*** NEW 2015 edition soft cover *** ADVANCED STICK FIGHTING by Masaaki Hatsumi. In this book the author reveals some of the secrets surrounding this revered fighting art. Hatsumi offers the reader thoughtful reflections on bushido, its venerable history, and its role in today's world. He also discusses the origins of bo-jutsu, which he sees as inexorably linked to the evolution of humankind; it is both universal and timeless. This book reveals to the reader a number of advanced techniques using medium and long sticks that were originally used by samurai swordsmen and military commanders. Lavish illustrations accompany the explanations ans help further demonstrate the graceful, mysterious movements of stick fighting. SOFT cover, 208 pages.