In this book, Yoshihisa Ishibashi explains the sophisticated system of the 118 techniques of the Daito Ryu Hiden Mokuroku. Ishibashi relies on his half century of training to teach the history, the training method, aiki techniques, swordsmanship, and more.
Yoshihisa Ishibashi was born in Tokyo in 1938. He started training in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu at the Daitokan in 1964, learning Aikibudo and Ono Ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu directly from Tokimune Takeda. In 1969 he opened his own Daito Ryu school and also received his Ono Ha Itto Ryu teaching license from Junzo Sasamori. Ishibashi has a broad knowledge of martial arts from his studies of zen, judo, kendo, Shorinji Kempo, and Tai Chi.
# of pages: 388
This is a great book. It covers 118 techniques of the Hiden Mokuroku. The pictures are clear, and the material is easy to process. With 388 pages, the meat of the work is in the middle, with the first part devoted to theory and the use of the sword as it relates to Daito Ryu. I recommend this volume to all Sensei to use as a reference work in your classes. Of course the volume is in Japanese, but in any language, a picture is worth 1000 words!