Tuttle Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 0804837511 | English | 176 pages | EPUB + MOBI + AZW3 + PDF | 70.6 MB
Japan’s famous samurai warriors were more than just soldiers – they were adherents to a strict code of honor who respected the deeper, spiritual meaning of the way of the sword. To the samurai, battle was sacred.
This indispensable guide to theory and practice respects both the physical and spiritual aspects of martial arts practice with the katana. This sword book features:
– Beautiful, step-by-step photos and easy-to-understand text
– Guidance for selecting, maintaining, and using your sword
– Wisdom about the practical value of meditation
– Inspirational biographies of some of the greatest samurai swordsmen, men whose words and deeds embodied the true spirit of the samurai warrior
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swordsperson, this book will broaden your practical knowledge with detailed instruction on stances, cuts, guards, forms, and sparring techniques and strategy.