Bokken: art of the Japanese sword

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Ohara Publications, Feb 1, 1986 - Antiques & Collectibles - 191 pages
Author Dave Lowry of the ancient sword school Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu teaches the basics of Japanese swordsmanship using the bokken, the wooden training sword. Lowry covers stances, body movement, striking, combination techniques and techniques with a partner.

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User Review  - David_Kantrowitz - LibraryThing

I first picked up this book in 1995, and have been a fan of the bokken ever since. I found the photographs easy to follow and soon taught myself everything the book had to offer. Shortly after that I ... Read full review


Origins of the Bokken
Training with the Bokken
Selecting the Bokken and Equipment

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About the author (1986)

Dave Lowry, a resident of Maryland Heights, Missouri, has written over 100 articles on the martial arts published in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of Persimmon Wind (Tuttle, 1998) and Autumn Lightning.

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