Secrets of the Samurai

Secrets of the Samurai

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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 This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti.Thebushi usually carried two swords: the long sword (katana proper) and the short sword (wakizashi). ... The styles used to secure both the long and the short sword have been painstakingly described in many manuals dealing with armor andanbsp;...

Title:Secrets of the Samurai
Author:Oscar Ratti, Adele Westbrook
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2011-12-20


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