Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai

Front Cover
Tuttle Publishing, 2004 - History - 178 pages
1 Review
This book takes a historical look at arresting and apprehending criminals from the samurai era to the present day. It includes a history of the criminal organisations, hooligans, feuds, and vendettas that developed in feudal Japan and the civil government, police system, and criminal investigations that arose to counteract them. Also included are historical photographs, reproductions of paintings, and line drawings of the weapons used and their bearers.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai

User Review  - Nathalie Andrews - Goodreads

Very enjoyable. To be honest, I purchased this as a resource for only a few scenes in my writing, but knew that it was a topic that would interest me. It's a great resource. I could have done with it being even longer perhaps, but really liked the martial arts diagrams. Read full review

Contents

Community centers of Edo
8
Feudal life on the road
16
Kirisutegomen killing and going away
24
Edoperiod justice
31
CY7 authority and policing
37
Doshin
45
Komono
51
Feudal police in popular entertainment
58
Long arms of the law
87
Arts and practice of taihojutsu
101
CHAPTER? Defensive techniques
107
Offensive techniques
119
Arrest and restraining techniques
133
Terms
165
Index
173
Copyright

Hibuki
79

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2004)

Don Cunningham has devoted over thirty years of his life to the study and practice of both contemporary and ancient martial arts, holding advanced ranks in judo, jujutsu, and kendo, and contributing regularly to a variety of martial arts publications. While studying the ancient art of kendo (fencing with bamboo swords) on one of his frequent visits to Japan, Cunningham became interested in samurai swords and the samurai culture. This passion led him to research the Edo period, and he soon learned a great deal about the weaponry and the culture of feudal Japan

Bibliographic information