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Roald Knutsen
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Roald Knutsen

Roald Knutsen, born of Anglo-Norwegian parents, has combined a successful career in advertising and occasional film design with more than fifty years study both in the UK and Japan with traditional Kendo, Iai-jutsu, and So-jutsu, holding high rank in the first two. He has written several books on the historical cultural background of the Martial Arts. He co-authored a study of Japanese spears with his wife, also holding high rank in Kendo (Japanese Spears - Polearms and Their Use in Old Japan , 2004). He has also written two volumes of short stories for Renaissance Books, both published in 2012 (Tales of the Samurai and Tales of Enshin, the Reluctant Samurai ).