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In the Dojo: The Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts


Boken är den bästa beskrivningen om konceptet dojo som finns! Människor som tränar budo lägger olika värderingar bakom ordet dojo och etiketten däri, boken beskriver olika förhållningssätt på ett nyktert sätt.

Art Of Japanese Sword Fighting


In Japanese Sword Fighting, world-renowned grandmaster and bestselling author Masaaki Hatsumi reflects on the hidden essence of this revered martial art and its role in the modern world. He explores the history of bushido and its legendary figures, and covers a wide variety of classical techniques as well as the famed two-sword fighting techniques. Drawing on his deep knowledge, the author demonstrates advanced, practical applications of the art using the stick, spear, naginata, kusarigama, and jutte. He also considers forms using armor and mutodori (no sword) – the ultimate martial skill of the samurai. The text is enhanced with works of calligraphy by famous samurai masters, important historical scrolls, and Iavish illustrations that convey the grace and beauty of sword fighting.


Advanced Stick Fighting


Masaaki Hatsumi introduces a whole new range of techniques, from basic to advance levels, revealing the hidden reality behind this fascination tradition, explaining not only techniques but also the spirit of bushido.

Way Of The Ninja - "Secret Techniques"


In this book, the author explains the essence, truth, and wisdom of Ninjutsu, an art of a thousand forms and innumerable variations. Through his writing and many detailed pictures, the author reveals the hidden reality behind this fascinating martial art.

Stick Fighting - Techniques of Self-Defense


A manual of self-defence techniques using a long or short stick. The book shows some 50 moves, each demonstrated in photographs with step-by-step instructions.

Essence Of Budo - A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways


A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways.

Traditions: Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways


Traditions: Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways.

Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai


Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times.

This is the story of a life balanced between two cultures, of a boy who adapted every aspect of his life to the tradition-bound way of the sword, and who in the end became an expert swordsman. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners.

Moving Toward Stillness Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan


Moving Toward Stillness is a collection based upon Dave Lowry's magazine articles from the past decade, mostly from his highly regarded column in Black Belt magazine. Written from an almost Japanese perspective, it offers an entertaining and informative view of the Martial Arts. Topics explored include entering the Martial Arts way, making the pursuit of traditional Asian Martial Arts a part of modern Western life, the paradoxes and conflicts such a path inevitably generates, how to adapt to the mindset necessary for true mastery of a foreign art, and much more.

Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai


The warrior traditions of Japan's martial history have long inspired awe and respect throughout the world, drawing generations of devotees and admirers. Few would be able to claim more knowledge and authority on these traditions than Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the most famous Ninja grandmaster alive. In this book he explores the essence of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts, known as Budo Taijutsu. These techniques are highly specialized, drawn from a wealth of hidden teachings from the rich heritage of Japan's various schools.

With his captivating employment of metaphor and allusion, the author follows on from his bestselling works The Way of the Ninja and Advanced Stick Fighting to guide the reader through an array of techniques passed down through the lineages of the great masters. Armed with these techniques, the practitioner will be able to evade or receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword, then to punch, kick, and finally to lock or control the body of his opponent. These fighting arts were inherited by the author himself from the master Toshitsugu Takamatsu, and derive from schools as diverse as Gyokko-ryu Kosshi jutsu, Koto-ryu Koppo jutsu, and Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu. Indeed, the techniques have become the basis of a range of other more widely known martial arts, including Jujutsu and Judo.

This is the most comprehensive work by Dr. Hatsumi to date, and will offer the reader a unique insight into some of the lesser known areas of the Japanese martial arts, thus enhancing his understanding of the roots of such arts, as well as enabling him to learn more practical fighting techniques. The author goes beyond mere explanations, and attempts to shine light on the very essence of the spirit of Japanese Budo and Bushido. Including a wealth of photos of the techniques as well as rare drawings, pictures, documents, and hidden scrolls, this book will be an invaluable addition to the library of anyone with an interest in the more esoteric aspects of Japan's venerable martial history.