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Apathetic Andy
22nd April 2003, 20:08
Please provide me with links , books , and pictures about kendo during the 1940's.

Joseph Svinth
23rd April 2003, 02:16
Please provide us with your name.

Some in print sources:

For the Pacific Northwest, see "Knightly Spirit: Ninety-five Years of Pacific Northwest Kendo." 1999. Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation 25th Annual Kendo Tournament Program, November 13. Text and illustrations appear online at http://www.kendo-pnkf.org/about/history.phtml .

For California, see the article in Brian Niiya, Ed., "More Than A Game: Sport in the Japanese American Community," Japanese American National Museum, 2000.

For Hawaii, see http://www.hawaiikendo.com/history.html

For Canada, see "A Proper Upbringing: Kendo in Canada 1900-1950," Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002.

For Japan, see "Documentation Regarding the Budo Ban in Japan, 1945-1950," Journal of Combative Sport, http://ejmas.com/jcs/jcsart_svinth_1202.htm

In Europe, the Budokwai often had demonstrations, but I'm not sure how often training was conducted until after Charles Palmer returned from Japan in 1955.