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Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword (Literary Links to the Orient) Paperback – 1 Dec 1986

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ohara Publications Inc.,U.S.; 1st Paperback Edition edition (1 Dec. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897501047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897501040
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 561,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

Focusing his expertise on the techniques and history of the bokken - the wooden training sword used by both ancient samurai and today's swordsmen - the author maintains that training with the bokken is important on two levels for the modern practitioner: to build the physical stamina, rhythms, and adroit body movements of traditional swordsmanship and to achieve something of the animating spirit of the traditional swordsman. This history of the bokken combines the author's concise, eloquent writing style with over 100 photographs to provide the reader with the traditional and modern perspectives of this vital, historically rich practice tool.

About the Author

Dave Lowry has written several books about Japanese culture and the martial arts. Since 1986, his writing has been featured in Black Belt magazine in a monthly column called "Karate Way."



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