Art of Japanese Swordsmanship by Nicklaus Suino
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Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
By Nicklaus Suino

The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

A Manual of Eishin-ryu Iaido 2nd Revised edition

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Art of Japanese Swordsmanship by Nicklaus Suino

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This manual of Eishin-Ryu or 'Pure Faith' iaido, teaches the most widely practiced sword style, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help students, from beginners to advanced, hone their forms and techniques. Introductory chapters explain the history and evolution of the art, the Japanese sword and related equipment, and the etiquette and code of the samurai. An extensive glossary and bibliography are provided for further reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590304839
ISBN-10: 1590304837
Format: Paperback
(252mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Weatherhill Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nicklaus Suino

Nicklaus Suino is a sixth-degree black belt in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido. He is codirector of the iaido division and director of the judo division of the Shudokan Martial Arts Association, and is a regional director of the North American branch of the International Martial Arts Federation. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and teaches iaido and other martial arts at seminars throughout North America. Information on his seminars can be found at

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