Devil’s Gloves and the One Cut: An Introduction to Ono-ha Itto-ryu Kata

By Paul Budden

KDP Publish 2023

Ono-ha Ittō-ryū (小野派一刀流) coming from Ittōsai Kagehisa’s original school is the oldest of the styles of Ittō-ryū . Along with the Hokushin branch It continues to be one of the most influential in traditional kenjutsu and had a major impact on the formation of modern Kendo Kata. This study was the first published outside of Japan and in English, covering a brief history, philosophical aspects and the technical elements that make up this classical school of swordsmanship. Of interest not only to those who may practice kendo but also enthusiasts of Martial Arts and ‘Things Japanese.’

Second edition reprint of the original book first published in 2011


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4 May 2024