Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
by Oscar Ratti, Adele Westbrook

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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, the work outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force.

Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include:
  • The Bushi
  • The Heimin
  • The Centers of Martial Instruction
  • Armed Bujutsu
  • Unarmed Bujutsu
  • Control and Power
  • Strategic Principles
  • Morality of Bujutsu

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Oscar Ratti
Adele Westbrook

Recording label: Booksales

Manufacturer: Booksales
EAN: 9780785810735
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0785810730
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 481
Publication date: 1999-04-30
Universal product code (UPC): 039864010733
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Oscar Ratti

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