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Advanced Stick Fighting

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Bushido, the way of the warrior, is deeply bound to the rich history of the martial traditions of Japan, which have drawn generations of devotees, as well as awe and respect worldwide. Of all the martial arts, bo-jutsu, or stick fighting, is one of the least understood and most intriguing, having been largely hidden for centuries.
In Advanced Stick Fighting, Masaaki Hatsum...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Kodansha
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Bernie Gourley
This book is of most value to someone who studies Kukishin-ryuu boujutsu and joujutsu. There is a lot of space devoted to discussion of the kata of the sabaki gata for six foot staff and all of the jou (4-5 foot staff.) These little descriptions and photo series are less than useless for someone who doesn't practice Kukishin / Kukishinden ryuu.

Like a number of the other Hatsumi-Soke Kodansha series books, there are a lot of blurred photos in the book. I suspect this is meant to convey life and...more
This book is interesting and there is some good information in it but it's not for a wide audience. The images in this book are disappointing.
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