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Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan Diane Skoss

Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan

Diane Skoss

Published March 23rd 2015
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Kindle Edition
147 pages
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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. TheseMoreKoryu 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.