There are approximately 100 traditional Japanese martial arts schools (koryu) left. Some of these schools were the source of Budo. The Dutch Academy for Traditional Martial Arts has selected 16 of them The techniques in this book provide an attractive picture of the contents of the traditional schools or koryu. The book is the manual for an introductory course for the traditional Japanese martial arts. This publication gives an overview of Japanese martial arts schools that will be described in the series: "Koryu Bujutsu Sensho." Also 6 of these schools are the source of Judo, Aikido, Karatedo, Jodo, Iaido, and Kendo. This book contains 20 original koryu techniques, some in armor. The book is illustrated with many color photos. It contains also a list of all martial traditions (including Japanese characters) and literature. The four authors are grandmaster, master-teacher or master in the traditional martial arts (kobudo).