Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai

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"The warrior traditions of Japan's martial history have long inspired awe and respect throughout the world, drawing generations of devotees and admirers. Few would be able to claim more knowledge and authority on these traditions than Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the most famous Ninja grandmaster alive. In this book he explores the essence of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts, known as Budo Taijutsu. These techniques are highly specialized, drawn from a wealth of hidden teachings from the rich heritage of Japan's various
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Overview

"The warrior traditions of Japan's martial history have long inspired awe and respect throughout the world, drawing generations of devotees and admirers. Few would be able to claim more knowledge and authority on these traditions than Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the most famous Ninja grandmaster alive. In this book he explores the essence of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts, known as Budo Taijutsu. These techniques are highly specialized, drawn from a wealth of hidden teachings from the rich heritage of Japan's various schools." This is the most comprehensive work by Dr. Hatsumi to date, and will offer the reader a unique insight into some of the lesser known areas of the Japanese martial arts, thus enhancing his understanding of the roots of such arts, as well as enabling him to learn more practical fighting techniques. The author goes beyond mere explanations, and attempts to shine light on the very essence of the spirit of Japanese Budo and Bushido.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568365329
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/20/2013
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 604,151
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MASAAKI HATSUMI was born in 1931. After progressing through various martial arts, he became the 34th Grandmaster of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu and eight other martial arts, which he unified into the Bujinkan system. Hatsumi has taught thousands of students and given instruction to law enforcement agencies all over the world. He has received numerous accolades from politicians and spiritual leaders of many nationalities. He is also the author of many books and DVDs on ninjutsu and budo.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The True Meaning of Budo Taijutsu Happo
Budo Taijutsu Awakening     10
The Bible of Martial Artists     12
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Today     13
Kihon Happo
Gyokko-ryu Kihon Happo     16
Training in the Kihon Happo     16
Words from Takamatsu Sensei on the Gyokko-ryu Kosshi Koppo jutsu and Koto-ryu     20
Kihon Happo gata     21
Kosshi Sanpo     22
Torite Kihon gata Goho     27
Sanshin no Kata and Ukemi gata Taihenjutsu
The Essence of the Sanshin no Kata     34
The Significance of Paying Respect to the Mirror     34
Sanshin no Kata     36
Ukemi gata Taihenjutsu     42
Taihen Ukemi gata     42
Taihenjutsu Muto-dori gata     42
Gyokko-ryu Kosshi jutsu
Kosshi Sanryaku     46
Bushido and Kosshi jutsu     48
Facing the Opponent     48
Joryaku     49
Churyaku     52
Geryaku     54
Gyokko-ryu Kosshi jutsu     66
Koto-ryu Koppo jutsuu
From Great Swordsmen to Clarifying the Way Characters Are Read     70
Koppo jutsu     72
Shoden gata     75
Koto-ryu Koppo jutsu Kurai dori     76
Koppo     82
Hekito gata     88
Chuden gata     92
Okuden gata     94
Kaiden gata     98
Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu
Secrets of Ninpo Taijutsu     102
Attacking and Defending at Will     104
Taijutsu and Ninja     106
Taijutsu ukemi gata     108
Shinobi gaeshi gata     108
Hiden gata     109
Takagi Yoshin-ryu Jutaijutsu
Life Taijutsu     114
Koteki Ryoda Juppo Sessho no Jutsu     116
Takagi Yoshin-ryu Jutaijutsu     118
Omote gata     124
Ura gata     127
Eri jime gata     128
Sabaki gata     130
Tai no Kata     132
Muto-dori gata (Muto-dori Jujiron)     136
Daisho Sabaki gata     138
Shirabe gata     141
Moguri gata     142
Shinden Fudo-ryu Daken Taijutsu
Shinden Fudo-ryu Shizen Shigoku no Ichi     144
Compassion Is Benevolence     147
The Practice of Shinden Fudo-ryu     148
Shinden Fudo-ryu no Kamae     148
Sudden Change Will Always Prevail     149
Shinden Fudo-ryu Daken Taijutsu      150
Ten no Kata (Ikken hasso)     154
Chi no Kata (Hiken isshun)     158
Shizen shigoku no Kata     162
Kukishin-ryu Daken Taijutsu
Mysteries of Kukishin-ryu     168
Kukishin-ryu and Bufu Ikkan     170
Wisdom of a Demon     170
Kukishin-ryu Daken Taijutsu     172
Takamatsu Sensei     180
Using Weapons     188
Kukishin-ryu Happo Biken no Jutsu     192
Shoden gata     192
Chuden gata     196
Sabaki gata     199
Okuden     201
Shirabe Moguri gata den     204
Daken Kirigami Daiji     85
Tewaza gata     95
Torigata no Daiji     98
Columns
Budoka     20
Bufu Ikkan     36
City Lights     56
The Transmission of Martial Artists     100
48 Hands     111
Martial Artists     143
Boccioni     149
About My Parents     209
Original Japanese Text     210
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    Don't leave home without it!

    Grandmaster Hatsumi's latest installment. As usual, only 2 pages of color and the rest black and white. But the photography itself is very well done, really cool action shots, and a few pages of never before published pics of his teacher Takamatsu. Great 'read between the lines' information. You want this book in your collection...Hatsumi is the 'burning bush' of the Bujinkan, the one and only source. Treat this book as your personal Densho!

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