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Katsujinken Magazine Volume 5
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Katsujinken Magazine is the premier magazine devoted to the classical sword arts.  Usually focusing on the Japanese sword arts, volume 5 focuses on the sword arts of Europe.  This issue has articles on the weapons and techniques of the sword from Roman Empire to the Vikings to dueling.  With articles about all of these, as well as information about where these arts are taught today, this issue has something for everyone interested in the sword arts.  

CONTENTS

1. The Macedonian Wars: The Roman Gladius vs. the Sarissa by Erich Anderson

2. When East Meets West, part 1: Brian Stokes

3. Argument of the Stick, Irish Stick Fighting: Maxime Chouinard

4. Behind the Cover, Photo by Gioacchino Sparrone and write up on The Three Knights, Claudio Canepa

5. Armizare: The Knightly Fighting Art of Medieval Italy: Gregory Mele

6. Swordsurfing: Marcus Hampel

7. The Illustraded Guide to Viking Martial Arts: Antony Cummins

8. Maestro Martino's Red Chickpea Soup: as interpreted by Ruth Frey

9. Making a Foil Grip: Chris Treichal

10. Freelance Academy Press interview with Katsujinken's Editor in Chief

11. Training schools, including spotlight on the Virginia Academy of Fencing.

12. Halstern Amour Fit for a Deed of Chivalry.

13. The Pedagogical Skill of Andre Lignitzer, a 15th Century Fencing Master. by Keith Farrell, Managing Director Triquetra Services (Scotland)

14. The Saber’s Many Travels (The Origins of the Cross-Cutting Art). Bartosz Sieniawski and Janusz Sieniawski
Ki In Aikido
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Ki, the force behind the Japanese martial art of Aikido is a strange concept to many westerners. Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, founded by Koichi Tohei in 1974 emphasizes the coordination of mind and body to produce inner strength and stability. Although it is impossible to test the mind directly, state of mind can be revealed through the body by way of ki testing, which serves as a highly sensitive biofeedback tool. This book presents step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations of ki exercises and testing techniques. 225 pages. English language.
Asian Martial Arts - Constructive Thoughts and Applications
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This book represents an international gathering of friends who happen to be highly qualified martial arts scholars and practitioners. We have come together in celebration of the more than 20 years the Journal of Asian Martial Arts inspired scholarship in this field to higher academic standards while encouraging all aspects of of responsible practice. Each article was written specifically for this banquet, with topics representing the rich variety found in the asiam martial traditions. But, what's a party without guests? You, the reader, are a special guest and a part of this celebration!
Aikido: Moving On by Alan Drysdale
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Aikido: Moving On continues the exploration of the deeper principles of Aikido that Alan Drysdale began in his first book Doing Aikido. Moving On focuses on the skills and development that aikidoka need beyond shodan to become truly proficient in their art. This is a wonderful book that looks at some of the subtle aspects and principles of Aikido that everyone wants to develop but that are rarely discussed in detail.
Training Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a a Bokuto
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Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a Bokuto is just what the title says.  It is a guide for practicing the fundamental movements and attacks fo kendo using bokuto.  It is an excellent introduction to the techniques of kendo.
Hiden Magazine April 2014 Gaijin Doing Budo In Japan
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This special edition of HIDEN Magazine features articles and photos about non-Japanese studying budo in Japan, as well as interviews with several notable non-Japanese who have achieved the level of teachers in various styles. People featured include Kent Sorenson of Toda-Ha Buko Ryu, Richard William Heselton of the Nihon Karatedo Kyokai, Markus Fischer of Meifu Shinkage Ryu and Aikikai Aikido, There is an interview with Micheal Reinhardt of Katori Shinto Ryu, Lance Gatling of Kodokan Judo and Nihonden Jujutsu, Sandro Furzi of Tennen Rishin Ryu and Kodokan Judo, There is a wonderful article looking at the life and achievements of Donn Draeger, In addition there are many other articles about budo in Japan.

Large format magazine. 141 pages. Japanese language.
Aikido Book Special: Ki In Aikido & Aikido Exercises for Teaching And Training
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In this 2 book set, we collect Carol Shifflet's excellent books on Aikido practice, KI IN AIKIDO and AIKIDO EXERCISES FOR TEACHING AND TRAINING in one set. Difficult to find, these are fabulous books with concrete, down to earth methods and techniques for improving your Aikido. Ki, the force behind the Japanese martial art of Aikido is a strange concept to many westerners. Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, founded by Koikchi Tohei in 1974 emphasizes the coordination of mind and body to produce inner strength and stability. Although it is impossible to test the mind directly, state of mind can be revealed through the body by way of ki testing, which serves as a highly sensitive biofeedback tool. This KI IN AIKIDO presents step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations of ki exercises and testing techniques. 225 pages. English language. The exercises contained in AIKIDO EXERCISES FOR TEACHING AND TRAINING are based on the hitori-waza, the simple building blocks that underlie the most spectacular Aikido throws. These are augmented with testing technique, class demonstrations, and underlying basics of physics, anatomy, and psychology. With it's excellent explanations of the physics and and biology of aikido's techniques, it should be on the shelf of anyone who uses any sort of joint locks or throws.
Doing Aikido by Alan Drysdale
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Doing Aikido is the first aikido book written expressly for intermediate level students. While there are dozens of books on Aikido written for beginners, Alan Drysdale has written an excellent book for students who are past the stage of "right foot goes here" and need something with more depth and insight into the principles behind the techniques. Once you know what the techniques are, Doing Aikido's goal is to help you develop the aikido within the technique. Great for students who can see shodan in their future.
Kendo Fundamentals Volume 1
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Kendo is the art of fencing in Japan.  In this volume the All Japan Kendo Federation introduces the gear, etiquette, and basic movements of kendo practice.   Lavishly photographed, this book covers the wearing of kendo armor, the etiquette of kendo practice, and the attacks of kendo.

58 pages.  English Language.