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Mugai Ryu: The Classical Japanese Art of Drawing the Sword

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In this book, the author takes us on a tour of the Samurai code of Bushido. He talks of his encounters with the descendants of famous samurai' of the past. We are taken to ancient Japan to meet the most influential samurai through the memories of their descendants—as told to the author by members of those very samurai families! We learn about the many rituals of the sword and discover how they were made, cared for and tested. The author instructs us on the use of the sword with over twenty traditional sword ...

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Overview

In this book, the author takes us on a tour of the Samurai code of Bushido. He talks of his encounters with the descendants of famous samurai' of the past. We are taken to ancient Japan to meet the most influential samurai through the memories of their descendants—as told to the author by members of those very samurai families! We learn about the many rituals of the sword and discover how they were made, cared for and tested. The author instructs us on the use of the sword with over twenty traditional sword drawing techniques and sparring routines. Discover what made the Samurai such lethal swordsmen. Learn the "one cut" techniques of the Samurai. For all styles and all levels of experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969186
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Darrell Max Craig is a highly regarded teacher of many of Japanese martial arts, and a pioneer in their development in the West for over forty years. He holds multiple black belts and is a U.S. Kendo champion, leading the U.S. Kendo team to the world championships. In 1973 he was awarded the title of Shihan, or Master Teacher. Among his many books on the subject is the widely praised The Heart of Kendo. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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