Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense

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Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease.

The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must turn to the East, for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse. In this book, the techniques of Kukishin Ryu-an ancient Japanese method-have been updated and adapted for use...

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease.

The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must turn to the East, for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse. In this book, the techniques of Kukishin Ryu-an ancient Japanese method-have been updated and adapted for use today. A thorough grounding in the fundamentals dealt with here will enable you to disarm and control any assailant.

CONTENTS
Section 1: Basic Movements
Section 2: Techniques against First Attack
Section 3: Techniques against Foot Attacks
Section 4: Techniques against Wrist Holding
Section 5: Techniques against Sleeve and Lapel Holding
Section 6: Techniques against Seizure from Behind
Section 7: Techniques against Stick Holding
Section 8: Immobilizations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568364995
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/25/2013
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 518,914
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. MASAAKI HATSUMI was born in 1931. After progressing through various martial arts, he found his life's mentor, Takamatsu Toshitsugu, and studied under him for the next fifteen years, becoming the 34th Grand Master of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu and eight other arts, which he unified into the Bujinkan system. Dr. Hatsumi has taught thousands of individual students as well as instructing at law enforcement agencies all over the world, and has received numerous accolades from politicians and spiritual leaders of many nationalities. He has also worked as a professional osteopath, acted in a popular television series, is the author of many books and DVDs on Ninjutsu and Budo, and was for many years Chairman of the International Department of the Japan Literary Artists' Club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    A good starting book for the use of the 'hanbo' (not for the 'jo')...

    As with anything else, this book should not replace actual instruction on the proper use of the 'hanbo' (3 foot stick) as opposed to the 'jo' (approximately 4 foot stick). You still need to learn 'taijutsu' basics (as practiced by the Bujinkan) to condition the body before attempting to learn the techniques in the book. This book does NOT have any techniques on the use of the 'jo' (as one reviewer has mentioned).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    Great book for Jo

    I found this to be an excellent text for a refreasher or learning the use of the Jo. The pictures are excellent and with a good training partner you can get most of the basics down. Of course nothing can replace an instructor...but this is a good aid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    descriptive... a fine work by the grandmaster

    the single best ninjutsu manual yet. As hatsumi states on the back cover ''the ideal weapon for self defense is the stick' who am i to argue! sticks are everywhere. over fifty techniques for sticks describe step by step with feet, hip and arm movement shown in detail.

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