Classical Budo v. 2 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Donn F. Draeger
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Classical Budo by Donn F. Draeger
Book DescriptionModern forms of budo, or martial ways practiced primarily for spiritual development, developed from established combat systems in response to social, political, historical, and philosophical influences that occurred during the Edo Period (1615-1868). In "Classical Budo", legendary martial artist Donn Draeger illuminates the history and evolution of these modern arts, including kendo, judo, kempo, kyudo, iaido, and jujutsu and puts them into historical perspective. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photos of budo arts masters in action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780834802346
(254mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Weatherhill Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Donn F. Draeger
Donn F. Draeger was a U.S. Marine Corps officer and a historian of martial arts disciplines, in which he held a variety of expert ranks and teaching licenses. He was technical director of the magazine "Martial Arts International "and author of many books on the fighting arts of Asia. He died in 1982.
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