Shinkage-Ryu Sword Techniques: Traditional Japanese Martial Arts
Publisher: Japan Publications | pages: 140 | 1993 | ISBN: 0870408879 | JPG | 59,6 mb
In this second volume, the author introduces the theories behind this ancient sport, and instructs in the movements specific to Shinkage-ryu style of kendo or swordplay.
Like books about all styles, this volume is meant not as a stand-alone course, but as a reference to be used in conjunction with face-to-face training. As it is not a video, but a series of still photographs, there are necesarily some details left out. One can no more learn sword from a book than learn how to do a spinning tae kwon do back kick, a shiho nage aikido throw or a proper one two punch. All these take place in three dimensions and require an expert to convey their true essense.