Entry 02 – Protection and Empowerment

English Bogu is crucial to kendo practitioners as it provides protection to the vital parts of human body. Unfortunately as a female, I realised that the traditional kendo bogu did not address the difference between a male body and a female body. Males normally tie their Tare just above their hipbones as that is theContinue reading “Entry 02 – Protection and Empowerment”

Onna Bugeisha: La Mujer y La Naginata

Por Curtis Abu Traducción al español: José Vargas Las mujeres y su rol como guerreras en la historia de Japón es un tema interesante que me gustaría mencionar. Existe mucha literatura, obras, y piezas de arte sobre onna bugeisha1, o guerreras femeninas en español, que demuestran sus características. Dependiendo del período, se dice que lasContinue reading “Onna Bugeisha: La Mujer y La Naginata”

Design Competition – Kendogu for Women

デザイン公募「女性用剣道具」 Design Brief and submission Design a kendogu for women that can help women wear and train in kendo more comfortably and minimise or eliminate current issues they have with the traditional kendogu. Describe the proposed design. Describe what feature(s) have been added, modified or removed from the traditional kendogu and how to wear etc.Continue reading “Design Competition – Kendogu for Women”

Book by Maeda Shinko

We are pleased to announce that Maeda Shinko sensei’s only book “Josei no tameno Kendo Shido Handbook” (Women’s Kendo Instruction Handbook) is on sale at our Japanese subscription site for people in Japan. Or contact us if you want a copy that needs to be shipped outside of Japan. We will confirm the shipment costContinue reading “Book by Maeda Shinko”

女武芸者―女性と薙刀

ここ数ヶ月、私は千葉佐那1という歴史上の人物について調べていた。佐那は武術に秀でていたことで有名で、また日本の平和な時代に飛びぬけて美しかったそうである。日本の古典武術、特に武道を修練している人は、おそらく彼女の名前を聞いたことがあるだろう。

Onna Bugeisha: Women and the Naginata

by Curtis Abu Women and their role as warriors in the history of Japan is an interesting topic I’d like to touch upon. There are many literature, plays, and artworks of onna bugeisha1, or female warriors in English, that portray their feats. Depending on the time period, onna bugeisha are said to have had theirContinue reading “Onna Bugeisha: Women and the Naginata”

Chiba Sana – una guerrera y una sanadora

Por Curtis Abu Traducción al español: José Vargas INTRODUCCIÓN En los últimos meses he invertido bastante tiempo investigando una figura histórica femenina llamada Chiba Sana1. La habilidad de Sana en bujutsu es reconocida y poseyó una belleza que muy pocas podían revalidar durante tiempos algo pacíficos en Japón. Aquellos que entrenan artes marciales clásicas japonesas,Continue reading “Chiba Sana – una guerrera y una sanadora”

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