Kendo World is creating Japanese Traditional Martial Arts Content
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patrons

Many of you are familiar with Kendo World. We have been operating for 17 years as the world’s only English-language magazine devoted to kendo and other Japanese sword arts. We’ve been writing and translating material and distributing it as widely as possible, spreading the knowledge that’s available in Japan around the globe. Unfortunately, our existing wordpress-based forums and our published magazine aren't enough to keep up in today's rapidly changing kendo world.

To continue our mission, Kendo World needs to adapt, and while we will continue to produce a magazine full of excellent articles and photography, we want to do more.

Patreon struck us as an ideal way to move forward — a chance to re-engage with a younger audience. The more support we get, the more we can provide to our supporters. The funds raised through this Patreon will go towards defraying costs such as travel and equipment, and towards additional publications. Your contributions to this Patreon will free us up to devote more time and energy to what brings us all together: our passion for kendo and Japanese martial arts.

We have lots of ideas about what we want to do--more translations of texts, videos, interviews, guides, philosophy, courses--and we also want to be able to more directly interact with kendo-ka globally.

Ultimately this benefits the entire kendo community. We can share material more widely, more often, and more democratically through this subscription model. From all of us here at Kendo World, we hope you'll consider subscribing.
Tiers
Ronin
$1 or more per month
Ronin were masterless samurai. Always poor, sometimes desperate, they are often both the heroes and villains of popular stories. Yojimbo is a classic Kurosawa film that features Ronin on both sides.


For those who want to support us and get a little content.


Members in this tier will get one long or two shorter articles from the archives of Kendo World every month. Our editors will pick out the best from our 16 year archive, gems that are worth a revisit.

Kerai
$5 or more per month
Kerai  were the vassals of the lord.


Subscribers in this tier will receive exclusive access to new content monthly, including items like interviews with high-ranking sensei, sneak peeks of material from upcoming publications like our books and magazine. 


They will also get access to exclusive Patreon-only blog posts and early access to our videos!


Got questions you want to ask? Let us know!


Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers.

Daimyo
$20 or more per month
Daimyo: the feudal lords.


Subscribers in this tier will be able to participate in monthly one-hour live chats with Alexander Bennett! You'll be able to ask him questions, discuss with him and others on budo-related topics, and get his unfiltered feedback.


We'll move the time around every month to accommodate different people in different time zones and also his busy schedule.


Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers. We're limiting the numbers for now to give everyone a chance to participate.

Goals
33 of 300 patrons
When we reach 300 Patrons, we'll release new tiers and even more content!

What kind of stuff do you want to see from us? Please let us know!
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Many of you are familiar with Kendo World. We have been operating for 17 years as the world’s only English-language magazine devoted to kendo and other Japanese sword arts. We’ve been writing and translating material and distributing it as widely as possible, spreading the knowledge that’s available in Japan around the globe. Unfortunately, our existing wordpress-based forums and our published magazine aren't enough to keep up in today's rapidly changing kendo world.

To continue our mission, Kendo World needs to adapt, and while we will continue to produce a magazine full of excellent articles and photography, we want to do more.

Patreon struck us as an ideal way to move forward — a chance to re-engage with a younger audience. The more support we get, the more we can provide to our supporters. The funds raised through this Patreon will go towards defraying costs such as travel and equipment, and towards additional publications. Your contributions to this Patreon will free us up to devote more time and energy to what brings us all together: our passion for kendo and Japanese martial arts.

We have lots of ideas about what we want to do--more translations of texts, videos, interviews, guides, philosophy, courses--and we also want to be able to more directly interact with kendo-ka globally.

Ultimately this benefits the entire kendo community. We can share material more widely, more often, and more democratically through this subscription model. From all of us here at Kendo World, we hope you'll consider subscribing.

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Tiers
Ronin
$1 or more per month
Ronin were masterless samurai. Always poor, sometimes desperate, they are often both the heroes and villains of popular stories. Yojimbo is a classic Kurosawa film that features Ronin on both sides.


For those who want to support us and get a little content.


Members in this tier will get one long or two shorter articles from the archives of Kendo World every month. Our editors will pick out the best from our 16 year archive, gems that are worth a revisit.

Kerai
$5 or more per month
Kerai  were the vassals of the lord.


Subscribers in this tier will receive exclusive access to new content monthly, including items like interviews with high-ranking sensei, sneak peeks of material from upcoming publications like our books and magazine. 


They will also get access to exclusive Patreon-only blog posts and early access to our videos!


Got questions you want to ask? Let us know!


Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers.

Daimyo
$20 or more per month
Daimyo: the feudal lords.


Subscribers in this tier will be able to participate in monthly one-hour live chats with Alexander Bennett! You'll be able to ask him questions, discuss with him and others on budo-related topics, and get his unfiltered feedback.


We'll move the time around every month to accommodate different people in different time zones and also his busy schedule.


Patrons will also receive everything in the previous tiers. We're limiting the numbers for now to give everyone a chance to participate.