Diane Skoss has put together another find collection of short articles which give us a list and short history of the martial arts of Japan. Which focus on the schools which teach the sword and jo.
Excellent introduction to unusual arts are still practiced today. Many I was not aware of. So let this series help you build a foundation for those of you that study Japanese martial arts; or are like me just interested in the history of asian martial arts in general.
I read this book to gain a further insight into the ancient fighting traditions of Japan. I am into the martial arts (mainly Judo and Aikido) and so have some knowledge of ancient Japanese unarmed combat but limited knowledge on the armed side of it. This book was interesting and informative and gave me the insight I sought.