The Twelve Rules of the Sword

The Twelve Rules of the Sword

Details

Author(s)
Ito Ittosai, Eric Shahan
Format
Paperback | 116 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
Publication date
28 Aug 2018
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language
English
ISBN10
1720715645
ISBN13
9781720715641
Bestsellers rank
51,224

Description

A translation of two books on the philosophy of the Itto School of Sword Fighting. Book 1: The Twelve Rules of the Sword. Book 2: The Sword Manual of Kanamaki Jizai. The first is attributed to Ito Ittosai the legendary swordsman of the 16th century. Ittosai travelled the country and fought the head students of 33 schools, winning every time. The second is a 16th century instruction manual attributed to Ittosai's teacher Kanamaki Jizai. These books are essential for understanding the development of traditional Japanese sword arts and Kendo.


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