Please help: History of Jujutsu, articles anyone?

Brother John

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I'm looking, high and low, for a good.... thorough..... article or paper on this history of Jujutsu.
Suggetions........please?

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Hmm... well, I would suggest the book Secrets of the Samurai. While the book encompasses much more than jujitsu, I believe it does cover it from a historical perspective. It's been a few years since I have read it so I could be mistaken, but would be worth checking it out. It's a fairly weighty volume.
 

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I'd say definitely try Secrets of the Samurai it's only like 8 bucks from B&N as well.
 
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Thanks for the links guys!
I own "Secrets of the Samurai", it IS a good book.
I was just looking for an article for a friend (that I could e-mail a link for) to read and get a good synopsis of the generally accepted history of Jujutsu.

Thanks again

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These are two of the best essays on classical jujutsu and it's history hands down.

http://www.koryu.com/library/mskoss8.html

http://www.koryu.com/library/fabian1.html

Also for a little bit of jujutsu history

http://www.koryu.com/library/wmuromoto5.html

http://www.furyu.com/archives/issue3/judo.html

Some background information: Meik Skoss spent 27 years in Japan learning various forms of gendai and koryu budo and is very knowledgable.

Stephen Fabian is a high ranking teacher of Hontai Yoshin-ryu jujutsu and trained under the headmaster of Hontai Yoshin-ryu, Inoue Tsuyoshi for a considerable amount of time.

Wayne Muramoto is the Hawaii branch instructor for Bitchu-den Takenouchi-ryu and is also highly ranked in Seitei iai, Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu and Shinto Muso-ryu jo.

Have fun reading. :)
 
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Wow! Thank you Steve. Those are pretty darn good. Can't wait to see what other's will suggest too.

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