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Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship (3 DVD Set)
Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship (3 DVD Set)

Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship (3 DVD Set)

Samurai Swordsmanship


1 Pages, 4 x 6

Formats: DVD

DVD, $69.95 (US $69.95) (CA $77.00)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9781581334791

Rights: US & CA

Black Belt Communications (Sep 2011)

Price: $69.95


A world-renowned expert's elite guide to one of the deadliest weapons in martial arts

Taking the notorious fighting art to the next level, this cutting-edge collection builds on the expertise set forth in the previous Samurai Swordsmanship series. Designed by a Black Belt Hall of Fame member and his top student, the advanced tutorial delves into the physical and conceptual underpinnings of the samurai sword as an elegant defense weapon. Three detailed installments examine everything from proper footwork and body movement to optimal timing and drawing the weapon. An in-depth exploration of kata (forms) is also provided, as well as how to efficiently open and finish sparring encounters. With accessible menus and engaging in-studio demonstrations, this sequence also includes explanations for featured Japanese terminology.

Author Biography

Masayuki Shimabukuro is a founding member of the North American Japanese Karate-do Masters Association and serves on its board of directors. He is the international chairman of the Nippoin Kobudo Jikishin-Kai, an inductee of the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Weapons Instructor of the Year, and a member of the prestigious Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, the oldest martial arts governing body in Japan. He lives in San Diego. Carl E. Long is a swordsmanship expert and the senior student of Masayuki Shimabukuro. He is the vice chairman and director for the Jikishin Kai International organization. He lives in Kingston, Pennsylvania.