By Donn Draeger Strength and Health Magazine March 1962 Takaji Shimizu “world’s outstanding Exponent and teacher of Bojutsu Summarized by Rick:
Donn Draeger & Shimizu Sensei
Use of resistance exercises of a weight nature which are important to the core of efficiency in Bojutsu
These resistance exercises were being performed long before the United States of America was born.
“…little indication that this gentleman is the most skilled and respected stick fighting expert known to the world”
“Bojutsu or Jodo ias it is sometimes referred to, is a system of defense and attack against armed or unarmed assailants…”
“Master Shimizu explains that Bojutsu training follows along traditional lines in which the student is expected to impose a lifetime of discipline voluntarily. By using the high repetition method, the mechanical process initially, is transformed into a reflex-action technique.”
“One of his (Shimizu) desires is for the art of Bojutsu to be transplanted hororably to the West”