The Samurai Warrior: The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors 1560-1615 (Landscape
During Japan’s Warring States period, centuries of strife had left the country divided and leaderless. Those who filled the power vacuum were the daimyo, warlords who ruled over the clans and provinces of Japan. Serving their daimyo, the samurai were the ultimate warriors at a time when military prowess won out over hereditary power and position. The nature of warfare itself changed—romantic ideas of mounted duels and battlefield decorum became as rare as aristocratic samurai leaders. Marching in to replace them were the common foot soldiers, the ashigaru, armed with pikes and matchlock rifles. The Samurai Warrior examines the fighting men of this key period in Japanese history. Divided into six chapters, the book describes the unification under the Tokugawa bakufu, the major battles of the era, the weapons and armour used, the social structure of Japanese society, myths about the samurai, and finally the decline of the samurai amidst the modernization of the Meiji period. Including more than 200 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps, The Samurai Warrior is a colorful, accessible study of Japan’s famous but often misunderstood warrior elite.
- ASIN: 1782741682
Weapons & Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior 1200-1877
The samurai warrior is famed throughout history for his strict martial code, intricately constructed armor, and distinctive katana sword. But samurai warfare and military culture is much misunderstood in the modern era. In this book, the history and development of samurai warfare is traced over 7 centuries, beginning with the historic dominance of the mounted, bow-armed samurai, moving through the introduction of naginata-wielding ashigaru (skirmishers) and pike formations, and finishing with the revolutionary introduction of firearms and cannon. The author analyzes the sucess of particular dynasties, such as the Ashikaga, Uesugi and Tokugawa clans, and examines the role of many of the great battlefield commanders. The book is illustrated throughout with more than 300 detailed drawings and color photographs showing the weapons, equipment, techniques and tactics of the samurai. Japanese terminology is explained in a clear and concise glossary.
- ASIN: 1435102061
Samurai Warrior Operations Manual: Daily Life * Fighting Tactics * Religion * Art * Weapons (Haynes
Samurai Warrior Operations Manual examines the Samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals. It also examines the more personal aspects of a Samurai warrior: what they ate, how they dressed, the weapons they used, their battle tactics, and the fascinating details of their day to day life.
- ASIN: 1785215620
The Samurai Handbook: From weapons and wars to history and
The Samurai Handbook is packed with short bios of the most famous samurai in history and their death-defying feats. Readers will also learn about amazing Japanese weaponry, insane samurai armor and helmets, cool castle defenses, and even what kind of warrior they would be in feudal Japan. This heavily illustrated handbook is packed with everything you’d ever want to know about samurai: *The samurai code *The ways of the warlords *Life in feudal Japan *Samurai armor and clothing *Generals’ powerful helmets *Weapons, from spears and longbows to early firearms *What happened during the Japanese civil war *How feudal battles were fought *Japanese families and clans *The bravest samurai generals *The most famous samurai in Japanese history *Hidden passageways and other castle secrets *How to capture a castle *Battle match-ups: Who would win in a fight? *Women in battle *Your own samurai style: What kind of warrior would you be?
- ASIN: 4056210632
Samurai Weapons: Tools of the
Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For instance, some weapons, like the tesson, or iron fan, were used in secret where samurai swords were not allowed. Others were improvised, with warriors using whatever fighting tool was at hand. In Samurai Weapons, readers will follow the story of Zenigata Heiji, among others, who developed an uncanny ability to use heavy coins as dangerous weapons by throwing them like bullets.Author Don Cunningham, who held ranks in judo, jujutsu, and kendo, including a second dan license from the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, gives us a historical look at these ancient arms in a way that's useful for novices and samurai experts alike.Chapters cover such rich details as:Japanese martial arts cultureHidden weaponsSensu, truncheons, and polearmsLearn how and why samurai weapons included not only the sword of popular lore but also a variety of others. Cunningham describes the society of Japan, how the samurai class arose, and the place in society that samurai held through the centuries, focusing in particular on the various weaponry they used, how they used it, and why. S...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0804847851
Samurai: The Weapons and Spirit of the Japanese
Traces the development of Japanese arms from their earliest beginning and discusses the history of the samurai warrior.
