LibraryThing Review (from the back cover) Yamaoka Tesshu-master of kendo, the Japanese art of swordsmanship-was an outstanding figure in the turbulent era that marked the birth of modern Japan. Unlike Musashi (The Book
John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture. He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world.