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The Floating Brush: Learning Japanese Shodo From A Kendo Master

By: Dan Popp

THE FLOATING BRUSH presents the ancient Japanese art of Shodo... or Way of the Brush. This book provides a glimpse of how he learned this aesthetic art form and includes examples of his sensei's art as well as Dan's own artwork over the years.

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Dan Popp had the good fortune to meet Duk Yeong Kim Sensei in 1990, and what transpired was a 17 year journey of studying traditional Japanese Kendo (Way of the Sword) and Shodo (Way of the Brush).

THE FLOATING BRUSH presents the ancient Japanese art of Shodo... or Way of the Brush. This book provides a glimpse of how he learned this aesthetic art form and includes examples of his sensei's art as well as Dan's own artwork over the years.

Dan began his study of Kendo (traditional Japanese swordsmanship) in 1990 under Duk Yeong Kim, progressing to the rank of Yon-dan (4th degree black belt). Kim Sensei also provided Dan instruction in the art of Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. Although his sensei passed away in 2007, Dan continues to practice Shodo to honor his teacher. His art was exhibited in Lancaster, PA in 2009 and 2010. In September 2012, Dan's work was featured in Harrisburg, PA at The Gallery at Second.

He holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt) in Order of Isshin Ryu karate and was named the 2008 Male Instructor of the Year by the International Isshinryu Hall of Fame. In July 2013, Dan was inducted into the Isshinryu Hall of Fame, becoming the 101st member.

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