Two book special offer, both in traditional Japanese Binding, written by Paul Richardson.
These are hand bound with the covers made from Japanese style Mulberry paper (cover colour may vary). The name label for the book title is a Japanese paper with silk thread in the paper.
Introductory History to the Schools of the Bujinkan
First published in 1993, this book was altered in 1994/5 to contain pictures. This book was researched and solely written by Paul Richardson.
The first 9 chapters discuss the history of the Bujinkan Ryuha followed by a biography of Takamatsu Toshitsugu sensei. Also Iga and Koga Ryu history is discussed.
This was the first book in English to publish the names of all the soke of the 9 Ryu.
There are several photos through out the book relating to the contents.
These are the Ryu history that are discussed in the book
- Togakure Ryu
- Gyokko Ryu
- Kukishinden Ryu
- Koto Ryu
- Shindenfudo Ryu
- Takagi Yoshin Ryu
- Gikan Ryu
- Gyokushin Ryu
- Kumogakure Ryu
Tenchijin Ryaku No Maki
This book is written by Paul Richardson and it contains the step by step instructions for all the kata in the Tenchijin Ryaku No Maki from his personal training notes. This book is regarded by many as the complete basis for all the basics found in the Bujinkan Dojo.
Ten Ryaku No Maki contains the basic skills of the Bujinkan Dojo, Ukemi/Kaiten (Rolling), Kamae (Postures), Sanshin No Kata, Kihon Happo, Ken (fists) etc.
Chi Ryaku No Maki contains the different Nage (throws), Gyaku (locks), Keri (kicks) and Shime (chokes) that are found in the Bujinkan Kata.
Jin Ryaku No Maki consists of a selected number of various Kata from the different Ryu-ha that are studied in the Bujinkan Dojo