- Brand: Brand: The Lyons Press
- ASIN: 1585742821
rainbow yuango Pack of 5 26" Assorted EVA Foam Swords Set Warrior Weapons Toy Pretend Playset for Kids Different Designs Including Golden Axe, Hammer, Samurai
Excellent Quality:Made of EVA foam material. Clean: First wipe it with a dry cloth to remove any dirt. Material: EVA foam material Measure:Each sword measures about 26"/65cm or 18"/47cm in length. Net Weight:?240G(One set) Package Included:?5 Foam Swords Benefit:Bright colors for visual stimulation. -Perfectly sized for baby's hands. -Develops hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. -Promotes sensory development. -Introduces social development through interactive play. -Sparks the imagination. Gift:Best choice for birthday, holidays, graduation, Christmas, and any other kids¡¯ education occasions. Great For Party Favors, Kids Birthdays. Note: 1.The actual product maybe slightly different from the picture shown due to lighting and the color setting of each individual monitor. Please Allow the Slight Color Difference. 2.All the sizes are for your reference only. 1~2 cm data error is allowed. Thank you for your understanding. (Please note 1cm=0.39inch)
- Color: Pack of 5
- Brand: rainbow yuango
- ASIN: B0794R6GPX
- UPC: 735523257821
History is full of epic, violent battles, incredible weaponry, fierce soldiers and warriors from all over the globe.Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights into tactics from the battlefield are revealed alongside kid-friendly, detailed illustrations. Delve into the lives of Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, and Genghis Kahn. Follow the stories of Celtic warriors, Shaolin Monks, Vikings, Knights, and Samurai, all while learning about weaponry such as sword fighting, bow and arrows, martial arts and even poisonous beetles!
- ASIN: 1911171933
Samurai Women 1184-1877
Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time, revealing the role of the women of the samurai class in all their many manifestations, investigating their weapons, equipment, roles, training and belief systems. Crucially, as well as describing the women who were warriors in their own right, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the women of Aizu, this book also looks at occasions when women became the power behind the throne, ruling and warring through the men around them.
- Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
- ASIN: 1846039517
Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture - Five Classic Texts on
The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Cleary provides five critical new translations of major Japanese works on Bushido.The writings of the scholar Yamaga Soko and his disciples are among the most lucid expositions we have of the core ideas and philosophy underlying the Samurai's disciplined way of life and outlook. Together they provide an in-depth, practical guide to character building and conduct according to the precepts of Bushido—a code for professional warriors that retains as much relevance in today's world as it had when these works were written 400 years ago.Yamaga's writings inspired the transformation of the Samurai from a feudal class of warriors under the command of the Shogun to a group of prominent individuals with significant intellectual, political and moral leadership and influence. The works translated in Samurai Wisdom for the very first time are as timeless and essential today as the works of Sun Tzu, Musashi and Clausewitz.The five Japanese works on Bushido translated in Samurai Wisdom are: The Way of the Knight by Yamaga Soko The Warrior's Rule by Tsugaru Kodo-shi Essentials of Military Matters compiled by Yamaga Takatsune T...
- ASIN: 4805312939
The Book of Five Rings
When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other techniques for overpowering an assailant that will resonate with both martial artists and everyone else interested in skillfully dealing with conflict. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. William Scott Wilson’s translation is faithful to the original seventeenth-century Japanese text while being wonderfully clear and readable. His scholarship and insight into the deep meaning of this classic are evident in his introduction and notes to the text. This edition also includes a translation of one of Musashi’s earlier writings, “The Way of Walking Alone,” and calligraphy by Japanese artist Shiro Tsujimura.
