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The time now is If you have any koryu interest at all and don’t have this book yet, I strongly recommend it.
This is a deliberate strategy — teachers in traditional ryuha have become increasingly sensitive about unauthorized transmission of teachings, concerned that improper or incorrect techniques will be taught, thereby damaging the reputation of the ryuha. She has also studied, to varying extents, kendo, jodo short staffkyudo archery and naginata halberd.
The TSKSR teaches all battlefield weapons in kata forms with the aim to turn students into allround warriors. Warrior Traditions is my favorite of the two.
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Adam Young rated it really liked it Feb 26, Not many of Japan’s ancient warrior traditions have survived the five-and-a-half centuries since their heyday. Ifidamas rated it really liked it Aug 04, Results 1 to 6 of 6. For those of you who have despaired of ever being able to acquire a copy, we have the ultimate, and far less expensive, solution: Aaron Mcgiveron rated it liked it Jul 08, I’m not a Katori practitioner, but I have gained a great deal from the book. Jeremy rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Koryu Books deserves a great deal of credit for bringing us a revised and updated version of a martial arts classic: Raven rated it really liked it Dec 26, There are also illustrations showing the targets on an armored opponent, pictures of Katori densho, numerous photographs of the Katori shrine, and photographic illustrations of the kata.
Sral Noim rated it really liked it Aug 10, Overall, Katori Shinto Ryu is beautifully laid out, with helpful notes in the margin explaining some of the obscure terms used in the text that would not translate well into English. Forum Koryu Bujutsu Koryu: She is married to artist Vernon Bigman.
Katori Shinto-Ryu: Warrior Tradition
I would have liked a glossary and index, but that is a very small quibble in a text that is so well and clearly presented. The book is full of illustrations that can be used as a reference for remembering rather than learning the techniques.
There is a wealth of information on the history of the school as well as fascinating shinto-gyu on the school’s esoteric teachings.
Oscar rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Warrior Tradition by Risuke Otake. Has anyone here already read it?
This book is available from: There is even a section which briefly discusses the ninjutsu teachings passed down within the school. To a certain extent, this blending still takes place Japanese people often are married Shinto or even in Christian, chapel-style weddings, but many funerals are Buddhist; visiting the local Shinto shrine at New Year is a very old tradition, yet if you ask many people directly they will state their religious affiliation as Buddhist.
Of course, everyone should understand that this is not and was not meant to be an instructional manual. Hardcoverpages.
Katori Shinto-Ryu: Warrior Tradition by Risuke Otake
Mads rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Shipping will be calculated by the shopping cart based on the total weight of items ordered; one paperback book or small hardcover is about one pound. This is a good compilation on the history and techniques of the Katori Shinto Ryu that provides an insight of what a traditional martial art is. Jimmy rated it it was ok Jan 24, Ronald L Greenwell rated it it was amazing Dec 09, I emailed the site and got a personal response from Diane immediately.
The book can also boast a number of excellent photographs, including training photographs of Don Draeger.
Keep your loved ones at home safe! There are also many new photos depicting the techniques that are outlined in the text.