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    Budō, the martial ways of Japan

    Cichorei Kano
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    Post by Cichorei Kano Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:12 am

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    Post by NBK Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:23 am

    Very cool.

    This really is a great book. The Nihon Budokan took years of its best articles and photos from their great monthly magazine, Gekkan Budo, which were translated by Dr. Alex Bennet, the kendoka.

    See Budo: The Martial Way of Japan.

    It is not inexpensive, but it is a great overview of the traditional and modern martial arts of Japan. I highly recommend it.

    Chapter 1 The Japanese Martial Arts
    Section 1 Japanese Budō
    Section 2 From Bushidō to Budō
    Section 3 The Modernisation of Budō
    ─ The Teachings of Kanō Jigorō
    Section 4 Why Study Budō?
    Section 5 The Attraction of Budō
    Section 6 The History of Budō in Schools
    Section 7 Budō’ s Educational Potential
    Chapter 2 Japanese Kobudō: The Classical Martial Arts
    Section 1 What is Kobudō? Section 2 Thirty Kobudō schools
    Chapter 3 Modern Budō
    Section 1 Jūdō
    Section 2 Kendō
    Section 3 Kyūdō
    Section 4 Sumō
    Section 5 Karatedō Section 6 Aikidō
    Section 7 Shorinji Kempo
    Section 8 Naginata
    Section 9 Jūkendō
    Chapter 4 Budō Promotion, Research, and Educational Institutions
    Section 1 Nippon Budokan Publications
    Section 2 Japanese Budō Association
    Section 3 National Prefectural Budōkan
    Section 4 Japanese Academy of Budō
    Section 5 Japanese Classical Budō Association
    (Nippon Kobudō Kyōkai)
    Section 6 Japanese Universities with Budō
    Specialist Courses
    Section 1 International Seminar of Budō Culture
    Section 2 Events in Budō History Section 3 Glossary of Budō Terms
    Section 4 Index

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    Post by Jonesy Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:42 am

    I have it in my library and agree it is a fabulous book.  You used to be able to order it through the Kendo-World website here: http://www.kendo-world.com/wordpress/?mbt_book=budo-the-martial-ways-of-japan

    I did not get mine that way though....

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    Post by seatea Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:50 pm

    Pricey, but it looks worth the money.

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