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The Complete Kano Jiu-Jitsu (1905)

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Title: The Complete Kano Jiu-Jitsu

Author: Irving Hancock and Higashi Katsukuma

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons – The Knickerbocker Press

Year: 1905 Pages: 526


Notes: In 1905, the Kano system was in its infancy despite the suggestion that the contents of this book represent the ’complete’ Kano jujutsu. Major developments to the system occurred in Japan during the three decades following its publication. By the time Japan occupied China in 1932, specialised military applications and training methods had been refined and

introduced. Kanoryu jujutsu was taught in secret, away from the prying eyes of the West, at a time when Japan was building a powerful Imperial Army and Naval Force. Nevertheless, this book is a rare and important work in the history of the system. Hancock states on page 4 of his introduction: “The Kano systems, at the time of its adoption by the Japanese Government, consisted of forty-seven tricks of combat and fifteen “serious tricks”. Additions and amplifications have been made by those two great teachers, Hoshino and Tsutsumi, until now the complete system, as we teach it, comprises one hundred and sixty tricks.” The text also includes lethal atemi and kuatsu restoration methods.


Jui-Jitsu & Kuatsu (1974)

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Title: JUI-JITSU & KUATSU

Author: G.J. Rennie (Photographs: B.J. Rennie).

Publisher: International Jui-Jitsu Academy Pty. Ltd, Australia

Year: 1974 Pages: 914.

ISBN number: 0 9598051 0 9 (10 digit)

Cost (value): 2000-10 auction prices ranged from $Aud100-1700.

Availability: Rare (approx 1500-2500 printed distributed mainly in Australia and Malaysia) - no sale copies available

Notes: the definitive and inspirational work by G.J. Rennie with Professor Kam Hock Hoe. Privately published in 1974, this massive work contains 1511 photos and 75 drawings. The book details 14 breakfalling skills, 177 kanoryu jujutsu throwing techniques, 60 unarmed self defence tactics, 59 weapons defences, 3 special jujutsu exercises and 31 kuatsu revival methods. Most techniques are demonstrated by Professor Kam Hock Hoe (aged 70 years at the time). In a 1974 Malaysian newspaper article, Mr. Rennie stated that 2000 copies were printed. (The above page is from one of the KJR library copies - signed by Professor Kam Hock Hoe in 1989).


IJJIA Reference Book Series (1976-1993)

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Title: IJJIA REFERENCE BOOK SERIES

Authors: various

Publisher: Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu International Institute Australasia PL (IJJIA) and J.R.Bear.

Years: 1976-1993 12 volumes.

ISBN number: no (except Book 11, all private publications for members.

Cost (value): n/a.

Availability: Rare (Between 4 and 30 printed for members)

Notes:
400 Throws of Ju-Jitsu, 1978

Book 1: Asian Ju-Jit-Su and Kuatsu, 1976.

Book 2: 400 Throws of Jujutsu (Revised), 1982

Book 3: Kuatsu (The Art of Killing & Revival, 1983.

Book 4: The Comprehensive Ju-Jitsu Syllabus, 1983.

Book 5: Ju-Jitsu Journals (ACT Central Dojo Journals Volumes 1-3 and

supplementary booklets (1981-83), totaling 11 issues, 1984.

Book 6: Black Belt Register (1975-1984), 1985.

Book 7: Ju-Jitsu Journals (ACT Central Dojo Volumes 4-6 & supplementary

booklets (1984-86), totaling 14 issues,1986.

Book 8: Anatomy For Ju-Jitsu, 1987.

Book 9: Defensive Tactics and Control Techniques for Law Enforcement 1989.

Book 10: CSK Shotokan Karatedo, 1990. (History of CSK Shotokan in ACT).

Book 11: Bankoku Ju-Jitsu Mudansha Syllabus, ISBN 0646118560, 1992


(Meidokan) Illuminating the Way (1993)

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Title: (Meidokan) ILLUMINATING THE WAY

Author: Colin Mathers and Neil Phillips

Publisher: Australian National University Jujitsu Club, Canberra

Year: 1993 Pages: 90.

