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Nihon Bugei Shoden Slipcase with Obi Front Nihon Bugei Shoden Slipcase with Obi Back Nihon Bugei Shoden author and printing details

Above book is entitled Nihon Bugei Shoden (Commentary on Japanese Martial Arts) by Watatani Kiyoshi (1903-1983). This is actually the first edition, first printing dated November 30, 1961. The above book is a much rarer one since it comes in a slipcase, obi (paper belt) and precedes the more well known softcover book which was dated June 10, 1962. This is a numbered limited edition book since only 1,500 copies were ever published. The above book is numbered 499. This book is actually a compilation and re-editing of several old texts by Watatani Kiyoshi, chief being the Bugei Shoden, and the Bujutsu Ryusoh Ryoku and Bujutsu Ryuha Binkan.

 

 

Above book is entitled Bugei Ryuha Jiten by Watatani Kiyoshi (1903-1983)  and Yamada Tadashi (1923 -). It is dated March 1, 1963. It is also numbered 534. There are three versions a 1963, 1969 and a 1978 edition. Later the character "dai" (大) was added to the title to form "daijiten" (大辭典) in the 1969 and 1978 editions. See pictures below for both versions.

Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 Slipcase Front Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 Slipcase Side Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 Slipcase Back

Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 Cover of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 side of the book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1969 Author and Printing Details

Above book is entitled Bugei Ryuha Daijiten (Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts Schools) by Watatani Kiyoshi and Yamada Tadashi. The printing date for the above book is December 1969.

Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 Slipcase Front Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 Slipcase Side Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 Slipcase Back

Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 Cover of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 side of the book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 inside of book Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 Author and Printing Details

 

Above book is entitled Bugei Ryuha Daijiten (Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts Schools) by Watatani Kiyoshi and Yamada Tadashi. The printing date for the above book is December 10, 1978.

 

Above book is entitled Jitsu by Watatani Kiyoshi it is a limited edition book on Ju-Jitsu and is a third edition dated April 10, 1979. It is numbered 3427. The first edition was July 10, 1963.

Above book is entitled Bugei Ryuha 100 Sen (武芸流派100選) (Selection of 100 Martial Arts) by Watatani Kiyoshi publisher is Akita Shoten (秋田書店). The printing date is August 15, 1972. This is a sequel edition of Kengo Hyakusen published earlier. The author selected 100 Samurai who were familiar with Sojutsu or Kenjutsu

Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts by David A. Hall Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts by David A. Hall signed page

Above signed book was generously given to me as a gift by the author David A. Hall and Laura Shatzkin at Kodansha. 

Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama Book Cover  Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama Inside 8-9 Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama Inside 20-21 Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama Inside 16-17

The above book is entitled Okuyama Ryuho Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama (1901-1987) and a first edition printed on March 21, 1958.

The above book is entitled Okuyama Ryuho Tabi Nikki (The Journey Diary by Okuyama Ryuho) by Ryuho Okuyama and printed on January 1, 1981. The first edition was printed on March 21, 1958, see above book.

Secret of Budo Slipcase Front Secret of Budo Slipcase Side Secret of Budo Slipcase Back

Secret of Budo Book Cover Front Secret of Budo Book Cover Side Photograph of Sohaku Nakazawa Written by Sohaku Nakazawa published October 3, 1994 First edition printed January 15, 1927, published January 20, 1927. Written by Rihaku Nakazawa

Self Defense in girls high school Self Defense in girls high school Self Defense in girls high school

The above book is entitled Budo Gokui Goshinjutsu Hiden (武道極意 護身術秘傅) Secret of Budo, Esotericism of Self-Defense. The author is Shinto priest Sohaku Nakazawa (中澤蘇伯). The first edition was printed on January 15, 1927 and published January 20, 19927. The 5th edition was published December 1, 1929. This book is about Nakazawa Ryu self defense techniques. Interesting pictures of high school girls practicing self-defense in the book.

The above extremely rare book is entitled The "Walking Stick" Method of Self-Defense by an Officer of the Indian Police (Superintendent  H.G. Lang was a British Officer of the Indian Police). It is first edition, first printing but undated. I believe it is circa 1923.

