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Aikido Weapons Techniques

Author: Phong Thong Dang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual. Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills. Building on the authors' belief that no empty-hand system is complete without weapons training, Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use both as a training tool to better illustrate aikido principles, and as a self-defense against weapon attacks, focusing on the three primary weapons used in aikido: Ken—the wooden sword Jo—the wooden staff Tanto—the wooden knife A complete discussion of each weapon is included, with descriptions of the stances, grips, techniques, forms, defenses, and training appropriate for each. With over 200 step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, this aikido book provides an in-depth exploration of weapons use in aikido—from its spiritual implications to technical theory and practical use.
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Aikido Ground Fighting

Author: Walther G. Von Krenner

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it comes to ground fighting. Aikido Ground Fighting is a unique look at the roots of aikido techniques (in particular, the kneeling practices of suwari-waza) and how they might be applied to defense on the ground. Written by a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba in collaboration with other aikido teachers, this book remains steadfastly true to the founder's teachings while presenting innovative and effective techniques. Containing never-before-published pictures of Ueshiba as well as step-by-step photographs clearly demonstrating techniques, Aikido Ground Fighting is designed for aikido students looking to become more well-rounded martial artists as well as practitioners of all martial arts seeking effective self-defense techniques. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aikido Buki Waza

Author: Mats Alexandersson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 470

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The Book - Aikido BukiWaza Traditional Aikido originates in Iwama, Japan. Aikido was founded by O-Sensei, Moreihei Ueshiba in 1942 in the village of Iwama. Traditional aikido is often refered to as Takemusu Aiki and is a martial art that combines empty handed techniques (tai jutsu) and weapons (buki waza), the sword and staff. This is the third volume out of three volumes. This volume focuses on the weapons techniques and riai and contains more than 1500 pictures.

Aikido Buki Waza

Author: Mats Alexandersson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

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Page: 470

View: 281

The Book - Aikido BukiWaza Traditional Aikido originates in Iwama, Japan. Aikido was founded by O-Sensei, Moreihei Ueshiba in 1942 in the village of Iwama. Traditional aikido is often refered to as Takemusu Aiki and is a martial art that combines empty handed techniques (tai jutsu) and weapons (buki waza), the sword and staff. This is the third volume out of three volumes. This volume focuses on the weapons techniques and riai and contains more than 1500 pictures.
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Hanbo

Author: John C. Goss

Publisher: Imaginator Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 433

The Hanbo is an extremely practical and versatile martial arts weapon. This three-foot long staff is the perfect size to be used as a self-defense weapon in today's urban environment. Any medium-sized, stick-like object, such as a cane, umbrella, or golf club, can be used as a hanbo, making it an unobtrusive as well as a practical weapon. John Goss Sensei applies his extensive experience with Aiki arts to teaching a dynamic and highly effective method of using the hanbo. The principles of Aiki add a flexibility to the use of the hanbo, which makes it much more effective as a self-defense weapon. Clear and detailed step-by-step explanations show how to perform the techniques and how to apply the principles of Aiki. Students of the Aiki arts will enhance their training by learning to use a hanbo to perform familiar techniques in new ways. Practitioners of other kobudo arts will find that the principles of Aiki add a new dimension of effectiveness and excitement to their hanbo training.

