The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

by Nicklaus Suino Sensei
Weatherhill ISBN 0-8348-0300-3 251 pages $19.95

The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship, by Nicklaus Suino Sensei, was first published in 1994 by Weatherhill. It contains detailed history and explanations of the art of iaido, which was originally an art meant to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing. Today, iaido is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions.

This book covers the Eishin-style, one of the most widely practiced sword styles, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help students, from beginners to advanced, hone their forms and techniques. Introductory chapters explain the history and evolution of the art, the Japanese sword and related equipment, and the etiquette and code of the samurai, while an extensive glossary and bibliography are provided for further reference.

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