Jujutsu Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is the most widespread traditional Japanese martial art, at the origin of Aikido. The Matsuda den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Renshinkan, once a secret art, reserved only for a select few, carries within itself the splendor of a martial art that is varied and adaptable from tradition to the present day. This volume is the first in a series of books on Matsuda Den written by the first foreign, non-Japanese student, Alfonso Torregrossa Sensei, who had the privilege of having studied for years with Kancho Michio Takase, heir to the Matsuda den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Renshinkan School. , focused on the programs of the line: Sokaku Takeda, Toshimi Hosaku Matsuda, Takeshi MAEDA, Michio Takase. Includes the story and the first part of the Shodan program for black belt - Shodan Katei - Daito Ryu Jujutsu 18-Kajo enriched with over 100 technical photographs. Dedicated to martial arts practitioners, Jujutsu, Hakkoryu, Daito Ryu passionate about Japanese culture and anyone who wants to enter the mysterious world of ancient martial arts (koryu).
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