|Looking at a Far Mountain; A Study of Kendo Kata by Paul Budden. KENDO KATA are fixed patterns that teach Kendoka (kendo practitioners) the basic elements of swordsmanship. Kata were originally used to preserve the techniques and history of Kenjutsu for future generation. If you're interested in the art of Kendo, this is the book you need and should have in your library. It includes instruction on several different kata, foot techniques, breathing practices, physical distancing, the five different fighting postures and much more. 8x10. 129 pages.