There are few non-Japanese exponents/masters of Koryu who are capable of commenting on these traditions and their arts and weapons at the same level of complexity and depth as Ellis Amdur. I am drawn more and more to the conclusion that there are fewer still who demand the same respect for their passionate objectivism.
If you profess to practice a Koryu, are a practitioner of naginata in any of its forms, practice jodo, are a female martial artist or simply desire an education in the wonders and complexities of the classical martial traditions of Japan then this book should be on your bookshelf.
From a review in Kendo World
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