"HOJOJUTSU" Book - ENGLISH EDITION
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.
PDF Version: 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.