The Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide: An Insider Looks at the Japanese Martial Arts and Surviving in the Land of Bushido and Zen
Alexander Bennett (Author)
DescriptionPart Samurai history, part martial arts guide, this is THE book for anyone interested in Japan's fabled Samurai culture.
Author Alexander Bennett is the ultimate insider-holding multiple black belts in Kendo and Naginata, as well as a Ph.D. in Japanese literature and history. In this book he shares his vast personal experience and knowledge with readers seeking to undertake their own personal quest in the Japanese martial arts.
Bennett outlines the Japanese history of Bushido and the Samurai-from early times up until the present. Then, as only someone steeped in this world can, he surveys the contemporary martial arts scene and provides the essential knowledge young foreigners need to find a teacher and learn successfully. Unlike any other book on this subject, Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide is written by a Japanese speaker who has studied and taught martial arts in Japan for many decades.
- The Real Samurai
- The Concept of Bushido
- Development of the Japanese Martial Arts
- Martial Arts Masters You Should Know About
- Budo in Japan Today
- Key Martial Arts Concepts
- Life in a Japanese Dojo
- A Japan Survival Guide
As Bennett says, "This book is supposed to be genuinely from the heart. Without the pretense...misconceptions or romantization that often accompanies martial arts."
10 July 2018
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