Books on Sword Arts

Bob Hubbard

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These are all on my bookshelf based on recomendations and research. I'll (hopefully) have a chance to do a full run down on them in the near future. Many have reviews available at

Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
by Masayuki Shimabukuro, Shihan M. Shimabukuro, Leonard Pellman (Contributor)
Paperback: 268 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.19 x 7.41
Publisher: Frog Ltd; ISBN: 1883319188; (May 1995)

The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido
by Nicklaus SuinoPaperback: 264 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 9.98 x 7.04
Publisher: Weatherhill; ISBN: 0834803003; (June 1994)

Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword
by Darrell Craig, Mark Hunter (Illustrator), Mary Schultz (Illustrator)
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 8.25 x 5.52
Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co; ISBN: 0804870233; 4 edition (June 1991)

Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice
by Gordon Warner, Donn F. Draeger
Paperback: 312 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 10.01 x 7.29
Publisher: Weatherhill; ISBN: 0834802368; (April 1982)

Complete Kendo
by John J. Donohue
Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 8.98 x 5.97
Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co; ISBN: 0804831483; (July 2000)

Northern Shaolin Sword
by Jwing-Ming Yang, Jeffery A. Bolt, Yang Jwing-Ming, Sam Masich
Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 9.34 x 7.27
Publisher: Ymaa Pubns; ISBN: 188696985X; 2nd edition (September 1, 2000)

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