Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu Zukai
A Unique Jojutsu Book by Fujita Seiko!
The first edition of this unique book was printed in 1953 and currently sells for over $500. We have seen a worn edition selling for as low as $225. This limited edition includes both English and Japanese text.
Legend has it that the Shinto Muso Ryu style of Jojutsu was founded after Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi (17th century samurai) lost a duel. Katsuyoshi traveled on his musha shugyo to test what he had mastered in Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. He was unprepared for his loss to Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) who was an expert swordsman and ronin, credited with winning over 60 duels.
After his loss, Katsuyoshi withdrew into seclusion, practicing swordsmanship and performing purification rituals in an effort to perfect his technique.
The author, Seiko Fujita (1898-1966) was a Japanese martial artist and military instructor who many consider to be the last Koga Ninjutsu master. During the Wolrd War 2 he taught special training in the Army Academy of Nakano. He authored more than fourteen books.
This edition includes Introduction (by Fujita), Jo no Kamae Ho (postures), Kihon Juni Te (fundamentals), Ouyou Rokute (applications), Shiai Kata (dueling drills), End notes, About Fujita Seiko (short biography), Glossary (with kanji, romaji and brief explanation) and Bibliography.
This softcover book is 150 pgs in length with over 300 detailed illustrations. Copyright 2017, 2021. All rights reserved.
More information on this book is available at: Jojutsu Zukai.