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Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
 
Our Price: $40.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 483
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 785810730

Product Code: 756756529

Description
 
Oscar Ratti (au); Adele Westbrook (au). A definitive study of the martial arts (MA) of feudal Japan, illustrating in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, & principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a supremely effective foe. Commencing with a survey of the early struggles for political domination, this book describes the relentless progress of the military class toward absolute power. Each of the major ancient MA is examined in detail, & its evolution traced through the roles played by famous masters of arms & fighters. Training methods are also explored. Traces the history of Japanese MA to modern times, providing the background for a better understanding of current practices. 100s of illustrations.

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