Portfolio Category: Books

Complete Kendo

This text takes the reader on a guided tour of the principles and philosophy on…

Kendo The Definative Guide

Kendo-the Way of the Sword-is one of the oldest of Japan's martial arts and the…

Samurai Williams

In 1611 an astonishing letter arrived at the East India Trading Company in London after…

The Hagakure

The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts written nearly 300…

Biographical Portraits

This is the eighth and largest volume in the series Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits…

The Heart of Kendo: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of the Art of the Sword

"The martial arts, if taught correctly, are limitless journeys with no final destination," writes martial…

The Fighting Man of Japan

Serving as an instructor at the elite Japanese Naval Academy in Etajima in the late…

This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing

This book introduces Kendo, the exhilarating mental and physical sport of Japan that has gained…

The Sword and the Mind

Introduction by Sato Hiroaki Long considered a classic of tactical wisdom, this book is an…

The Unfettered Mind

This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the…

The Sword of No-Sword

Master swordsman, calligrapher, and Zen practitioner, Yamoaka Tesshu is a seminal figure in martial arts…

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging…

Looking at a Far Mountain: A Study of Kendo Kata

A complete exploration of the martial art kendo - Includes technical specifics such as form,…

A Truly British Samurai

Professional soldier, spy, linguist, traveller, international lover, prisoner of war and prolific chronicler of history:…