- Brand: Miyamoto Musashi
- ASIN: 1590309847
Rubies Child's Black Ninja
These ninja gloves are just the right touch for your child's costume. Dragon and samurai sword decal on the back of both gloves. Rubie's Costume Company has been bringing costumes and accessories to the world since 1950. As the world's leader we take seriously the mission to make dressing up fun. Mascots, rental quality costumes, masks, wigs, accessories, shoes, and every significant licensed costume you want to wear can be found under the Rubie's brand. Still family owned, still family focused; Rubie's brings you fun for every season, Halloween, Christmas, Mardi Gras, Easter, and all in-between.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Rubie's
- ASIN: B000H8KV3G
- UPC: 082686003315
The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of
New York Times BestsellerThese inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art known as Aikido, The Art of Peace, presented here in a pocket-sized edition, offers a nonviolent way to victory and a convincing counterpoint to such classics as Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu's Art of War.
- Brand: Shambhala Publications
- ASIN: 0877738513
- UPC: 884476636228
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto
A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones.Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.
- ASIN: 1580895859
Samurai Science: Armor, Weapons, and Battlefield Strategy (Warrior
Samurai warriors were experts in hand-to-hand combat and fighting from horseback. They may not have realized it, but they owed their success to science. Engaging text, fascinating photos and useful illustrations will help young readers understand how science helped the samurai to become some of the greatest warriors in history.
- ASIN: 1491481242
Budoshoshinshu: Essential Teachings on the Way of the
A definitive treatise on the code of the samurai--revised and with a new introductionUpholding the samurai code both on and off the battlefield is one of the essential tenets of bushidō, the Way of the Warrior—and Budōshoshinshu is a definitive treatise on living in accordance with the samurai code. When it comes to books on samurai philosophy, the Edo-period classic Hagakure is iconic to contemporary readers, but Budōshoshinshu, which was written during same period, was equally influential at the time. Many scholars consider Hagakure, which was influenced by Zen, to be the most radical and romantic of samurai texts, while Budōshoshinshu is more measured and practical, owing to its heavy Confucian influence. Taken in tandem, they provide a range of insights on the role of the individual within the samurai order—both addressing the warrior’s role in times of peace and emphasizing the importance of living selflessly. Written by Daidoji Yūzan, a Confucian scholar who descended from a long line of prominent warriors, Budōshoshinshu comprises 56 pithy instructive essays for young samurai on how to live morally, with professional integrity and a higher purpose, and to carry on the true chivalrous tradition of bushidō. Budōshoshinshu is imbued with classic Confucian philo...
- ASIN: 1611805686
Krav Maga Weapon Defenses: The Contact Combat System of the Israel Defense
Israeli Krav Maga is the Israel Defense Force's official self-defense system. This system is simple, instinctive, adaptable, and effective to thwart a life threatening assault. This book presents the most up to date weapon defensive techniques that are incorporated into green, blue, brown, and black belt curriculums. Many techniques are being revealed to the public for the first time.
- Brand: YMAA Publication Center
- ASIN: 1594392404
Samurai: Japan's Noble Servant-Warriors (Graphic History:
Samurai warriors are often thought of as stoic loners who wandered the land helping poor villagers fight against their oppressors. However, although a few Samurai worked alone, most of them considered it dishonorable. These highly-skilled warriors usually served a noble lord, and they fought fiercely to protect their master's lands. Dynamic illustrations and fascinating tales of famous Samurai teach readers what life was like as a noble servant-warrior in Feudal Japan.
- ASIN: 1543559301
Samurai 1550-1600 (Warrior Book
This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making this an unmissable book for those interested in this brave warrior caste.
- ASIN: B01BY3AOJS
The Craft of the Warrior
A big house, fancy cars, and money in the bank seldom lead to a fulfilling life, a life true to one's potential and essential nature. Ordinary life can be a prison, but it doesn't have to be that way.In this updated edition of The Craft of the Warrior, author Robert Spencer asserts that a new myth is emerging—one that guides people to a life of conscious living, where they escape the rat race and forge a new destiny based on real choice. The warrior's way leads from compulsion to freedom, from boredom to adventure, and from darkness to awareness. Synthesizing the works of Carlos Castaneda, Dan Millman, G.I. Gurdjieff, and Chogyam Trungpa, and combining personal growth processes including the Feldenkrais Method and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Spencer opens the gate to anyone with enough spunk to enter this way of life."The amount of free will we have is directly proportional to the degree of freedom we have from our compulsions," writes Spencer. "Getting that freedom is the task of the warrior's life."
