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New Martial Arts Titles from Kodansha

Photograph of the new titles
Photograph of the new titlesPhotograph taken by Paul Rest

It’s always exciting when I see new titles arriving from Kodansha USA. Their books are always made with exceptional care. Plus, the books are well written and chock full of information.

The two titles that arrived (which I’ll review later this summer) are:

“Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai” by Masaaki Hatsumi

“The Essence of Budo – The Secret Teachings of the Grandmaster” by Massaki Hatsumi

(Masaaki Hatsumi is also the author of the forthcoming titles, “The Complete Ninja – The Secret World Revealed and “The Way of the Ninja – Secret Techniques.”)

Sensei Hatsumi is the 34th Grand Master of Togakure-ryū and ranked in eight other arts. These he combined in one Bujinkan system. He has taught in many countries around the world and as worked with law enforcement agencies. Political and spiritual leaders have praised his work in the field of martial arts. Sensei Hatsumi is the Chairman of the International Department of the Japan Literary Artists’ Club as well as a practicing osteopath.

I’ve seen these titles already in a number of friend’s libraries here in the Greater Bay Area. I’m looking forward to reviewing them and sharing my insights about these two titles.

“Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai” by Masaaki Hatsumi – Published by Kodanshu USA, New York, NY – ISBN 978-1-56836-532-9 US $35.00

“The Essence of Budo – The Secret Teachings of the Grandmaster” by Masaaki Hatsumi – Published by Kodansha USA – ISBN 978-4-7700-3105-5 – US $35.00

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I’ve seen these titles already in a number of friend’s libraries here in the Greater Bay Area. I’m looking forward to reviewing them and sharing my insights about these two titles.

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