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- DescriptionFeaturing an all-new foreword by author Adele Westbrook and new artwork by author Oscar Ratti, this newly redesigned classic is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan. It explains in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. Beginning with a paramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, Secrets of the Samurai outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies on a single force. This is the essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military tradition.
- Author BiographyOscar Ratti received his degree in classical studies and law from the University of Naples. He later came to the United States and began to study aikido with Yasuo Ohara, one of the first instructors to teach in New York. He and Adele Westbrook shared a longtime interest in the thought and rituals of ancient civilizations and were experts on Japanese warrior arts and ethos. Adele Westbrook studied philosophy at Columbia University at the same time co-author Oscar Ratti was doing graduate work in the classical languages. They began to practice aikido together, and studied under a variety of instructors in the United States and Europe. They are the authors of the best-selling Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere.
- Author(s)Adele Westbrook,Oscar Ratti
- PublisherTuttle Shokai Inc
- Date of Publication15/07/2009
- SubjectBoxing & Combat Sports
- Place of PublicationKawasaki
- Country of PublicationJapan
- ImprintTuttle Shokai Inc
- Content Noteline art illustrations
- Weight998 g
- Width191 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine28 mm
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