Biggest Martial Art 5

Author: Al Case

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

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Page: 154

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The Biggest Martial Arts Lesson of All is a massive 10 volume exploration into the martial arts. It was written by Al Case, 8th degree Black Belt with over 50 years experience. The ten volume set includes 800 chapters, 1500 pages, on ALL the things learned in a career spanning five decades. Simply, there is MORE knowledge here than in ANY other work on the martial arts. This book, Volume Five, deals with weapons, and includes sections on: Weapons Aikido Crowd Walking Over 60 chapters in this book, including... Three Incredible Martial Arts Weapons Training Methods! I Used Martial Arts To Cut Open His Chest...And Found The Real Me. Learning the Mysteries of the Tai Chi Sword The Katana versus the Jian...Which Would Win the Fight? The Secrets of the Sword Catcher Martial Arts Technique Martial Arts Applied to the Five Points of Gun Training The Value of a Shotgun in Self Defense How To Handle a Sudden Gun Attack if You Don't Know Karate, Taekwondo or Aikido, or Anything! The Right Way to Take a Gun Away from a Thug! Using a Gun Technique in Karate vs Gun! Death to the Marines and Killer Kung Fu Toys! Archery, Robin Hood, Apaches, and Samurai Don't Take a Gun to a Martial Arts Fight! Using Martial Arts Theory to Master Modern Firearms Technology Martial Arts vs Gun Control, and the Winner Is...! Martial Arts Weapons: Hiding Them From the Police Urban Weapons: Three Home Made Martial Arts Examples The Contradictions of Morihei Ueshiba, or the Making Sense of O Sensei Three Way Out and Bizarre Zen Martial Arts Concepts Mystical Aikido Ki Power Aikido Power Based On One simple Physics Rule Morihei Ueshiba and the Five Evolutions of the Art of Aikido The Blank Spaces in O Sensei Aikido Do Aikido Styles Cause Schism in Aikido Teaching? The Difference Between Mixed Martial Arts and Aikido Three Reasons Why In Combat Aikido Doesn't Work Five Ways of Causing Damage with Aikido Techniques Which Art is Better, Karate or Aikido? Combining Wing Chun and Aikido Using Aikido to Control a Mob Martial Arts Violence and the Occupy Wall Street Bunch Using Three Martial Arts Principles to Survive a Mob Attack! How To Deal With A Flash Mob Using Karate, Kung Fu Or Some Other Martial Art! Martial Arts Crowd Walking Procedures The Real Shaolin History They Wouldn't Tell You! The Shaolin Butterfly Kung Fu Three Important Points of True Shaolin Kung Fu Training The Revenge of the Five Incredibly Deadly Kung Fu Styles What if You Could Learn Real Kung Fu in a Couple of Months? The Secret Technique Inside Shaolin Kung Fu Fighting Systems An Argument Concerning Iron Fist Methods Why Shaolin Kung Fu Will Never Be a Submarine! How to Change Karate into Kung Fu! The Fighting Method of the Shaolin Monks And a LOT more! The ten volumes include: Vol 1 Origins Vol 2 Basics Vol 3 Forms Vol 4 Fighting Vol 5 Weapons Vol 6 Kung Fu Vol 7 Chi Power Vol 8 Matrixing Vol 9 Neutronics Vol 10 Odds and Ends This truly is The Biggest Martial Arts Lesson of All, and it is guaranteed that you will NEVER find another collection of pure, unique martial arts knowledge. Read it...and you will have 50 years of martial arts knowledge!
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Knowing the Basics of Aikido

Author: j Renkins

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

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Aikido is one of the oldest form of martial arts. Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, aikido came about through the studies of many different kinds of traditional martial arts. In fact, is often perceived as a form of exercise or a dance because of some of its forms. It is also viewed by some quarters as some form of martial mesmerism. Aikido is even confused with Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, it is different in its essence. Still, its founder attributed his creation of aikido to the way, his master Sokaku Takeda, grandmaster of Daito Ryu, opened his eyes to the nature of Budo.

Atemi

Author: Walther von Krenner

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 228

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Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikidorevisits the source of the art by teaching the striking methods that made Ueshiba's techniques so effective. This is the most comprehensive text on striking in Aikido, and it begins with the notion that strikes should not be disregarded in modern dojo. It explores the common (yet mistaken) notion of atemi as a secondary aspect of Aikido, and argues that such an idea is incorrect, since O-Sensei's own teachings reveal that striking is the very core of the art. The authors describe through brilliant and specific examples and clear photographs, how atemi is used in Aikido pins and throws while still keeping with the physical philosophy of the art. The journey continues as they then demonstrate how Ueshiba Morihei and some of his most important students viewed atemi and technique as one, instead of separate aspects of the art. The text is divided into three sections: Shodan (beginner's level), Chudan (intermediate level), and Jodan (advanced level). The final chapters suggest ways that O-Sensei taught his students how to develop internal power, which can be channeled into Aikido's powerful strikes. Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido presents a thorough explanation of O-Sensei's teachings and suggests that many practitioners have only scratched the surface of the art's true nature.
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A LIFE IN AIKIDO:The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba

Author: Ueshiba/Kisshomaru

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

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The history of Japan's martial traditions is replete with many outstanding individuals, but few have attained the legendary status of Morihei Ueshiba. Throughout his extraordinary life, Ueshiba mastered an array of martial arts and techniques, including jujutsu and kendo, and endlessly devoted himself to the philosophies of Japan's martial schools. He also had a deep knowledge of the practice of Shinto. Refining these traditions into a wholly new system, he founded Aikido--the way of harmony. Aikido goes far beyond simple methods of attack or self-defense, seeking to dispel aggression by creating a sense of oneness, thus ultimately promoting peace. Through its unique aspect of both preserving the heritage of the classical fighting arts and applying them within the context of contemporary society, Aikido has quickly become one of the most respected martial arts in the world. In this engaging and compelling biography, the Founder's son Kissomaru Ueshiba (the second Aikido Doshu) details the life of this remarkable man, from his early years as a youth in the turbulent Meiji era to his death in 1969. Incorporating many first-hand accounts and anecdotes as well as historical documents, the author weaves a fascinating narrative of the Founder's life, and with great fondness tells of his own memories of the man who would come to be known as O Sensei--great master. Ueshiba reveals much about the character and temperament of his father, painting a picture of a man of formidable commitment and spirituality, in both his practice of Aikido and his message of peace. Indeed, his dedication to his art was so strong that through his techniques he was able to attain kami-waza; an ability that transcends the human and reaches the divine. This book will appeal to any reader with an interest in the life of Morihei Ueshiba and a desire to discover the real person behind the legend.
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Japanese Jiu-jitsu

