Modern Bujutsu & Budo Volume III: Martial Arts and Home Modern Bujutsu & Budo Volume III: Martial Arts and Ways of Japan Donn F. Draeger10 on Modern Bujutsu & Budo Volume III: Martial Arts and Ways of Japan This text is an analysis of modern bujutsu and budo 10 thoughts on “Modern Bujutsu & Budo Volume III: Martial Arts and Ways of Japan” Excellent treatment of the major veins of Japanese martial arts in the post Edo era to present okay, well, mid 70s to be precise Anyone participating or considering participating in Japanese martial arts should read this book to contextualize their practice and offer opportunity to reflect on their goals, expectations, and perception of their chosen Reply If you want to really understand martial arts and its history you should get Donn Draeger s three books in this series Classical Bujutsu Martial Arts And Ways Of Japan, Vol I., Weatherhill, 1973, 1996Classical Budo Martial Arts And Ways Of Japan, Vol II., Weatherhill, 1973, 1996Modern Bujutsu Budo Martial Arts And Ways Of Japan, Vol III., Weatherhill, 19 Reply Donn Draeger s books offer insight in the martial arts ways of Japan but his books are generally difficult to read through as feel as though you re reading an encyclopedia Something better used as a reference I recommend Dave Lowry s works . Reply Excellent essay about the progression from bujutsu to the modern budo forms.Donn Draegers books are a must read for the martial historian. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. About the Author: Donn F. Draeger From Wikipedia Donald Donn Frederick Draeger April 15, 1922 October 20, 1982 was an expert practitioner of Asian martial arts, an author of several martial arts books, and a United States Marine Draeger was widely known and respected in the martial arts community, and was a leading martial arts researcher.Throughout his life, Draeger was known by his nickname Donn He held the rank of Captain during peacetime and Major during wartime in the Marine Corps Draeger s tombstone reflects his peacetime rank of Captain He spent several decades of his life in the Pacific area and Japan, becoming well acquainted with several classical martial arts of the region Today, he is probably best known for his martial arts scholarship.