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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.
Musings Of A Budo Bum   SIGNED COPY
Musings Of A Budo Bum SIGNED COPY
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"The techniques are really a vessel for carrying all the things that are budo..." Most books about martial arts (budo) focus on techniques, although some tell the history, and a few wax philosophical. It is rare indeed to discover a book that so fluently combines all this within the broader context of culture and lifestyle, and does so in such a humble, engaging, and accessible way. "Budo Bum Anthology" is a book that answers not so much "how" or "what" as it does "why?" Why call budo teachers "sensei"? Why do we bow? Why kata? Why keep training? Peter Boylan, aka the Budo Bum, has achieved high rank in several martial arts — judo, iaido, jodo, and more—spending decades immersed within budo, straddling the worlds and cultures of Japan and America, and translating between them. In these essays, the reader is invited to walk alongside a quiet man who thinks deeply about the worlds in which budo was created and is practiced, and who brings the meaning of "all the things that are budo" into our daily lives.

Getting Started
Do you have to study in Japan to understand budo?
Etiquette: Form and sincerity in budo
Sensei, Kyoshi, Hanshi, and Shihan: budo titles and how (not) to use them
Different ranks in martial arts?
Do versus Jutsu
What kata isn’t
Trust in the dojo
Training, motivation, and counting training time in decades instead of years
The most effective martial art
The dojo as the world: learning to deal with violence and power
Budo and responsibility
Investing in failure
The spirit of learning
Training hard and training well are not the same thing
When it comes to training, fast is slow and slow is fast
Getting out of the comfort zone
There are no advanced techniques
The most essential principles in budo: Structure
The most essential principles in budo: Spacing
The most essential principles in budo: Timing
The only things I teach are how to walk and how to breathe
Budo expectations and realities: understanding the limits of what we study
Will budo training make me a better person?
Budo as a “professional skill” and professionalism in budo
Budo training and budo philosophy
How to adapt an art form to fit you
Is kata too rigid and mechanical?

166 Pages. Softcover. 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.
All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo Instruction Manual
All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo Instruction Manual
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This is the official manual of All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo. Incredibly detailed, with diagrams to explain key points, the manual covers all of the techniques and kata of the All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo. A necessity for anyone planning to advance their skills and level.
136 pages. Soft Cover. English Language
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu by Shiigi Munenori
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu by Shiigi Munenori
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This book is by Munenori Shiigi, a remarkable teacher of Japanese martial arts. A 7th dan in Kodokan Judo, he learned his family art of Shinto RIkugo Ryu jujutsu as well as Katori Shinto Ryu from his father, and later earned a kyoshi license in the main line of Katori Shinto Ryu from Otake Risuke. Here he presents his family's line of Katori Shinto Ryu from his father Shiigi Keibun. Their family has been connected with the Katori and Kashima Shrines for centuries. The Shiigi family has a remarkable and unique relationship with Japanese oldest budo systems. In this exceptional book Shiigi Sensei shares some of that with us. Profusely illustrated, this book shows Katori Shinto Ryu iai, kenjutus, bojutsu, naginata, ryoto, kodachi, sojutsu (spear), kaiken, as well as some iai from Takeuchi Ryu and some Kashima Shinto Ryu bojutsu that has become attached to the Shiigi family line. Also included are teaching poems from the family tradition.

175 pages. Soft cover. Japanese language with English Language supplement.
Jodo Uchitachi Nyumon
Jodo Uchitachi Nyumon
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Shinto Muso Ryu is one of the great budo systems of Tokugawa Japan.  In this unique book, Jodo Menkyo Kaiden Matsui Kenji examines the role of uchitachi in Jodo training.  Uchitachi is the person who wields the sword against the jo in Shinto Muso Ryu, and who loses in all the kata.  This is an incredibly important role, because the uchitachi's job is to control the speed and tempo of the kata so the person with the jo can learn to use it to the best effect.  The uchitachi is always the senior person in the pair, and it is a role that requires deep understanding of the kata and weapons.  This book provides valuable and essential insights into how fulfil the role of the uchitachi.

Softcover. 174 pages.  Japanese language.
Bojutsu by Hatsumi Masaaki
Bojutsu by Hatsumi Masaaki
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This is a reprint of Hatsumi Masaaki Sensei's classic book "Bojutsu".   Any student of Hatsumi Sensei's arts will want to have a copy for their study.  It is filled with pictures of the many stances, techniques and applications of the bo, all demonstrated by Hatsumi Sensei himself!

223 pages.  Japanese Lanaguage.
Hanbojutsu Juttejutsu Tessenjutsu
Hanbojutsu Juttejutsu Tessenjutsu
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This is a reprint of Hatsumi Masaaki Sensei's classic book "Hanbojutsu Juttejutsu Tessenjutsu".   Lavishly illustrated with multiple pictures on nearly every page, this book has a lot to teach about Hatsumi Sensei's techniques.  The first 122 pages are dedicated to hanbo techniques, with nearly all of them demonstrated by Hatsumi himself.  This is followed by a about 20 pages where Hatsumi Sensei demonstrates hanbo techniques adpated to golf clubs.  The last section of the book is devoted to the short weapons, the jutte and the tessen, or iron fan.  Techniques are demonstrated against unarmed and armed opponents.

182 page.  Softcover. Japanese language.