ライトセーバー剣道 Lightsaber Kendo Brings Star Wars’ Japanese Influences Full-Circle

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It really should not come as a surprise to know that much of Star Wars borrows from Japanese culture. George Lucas’ hero is acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, and he was inspired by the Japanese director’s films, such as The Hidden Fortress, so much so that he even wanted actor Toshiro Mifune, who starred in many Kurosawa films, to act in Star Wars. Lucas tried to get Mifune to play Obi-Wan Kenobi—Lucas confirmed.

Through Kendo, we directly see how influential the fighting style is to the Jedi order. Only unlike the movies, there is nothing rehearsed here, just pure adrenaline and skill:

So if you want to be a Jedi, start learning Kendo. Here’s something related I stumbled across—if you liked the video above, then you will love this:

And here are some related videos for your viewing, procrastinating pleasure:

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~ by Fionnlagh on May 4, 2015.

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