Monday, April 15, 2013

BIRTHDAY: Happy 91st Birthday Donn Draeger sensei!

If Donn Draeger sensei was still alive, today would mark his 91st birthday!

Draeger on the set of the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967), for which he served as martial arts coordinator.Photo Credit:  Wiki

Anyone practicing Martial Arts should have heard of as well as read some of his books. For the serious Martial Artist, his books belong in your library. Besides the long-lasting popularity of his books, he is also best-known for helping to make the study of martial arts and combat sports an acceptable topic of academic research. This field is called "Hopology".

Draeger on the set of the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice. He is shown demonstrating bō technique. Notice actor Sean Connery in the background.
Photo Credit:  Wiki

Some vidclips:

Donn F. Draeger Katori Shinto Ryu 1970's Pt. (1-2)

Uploader disabled embedding on the first two vidclips. The late Donn F. Draeger is profiled in this documentary from Japan. Katori Shinto-Ryu is prominently featured.

Uchida Ryu Tantonjutsu

Shinto Muso Ryu Kenjutsu

Further Information:

Happy 91st Birthday Draeger sensei!!



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