Bokken: art of the Japanese sword
Author Dave Lowry of the ancient sword school Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu teaches the basics of Japanese swordsmanship using the bokken, the wooden training sword. Lowry covers stances, body movement, striking, combination techniques and techniques with a partner.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
I first picked up this book in 1995, and have been a fan of the bokken ever since. I found the photographs easy to follow and soon taught myself everything the book had to offer. Shortly after that I began sparring with a kendo-trained partner and discovered that while the book in a microcosm certainly has its limitations, I did have a solid base and some good muscle memory to work with. I recommend this book as a good starting point for beginners. A quality hardwood bokken is a must, too.
Review: Bokken Art of the Japanese Sword (Literary Links to the Orient)User Review - Goodreads
Mostly just skimmed it as I'm training with Bokken already. Lots of photos and detailed explanations.
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Origins of the Bokken
Training with the Bokken
Selecting the Bokken and Equipment
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