Toritejutsu Kaisetsu (Exposition of Arresting Arts) by Shajiro Horita Toritejutsu Kai Slipcase Toritejutsu Kai inside book Toritejutsu Kai inside book

Above book is entitled Toritejutsu Kaisetsu (Exposition of Arresting Arts) by Shajiro Horita. The printing date is August 1, 1932.

Above booklet is entitled Daito-Ryu Aiki Budo Takeda Sokaku 50 Year Memorial. This book was not for sale and only made available to Daito Ryu Aikido Budo Members. There is a list of names who were students of Takeda Sokaku. There are many many wonderful photographs and biographies of famous members such as Gozo Shioda (founder of Yoshinkai Aikido) and Minoru Mochizuki (founder of Yoseikan dojo and Yoseikan Budo).

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Book and Slipcase Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Author and Printing Details Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Man

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Page 3-4 Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Page 5-6 Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Page 11-12 Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Page 13-14

Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Budo Kyohan Page 15-16

The above very rare book is entitled Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu Budo Kyohan (Textbook of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu Martial Training). The authors are Sugino Yoshio (1904–1998) & Ito Kikue. The book was printed on November 1, 1941 and published November 5, 1941. The publisher is Gunji Nao the Press is Nishikawa Kiuemion. The publication office is Kanda Shobou.

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 1 covering Kenjutsu by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is April 25, 1966.

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 2 covering Kenjutsu Part 2 by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is May 31, 1966.

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 3 covering Kyudo (Archery) and Bajutsu (Horsemanship) by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is July 10, 1966

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 4 covering Kajutsu, Hojutsu, Suijutsu and Ninjutsu  by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is September 30, 1966.

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 5 covering Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo and Aikido by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is November 30, 1966.

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 6 covering Yari, Naginata, Bo and Shuriken by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is January 30, 1967.

   Nihon Budo Zenshi Volume 7 Slipcase

Above book is entitled Nihon Budo Zenshu Volume 7 covering Kenjutsu, Soujutsu and Iajutsu by Yoshio Imamura, Kiyonobu Ogasawara and Yuzo Kishino. The printing date is March 25, 1967.

Teikoku Kendo no kata Poster circa 1930's Front  Teikoku Kendo no kata Poster circa 1930's Back

Above is an original Japanese Kendo Poster entitled Teikoku Kendo no kata. This large poster feautures Nakayama Hakudo (1873-1958 on the right: shidachi) the founder of Muso Shinden Ryu and Takano Sasaburo (1862-1950 on the left: uchidachi). This is an original old Japanese Kendo techniques poster circa 1930's and measures 31 inches x 22 inches. It is printed on both sides.

The Complete Martial Arts of Japan Volume One Cover  The Complete Martial Arts of Japan Volume One Signed Page

Above is an interesting English translation of a Japanese book entitled The Complete Martials Arts of Japan Volume One by Sadamoto Sugawara and translated by Eric Shahan. It has been graciously signed and dated by the author.

Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai Front CoverTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju ZukaiTenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai

Above book is entitled Tenjin Shin'yo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai (Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Secret Lecture Picture Description) by Iso Mataemon (1787-1863) and Chiharu Yoshida. The above book was printed on August 20, 1894. Jigoro Kano the founder of Judo studied Tenjin Shinyo Jujutsu for several years under Iso Mataemon son Iso Masatomo.

Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai (Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Secret Lecture Picture Description) by Iso Mataemon and Chiharu Yoshida Slipcase Front  Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai (Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Secret Lecture Picture Description) by Iso Mataemon and Chiharu Yoshida Slipcase Back

Above book is entitled Tenjin Shin'yo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai (Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Secret Lecture Picture Description) by Iso Mataemon and Chiharu Yoshida. It is a reprint dated January 31, 1991 of the original from 1894.

Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai Cover dated August 2001 Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai Back Cover dated August 2001

Above book is entitled Tenjin Shin'yo Ryu Jujutsu Gokui Kyoju Zukai (Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu Secret Lecture Picture Description) by Iso Mataemon and Chiharu Yoshida. It is a reprint dated August 13. 2001 of the original from 1894.

 

Above book is entitled The Tale of Forty Seven Ronins by A.B. Mitford. It is is a first edition first printing from 1892.

