Secrets Of The Samurai: The Martial Arts Of Feudal Japan by Oscar RattiSecrets Of The Samurai: The Martial Arts Of Feudal Japan by Oscar Ratti

Secrets Of The Samurai: The Martial Arts Of Feudal Japan

byOscar Ratti, Adele Westbrook

Paperback | August 19, 2016

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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.The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy then 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 an essential text for anyone with interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: - The Bushi - The Heimin - The Centers of Martial Instruction - Armed Bujutsu - Unarmed Bujutsu - Control and Power - Strategic Principles - Morality of Bujutsu
Oscar Ratti received his degree in classical studies and law from the University of Naples. He later came to the United States and began to study aikido with Yasuo Ohara, one of the first instructors to teach in New York. He and Adele Westbrook shared a longtime interest in the thought and rituals of ancient civilizations and were expe...
Title:Secrets Of The Samurai: The Martial Arts Of Feudal JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 1.03 inPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:4805314052

ISBN - 13:9784805314050


Editorial Reviews

Highly recommended." -Library Journal"The only work of its kind." -The San Diego Union"Secrets is definitely a worthwhile read." -Analytic Martial Arts blog"This books has a lot going for it. Primarily, the vast amount of information presented in the book is staggering. If you want to read up on Samurai and their impact on Japanese martial arts, or are interested in the history of Japanese martial arts, this book is THE place to start." -Martial Thoughts"