Many students in Wyoming have asked for a list of recommended resources on Kendo and/or Iaido so here it is! Please note that the following resources are very helpful supplements(not substitutes) to keiko(regular training).

There are too many other resources out there to list here, and a somewhat more comprehensive list is located on our resources and links page. The intent of this page is to provide access to a list of items that provide solid examples of good quality information on either Kendo or Iaido.

Resources from class or seminar:

Kendo:

Rocky Mountian Budokan Kendo
Bokuto Ni yoru kihon waza keiko ho courtesy of Chan Sensei
Summary of shiai and shimpan terminology

Iaido:

Rocky Mountain Budokan Iaido

Online Resources:

We recommend reading and/or visiting the following locations, starting with our regional webpage, then the national organization as well as general information.

RMKIF Homepage

AUSKF Homepage

Sword Arts FAQ
This is a very comprehensive and informative website, please take time to read through the various sections.

Purdue Kendo Club's On Line Library
Please read through the articles on Purdue Kendo Club''s website, especially the obligations of the student.

Kendo books:

Some of the books below can be purchased through sites like Amazon. Some of the AJKF Published books may only be available through vendors such as Eguchi USA or E-Bogu.

Kendo: Elements, Rules, and Philosophy
Author: Tokeshi, Jinichi
Published: 2003, University of Hawaii Press

Fundamental Kendo: Condensed Publication Volume 1 and 2
Author: Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei
Published: 1991 All Japan Kendo Federation

Kendo Kata: Essence and Application
Author: Yoshihiko, Inoue
Published: 2003 Kendo World Publications

Japanese-English Dictionary of Kendo
Author: All Japan Kendo Federation
Published: 2000 All Japan Kendo Federation and printed by
Satou-Inshokan Inc.

Looking after your Equipment: A pamphlet by All Japan Budogu association

Rules and Regulations of Kendo Shiai and Shimpan -AJKF/IKF

Iaido Books:

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido Manual (English version) -AJKF

Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice
Author: Warner, Gordon and Donn F. Draeger
Published: 1982, Weatherhill Inc. of New York and Tokyo

Iaido Hongi: Muso Shinden Ryu, English Translation and Photo Technical Book
Author: Shigeyoshi, Yamatsuta
Published: 2004, Airyudo

Japanese-English Dictionary of Kendo
Author: All Japan Kendo Federation
Published: 2000 All Japan Kendo Federation and printed by
Satou-Inshokan Inc.

Rules and regulations of Iaido Shiai and Shimpan -AJKF/IKF

DVD/Video
Available through vendors such as Eguchi or EBogu, or even the AJKF:

Kendo Fundamentals, Vol. 1, 2, and 3
Bokuto Ni yoru kihon waza keiko ho
Nippon Kendo Kata
ZNKR Sei-tei Iaido
50th All Japan Kendo Championships

Additional Media:

Kendo World magazine
The only English language Kendo magazine.