The teachings of the founder of the Takagi Ryu ,Takagi Oriemon Shigenobu , continue to be practiced today by thousands of martial artists. Drawing on both historical and modern Japanese texts the author presents a history of some of the major figures in the lineage of the school. A full reproduction of the Chu Gokui Mokuroku scroll of the Takagi Ryu written in 1844 is presented for the first time, with full translation thus providing a unique opportunity to those with an interest in traditional Japanese martial arts, as well as practitioners of branches of the school that continue to this day. The book also contains rare woodblock prints of the founders. About the Author: Dr Stephen Greenfield MBBCh MRCGP is a medical doctor and has has practiced martial arts for nearly 20 years.