Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Style and Batto-do Textbook

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Nathan Morris has been a martial artist training under his instructor Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall, Jr. for over 22 years. He is a Renshi in Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido and a 6th-degree black belt in American Eagle Style, empty hand martial arts. He has represented the American Martial Arts Institute nationally and internationally. This includes accompanying Headmaster Crandall to Japan in 2002 to train under the now late Headmaster Tsuneyoshi Matsuno. Learn more about Mr. Nathan Morris at www.amai-eaglestyle.com.

Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Style and Batto-do Textbook

Authored by Mr. Nathan Morris
Authored with Mr. Clifford C. Crandall Jr.

Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Textbook. 5th Edition. There is definitely intrigue in the use and beauty of the samurai sword, yet the movements and skills become empty and hollow without certain qualities. The value of the sword lies in the path of the samurai who uses it, which includes honor, loyalty, courtesy, truth and wisdom. This textbook is a presentation of the traditional Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu style of iaido in its early years with its growth and evolution in the hands of Headmaster Tsuneyoshi Matsuno, one of the three teaching successors to Headmaster Masayoshi Nakajima. Prior to Headmaster Matsuno's passing, he appointed Headmaster Crandall as his successor, and this workbook text also includes growth of the style under Headmaster Crandall's direction. The intent of creating this textbook by Headmaster Crandall's student, Renshi Nathan Morris, is to maintain the accurate history and traditions of this 300 year-old iaido style. This is a textbook and is not meant to answer all questions but rather to make more visible the path you as a student of Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall will travel during your training in classes and as you practice. This book dovetails with the Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Style and Batto-do Instructional DVD 2-disc set, sold separately, which includes all katas, ettiquette, cutting procedures and a variety of other areas for students of this style.

This textbook includes class structure, stretching as passed down by Headmaster Matsuno, as well as male and female Reiho and forms for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Additional topics include sword cleaning, stances, terms, philosophy, and the fundamentals of batto-do.

Publication Date:
1449902561 / 9781449902568
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color
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Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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