This book explores the essence of various unarmed techniques unique to the Japanese martial arts, known as budo taijutsu. The techniques are highly specialized, and allow the practitioner to evade and receive an attack even from an opponent wielding a sword, enabling them to punch, kick, and finally to lock or control the body of their opponent. Among the various techniques introduced are Kihon Happo (Eight Basic Movements), Kosshijutsu (Attacks against Muscles), Koppojutsu (Attacks against Bones), Jutaijutsu (Flexible Body Arts), Daken Taijutsu (Fist Punching and Striking), Ninpo Taijutsu (Bodily Arts of the Ninja), and many more. These renowned techniques have been secretly inherited through the various lineages of masters for more than a century.
Such techniques have been secretly inherited through the various lineages of masters for more than a century. The techniques became the basis of a range of other martial arts, including judo, karate, and aikido. This book will thus enhance the reader's understanding of the roots of such martial arts, as well as enabling him/her to learn more practical fighting techniques.
The book also shines light on the essence of the spirit of Japanese budo and bushido, and includes many photos of the techniques as well as rare drawings and hidden scrolls.