Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword

by Dave Lowry Sensei

Ohara Publications, Inc.
ISBN 0-89750-104-7
192 pages

In Bokken, Dave Lowry explores how training with a bokken, or "wooden sword," can be used to enhance the minds and bodies of martial arts students. He delves into not only the nature of the bokken, but also the nature of budo and bujutsu in general. Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword does not present training in a classical ryu of swordsmanship as much as it offers readers general exercises that aim at a coordination of mind, body, and weapon.

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About the Author: Mr. Dave Lowry has a degree in English, and works as a professional writer. He has authored numerous books, including "Sword and Brush" (Shambhala); his monthly columns appear in several martial arts magazines, and he is the restaurant critic for "St. Louis Magazine."

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