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Rediscovering Budo : from a swordsman's perspective

Author: Roald M Knutsen
Publisher: Folkestone, Kent : Global Oriental, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will be widely welcomed by more serious Budo practitioners who are concerned more about substance rather than style and will thereby gain valuable insight into the mindset of Japan's unique  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald M Knutsen
ISBN: 1901903613 9781901903614
OCLC Number: 56583528
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; 1. Introduction; 2. A swordsman's perspective; 3. Background to Budo; 4. The Kashima tradition; 5. Book or dojo learning?; 6. Historical perspective; 7. A proper attitude towards Budo; 8. Respect and discipline in Budo; 9. Reflections on Kata; 10. The deeper influences on the Budo Tradition; 11. Gods, mountains and Yamabushi; 12. A very rude noviciate; 13. Tengu and the Bujutsu tradition; 14. The Mikkyo in action; Notes; Appendix I: Origins of classical swordmanship; Appendix II: Arts and ways classification; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Roald Knutsen.

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