Iaido is the classical Japanese discipline of drawing and cutting with the long sword in defense of an unanticipated attack, throwing off the blood and returning the sword to its sheath It is the direct inheritor of techniques perfected by centuries of samurais whose lives and honor depended on their spirit and prowess Babin brings together all the information needed to pursue a formal study of this art, including how to choose a sword, cut with it, take care of it and assume the clothing He covers not only the basic moves and positions, but the entire curriculum of forms of the muso shinden ryu of iaido Equally important, the author puts the art in its historic and social perspective, helping clarify for the reader the spiritual pathway the way of the sword offers If you want to learn iaido, this is your textbook....
|Title||:||Iaido Sword: Kamimoto-Ha Techniques of Muso Shinden Ryu|
|Number of Pages||:||578 Pages|
|File Size||:||865 KB|
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Iaido Sword: Kamimoto-Ha Techniques of Muso Shinden Ryu Reviews
It's a nice book. I highly recommend it to every Muso Shinden practicioner, not only because it's maybe the only book that dares to show how the MS ryu katas are performed, but also because it feels it was made with great disposition and love for Iaido.
I study iaido and this book is great because what we learn in class is the same as what is in the book described in intricate detail. I really love using this book anytime I need to practice and can't remember a part of something, it's very detailed/descriptive. Lots of great information in here. I have the Kindle version, which is nice since I can search it very easily to find exactly what I'm looking for. Definitely recommend this to iaido practitioners.
This book is very comprehensive and helpful, but don't think it can be relied upon totally. I must agree with L. Vassallo, in that the teaching of a sensei is indispensible. This book is best suited for students who need to have a reference to look at so they can keep up with the training they recieve at intervals in the dojo. I do believe it is possible to learn a great deal from this book in conjunction with a good video guide on MSR, but I won't recommend trying it unless you have no possibility of joining a dojo. Some of us might live in a region where Iaijutsu is not practiced anywhere nearby. If that is the case, I won't discourage anyone from doing what they can. However, mastery in this case would be an unrealistic goal.
A good book for beginners in Iaido
Iaido Sword : Kamimoto-Ha Techniques of Muso Shinden Ryu is in itself a work of art. In less than 250 pages it covers all aspects of Iaido ; historical, philosophical, the etiquette, description and care of the sword and clothing, the different stances and cuts, warm-up exercises, a glossary, references. The 12 katas of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iai (SeiTei Iai) and the 4 series of the Muso Shinden Ryu are precisely described in the text and abundantly illustrated with clear photos and graphics as are all the corresponding bunkais. Even if you are a practitionner of another style of Iaido this is a must. A precious learning and teaching tool. The best all around manual on Iaido yet.
Great book. I have a few other Iaido books, but this one is the best of the bunch. I really enjoy that the kata images have another person as the opponent you are imagining in the kata. It has a great section on the history of the art and good content on the technique. Also, make sure that Muso Shinden is the style you are actually studying in your dojo.
Finally a good book. The last one I ordered before fell apart. this one look really good. I am very happy with this order.
I found this book extremely helpful but found it lacking in fine discription. The words describe the moves well but the pictures make it somewhat confusing. If you have basic knowledge of how to tie your obi, sageo, and hakama then you have nothing to worry about, because it doesn't explain those details. But overall a very good book.