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Legacies of the sword : the Kashima-Shinryū and samurai martial culture

Author: 関, 文威(1937- ) ; Karl F Friday; Fumitake Seki
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1997.
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Western scholars and educators are generally far less familiar with the samurai in his original - and, ostensibly, primary - role as warrior and master of arms than in his other functions as landowner, feudal lord, literateur, or philosopher. Yet any attempt to comprehend fully the samurai without considering his military abilities and training (bugei) is futile. Karl Friday combines the results of nearly two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Friday, Karl F.
Legacies of the sword.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606950389
Online version:
Friday, Karl F.
Legacies of the sword.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)608535509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 関, 文威(1937- ) ; Karl F Friday; Fumitake Seki
ISBN: 0824818474 9780824818470 0824818792 9780824818791
OCLC Number: 35269921
Description: xv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Heritage and Tradition. Ryuha and the Origins of the Bugei. The Kashima Grand Shrine and Takemikazuchi-no-Mikoto. The Three Founders. The Students of Kamiizumi Ise-no-kami and the Shihanke Line. The Kunii House and the Soke Line. The Kashima-Shinryu as an Organization --
3. The Philosophy and Science of Combat. Shinbu and the Martial Way. The Framework of the Art: The Fivefold Laws and the Eight Divine Coordinates. Applied Constructs --
4. The Martial Path. Kata and Pattern Practice. Historical Problems and Criticisms of Kata and Pattern Practice. The Kashima-Shinryu Kata. Text and Written Transmission. Meditation and the Integration of Body, Mind, and Spirit --
App. 1. The Kashima-Shinryu hyoho denki --
App. 2. The Kunii-ke keizu --
App. 3. The Kashima-Shinryu menkyo kaiden mokuroku --
App. 4. Constitution of the Kashima-Shinryu Federation of Martial Sciences --
App. 5. Constitution of the Kashima-Shinryu Federation of North America.
Responsibility: Karl F. Friday, with Seki Humitake.

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With verve and wit, Karl Friday combines the results of nearly two decades of fieldwork and archival research to examine samurai martial culture from a broad perspective: as a historical phenomenon,  Read more...

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