition, traditional etiquette, history, and safety precautions are discussed.
In this new edition, over 70 pages have been added, including new chapters, technical photographs, and an index.