Budō Taijutsu (Martial Arts Body Technique), combines the essence of nine classical martial art systems from Japan. Through his organisation, the Bujinkan, Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi-sensei has overseen the growth of Budō Taijutsu to many thousands of practitioners worldwide. Its training philosophy of developing your response in accordance with the situation provides both a dynamic martial art and practical form of self-defence.
In Budō Taijutsu: An Illustrated Reference Guide of Bujinkan Dōjō Budō Taijutsu, author and illustrator Duncan Mitchell provides a comprehensive training manual for both beginners and experienced students.
The book starts with basic training advice, physical preparation exercises and how to take a fall safely before moving on to providing clear diagrams and brief explanations for the essential basic techniques of striking, joint locks, throws, choking and self-defence. The second half of the guide then gives detailed descriptions of Kata (practice forms) for:
Shinden Fudō Ryū DakentaijutsuKuki Shinden Ryū DakentaijutsuTakagi Yōshin Ryū JūtaijutsuGyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu Kotō Ryū KoppōjutsuTogakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu