The Essence of Budo

In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all ...

The Essence of Budo

The Essence of Budo

Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists. In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all the many martial arts developed in Japan. The author also reveals secret techniques and the hidden principles of the martial arts, and elucidates the words of his master, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, on Budo and life. Including many photos, works of calligraphy, illustrations, and documents on the martial arts and their role in Japanese culture, The Essence of Budo will resonate with practitioners of all martial traditions including judo, Aikido, karatedo, kendo, kenjutsu, jujutsu, and other fighting sports.

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The Essence of Budo
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Masaaki Hatsumi
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-21 - Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists. In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo
Empty Hand
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Kenei Mabuni
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-15 - Publisher: Palisander Verlag

The Lifework of a Grandmaster of Karate Budo is the path of the Japanese traditional martial arts. Mabuni Kenei has followed this path for almost eight decades until now. He belongs to the last masters taught directly by the founders of modern karatedo. The son and heir of Mabuni Kenwa
The Essence of Budo
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Dave Lowry
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-12 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The study of budo, or the Japanese martial arts for self-cultivation, is a lifelong path toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, a sword master who has practiced and taught budo for over forty years, addresses the myriad issues, vagaries, and inconsistencies that arise for students of karate-do, judo, kendo,
The Essence of Aikido
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-08 - Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

For the first time in English, The Essence of Aikido presents the profound philosophy of Aikido in Morihei's own words, disclosing many of the arcane secrets of Aikido's aims and methods. Considered by many to be the greatest martial artist and spiritual teacher of the twentieth century, Morihei provides a
The Essence of Aikido
Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Bill Sosa, Bryan Robbins
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Action Pursuit Group

Morihei Ueshiba envisioned a style that could be both non-aggressive and still effective in a multitude of self-defense situations. From that vision came the art of aikido. As a student, you will be taught to respect the body of your opponent. The techniques should never cause permanent damage. The pain

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