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Description - The Lost Samurai School by Mieko Koizumi

Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi-Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images by the current grandmaster of Mubyoshi-Ryu, The Lost Samurai School collects and translates ancient documents that contain the teachings of Hagiwara Juzo, revealing for the first time to western readers the enthralling martial arts, secret weapons, magic, and espionage as they were practiced by samurai in their daily lives. Cummins contextualizes the many expertly translated documents with a history of the era, the school, and its grandmaster. The illustrations bring to life the skills required to master everything from jujutsu, to shuriken jutsu (throwing blades), to swords, to chain weapons, to quarterstaffs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781623170875
ISBN-10: 1623170877
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Blue Snake Books
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mieko Koizumi

ANTONY JOHN CUMMINS holds an undergraduate degree in Ancient History & Archaeology and a master's degree in Neolithic Archaeology. In addition to working as a ninjutsu consultant for documentarians and authors, he has copresented television programs dedicated to the ninja. He lives in Manchester, England. MIEKO KOIZUMI is a translator and expert in old Japanese texts and martial arts.

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