ISBN number: 9780-0-646-13701-8 (new 13 digit)

Notes: Commemorating 21 years of practice of Professor Kam Hock Hoe’s Ju-Jitsu and Kuatsu Arts by Kokusai Ju-Jitsu Ryu in the Canberra Region (1976-91). A local history documenting the trail of Kokusai Jujitsu Ryu from Japan to Asia, Asia to Australia, and the lineage to Chief Instructor John R. Bear and his students. Produced as part of a sandan

Jujutsu Stepping Stones (1997)

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Title: JUJUTSU STEPPING STONES: Twentieth Anniversary History of ANU Jujutsu Club (1976-1996)

Author: John R. Bear and Neil Phillips

Publisher: Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu International Jujutsu Institute Australasia (IJJIA) Year: 1997 Pages: 110.

ISBN number: 9780-0-646-33088-4. (new 13 digit no.)

Cost (value): $40AUD

Availability: Rare (approx 300 printed)(small number , as new.

Notes: Adding more detail to information provided in (Meidokan) Illuminating the Way, this book Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of ANU Jujutsu Club and 50th anniversary of the Australian National University. The book has a brief history of the art from its origins in Japan followed by a year-by-year ANU club chronology (1976-96). The annexes list Australian seminars, journal publications and club records ans so on. (contains over 90 images, including rare photos of Professor Kam teaching kuatsu arts).

Shimete: The Jujutsu Art of Strangulation (1998)

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Title: SHIMETE The Japanese Art of Strangulation: Shimete techniques of the Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu.

Author: Colin D. Mathers and John R. Bear.

Publisher: Privately for IJJIA (proof copy)

Year: 1998 Pages: 200.

ISBN number: n/a

Availability: unavailable (small run of proof copies)

Notes: This monograph was produced for the Yondan grading of Dr Colin Mathers, a 15 year student of KJR Jujutsu Arts. Developed from the KJR-IJI Throwing Technique Database andshimewaza notes of J.R. Bear, the techniques (183) were practiced checked and photographed over a two-year period. This book has proven to be such an invaluable document during the past ten years that the proof copy is currently under revision and is planned for publication 2010. ( images)

Australian Iaido Championships (1991-1999)

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Title: AUSTRALIAN IAIDO CHAMPIONSHIPS (1991-99)

Author: John R. Bear and Neil Phillips

Publisher: KJR-IJJIA (Australasia) Year: 1999 Pages: 80.

ISBN number: 978-0-9586408-2-4. (new 13 digit no.)

Cost (value): no. copies currently available.

Availability: Rare (only 63 printed)

Notes: Like most books in the KJR series, this book was a commemorative work produced for the Australian Kendo Renmei. It celebrated the Australian Iaido Championships first decade, which were introduced into Australia by Dr Yahiko Kodono (Aust. Iaido Advisor 1992-99) assisted by Sydney Iaido Club. Records came from Sydney Iaido Club, Dr Kadono’s book My Thoughts on Iaido and J.R. Bear.

Bankoku Jujutsu Nyumon (2002)

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Title: BANKOKU JUJUTSU NYUMON: Introduction to IJJI jujtsu training syllabus jukyu (10th kyu) to rokkukyu (6th kyu)

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: KJR-IJJIA Australasia Publications & Research Div.

Year: 2000, 2002 paperback edition Pages: 120.

ISBN number: 978-0-9586408-4-8. (new 13 digit no.)

Cost (value): $30AUD (approx 300 printed).

Availability: small no. of copies available, as new condition.

Notes: This syllabus is still current and lists techniques and requirements for the first four ranks of KJR-IJI Jujutsu Training (with corrigenda page). (Contains 34 images).

It has been updated by the expanded Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan Volume 1: Nyumon Syllabus (172 pages) which was published as part of a limited three-volume set in 2007.


Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan: Volume 1 (2007)

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Title: BANKOKU JUJUTSU KYOHAN: KJR-IJI Jujutsu Training Syllabus Volume 1 Nyumon Syllabus

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: Publications & Research Division, KJR-IJI Australia

Year: 2007 Pages: 172 (p.1-172). ISBN 978-0-9586408-4-8

Availability: Rare - special 30th Anniversary edition

Cost (value): $AUD400 (set of three)

Notes: Thirtieth Anniversary of the foundation of Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu International Jujutsu Institute in Australia. Volume 1 of 3 Nyumon Syllabus (Introduction to KJR Jujutsu and requirements for jujutsu ranks 10th kyu to 6th kyu), contains 136 images featuring throwing techniques and historical documents dating from 1939 to 2007. Most images include: the technique name, name and rank of the practitioners involved, dojo, location and date.

Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan: Volume 2 (2007)

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Title: BANKOKU JUJUTSU KYOHAN: KJR-IJI Jujutsu Training Syllabus Volume 2 Mudansha Syllabus

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: Publications & Research Division, KJR-IJI Australia

Year: 2007 Pages: 212 (p.173-374). ISBN 978-0-9586408-1-7 Availability: Rare - special 30th Anniversary edition

Notes: 30th Anniversary of the foundation of Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu International Jujutsu Institute in Australia. Volume 2 of 3 Mudansha Syllabus (KJR requirements for jujutsu ranks 5th kyu to 1st kyu), contains 193 images featuring throwing techniques and historical documents dating from 1939-2007. Most images include: technique name, name and rank of the practitioners, dojo, location and date. A special section on ryu origins and jujutsu system practiced are included in this volume.


Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan: Volume 3 (2007)

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Title: BANKOKU JUJUTSU KYOHAN: KJR-IJI Jujutsu Training Syllabus Volume 3 Yudansha Syllabus

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: Publications & Research Division, KJR-IJI Australia

Year: 2007 Pages: 292 (p.375-659). ISBN 978-0-9586408-1-7 Availability: Rare - special 30th Anniversary edition

Notes: Volume 3 of 3 Yudansha Syllabus (KJR requirements for jujutsu ranks shodan-judan), contains 265 images featuring throwing techniques and historical documents dating from 1939-2007. Includes sections on: advanced throwing; kuatsu (arts of lethal attack and restoration of life); kobudo weapons training, & syllabus; senior membership records; copies of old Japanese, Malaysian and Australian documents; exam forms; speed throw records; full author resume; indexed throw listing and more.

KJR Collected Works (2010)

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Title 1: Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu Publications 1993 - 2002 (Collected Works Vol 1-5)

Title 2: Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan (Collected Works Vol 1-3)

Publisher: Privately hardbound sets

Year: 2010


Meidokan Kobudo Kyohan (2011)

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Title: MEIDOKAN KOBUDO KYOHAN: Bankoku Jujutsu Kyohan Series Volume 4 KJR-IJI Japanese Weaponry Training Syllabus.

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: Publications & Research Division, KJR-IJI Australia

Year: 2009 Pages: ISBN

Cost (value):

Availability: for release this year

Notes: Volume 4 Kobudo Mudansha Syllabus (KJR requirements for kobudo ranks 5th kyu to 1st kyu),

KJR DVD VIDEO LIBRARY 1970-2011

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(Not all titles shown. Some numbers still subject to editing.)

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KJR-IJI DVD Video Listing from 1970 to present.
(Film, VHS and DVD Video archive).

Author: John R. Bear.

Publisher: Publications & Research Division, KJR-IJI Australia

Availability: for release this year

Notes: A listing of DVD numbers from Volume 001 to 181 will be published here shortly. Some titles won’t be for general release. Slimline cases; Archival DVD quality 100 years; Covers include details of number, title, duration, subject, event, location, date/s and additional notes. Prior to 2010 the aspect ratio is 4:3.