Besides an introduction to the history of the Japanese sword and the
samurai, this book includes three texts about Japanese swordsmanship in
Miyamoto Musashi: "Heihô sanjûgokajô" (1641). Japan’s most famous swordsman gives insights into his school.
Kotôda Toshisada: "Ittôsai Sensei kenpôsho" (1664) out of the Ittôryû tradition, one of the main influences on modern Kendô.
Kokenken Ryokusui: "Geijutsu futaba no hajime" (1787). This is a general introduction for beginners of Japanese swordsmanship.