Traces the history of the martial arts of Japan from the feudal period, illustrating implements and characteristic dress.The long sword, ranging from very long (nodachi or dai-katana) to standard length (katana), measured twenty-four inches or ... The styles used to secure both the long and the short sword have been painstakingly described in many manualsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Secrets of the Samurai; A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan|
|Author||:||Oscar Ratti, Westbrook, A.|
|Publisher||:||Tuttle Publishing - 1991|