Sogobujutsu: Psychology, Philosophy, Tradition

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iUniverse, Jul 18, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 484 pages
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David C. Falcaro, a longtime martial arts expert, presents this textbook exploring the history, philosophy, codes of conduct, psychology, and traditions of the Neji Gekken Ryu. Falcaro is a Sodenkethat is, he has received scrolls after attaining proficiency.

Students of the Godaishin Dojo can rely on this guide to excel in their study of Sogobujutsu, learning

codes of conduct found in a traditional dojo setting;

ways former warriors applied important teachings;

forms of martial arts and how they diff er; and

terms that can improve your understanding of martial arts.

Jumpstart your understanding of martial arts or reinforce important principles youve already learned. With this portable form of instruction, you can strengthen your mental and physical skills so that class time can be efficiently spent on training.

This important first look into the many aspects of martial arts etiquette brings meaning to the common acts and actions found in traditional dojo settings. Prepare yourself for success and begin the journey from white belt to black belt with Sogobujutsu.


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This is an important work that people who have an interest in how a system of Sogobujutsu evolves inside of a tradition, keeping its integrity and strict underpinnings and can still continue to gather important aspects that are attached to the original system's intent and retain the true spirit while expanding in thought and extrapolations into certain key aspects of the Myoden. I recommend it because I can identify with some aspects and experiences that I have encountered along the journey and I feel very in tune with certain values and ethics that are enumerated herein, that will help one to define, with principles, the continuation of a properly evolving art; evolving, that is, in the way that an integrated art is intended.
Matt Henderson/ Hanshi
Ten Shinjitsu Kai
Okinawan Karate- 8th Dan
Nihon Jujutsu (Aikibudo) 8th Dan

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Couple of my friends now have been taking sogobujusu and they love it, and i always wanted to take a form of martial arts up,but a severe injury to my leg prevented me from taking any form of it. But when my friends introduced me to this true from. I was hooked . So i read the book to prepair me and get my training started even with my injury.  


Chapter 1 Sogobujutsu
Chapter 2 Neji Gekken Ryu
Chapter 3 Godaishin Dojo
Chapter 4 Warrior Ideology
Chapter 5 Historical Influences
Chapter 6 The Nine Principles of our Ryu
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David C. Falcaro has more than twenty-seven years of experience in martial arts; he has spent the last twenty-one years training in Koryu-based Japanese Warrior Arts. He also holds many titles, ranks, and positions in the field of martial arts and is the head instructor of the Godaishin Dojo, Neji Gekken Ryu, and Sogobujutsu, as well as the Kaicho of the Jihi Bujutsu Kai. He is married, has two children, and currently lives in Pennsylvania.

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