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Classical Budo (73 Edition)

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Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. The classical budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, bujutsu, or "martial arts"; nor are they sports like modern judo, kendo, or karate. They are first and foremost spiritual disciplines, whose ultimate goal, achieved through the most rigorous mental and physical training, is self-realization in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. The author details the history, philosophy, and methods of a variety of these "martial ways," some using weapons and some weaponless, and reveals how they evolved from their combative roots. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photographs of modern budo masters in action.

Synopsis:

Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. He also introduces the reader to various "martial ways," some using weapons and some weaponless, including kendo, kempo, iaido, kyudo, sumo, jujutsu, and judo, and reveals how they evolved from their combative roots. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photographs of modern budo masters in action.

About the Author

Donn F. Draeger was a U.S. Marine Corps officer and a historian of martial arts disciplines, in which he held a variety of expert ranks and teaching licenses. He was technical director of the magazine Martial Arts International and author of many books on the fighting arts of Asia. He died in 1982.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780834802346
Author:
Draeger
Publisher:
Weatherhill
Author:
Draeger, Donn F.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Combat
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military art and science -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
Martial arts -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
martial arts;budo;japan
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Martial Arts & Ways of Japan Series: Vol.
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.11x7.15x.46 in. .72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. He also introduces the reader to various "martial ways," some using weapons and some weaponless, including kendo, kempo, iaido, kyudo, sumo, jujutsu, and judo, and reveals how they evolved from their combative roots. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photographs of modern budo masters in action.
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