Jissen Kobudo Jinenkan: History, Strategy and Philosophy (Paperback)
Fumio Manaka (martial name "Unsui") who has sixty years' experience in the classical Japanese martial arts (Kobudo) founded the Jinenkan in 1996 to allow students to study the martial arts of old Japan freely and unhindered under his guidance. Between 1997 and 2005, Manaka Sensei produced a series of articles for his students dealing with various topics related to the arts studied within the Jinenkan including the techniques, histories and strategies of the various martial Ryuha (lineages). The information contained within these articles had previously been unavailable in the English language and when they were first published, they represented a treasure trove of information for students and even today, much of this knowledge is difficult to find. Since their original publication, this information has largely been inaccessible to more recent students and this book aims to address this by bringing together the original articles in one volume so that newer students can also benefit from this knowledge and information.