Thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy of Kendo Coaching Tips and Tricks since its release on Saturday 8th of October. Its been a resounding success!! In the first two days alone it sold more copies than I had imagined, and printed copies have been shipped out to at least the following countries:

USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia… all in all about 60 different locations!!!!

I don’t have information about where digital copies end up, but I’m pretty sure it will include a few countries not on the list above.

Since its only just been released I’m sure (hoping!) that copies will continue to be shifted for the foreseeable future. In the meantime I will start to put together some articles for kenshi247 and to work on my other book projects.

Again, cheers… kampai!!!!

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  1. Dear George,
    I recieved your book and have reviewed it quite deeply – I have to thank you for this inspiring manual and the great work you did. Frankly spoken it is immpossible to catch all the points at once so I will go through it many times in the future. Now I have the book on my shelf ready to grap, whenever I have some spare time.
    Thank you very much
    from Austria

  2. Allow me to comment on one little thing. In your book excerpts, you mention:

    “3) Omote and ura harai. Although there are various directions for executing harai, here I want to look at only the orthodox and commonly used variety: harai-otoshi (omote) and harai-age (ura).”

    How certain are you that only those two are “orthodox”? I am asking because, in kihon kata, the only harai technique that’s mentioned is omote harai-age. Are you sure that, given this, omote harai-age can be called “unorthodox”?

  3. When it comes to shinai kendo I’m very certain. The best thing you can do to find out what is ‘orthodox’ or not is surround yourself by highly experienced people and do keiko with them day-in-and-day-out over years. You can also reference manuals and literature, both old and new, to help complement this. Kendo is simple, so its pretty easy to work out whats what.

    Most people know that the selection of waza in the kihon-ho is odd, so I wouldn’t use that as a barometer as to what is ‘orthodox’ or not waza-wise.

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