Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques [DVD Included]

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques [DVD Included]

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by Daniel Fletcher, Yasuyuki Otsuka
     
 

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Master the Japanese art of shuriken throwing with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic shuriken throwing techniques as practiced in Japan, known as shuriken-jutsu. Daniel Fletcher studied under Japan's most notable shuriken

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Master the Japanese art of shuriken throwing with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic shuriken throwing techniques as practiced in Japan, known as shuriken-jutsu. Daniel Fletcher studied under Japan's most notable shuriken sensei, Yasuyuki Otsuka, of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu and in this knife throwing book he reveals the secrets learned in his years of study and training.

Fletcher explains the origins and purpose of the shuriken as a weapon and provides information on the various types of shuriken used by the historic samurai and ninjas. Fletcher's expert instructions, along with over 200 photographs and the enclosed DVD can help anyone become proficient with Japanese throwing techniques.

Weapons instruction includes:

  • Shaken Shuriken—The most familiar of the shuriken family, this sharp-edged, star-shaped weapon is the one typically seen in martial arts film.
  • Bo Shuriken—Shaped like a spike, easy to manufacture, economical, and convenient to carry, this simple weapon is a staple in the arsenal of the Japanese warrior.
  • Teppan Shuriken—A multi-purpose weapon made from iron plates, it can take a variety of shapes and is used both for throwing or hand-to-hand combat.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fletcher San has provided good photographic illustrations and a systematic treatment that makes Japanese Throwing Weapons a fine reference work. The photographic treatment of the hardware is excellent, and the angular views of throws are cleanly illustrative; it should permit a reader to self-teach the techniques presented." —City Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784805311011
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/10/2011
Edition description:
Paperback with DVD
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
700,371
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Fletcher is a native Texan who lived and trained in Japan from 2001-2008. He studied Budo (combat), Shurikenjutsu (throwing weapons), Kyudo (samurai archery), Satsuma Biwa (the samurai lute) and Horimono (traditional Japanese tattooing).

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Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
scottbaioisdead More than 1 year ago
There is basically no one in America who has the experience in shurikenjutsu that Danny Fletcher has, this book is a must buy. As someone who owns basically every book on shurikenjutsu ever written I can say this is one of two English language books worth buying, the other being Shuriken-do by Shirakami Ikkuken. The author is an expert on Japanese martial arts and culture with experiences no other authors who have tried to cash in on the hype of the shuriken can come close to. Danny has not only trained in the Bujinkan and learned the shurikenjutsu of Togakure ryu, which is covered greatly in this book, but has gained the knowledge of the use of a huge variety of shuriken from other ryu-ha through his study with Otsuka sensei of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu, one of the few extant shurikenjutsu ryu. This book will teach you the use of basically all forms of shuriken from senban, to jujiken, to bo shuriken and even the use of obscure items like the matsubagata of iga ryu. Also covered is the use of shuriken in shokenjutsu (use of shuriken as a handheld weapon in close combat), as well as sword forms with shuriken. You will be able to study the basic kata of Meifu Shinage Ryu, and hopefully seek out a dojo to train this art and understand its higher level teachings. This book is a must have for ANYONE who is interested in REAL NINJUTSU and REAL SHURIKENJUTSU.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read it but i guess its good