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Classical Budo: The Martial Arts & Ways of Japan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Weatherhill
Publication date October 1, 1990
Pages 127
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780834802346
ISBN-10 0834802341
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Published in Other
Original list price $24.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. The classical budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, bujutsu, or "martial arts"; nor are they sports like modern judo, kendo, or karate. They are first and foremost spiritual disciplines, whose ultimate goal, achieved through the most rigorous mental and physical training, is self-realization in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. The author details the history, philosophy, and methods of a variety of these "martial ways," some using weapons and some weaponless, and reveals how they evolved from their combative roots. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photographs of modern budo masters in action.

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9780834802346 | details & prices | 127 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West.

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