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Classical Swordsmanship of Japan: A Comprehensive Guide to Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu Book by Serge Mol

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Chapters:
 
1: Japanese Sword
Japanese sword or nihonto?
-Sword terminology
Types of swords and their historical context
-Legendary swordsmith and the birth of the samurai sword
-Sword development in the Heian period
-The tachi
-The odachi or nodachi
-Uchigatana, katana, and wakizashi
--Correct sashikata of the daisho
-The handachi
--The koshiate
-The ninjato
Classification of swords based on blade length
Swords used in the classical sword schools
 
2: Kenjutsu
Swordsmanship on the classical battlefield
-Kenjutsu while clad in armor
-Sword combat from horseback
-Use of the nodachi or odachi
Swordsmanship in civil society
-Suhada kenjutsu
-Urban combat and indoor sword combat
-Practice methods
Kodachijutsu
Nitoken
-Origin of Nitoken
-Nito schools
Sword cutting Arts
-Tameshigiri
-Suemonogiri
 
3: History of the Sword Traditions
From Kaden to Bujutsu Ryuha
Great Source Schools and their Lineages
-The three great schools
Other Schools and their Lineages
Swordsmanship in Schools other than the Sword Schools
From Ryuha to Dojo
-Edo's three great dojo
 
4: Kyo Hachi Ryu Lineage
Kyo hachi ryu and Kurama hachi ryu
Ki ichi hogen ryu
Yoshitsune ryu
Kyo ryu
Yoshioka ryu
Kanshin ryu
Kurama ryu
 
5: Kanto Shichi Ryu Lineage
Kanto shichi ryu and Kashima shichi ryu
-Kashima jingu and Kashima no tachi
Tenshin shoden katori shinto ryu
Kashima shin ryu
Kashima shinto ryu
Ippa ryu
Ten ryu
Tenshinsho jigen ryu
Jigen ryu
Yakumaru jigen ryu
Tennnen risshin ryu
 
6: Nen Ryu Lineage
-Nen ryu
Maniwa nen ryu
Tsutsumi hozan ryu
Nikaido ryu
Chujo ryu
Toda ryu
Kanemaki ryu
Itto ryu
Onoha itto ryu
Nakanishiha itto ryu
Tenshin itto ryu
Hokushin itto ryu
Mizoguchiha itto ryu
Itto shoden muto ryu
 
7: Kage Ryu Lineage
Kage ryu
Shinkage ryu
Hikita kage ryu
Shinkage ryu okuyama ryu
Yagyu shinkage ryu
Taisha ryu
Shin shinkage ryu
Jikishinkage ryu
Shinnuki ryu
Mujushinken ryu
 
8: Enmei Ryu Lineage
Enmei ryu lineage or Musashi lineage
Enmei ryu
Tori ryu
Niten ichi ryu
 
9: Iaijutsu
Iaijutsu and battojutsu
Essence of iai: sayanouchi
Roots of iaijutsu
Technical characteristics of iai in general
-Iai starting from a sitting position
-Iai as an offensive art
-Battojutsu in full armor
--Shojisuken rikatamichi ryu's katchu batto
-Odachi and iaijutsu
Iaijutsu versus kenjutsu
Musoken and sakki
-Itto Ittosai and Hayashizaki Jinsuke's musoken
--Sakki
--Suki
--Ability to sense danger, sixth sense or good common sense?
--Sakki and the five senses
 
10: History of the Iaijutsu Ryuha
Role of Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu
-Hayashizaki Jinsuke's "magatsukato"
Schools of the Hayashizaki Lineage
-Shinmei Muso to ryu
-Tamiya ryu
-Muraku ryu
-Ichinomiya Ryu
-Hoki ryu
-Sekiguchi shinshin ryu
Development of iaijutsu independent of Hayashizaki Jinsuke
 
11: Swordsmanship and Jujutsu
Sword at close combat range, swordsmanship and jujutsu intertwined
Jujutsu skills versus sword technique
-Preventing an opponent from drawing the sword
-Disarming an opponent that has his sword drawn
Using jujutsu skills to regain control over one's sword
Using a sword to apply and enhance jujutsu principles
Ukemi with a sword in the hand or obi
 
12: Other unconventional ways of using the sword and special sword saho
Tokenjutsu
Shojitsuken Rikataichi ryu's inchuken
Shinobu or yo no dachi
To-iri, mon-iri, and shishi hora-iri
Nonakamaku and tomaku
Shurikendome and yadome
Eye blinding powder hidden in the scabbard
Tachi moyurujutsu
Sageo sabaki
Sword at especially vulnerable moments of its owner
-Saho for positioning one's sword before sleeping
-Sword saho while using the toilet
Swordsmanship and swimming

13: Development of Practice Swords and Protective Equipment
Bokuto
-Bokuto design
-Straight, curved, heavy duty and light bokuto
-Bokuto tsuba
-Sayatsuki bokuto
Development of the bamboo practice sword
-Fukuro shinai
--Shinkage ryu and Yagyu Shinkage ryu's hikikada shinai
--Proliferation of Kamizumi's fukuro shinai
--Yotsuwari shinai
--Length of the shinai
--Oishi susumu and his nagashinai
Development of protective equipment
-Introducing the kendo armor
-Edo period bogu
--Evolution of basic bogu design and components in the Edo period
--Maniwa Nen ryu's distinctive protective practice equipment
Practice and safety equipment
-Omikote
-Jigen ryu and Nodachi Jigen ryu's distinctive training equipment and methods
--Practice with the nagabo and the koyoritsuba
--Practice with the yokogi and the tategi
Bogu and shinai and the proliferation of Japanese swordsmanship
 
Appendix
Kyo Hachi ryu lineage chart
Kanto Shichi ryu lineage chart
Nen ryu lineage chart
Itto ryu lineage chart
Kage ryu lineage chart
Enmei ryu lineage chart
Hayashizaki ryu lineage chart
 
Notes
Bibliography
School list
Alphabetical index of prominent pre-Meiji period swordsmen
Index
 
Language: English
Hardcover
320 pages

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