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Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai
     

Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai

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by Masaaki Hatsumi, Mizuho Kuwata (Photographer), Minoru Hirata (Photographer)
 

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In Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai, world-renowned ninja grandmaster and bestselling author Masaaki Hatsumi explains the fundamentals of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts. Known as budo taijutsu, these specialized moves allow the practitioner to evade and receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword. Hatsumi

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In Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai, world-renowned ninja grandmaster and bestselling author Masaaki Hatsumi explains the fundamentals of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts. Known as budo taijutsu, these specialized moves allow the practitioner to evade and receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword. Hatsumi covers such topics as Kihon Happo (Eight Basic Movements), Kosshijutsu (Attacks Against Muscles), Koppojutsu (Attacks Against Bones), Jutaijutsu (Flexible Body Arts), Daken Taijutsu (Fist Punching and Striking), Ninpo Taijutsu (Bodily Arts of the Ninja), discussing and demonstrating the many techniques which will enable the fighter to punch, kick and finally lock or control the body of his adversary.

As Hatsumi tells us, the techniques have been secretly passed down from the masters to their students for more than a century, and have become the foundations for a range of other martial arts including judo, karate and aikido. This book will thus enhance the readers understanding of the roots of these various disciplines as well as provide fascinating insights into the spirit of the way of the warrior and the martial arts. Includes over 300 step-by-step photos and rare drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784770030597
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(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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Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!