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Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan
by Diane Skoss
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Koryu Bujutsu is a collection of eight essays by the world's most experienced non-Japanese practitioners of the classical martial arts, including Hunter B. Armstrong, Meik Skoss, Diane Skoss, David A. Hall, Liam Keeley and Ellis Amdur. These individuals have spent decades in Japan training and researching with the headmasters of a number of these ancient traditions, and their essays provide a behind-the-scenes look at these most exotic and secretive of the Japanese martial arts. Includes 33 photographs and bibliographical references. Contents: "Introduction: Keiko Shokon" by Diane Skoss; "The Koryu Bujutsu Experience" by Hunter B. Armstrong; "The Meaning of Martial Arts Training: A Conversation with Sawada Hanae" by Meik Skoss; "Field Guide to the Classical Martial Arts" by Diane Skoss; "Marishiten: Buddhist Influences on Combative Behavior" by David A. Hall; "Tenjin Shinyo-ryu Jujutsu" by Meik Skoss; "Kato Takashi: Reflections of the Tatsumi-ryu Headmaster" by Liam Keeley; "Koryu Meets the West" by Ellis Amdur. With a Foreword by Colonel George H. Bristol.
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