Limited to 300 copies

Above very rare book is entitled Jodo Kyohan (Jodo Teaching Basic Skill Explanation) by Masami Shimizu original pen name of Shimizu Takaji. It is a reprinted edition from October 20, 1988. This very rare book was "Limited to 300" copies only as stated inside the book. The publisher was Budo Gakuen. The original edition was printed in March 1940. The second picture is Mitsuru Toyama (head of Japan Jodo Association)The third picture (right side) is Shigeru Honjou (Head of the Army). Third picture left side (clockwise) is Izumi Touyama , Mr Suenaga and Takaji Shimizu. The fourth picture (top to bottom) is Mr. Santou and members of the Jodo Association in Manshuu, Mr. Shimizu and members practice and the headquarters practice in Manshuu. Has anyone seen the original edition? I have been looking for the original first edition printing for so many years now.
 

Jodo Kyohan  Jodo Kyohan slipcase

Above book is entitled Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo Kyohan (Shindo Muso Ryu Stick Arts Master Text) by Kaminoda Tsunemori (1927) and Nakajima Asayoshi (1917-1976) Edited by Shimizu Takaji. The book was originally printed on July 1, 1976 the book above was printed on June 1, 2002.This is a complete manual of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo. It is 352 pages long, and has over 2000 photographs, detailing all of the techniques up to Menkyo.

 

Above book is entitled Jyodo by Kaminoda Tsunemori and is a first edition, first printing from July 1, 1981. The book is signed by the author and reads:

To Kuroda Ichitaro-sensei,

The Highest Way
To follow the way is to know heaven.

Shinto Muso-ryu Menkyo Kaiden
Kaminoda Tsunemori

 

Jodo Kyoten slipcase  Jodo Kyoten Cover

Above book is entitled Jodo Kyoten by Yoneno Kotaro and Hiroi Tsunetsugu it is a first edition first printing from July 1982. It was later reprinted and titled Jodo in a softcover edition, with an English translation. Yoneno Sensei and Hiroi Sensei are both 9th dan hanshi of the All Japan Kendo Federation

Tenshin Shoden Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu Slipcase Back

Above hardcover book with slipcase is entitled Tenshin Shoden Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu by Otofuji Ichizo Katsunori (1899-1998) and Kenji Matsui. It is a first edition first printing from October 10, 1994.
 

Jodo the way of the stick by Pascal Krieger   Jodo by Pascal Krieger signed, dated and inscribed

Above book is entitled Jodo the way of the stick by Pascal Krieger. It has been signed and inscribed by the author on February 2, 1994. It is a first edition, first printing dated 1989.

  

Above book is entitled Jodo Way of the Stick by Michael Finn. It has been graciously signed by the author and dated May 16, 1985. It is a first edition, first printing from 1984.

  

Above book is entitled This Is Aikido by Koichi Tohei (1920-2011). It has been signed by the author on February 21, 1970. It is a first edition, first printing from August 1968.

Above scroll is entitled Rodanshu. The author of the scroll is Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-October 18, 1561) a very famous Samurai. He published the book Heiho Hidensho, also known as the Heiho Okugishos one of Japan's earliest treatises on martial arts, along with tactics and strategy. It provides practical advice towards the wielding of sword, spear, gun and bow for the individual warrior rather than for the strategy of an entire troop. Kansuke was well know as one of Takeda Shingen 24 Trusted Retainer (generals). However, Fujibayashi Ke Yuisho (The Densho of the Iga Ninja Fujibayashi family) says, Fujibayashi Nagato was teaching Ninjutsu to Kansuke when Nagato was retainer of Imagawa Yoshimoto. So the belief is his knowledge in war and what he learned in Ninjutsu was passed on and influenced Iga Ninjutsu, Koshu Ninjutsu and Takeda Ninpo. This scroll which he created is the Koshu Ryu Ninjutsu Densho. It is of the makimono style and is over 132 inches long. The Koshu Ryu Ninja were members of Takeda Ningun (Suppa Ningun) and this was their most important Densho. History has noted that he had a ugly appearance, one-eyed, handicapped fingers, and a crippled leg, but he was a specialist of battles. In various works of art, he is depicted holding a naginata as a support for his weak leg. The original scroll is owned by Yumio Nawa.

