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Objectnummer:362309565806Drawing the Samurai Sword by Craig Estimated delivery 3-12 business days Format Paperback Condition Brand New Description This unique guide unlocks all the mysteries of the ancient tradition of Iaijutsu explaining the history and significance of the sword in Samurai culture and documenting the techniques of swordsmanship as found in no other martial arts book. Publisher Description To the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon. It possesses a particular divinity, reflecting the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown the centuries-old ritual and practice of Samurai swordsmanship which is still avidly practiced today as a fascinating and intricate martial art. This unique guide unlocks all the mysteries of the ancient tradition of Iaijutsu - explaining the history and significance of the sword in Samurai culture and documenting the techniques of swordsmanship as found in no other martial arts book. Darrell Max Craig is one of the foremost teachers of Kendo in the West. He spent many years in Japan competing and training at the very highest level. His book, Drawing the Samurai Sword, provides a thorough examination of all aspects of Iaijutsu - including information on sword care and selection, necessary gear, sword and dojo etiquette, and useful drills for practice and demonstration.This book also teaches readers how to:Evaluate your Samurai sword and handle it safelyWear the traditional Hakama uniformPerform the Kata forms to hone your techniqueAnd much more!Featuring a new preface by the author, original colour photos, and additional information about sword testing, this generously-illustrated book is a treasure trove of information for aspiring students and experienced practitioners alike. Author Biography Darrell Max Craig is considered one of the Pioneers of Kendo in the United States of America by the United States Kendo Federation. He began his training while in the U.S. Marine Corps, studying in Japan with Gogen Yamaguchi in 1956, and in Okinawa with Zenryo Shimabukuro beginning in 1958. While in Okinawa, he also began the study of Okinawan weaponry. Among others, he holds 7th Dan in Kendo, 6th Dan in Shito Ryu Karate, Junse Goshin Budo Jujitsu, Iaido and Okinawan Kobudo, and 4th Dan in Jodo, Osae Aikido, Kodokan Judo and Osae Junse Aikido. He was a member of Team USA in 1985 at the 6th World Kendo Championships in Paris, France. He operated the Houston Budokan, Inc., a traditional Japanese martial arts school in Texas, for nearly 50 years and is now retired. Details ISBN 0804850089 ISBN-13 9780804850087 Title Drawing the Samurai Sword Author Craig Format Paperback Year 2018 Pages 240 Publisher Tuttle Publishing Dimensions9.1 in. x 6.1 in. GE_Item_ID:118770590; About Us Grand Eagle Retail is the ideal place for all your shopping needs! With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and over 1,000,000 in stock items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! Shipping & Delivery Times Shipping is FREE to any address in USA. Please view eBay estimated delivery times at the top of the listing. Deliveries are made by either USPS or Courier. We are unable to deliver faster than stated. International deliveries will take 1-6 weeks. NOTE: We are unable to offer combined shipping for multiple items purchased. This is because our items are shipped from different locations. Returns If you wish to return an item, please consult our Returns Policy as below: Please contact Customer Services and request "Return Authorisation" before you send your item back to us. Unauthorised returns will not be accepted. Returns must be postmarked within 4 business days of authorisation and must be in resellable condition. Returns are shipped at the customer's risk. We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. For purchases where a shipping charge was paid, there will be no refund of the original shipping charge. Additional Questions If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us. Categories Baby Books Electronics Fashion Games Health & Beauty Home, Garden & Pets Movies Music Sports & Outdoors ToysCondition:Brand New, ISBN-13:9780804850087, Publication Year:2018, Language:English, Format:Paperback
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Drawing the Samurai Sword: The Japanese Art of Swordsmanship; Master the Ancient