At the beginning published in 1898. A translation of a Japanese Martial Arts Manual. Descriptions of Kata for Shikomi Tsue (sword hidden in a cane), Iai (sword drawing and basic cuts) and Kenbu (Japanese sword dance). Kenbu are poems written in Classical Chinese “Kanbun” style and are about historical battles, winning, losing and overall portraits of martial spirit. Intense and frequently rather bloody the Kenbu presented on this volume and the corresponding step-by-step analysis by the creator allow even the uninitiated to a glimpse into this fascinating subject. Includes the unique illustrations on each page in conjunction with a full translation. Key Japanese terms are retained with an explanation given. Final a part of a three volume series. First time in translation.