Above book is entitled Tengu of Karate by Austin De Mello (1929-2003). It is a rare self published first edition, first printing book from 1968. He was one of the first New York instructors to be affiliated with Mas Oyama and opened the New York Kyokushinkai Karate Club in Greenwich Village in 1961. He later broke away from Oyama and quit teaching altogether. Austin De Mello was probably best known for his efforts to make his son famous who was the youngest at that time to graduate from college at age 11 in 1988. Adragon "A.D." De Mello graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in computational mathematics.

Stick Fighting first edition first printing from 1971   reads love, respect, dream

Above book is entitled Stick Fighting techniques of self-defense by Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers. It is a first edition, first printing from 1971. It has been graciously signed and inscribed by Masaaki Hatsumi on November 21, 2004.

Above book is entitled Nihon to no Hanashi (Japanese Swords Information on its History and Usage). The author is Kanji Naruse and printed on December 15, 1942 and this copy is the 3rd edition printed October 10, 1943.

Above book is entitled Zuihitsu Nihontou (Essay on Japanese Swords). The author is Kanji Naruse and was printed on April 10, 1942 and published on April 18, 1942.

Nihon to sho tan Kanji Naruse 1941 Nihon to sho tan slipcase Kanji Naruse

Above book is entitled Nihon to sho tan (Japanese Swords Makers Information) by Kanji Naruse printed October 20, 1941.

 

Above booklet is entitled How to Use the Yawara Stick for Police. It is a rare booklet published in 1948. Also is a rare signed photograph of Professor Frank Atauo Matsuyama (1886-1957 ) dated 3-8-1948. He developed an 8-inch plastic stick he called a Yawara stick in 1947. He was born on September 28, 1886 in  Miyakonojo, Japan said he was the son of a Satsuma samurai. He died February 10, 1957. He had came to the United States around 1903 at age 17, after learning Yawara from his father. His father's name was Miyakonojo Atsusane Matsuyama and his mother's name was Kiku Takemoto, both born in Japan. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease. He was cremated February 14, 1957 by Chapel of the Chimes-Santa Rosa.

Ju-Jitsu by Apollo ( William Bankier) undated but published 1904

Ju-Jitsu What it Really Is page 44-45 Ju-Jitsu What it Really Is page 160-161

Above book is entitled Ju-Jitsu What it Really Is by William Bankier who was called Apollo the Scottish Hercules (1870-1949). It is undated but was written December 1904. This very rare book is the very first book in English on the subject of Ju-Jitsu. The book contains many photographs of Yukio Tani and Uyenishi Sadakazu. The book was based on a series of articles published in the Apollo Magazine of Health and Strength.

Deadliest Man Alive by Troy L. Roy Book Cover  Deadliest Man Alive by Troy L. Roy Signature Page

Above book is entitled Deadliest Man Alive by Troy L. Roy which the author kindly signed. An interesting book on the late John Keehan aka Count Dante

 

Above book is entitled Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu Densho by Iwaki Hideo. It is a first edition first printing dated November 30, 1996 and has been signed by the author.

Above book is entitled Kacchu Yawara Yagyu Shingan ryu  (Armoured Grappling Yagyu Shingan ryu) by Kenji Shimazu. It is a first edition first printing from April 20, 1979. Includes seven chapters covering a broad portion of the Yagyu Shingan Ryu curriculum. The book is 255 pages.

Chapter listing:

1. Kihon
-Tai sabaki no hou
-Ukemi

2. Introduction to basic forms
-Reiho
-Kata

3. 21 Suburi

4. Jujutsu
-Tote yawara (dealing with grabs)

-Torite yawara (using rope to tie and subdue)
-Kogusokutote yawara
-Gyoidori yawara

5. Bugu no jutsu (weapons techniques)
-Bo
-Nito (2 swords)
-Tachi reishiki
-Tachi ai batto reishiki
-Chudachi no kata
-Jutte no jutsu
-Hanbo no jutsu
-Umagoyasangu no bukijutsu
-Hananeji bo noneki no koto (shuriken)
-Hananeji no jutsu (shuriken)

-Hananeji to bashin (shuriken)
-Jingama no jutsu (kama)
-Jingasa no jutsu (metal umbrella)
-Gun
-Hidari kodachi no jutsu

6. Training in armor
-Kachu chudachi no jutsu
-Jindachi no jutsu

7. Historical info

 

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