Part Samurai history, part martial arts guide, this is THE book for someone interested in Japan’s fabled Samurai culture.
Author Alexander Bennett is the ultimate insider—holding more than one black belts in Kendo and Naginata, in addition to a Ph.D. in Japanese literature and history. In this book he shares his vast personal experience and knowledge with readers looking for to undertake their own personal quest in the Japanese martial arts.
Bennett outlines the Japanese history of Bushido and the Samurai—from early times up until the present. Then, as only anyone steeped in this world can, he surveys the up to date martial arts scene and provides the essential knowledge young foreigners wish to find a teacher and learn successfully. Unlike any other book on this subject, Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide is written by a Japanese speaker who has studied and taught martial arts in Japan for lots of decades.
- The Real Samurai
- The Concept of Bushido
- Development of the Japanese Martial Arts
- Martial Arts Masters You Will have to Know About
- Budo in Japan Today
- Key Martial Arts Concepts
- Life in a Japanese Dojo
- A Japan Survival Guide
Written in a down-to-earth and easy-to-read style, this book will captivate someone interested in Japan, in addition to martial arts teachers and practitioners all over the world.