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Flashing Steel, 2nd Edition now available here

Flashing Steel:  Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship

by Masayuki Shimabukuro and Leonard J. Pellman 1995
Softcover, 272 pages with 458 photographs, charts & illustrations

Flashing Steel was one of the most highly acclaimed books on the subject of iaijutsu. It consistently received a rating with readers on the web sites of both Barnes & Noble and Amazon.Com.  It contains the complete system of Eishin-Ryu, explicitly described and clearly detailed in photographs and illustrations.

Flashing Steel, 2nd Edition is now available -- completely updated, extensively revised and expanded, and now containing over 1,700 all-new photographs!

  What readers have said about Flashing Steel . . .

"This work is a masterpiece that should be cherished by all martial arts students. Its scope obviously includes swordsmanship but more importantly addresses the fundamental issues of ethics and philosophy that occupy any real practitioner. This book also provides the answers most of us as instructors know and feel in our hearts but are rarely able to articulate. I congratulate the author on a work that stands now as one of the most important ever written on both the fighting arts and human endevour." (posted on Barnes & Nobel by mnaxm@aol.com)

"This book has something for everybody interested in martial arts not just swordsmanship . . . The descriptions and the photographs are clear and well thought out . . . It is difficult to talk about philosophy and attitudes to life as well as training whilst remaining practical and relevant to people who live in the real world, but this book manages it . . . . Buy this book and lend it to everyone you train with." (posted on Amazon.com by a reader from Nottingham, England)

" . . . a masterwork of philosophy disguised as a technical manual . . . virtually every sentence touches on some poignant philosophic idea . . . a must read for everyone and particularly for anyone involved in martial arts training . . . this work is a great gift to us all and deserves a place among the classics . . ." (posted on Amazon.com by a reader from Amherst, MA)

". . . The writers are approaching a heretofore understanding of mental preparation for outstanding consistent performance not found anywhere else . . . the best I have yet found in combining the philosophies of the East with the West in Mental Preparation . . . a magnificent work . . ." (posted on Amazon.com by George A. Hamm)

". . . I was astounded. I thought that I was merely purchasing an introductory guide to Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu. I was thrilled to find that it was so much more . . . marvelously eloquent, yet concise . . . a beautifully written treatise on Bushido, the way of the samurai, including wonderful parables and stories about famous warriors, such as Miyamoto Musashi and Takeda Shingen . . . in addition to this remarkable exposition is about 200 pages of well-explained, well-illustrated (with plenty of clear photos) instruction of Eishin-Ryu iaijutsu." (posted on Amazon.com by a reader from Boston, MA)

   
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