Secrets of the Samurai; A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
"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 the essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military tradition.
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Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Oscar Ratti,Adele Westbrook
Limited preview - 2011