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In Samurai Swordsmanship: The Batto, Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri of Eishin Ryu, Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E. Long describe the principles and techniques that define Japans most popular style of swordsmanship.

The book is a compendium of the most effective and proven techniques that have come to represent the fighting methods of Japans feudal and modern eras. The contents, as presented by the authors, unveil the answers to ancient riddles that have perplexed modern day enthusiasts of Japanese fencing.

It illuminates the art through masterful photography and is accompanied by in-depth accounts and descriptions of the methods perfected by Japans ancient warrior class. The book provides instruction on the etiquette, fundamental footwork, striking, countering, defensive tactics, test cutting and maintenance and safety needed for proficiency in authentic swordsmanship.

In Samurai Swordsmanship: The Batto, Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri of Eishin Ryu, the reader is transported beyond the mere physical technique and encouraged to seek the way to self-mastery through the use of the samurai sword.

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