In feudal Japan the Martial Art of Hojojutsu was taught for the capture and immobilization of prisoners by using a rope. Developed by the armed forces during the period of the "Warring States" (XV sec.), It was subsequently adopted by the city police in the Edo Period (1603-1868) as an aid during the arrest, transportation and detention of a suspect. Rich in illustrations and photographs, this text describes for the first time in the West, the history, philosophy, instruments and practice of the Art of the Rope.
"Hojojutsu - The Warrior's Art of the Rope": 231 pages, over 250 illustrations and photographs, the text includes the translated reproduction of a genuine and very rare densho: a secret teaching manual of one of the most renowned Schools of Hojojutsu created in 1797.