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Aikido: Moving On by Alan Drysdale
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.
Intrinsic Values Of The Japanese Sword
Intrinsic Values Of The Japanese Sword
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The famed samurai sword (nihonto) represents the pinnacle of bladed weaponry in the Japanese warrior’s arsenal. This book addresses the sword’s intrinsic historic, monetary, military, and artistic values.The seven chapters for this particular anthology were selected from materials published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.
Training Method for Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a a Bokuto
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
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.
Kendo Fundamentals Volume 1
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.
Women And Asian Martial Traditions
Women And Asian Martial Traditions
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This anthology is filled with content specifically selected for readers who have a strong interest in women’s participation in the Asian martial traditions. In addition to combative theory and practice, topics include aspects of theatrical performance, music, dance, gender studies, and insights for embodying philosophical elements into daily life. The twelve chapters that were written by noted authorities will certainly educate and inspire. These focus on the martial traditions of Japan, China, India, Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
SWORD & SPIRIT; Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan vol. 2
SWORD & SPIRIT; Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan vol. 2
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The second of Diane Skoss's excellent books about the classical martial arts of Japan's pre-modern eras, this is a must-have anyone interested in Japanese martial arts. It includes a translation of the Ninety-Nine Precepts of the Takeda Family, and interview with the head of Negishi Ryu, a discussion of kata and training in traditional bugei by Karl Friday, professor of Japanese military history at the University of Georgia, among other excellet articles and an expanded Field Guide to Classical Japanese Martial Arts.
English Language. 190 pages.
Illuminated Spirit
Illuminated Spirit
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There's much more to learning any Japanese martial art than mere movement and combat strategy. Anyone who's ever been in a close relationship with a Japanese master teacher will know that most of the best consider the Japanese budo, first and foremost, to be a way of living. And many of the most important life lessons a teacher has to offer are provided in casual conversations, often outside the dojo. Dan and Jackie DeProspero were extraordinarily fortunate in their association with the late Onuma Hideharu, a master of kyudo. The wealth of Onuma Sensei's lessons has been so profound that they have been inspired to share them with the rest of us in this little book of conversations, Illuminated Spirit.

Ranging from "Inspiration," through "Everyday Life," "On Being Human," and "Work and Responsibility" to the "Mystery of Kyudo" the DeProspero's have recorded Onuma Sensei's reflections in graceful prose; it is the ultimate tribute to an extraordinary teacher. If you have not had the opportunity to partake in this sort of relationship, and you want to truly understand what the Japanese budo are all about, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book. There are few substitutes for the real thing, but Illuminated Spirit comes awfully close.
Iaido Meijin Den
Iaido Meijin Den
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Iaido is an art with a long history.  IAIDO MEIJIN DEN brings together biographies and interviews with some of the leading teachers of iaido of the 20th century, including Kono Hyakuren.
Kendo Fundamentals Volume 2
Kendo Fundamentals Volume 2
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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.