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Old 02-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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_Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts_ by David A. Hall

Figure I will leave this here.

Dr. Hall's book is printed, shipped, and available for sale.

http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-J...s=David+A+Hall

It is a scholarly reference put together by one of the folks who spent a bunch of years in Japan training and researching martial arts, particularly koryu. It is somewhat light on content regarding Aikido and other gendai arts, because there was a certain limit to the how big the book could be, and Dr. Hall wanted to make sure he provided entries for things that did not already have a lot of information available in English. Tons of excellent koryu-related content. The entries are a good mix of details about systems and organizations, terminology, concepts, and people.

If you have an interest in the overall history of Japanese martial arts you should really pick up a copy of this.
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