Sep 08 2008

Attributes of a Budoka review

Published by at 6:39 pm under Media Review

As promised I will do a short book review.  I have hardly any time for reading, especially with the seminar that I just hosted.  Now that it is finished I have had a chance to collect my thoughts and re-read the book, I am ready to give my exalted opinion.

The Book is setup in such a way that it presents the attribute, gives the definition and the proceeds with advice and exercises to improve the attribute.  There for example is a section on mechanics.  It starts with a dictionary definition of mechanics, then explains the budo concept of mechanics and it’s importance.  Finally you are treated to what training you need to do to improve your mechanics.

This is so simple a concept but it was missing from the Bujinkan in book form.  Too often we as Bujinkan members hide behind the way things are done in Japan to realize that the training in Japan is to pass on as much information as possible.  It is our responsibility to actually find ways to train what we are shown.  This is a book that allows us to take proper responsibility for our actions and training.

A skill list, training drills and some of the old conditioning exercises as an added bonus.  I highly recommend this book, it is a short read and well worth the yen.

The cover of the book.
Despite the personal signed copy I can assure you my review was objective.
Despite the personal signed copy I can assure you my review was objective.

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One Response to “Attributes of a Budoka review”

  1. Brianon 09 Sep 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I have to agree with you. Its an excellent book! The only thing I would have liked to see was more examples of exersizes for each section. However, this does give me an escuse to get more of his material :O)
    All in all it was a welcome change and I am glad I was able to attend the seminar.

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