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The Spirit of the Sword
The Spirit of the Sword
Written by Nakamura Taisaburo, Contribution by John Maki Evans, Translated by Gavin J. Poffley, Foreword by Tomoko Nakamura
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583945421
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The Spirit of the Sword
Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword
Written by Nakamura Taisaburo
Contribution by John Maki Evans
Translated by Gavin J. Poffley
Foreword by Tomoko Nakamura


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Nakamura Taisaburo's landmark book on the art of the sword includes technical information, thoughtful analysis, and fascinating recollections of his own training and teaching. One of the most famous Japanese swordsmen of the twentieth century, Nakamura sensei is widely acknowledged as the preeminent reinvigorator of the practice of tameshigiri (test cutting)... Read more >
The Major Methods of Wudang Sword
The Major Methods of Wudang Sword
Written by Huang Yuan Xiou, Commentaries by Master Chang Wu Na, Translated by Dr. Lu Mei-hui
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942390
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The Major Methods of Wudang Sword

Written by Huang Yuan Xiou
Commentaries by Master Chang Wu Na
Translated by Dr. Lu Mei-hui


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $16.95

Originally published in Chinese in 1930, The Major Methods of Wudang Sword has become a contemporary classic in the field of traditional Chinese martial arts. Written by Huang Yuan Xiou, the disciple of Li Jing-Lin—China’s most celebrated sword practitioner—this edition now introduces English readers to the fascinating world of traditional Chinese... Read more >
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Written by Nicklaus Suino
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590304839
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The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido
Written by Nicklaus Suino


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $24.95

The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions. This manual of Eishin-Ryu (or "Pure Faith")... Read more >
By the Sword
By the Sword
Written by Richard Cohen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307430748
Our Price: $12.99
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By the Sword
A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions
Written by Richard Cohen


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic... Read more >
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