This book contains photographs from a year long documentation of the U.S. National Kendo team training for the 13th World Kendo Championships in Taipei, Taiwan on December 8~10, 2006 and tournament photographs as well.
The U.S. mens team made history on December 10 by defeating Team Japan, breaking Japan's record of winning 12 consecutive world championships starting with the first in 1970.
Kohjiro Kinno is a photographer based in the Los Angeles area. His images have appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPNtheMag, Newsweek, URB magazine, Real Simple magazine among others. Visit his website http://www.kohjirokinno.com for more information about the photographer or to purchase prints.
Also, sample photo slideshow on YouTube
2009 14th World Kendo Championships Sao Paulo, Brazil PHOTOGRAPHS Published September 11, 2009