This is book 3 in a 4 part series on Daito Ryu Aikibujutsu.
Immaculate copy, looks like the previous owner never opened it up. Every page nice and clean. The book starts with more meditation methods and goes on for 66 more pages. They consist of various mudras, directed meditation training with one's classmates, 8 trigram circular breathing circuits (using imagery), feeling the Ki between the hands, using imagery of an 8 sided polygonal shape in between a pentagonal polygon to attain awareness of all the space around you, during sitting meditation, using the RIN Mudra for focus. They also utilize other methods, like focusing on Dorji or Vajra, Also covered is the basics of diaphragmatic breathing, such as is used by Opera Singers and Power Weight Lifters. Also known as the "Buddhist Breath" method (As diametrically opposed to the Daoist breathing method). Pages 68 and 69 cover the Anatomy and physiology of the movements of the wrist; how it bends, pronates and suppinates, along with complete diagrams of the Carpals, Metacarpals, and the Phlanges. Then a few examples of exploiting the weaknesses of the bones that make up the wrist in various joint locks. Pages 73-76 cover a Bo Staff Kata. Pages 77-81 show a bit of training with the Katana. Pages 82-97 show seated locks and throws. Then standing, seated and kneeling techniques from page 98-165. Staff techniques are covered from pages 166 to 183. Page 184 through 188 deal with multiple attackers. It concludes with a brief epilogue on page 189. Well worth getting this manual, and the rest that make up the entire 4 volume set. A great investment, and precious knowledge await you! Get some at your earliest opportunity, before they are out of circulation!