This thrilling mixture of martial arts instruction and law enforcement history breaks new ground in the field of 'arresting arts." Taiho-Jutsu examines the variety of weapons available to law enforcement and their uses.
This book includes a history of the criminal organizations, hooligans, feuds, and vendettas that developed in feudal Japan and the civil government, police system, and the criminal investigations that arose to counteract them. There are discussions of such law enforcement weapons as the torimonsandogu ('the three tools of arresting"), sodegarami ('the sleeve entangler"), and the hachiwara ('helmet breaker"). Renowned expert Don Cunningham discusses the weapons and demonstrates their use in a series of clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. Also included are historical photographs, reproductions of paintings, and line drawings of these weapons and their bearers.
About the Author
Don Cunningham holds advanced ranks in judo, jujutsu, and kendo, including a second-dan license from the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo. He has studied and written about Japanese modern and traditional martial arts for more than thirty years and is a frequent contributor to many martial arts publications. Cunningham has practiced judo and competed in many countries including Japan, and has won many state and regional awards. In addition, he has studied Koryu bujutsu styles with various teachers during his frequent visits to Japan. He lives in Aurora, Illinois.