Author: Darrell Max Craig

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 112

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art. The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few. Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this martial arts book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These techniques teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots. Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense). Learn specific techniques such as: The use of hands Throwing an opponent Attacking vital points with strikes and kicks The use of weapons (like the staff). This fascinating Jiujitsu book, designed as a training manual, also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.
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Budo

Author: Morihei Ueshiba

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 131

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Morihei Ueshiba is rightly known as one of the world's greatest martial artists for his creation of aikido, the synthesis of his superb technique and his profound spiritual insight into the nature of the universe. Aikido is much more than just another fighting style, it is a holistic approach to life that Morihei described as "a divine path inspired by the gods that leads to truth, goodness, and beauty." Sadly, Morihei left few writings to explain his martial arts philosophy, preferring to teach his disciples by direct example. Aikido students will be familiar with photographs and film footage of Morihei as an old man, effortlessly defeating his much younger opponents, but very little has been published about Morihei's prewar years, when he was perfecting aiki-budo, as aikido was then known. In 1938 Morihei wrote Budo (Martial Way) as an instruction manual and a statement of the aims and spirit of his martial arts philosophy. Budo, however, was never made available to the general public, and it even contains the injunction that "these techniques ... should not be disclosed indiscriminately to the public." Now with the worldwide popularity of aikido rivaling that of judo and karate-do, the Aikikai Foundation and the Ueshiba family have decided that it is time for this historic treatise of the martial arts to be translated into English, and made available to general readers and students of aikido all over the world. Reproduced faithfully from the original, this seminal work contains one of the founder's few personal statements of his basic principles, expressed both in prose and mystical poetry. The text is accompanied by photographs of Morihei illustrating the aikido techniques he describes. This martial arts classic is preceded by an introductory biographical essay on Morihei by his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the present chairman of the Aikikai Foundation. This enlightening work recounts the founder's early life, his inspirational 'encounter with the religious mystic Onisaburo Deguchi, and the spiritual revelations that led him to develop the art of aikido. The volume concludes with a series of action photographs of the founder demonstrating aikido techniques, taken at a private dojo in Tokyo in 1936. This section also includes selected photographs of Morihei in action in 1951. The more than 400 historic photographs shown here provide an unequalled opportunity to observe the lifelong devotion to aikido and the continuity of performance that characterized Morihei's approach to his art.

Martial Arts with Peace and Soul

Author: Rita Miller

Publisher:

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Page: 114

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IntroductionMartial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritageAlthough the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of East Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term is derived from Latin and means "arts of Mars", the Roman god of war. Some authors have argued that fighting arts or fighting systems would be more appropriate on the basis that many martial arts were never "martial" in the sense of being used or created by professional warriors.The martial art of boxing was practiced in ancient Thera. Variation and scopeMartial arts may be categorized using a variety of criteria, including: -Traditional/historical arts vs. contemporary styles: e.g., folk wrestling compared to modern hybrid martial arts.-Techniques taught: armed vs. unarmed, and within these categoriesoarmed: by type of weapon (swordsmanship, stick fighting etc.)ounarmed: by type of combat (grappling vs. striking, stand-up fighting vs. ground fighting)-By application or intent: self-defense, combat sport, choreography or demonstration of forms, physical fitness, meditation, etc. By technical focusUnarmedUnarmed martial arts can be broadly grouped into those focusing on strikes, those focusing on grappling, and those that cover both fields, often described as hybrid martial arts.Strikes-Punching: Boxing, Wing Chun, Karate-Kicking: Taekwondo, Capoeira, Savate-Others using strikes: Lethwei, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Pencak Silat, KalaripayattuGrappling-Throwing: Hapkido, Judo, Sumo, Wrestling, Aikido-Joint lock/Chokeholds/Submission holds: Judo, Jujutsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo, Kung Fu-Pinning Techniques: Judo, Wrestling, AikidoArmedThe traditional martial arts that cover armed combat often encompass a wide spectrum of melee weapons, including bladed weapons and polearms. Such traditions include eskrima, silat, kalaripayat, kobudo, and historical European martial arts, especially those of the German Renaissance. Many Chinese martial arts also feature weapons as part of their curriculum.Sometimes, training with one specific weapon may be considered a style in its own right, especially in the case of Japanese martial arts, with disciplines such as kenjutsu and kendo (sword), bojutsu (staff), and kyūdō (archery). Similarly, modern martial arts and sports include modern fencing, stick-fighting systems like canne de combat, and modern competitive archery.By application or intentCombat-orientedMain articles: Combat sport and Self-defenseHealth-orientedMany martial arts, especially those from Asia, also teach side disciplines which pertain to medicinal practices. This is particularly prevalent in traditional Asian martial arts which may teach bone-setting, herbalism, and other aspects of traditional medicine.[4]Spirituality-orientedMartial arts can also be linked with religion and spirituality. Numerous systems are reputed to have been founded, disseminated, or practiced by monks or nuns.Throughout the Asian arts, meditation may be incorporated as a part of training. In the arts influenced by a mix of Chan Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian philosophy, the practice itself may be used as an aid to attaining mindfulness.Japanese styles, when concerning non-physical qualities of the combat, are often strongly influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Concepts like "empty mind" and "beginner's mind" are recurrent. Aikido practitioners for instance, can have a strong philosophical belief of the flow of energy and peace fostering, as idealised by the art's founder Morihei Ueshiba.

