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#275920 - 07/30/06 02:36 AM Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Ar
bloodyrath15 Offline
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any one like this book? does it have alot of focus on the sword aspect of japan?

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#275921 - 07/30/06 12:05 PM Re: Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martia [Re: bloodyrath15]
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Never heard of it...it sounds promising. You should probably look into books by darrel max craig.
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#275922 - 07/30/06 02:12 PM Re: Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martia [Re: Saarna]
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Darrel Craig is a rather controversial author. There are better books to be had. Pretty much everything at http://www.koryu.com for instance.
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#275923 - 07/31/06 02:23 PM Re: Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martia [Re: Charles Mahan]
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Actually, Secrets of the Samurai is by Ratti and Westbrook. While they are good aikidoka, they are lousy historians. What they did was to compile everything they could find in English about the samurai. Some of it is really good, some of it is total crap. Unless you are well versed in Japanese history, you'll not know which is which. It makes for some interesting reading, but don't believe anything in it unless it is verified by a reliable source. Secrets of the Samurai is NOT a reliable source.
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#275924 - 07/31/06 08:41 PM Re: Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martia [Re: pgsmith]
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I was responding to Saarna's recommendation of Mr Craig.
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#275925 - 08/01/06 12:04 PM Re: Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martia [Re: Charles Mahan]
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I was responding to Saarna's recommendation of Mr Craig.



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Sorry, I didn't even see that post when I read through it.
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