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Asian Martial Arts - Constructive Thoughts and Applications
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!
Koryu Kenjutsu Gairon
Koryu Kenjutsu Gairon
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Koryu Kenjutsu Gairon by Tanaka Fumon outlines the history and general technique of classical Japanese swordsmanship. Filled with excellent photos demonstrating the techniques and prinicples discussed.
316 pages. Japanese Language.

Ki In Aikido
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.
KEIKO SHOKON: Classical Warrior Traditions Of Japan
KEIKO SHOKON: Classical Warrior Traditions Of Japan
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Keiko Shokon translates as "Reflecting deeply on the past, illuminate the present." In this, the 3rd volume in Diane Skoss's remarkable series "Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan" she does this beautifully. This volume includes Karl Friday's masterful translation of the Neko No Myoyujtsu one of my favorite parables of ancient Japan concerning the warrior. There is a wonderful interview with Nitta Suzuyo, head of Toda-ha Buko Ryu. William Bodiford has contributed an article which should put to rest the use and abuse of the term "soke" in the west, and George H. Bristol, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC has provided a rather modern practical consideration of koryu budo in his essay The Professional Perspective: Thoughts on the Koryu Bujutsu from a United States Marine. Other contributors include Ellis Amdur, Meik Skoss, Dave Lowry, Quintin Chambers, Liam Keeley and Ron Beaubien. This book is one that anyone who considers themselves serious about understanding the nature and history of Japanese budo, ancient or modern, must have and read and reread.
207 pages. English Language. Softcover. Numerous photographs.
Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan
Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan
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The classic book on classical Japanese martial arts. Includes essays by Hunter B. Armstrong, Meik Skoss, Liam Keeley, David A. Hall, and Ellis Amdur.
Nihonto Seishin To Battodo by Nakamura Taisaburo
Nihonto Seishin To Battodo by Nakamura Taisaburo
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This is the classic book on Battodo. Includes demonstration of many of the kata for Battodo as taught by Nakamura Taisaburo. Include solo kata, sword versus sword kata, and sword versus spear kata. Complete photos of all kata.
290 pages. Japanese language.

Karatedo Kata Kyohan: Earth Scroll
Karatedo Kata Kyohan: Earth Scroll
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This excellent book by Royama Hatsuo Shihan gives detailed instruction in 4 principle kata of Kyokushin Karate: Saiha, Seienchin, Kanku, and Sushiho.  Each kata is explained in detail, with showing both the solo movements and the details of their application with photos of the kata being applied with a partner.  Hundreds of photos from every angle make clear how each kata should be done, and exactly why they are done this way.  This book is an essential resource for any student of karatedo.

191 Pages.  Softcover.  Japanese Language.
A Bilingual Guide to the History of KENDO
A Bilingual Guide to the History of KENDO
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By Toshinobu Sakai and translated by Alex Bennett, this book covers the history of kendo from it's early roots in classical Japanese sword fighting up to the creation of modern kendo.
351 Pages. Japanese and English.
Hiden Koryu Jujutsu Gihon
Hiden Koryu Jujutsu Gihon
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350 oversize pages of information and photos about numerous style of classical Japanese jujutsu. Long out of print, this rare copy is a must have for anyone serious about investigating classical jujutsu.
350 Pages. Japanese language.