Aikido Nage Waza

Author: Mats Alexandersson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 294

View: 235

The Book - Aikido Nage Waza, Throwing techniques in traditional aikido. Traditional Aikido originates in Iwama, Japan. Aikido was founded by O-Sensei, Moreihei Ueshiba in 1942 in the village of Iwama. Traditional aikido is often refered to as Takemusu Aiki and is a martial art that combines empty handed techniques (tai jutsu) and weapons (buki waza), the sword and staff. This is the first volume out of three volumes. This volume focuses on the pinning techniques in tai jutsu and contains more than 1000 pictures.
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Hapkido

Author: Marc Tedeschi

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1135

View: 776

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.

Aikido Nage Waza

Author: Mats Alexandersson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 294

View: 873

The Book - Aikido Nage Waza, Throwing techniques in traditional aikido. Traditional Aikido originates in Iwama, Japan. Aikido was founded by O-Sensei, Moreihei Ueshiba in 1942 in the village of Iwama. Traditional aikido is often refered to as Takemusu Aiki and is a martial art that combines empty handed techniques (tai jutsu) and weapons (buki waza), the sword and staff. This is the first volume out of three volumes. This volume focuses on the pinning techniques in tai jutsu and contains more than 1000 pictures.
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Martial Arts For Dummies

Author: Jennifer Lawler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 664

There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts. Besides the fact you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t find anywhere else. Plus, it can be a lot of fun! No matter what shape you’re in, martial arts is a great way to drop extra pounds, learn to defend yourself, and develop personal and physical discipline. Whether you’re already studying a style of fighting or you’re just considering it, you’ll find everything you need to know in this helpful, friendly guide (including which movies to check out!). The book breaks down the differences and presents the basics of each style of fighting, so you can make an informed choice about which style you want to study. You’ll also find out what makes for a good instructor, so you can be sure that you’re learning from the best. And there’s much more. You’ll find out: What martial arts is and is not Five resolutions you must accept Understanding the role of the instructor How to set goals for yourself All about the proper clothes, shoes, and equipment How to prevent injuries The philosophy of self defense All about competing in tournaments About Meditation and breathing techniques The lowdown on weapons There’s also a helpful glossary of foreign-language terminology that you’ll frequently encounter in the dojo – that’s the training hall – so you’ll always be prepared. Whether you’re looking for a new way to get in shape, or a new way to sharpen your mind, Martial Arts For Dummies is all you need to get started in Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, or any other style!

Aikido Osai Waza

Author: Mats Alexandersson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 384

View: 515

The Book - Aikido Osai Waza Traditional Aikido originates in Iwama, Japan. Aikido was founded by O-Sensei, Moreihei Ueshiba in 1942 in the village of Iwama. Traditional aikido is often refered to as Takemusu Aiki and is a martial art that combines empty handed techniques (tai jutsu) and weapons (buki waza), the sword and staff. This is the first volume out of three volumes. This volume focuses on the pinning techniques in tai jutsu and contains more than 1300 pictures.
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Japan's Ultimate Martial Art

Author: Darrell Max Craig

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 491

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art. The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few. Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These techniques teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots. Japan's Ultimate Martial Art addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense). Learn specific techniques such as:The use of handsThrowing an opponentThe use of weapons Designed as a training manual, this fascinating Jiujitsu book also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.