- Brand: Brand: Frog Books
- ASIN: 1583941436
Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Those were the Samurai. In this the most comprehensive, enthralling look at their history, personalities, strategies, costume, and battles you'll find every detail of their armor and weaponry, as well as the Samurai army's development, its organization, and the fighters' feudal obligation. Case studies focus in on the most important invasions and combat situation, as well as their religious traditions. A full range of maps chart wartime changes.
- Brand: Brand: Arms Armour
- ASIN: 1854093711
Liberty Imports Samurai Warrior and Pirate Foam Swords 6 Pack Large Toy Set for Kids - 2 Katanas 4
Samurai vs Warrior vs Pirate! This foam swords and weapon set is fun and colorful. Set of 6 foam weapons is lots of fun and safe while having a great time with sword play for your little one. There are 3 unique sword designs - Katana Sword, Bone Rapier, and Dragon Rapier. The weapons are large too! Each sword measures 20" long with 3D sword guards. They are colorful and cool. Styles inspired from Samurai, Warrior and Pirates. Comfortable and Safe for Small Children. Ages 3+
- Color: Silver
- Brand: Liberty Imports
- ASIN: B016R02BA8
- UPC: 000649003844
Ninja: Unmasking the Myth
The ninja is a well-known phenomenon in Japanese military culture, a fighter who is widely regarded as the world s greatest exponent of secret warfare. He infiltrates castles, gathers vital intelligence and wields a deadly knife in the dark. His easily recognisable image is that of a secret agent or assassin who dresses all in black, possesses almost magical martial powers, and is capable of extraordinary feats of daring. He sells his skills on a mercenary basis and when in action his unique abilities include confusing his enemies by making mystical hand gestures or by sending sharp iron stars spinning towards them. That is the popular view, but it is much exaggerated, as this exciting new book explains. _The Ninja Unmasked_ is a revealing, fascinating and authoritative study of Japan s famous secret warriors. Unlike all previous books on the subject the author, who is an expert in the subject, does not take the ninja for granted. Instead he examines the entire phenomenon in a critical manner, ranging from accounts of undercover operations during "the age of Japan s civil wars" to the modern emergence of the superman ninja as a comic book character. The popular ninja image is shown to be the result of several influences that were combined to create the world s greatest secret war...
- ASIN: 1473850428
Samurai Warriors 4-II - PlayStation
Samurai Warriors 4-II is a hero-focused saga. Unlike the previous Samurai Warriors games that focused on delivering their narrative by exploring the various regions of feudal Japan, this title casts a spotlight on the characters themselves, and tells their stories through thirteen exciting new chapters.
- Brand: Tecmo Koei
- ASIN: B010DI6D5O
- UPC: 040198002721
Budo: Teachings of the Founder of
Morihei Ueshiba is rightly known as one of the world's greatest martial artists for his creation of aikido, the synthesis of his superb technique and his profound spiritual insight into the nature of the universe. Aikido is much more than just another fighting style, it is a holistic approach to life that Morihei described as "a divine path inspired by the gods that leads to truth, goodness, and beauty." Sadly, Morihei left few writings to explain his martial arts philosophy, preferring to teach his disciples by direct example.Aikido students will be familiar with photographs and film footage of Morihei as an old man, effortlessly defeating his much younger opponents, but very little has been published about Morihei's prewar years, when he was perfecting aiki-budo, as aikido was then known. In 1938 Morihei wrote Budo (Martial Way) as an instruction manual and a statement of the aims and spirit of his martial arts philosophy. Budo, however, was never made available to the general public, and it even contains the injunction that "these techniques ... should not be disclosed indiscriminately to the public."Now with the worldwide popularity of aikido rivaling that of judo and karate-do, the Aikikai Foundation and the Ueshiba family have decided that it is time for this historic treat...
- Brand: Kodansha
- ASIN: 1568364873
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In lieu of my microphone problems, I've decided to do a few videos detailing how to obtain rare weapons and items in the game Samurai Warriors and Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends. This is the first of two rare weapons that Yukimura Sanada can acquire in the combined game. And the only rare wea...