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Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings
by Kenji Tokitsu

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated ...

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Kenji Tokitsu, the author, is a martial artist and holds a Masters in Japanese language translations. He does a historical tour on Miyamoto Musashi's youth including his relationship with his father. He compares and contrasts historical records on Musashi's duels and ...
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—Updated Aug 25, 2007



Kendo: The Definitive Guide
by Hiroshi Ozawa

Kendo-the Way of the Sword-is one of the oldest of Japan's martial arts and the one most closely associated with the samurai. Immortalized in the action movies of ...

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Excellent first book to buy on Kendo---great photos, explanations on etiquette, and equipment recommendations.
—Updated Aug 25, 2007



The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
by Morihei Ueshiba

For the first time in English, The Essence of Aikido presents the profound philosophy of Aikido in Morihei's own words, disclosing many of the arcane secrets of ...


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Aikido was developed from the use of the sword. Aikido is the swordless way of the sword, employing its footwork and sweeping motions. This book gives Morihei Ueshiba's philosophy on aikido’s development and will only enhance your spiritual growth and practical ...
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Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate
by Rick Barrett

Written specifically for the Western practitioner, Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate blends modern science and philosophy with the traditional wisdoms—drawn ...

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This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing
by Junzo Sasamori, Gordon Warner

A fully illustrated introduction to the traditional art of Japanese fencing--its essential nature and its basic techniques. The first book in English to describe ...


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Zen in the Martial Arts
by Joe Hyams

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum.Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the ...

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Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugen Herrigel

Finally on Audio--a Classic of Zen Buddhist LiteratureIt is almost impossible to understand Zen by studying it as you would other intellectual pursuits. The best ...

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The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master (The Way of the Warrior Series)
by Takuan Soho

So succinct are the author's insights that these writings have outlasted the dissolution of the samurai class to come down to the present and be read for guidance ...

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Fighting with the German Longsword
by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Henry Tobler presents a how-to course of study for learning Liechtenauer's secret art. Topics include the concepts of timing, distance, and initiative, ...

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—Updated Aug 2, 2007



The Book of Five Rings (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
by Miyamoto Musashi

Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate ...




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—Updated Aug 1, 2007



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