Evolved amid the incessant warfare of medieval Japan, "bujutsu," or "martial arts," provided the warrior with the technical and psychological training that prepared him to use his weapons in actual combat. "Classical Bujutsu" emphasizes the intensely practical nature of these martial arts. The author describes sixteen major forms of "bujutsu," employing a variety of weapons and techniques.
About the Author
Donn F. Draeger was a Western pioneer in the practice of Japanese martial arts. His works include "Judo Training Methods, Judo Formal Techniques and Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu."