If you are interested in Japanese martial traditions, you will find much in this Via Media book that clarifies why the arts are taught according to a longstanding tradition—and also why there have been evolutionary changes in the instructional methods. There is sound logic for the old traditions, as well as for the changes. The scholarly research presented in this Via Media anthology will improve a teacher’s way of instructing and help a student understand what to expect out of his or her studies.
Teaching and Learning Japanese Marital Arts: Scholarly Perspectives Vol. 1
- The Martial Arts: Rites of Passage, Dramas of Persuasion, by Sally Harrison-Pepper, Ph.D.
- The Ryuha System: Continuity and Change in Japanese Martial Culture, by Nyle C. Monday, M.A.
- Shotokan Karate as Non-Discursive Intercultural Exchange, by Lewis Hershey, Ph.D.
- Samurai in School: Ryuha in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, by H. Paul Varley, Ph.D.
- Ryuha in the Martial and Other Japanese Arts, by G. Cameron Hurst, III, Ph.D.
- Kabala in Motion: Kata and Pattern Practice in the Traditional Bugei, by Karl F. Friday, Ph.D.
- Ideal Teaching: Japanese Culture and the Training of the Warrior, by Wayne W. Van Horne, Ph.D.
- Modern Educational Theories and Traditional Japanese Martial Arts Training Methods, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
- Kaho: Cultural Meaning and Educational Method in Kata Training, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
- Progressive Instruction Inherent in Standardized Form Practice Using Iaido for Illustration, by Kimberley Taylor, M.Sc.
6x9 paperback, 159 pages, 228 illustrations