Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: An Insider Looks at the Japanese Martial Arts and Surviving in the Land of Bushido and Zen

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: An Insider Looks at the Japanese Martial Arts and Surviving in the Land of Bushido and Zen

by Darrell Max Craig

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Overview

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art.

The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few.

Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These techniques teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots.

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense).

Learn specific techniques such as:
  • The use of hands
  • Throwing an opponent
  • The use of weapons
This fascinating Jiujitsu book, designed as a training manual, also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462902798
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Darrell Max Craig operates the Houston Budokan, a traditional Japanese martial arts school in Texas. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th Dan) in Shito Ryu karate, Junse Goshin Budo Jujitsu, and kendo; godan (5th Dan) in Okinawan Shorin kobudo; yodan (4th Dan) in iaido, jodo osae, aikido, and judo; and sandan (3rd Dan) in osae aikido. He is also the author of lAI, The Art of Drawing the Sword.

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