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Classical Budo : Martial Arts & Ways of Japan Series: Vol. - Donn F. Draeger

Classical Budo

Martial Arts & Ways of Japan Series: Vol.

Paperback Published: 1st October 1990
ISBN: 9780834802346
Number Of Pages: 128

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Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. The classical "budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, "bujutsu, or "martial arts"; nor are they sports like modern "judo, kendo, or "karate. They are first and foremost spiritual disciplines, whose ultimate goal, achieved through the most rigorous mental and physical training, is self-realization in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. The author details the history, philosophy, and methods of a variety of these "martial ways," some using weapons and some weaponless, and reveals how they evolved from their combative roots. The book includes fascinating artwork from classical sources, and archival photographs of modern budo masters in action. """"

ISBN: 9780834802346
ISBN-10: 0834802341
Series: Martial Arts & Ways of Japan Series: Vol. : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st October 1990
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised