Descrição da Editora TUTTLE (em inglês): SECRET OF THE SAMURAI is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapon, 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 autors 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 the essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military tradition. This edition also conteins a new Foreword by Adele Westbrrok and numerous previously unpublished illustration by Oscar Ratti.
Contents: 1. Exponents of BUJUTRU: The BUJIN (the Bushi, the Heimin, the Center of Martial Instruction) 2. Outer Factors of BUJUTSU (armed Bunjutsu, unarmed Bujutsu) 3. INNER Factors of BUJUTSU (Control and Power, Strategic Principles, Morlity of Bujutsu)
From the reviews:
"Secrets is definitely a worthwhile read." --Analytic Martial Arts blog
"Highly recommended." --Library Journal
"The only work of its kind." --The San Diego Union
"This books has a lot going for it. Primarily, the vast amount of information presented in the book is staggering. If you want to read up on Samurai and their impact on Japanese martial arts, or are interested in the history of Japanese martial arts, this book is THE place to start." --Martial Thoughts --This text refers to the paperback edition.
Livro totalmente em Inglês.
Dados do Produto: ISBN: 9784805314050 Autor/Artista: Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook Idioma: Inglês Editora: Tuttle 1ª Edição: 2016 Tipo: Livro Capa: Brochura Formato: 19 x 26cm, 399 páginas