Other books byDonn F. Draeger
Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu
The Chinese fighting technique described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin Temple by the Indian monk Bodhidharma. Called Shih-pa lohan shou (Eighteen Arhat Hands), it was the original Lohan form. Its purpose was to provide monks with exercises that would not only strengthen their bodies and minds, but also arm them with a formidable system of self-defense. The authors present the Lohan techniques of south China (as taught by the Hood Khar Pai) in both solo- and partner-practice forms. Intended as a supplement to actual training, this book gives the history of the Shaolin arts and then continues with a detailed explanation of the Lohan form. Accompanied by almost 30 sketches and over 400 black-and-white photographs, this straightforward introduction to the Lohan system is a must for any serious student of Shaolin techniques.
Judo Training Methods
A product of over over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the martial sport of judo. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable for all martial artists and athletes, whatever their art or sport. This classic work, which has long been unavailable, is still a timely and valuable read. Judo Training Methods is an "encyclopedia of judo" covering not only techniques and training met hods but also dojo etiquette, tournament rules, and promoti on requirements. The text features over 1,000 photos and 200 conditioning exercises.
Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesia
The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia-a profusely-illustrated and well researched work from renowned scholar and martial arts teacherDonn F. Draeger provides a comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated forms of empty-hand combat and myriad unique weapons that characterize Indonesian fighting styles. Draeger shows how the forms are related to their mainland cousins, provides a historical context for their development, and describes the combat methods of Menangkabau warriors, Alefuru headhunters and the Celates pirates. with over 400 illustrations,The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia is an indispensable addition to any martial artist's library.
Ninjutsu The Art of Invisibility
Facts, Legends, and Techniques
Ninja-the very word inspires awe and terror in equal measure. Master of espionage and assassination, stealth and concealment, the ninja's ability to move swiftly and silently gave rise to popular legends of amazing exploits, invincibility and supernatural powers. In Ninjutsu: The Art of Invisibility, Donn Draeger draws back the veil of mystery shrouding the arcane practices of feudal Japan's shadow warriors. Stripping away myth and exaggeration, Draeger reveals the secret tactics, exotic weapons, tricks and disguises that earned the ninja a reputation as history's most feared secret agents.