I received a proof of the new book from the editor of Kodansha late last week. Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai is to be released sometime in June. I have to say from a presentation point of view, this is the most well laid out book to date and will include several color photos. There is tremendous information and wisdom in this new book regarding the Bujinkan Mindset as well martial arts in general. Soke has also opened up his collection of budo history and allowed for the photography of several scrolls, writings and weapons.

As always, experience in Hatsumi Sensei Budo is required to be able to “connect the dots”. Kyojitsu Tenkan Ho

A true master does not teach, but simply inspires.

I hope you like the book.