Limited edition book.
The oldest style of Jiu-jitsu, Takenouchi-ryu was founded in 1532 in Japan. It is called “The Origin of Jiu-jitsu" and gave a great influence to many Jiu-jitsu styles and Judo. This is the one and only official book from the Takenouchi-ryu headquarters.
In addition to the original Japanese text, an English version is added. The English version not only include information of Takenouchi-ryu but the overall picture of Japanese ancient martial arts. The relationships between Miyamoto Musashi and Takenouchi-ryu. The relationships between Maeda Mitsuyo and Takenouchi-ryu. The unknown history from ancient to modern is now revealed. If you enjoy Jiu-jitsu and Judo and want to learn history, this book is for you.
If you are interested in Japanese ancient martial arts and samurai, this book is for you. The Origin of Jiu-jitsu Takenouchi-ryu is one book a seeker of Jiu-jitsu can never afford to miss.
About the English version author:
Takashi Yagi is the Shihandai of the Takenouchi-ryu headquarters. He graduated from The University of Tokyo and Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. He is a psychiatrist turned neurosurgeon who was formerly an insurance investigator. He is also a practitioner of Shugendo.
Language: Japanese & English (Essays only, not techniques)
# of pages: 463