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andlt;iandgt;Secrets of the Samuraiandlt;/iandgt; is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, the work outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Secrets of the Samuraiandlt;/iandgt; is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Bushiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Heiminandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Centers of Martial Instructionandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Armed Bujutsuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Unarmed Bujutsuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Control and Powerandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Strategic Principlesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Morality of Bujutsuandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Newly redesigned and with a new foreword, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of martial arts of feudal Japan

Synopsis:

Newly redesigned, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan.

Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, this classic text outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his or her energies on a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is essential for those interested in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry or military tradition.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Oscar Rattiandlt;/bandgt; received his degree in classical studies and law from the University of Naples. He later came to the United States and began to study aikido with Yasuo Ohara, one of the first instructors to teach in New York. He and Adele Westbrook shared a longtime interest in the thought and rituals of ancient civilizations and were experts on Japanese warrior arts and ethos.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Adele Westbrookandlt;/bandgt; studied philosophy at Columbia University at the same time co-author Oscar Ratti was doing graduate work in the classical languages. They began to practice aikido together, and studied under a variety of instructors in the United States and Europe. They are the authors of the best-selling andlt;iandgt;Aikido and the Dynamic Sphereandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309605
Author:
Ratti, Oscar
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Westbrook, Adele
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Japanese martial arts; samurai; military history; martial arts; Japanese warriors
Subject:
Japanese martial arts ; samurai ; military history
Subject:
Book of five rings; books written by samurai; samurai battle tactics; eastern philosophy
Subject:
japanese philosophy; military strategy; the art of war
Subject:
Samurai; samurai sword; bushido; bujutsu; japan;
Subject:
martial arts; military history;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line art illus throughout
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.50 in

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Newly redesigned and with a new foreword, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of martial arts of feudal Japan
"Synopsis" by , Newly redesigned, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan.

Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, this classic text outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his or her energies on a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is essential for those interested in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry or military tradition.

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