General budo thread
Feel free to ask questions and to discuss things
Catch all term for Japanese martial arts, though older arts are sometimes called bujutsu to emphasis they were developed for fighting rather than physical education/spiritual development
So who here has read any of Elis Amdur's books? What do you think about them
I read Hidden in Plain Sight (HiPS) about two years ago. I don't remember enough of it to say if it was good or not, but I think it was.
If you're thinking of buying his books, I've noticed that the release dates of the second edition of HiPS and Dueling with Ō-sensei keep getting pushed back over and over again.
Ive read all of his books on marital arts, but its been a long time since I read dueling with O sensei.
The ideas in HIPS still seems pretty controversial in the aikido and daito ryu community. I don't know why the case he laid out is pretty strong. I guess people don't like to admit that an essential part of their art has been lost
You know, I dont like alot of the danzan ryu I see, but this stuff from the original group looks pretty good. Alot more like koryu jujutsu, or prewar judo