Start your review of Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense Write a review Jun 13, Ryan Coons rated it it was ok While this book offers a comprehensive and thorough explanation of how to use sticks for joint-locking, they all seem to require a highly compliant partner. May 21, Caleb Malcom rated it really liked it A solid read with clear instructions. I just wish there was more. Nov 11, Gerald Kinro rated it really liked it The authors discuss the basic moves of Japanese stick fighting in a simple, well-illustrated work. I might add that I do not believe that arts such as this one is entirely learnable from a book alone.

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Ninjutsu, history and tradition by Masaaki Hatsumi Book 5 editions published in in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Unarmed fighting techniques of the samurai by Masaaki Hatsumi Book 7 editions published between and in English and Japanese and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "This is the most comprehensive work by Dr.

Hatsumi to date, and will offer the reader a unique insight into some of the lesser known areas of the Japanese martial arts, thus enhancing his understanding of the roots of such arts, as well as enabling him to learn more practical fighting techniques.

The author goes beyond mere explanations, and attempts to shine light on the very essence of the spirit of Japanese Budo and Bushido. He also discusses the origins of bo-jutsu, which he sees as inexorably linked to the evolution of humankind; it is both universal and timeless. This book reveals to the reader a number of advanced techniques using medium and long sticks that were originally used by samurai swordsmen and military commanders.

The original Japanese text is also included in the appendix Ninja secrets from the grandmaster by Masaaki Hatsumi Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide The complete ninja : the secret world revealed by Masaaki Hatsumi Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "The ninja were the true embodiment of budo, the warrior spirit. Rather than using techniques of assassination to protect themselves, ninja relied on their senses, and on an acute awareness of their natural surroundings, In fact, ninja avoided unnecessary conflict, and used weapons such as knives and swords only as a last resort.

These are the true techniques of ninjutsu, and the art in which the ninja unrelentingly trained. Like the earlier work, The Complete Ninja features hundreds of historical illustrations, documents, and photos including many of the author demonstrating techniques to explore the essence and wisdom of ninjutsu and reveal its hidden truths. The Complete Ninja will help readers sharpen their perceptions and deepen their understanding of two core principles: that ninjutsu is the very backbone of the martial arts, and that it clarifies their essential spiritual significance.

From material previously unpublished in the West, Stephen Turnbull recounts the history, battles, science, mysticism and even the modern aspects of the Ninja. Many of the sources for this book are his own translations from Japanese archives. Myths about the Ninja are exploded but the truth emerges here as far stronger than any fiction, making this work destined to become the standard work Secrets from the ninja grandmaster by Stephen K Hayes Book 2 editions published in in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Hanbo-jutsu by Masaaki Hatsumi Book 4 editions published between and in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


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