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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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"Many people who practise one or more of the martial traditions that have their roots in Japan, find it surprising that the first Western contact with the Japanese samurai was before the middle of the sixteenth century. There is a vague realization that the battlefield arts of Bujutsu were already several hundred years old by then. During the ensuing Edo period, covering the seventeenth to the late nineteenth  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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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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