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Bokken
Bokken

Bokken

By Dave Lowry, Edited by Mike Lee

SPORTS & RECREATION

191 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: February 1986

ISBN 9780897501040

Rights: WOR

Black Belt Communications (Feb 1986)

Price: $14.95
 
 

Overview

Focusing his expertise on the techniques and history of the bokken—the wooden training sword used by both ancient samurai and today’s swordsmen—the author maintains that training with the bokken is important on two levels for the modern practitioner: to build the physical stamina, rhythms, and adroit body movements of traditional swordsmanship and to achieve something of the animating spirit of the traditional swordsman. This history of the bokken combines the author's concise, eloquent writing style with more than 100 photographs to provide the reader with the traditional and modern perspectives of this vital, historically rich practice tool.

Author Biography

Dave Lowry has written several books about Japanese culture and the martial arts. Since 1986, his writing has been featured in Black Belt magazine in a monthly column called "Karate Way."