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Kendo: The Path of the Sword

Year: 1980, 28 mins
Code: CAT-Ken

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An examination of Kendo, the "senior" Japanese martial art, a form of stylized sword fighting using bamboo staves. This documentary, shot on location in Japan, includes explanations of kendo formalities, its appeal at all levels of society, and comparisons with other martial arts.

Stephan Chodorov is a writer and producer, known for American Masters (1985), Camera Three (1955) and The Heart of Healing (1993).

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