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Iai
By Darrell Craig

Iai

Art of Drawing the Sword New edition

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Iai by Darrell Craig

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Master the ancient samurai art of iaijutsu with this expert martial arts guide. To the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon, possessed of a kind of divinity, a self reflective of the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown a centuries-old ritual and a fascinating, intricate discipline. This unique guide unlocks the mysteries of this ancient ritual practice, explaining the history and significance of swords in the samurai culture, and documenting the techniques of swordsmanship, as no other book in English does. "IAI: The Art of Drawing the Sword" is a thorough examination of the traditional Japanese martial art of iaijutsu. Included in this volume are introductions to sword care and selection; general etiquette and the training uniform and gear; proper basic sword procedure; sword techniques and drills for practice and demonstrations; kata; and sword testing; as well as the story of the Chushingura (the 47 Ronin). Generously illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings, "IAI: The Art of Drawing the Sword" is a storehouse of information for both the aspiring student and the experienced swordsman.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804870238
ISBN-10: 0804870233
Format: Paperback
(133mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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