The Matsuda Den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Renshinkan once a secret martial 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 3rd book in black and white reprint was written by Shihan Alfonso Torregrossa, the first non-Japanese foreign student, who had the privilege of accessing Matsuda Den Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Renshinkan for the first time under Kancho Takase, heir of the school. by Toshimi Matsuda, one of the most representative disciples of Sokaku Takaeda. A book full of history, contents, techniques and applications of Matsuda Sensei's secret programs 大 東流 合 氣 柔 術 練 心 館 Daito Ryu Jujutsu Shidokai (the origin of Hakko Ryu Jujutsu), Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Matsuda Den, Hiden Ōgi no Koto大 東流 柔 術士 道 会 - 大 東流 柔 術 秘 伝 目録 - 秘 伝 奥 儀 之 事 enriched with over 300 photos. Presentations by Italian President Csen Francesco Proietti, Michio Takase Kancho (Japan), Dogan Orakci Shihan (Switzerland), Dai Shihan Roland Jean Maroteaux (France), Hanshi Miguel Ibarra and Dai Shihan Rene Ibarra (America). Dedicated to martial arts practitioners, enthusiasts and scholars of ancient Jujutsu, Aikijujutsu, Hakkoryu Jujutsu, Daito Ryu, of Japanese culture and anyone who wants to enter the mysterious world of ancient martial arts (koryu).
a really good book, the whole series is a great look at another view of Daito ryu