UPDATE: The English version of the book is now available in Kindle Electronic format on Amazon.com. A printed edition in English should be available in June, 2017.
Special thanks to Kurabe Makoto Shiseido of Hiden Magazine and Andrew Bryant sensei of Hakkoryu Shinwakan Dojo for their work in making the translated version available.
Now available to the public on Amazon.co.jp is this 188 page Special Edition publication on Hakkoryu Jujutsu from BAB Japan, a publishing and production company based in Tokyo which specializes in Japanese martial arts. BAB, whose name stands for “Budo and Bujutsu”, has been publishing the monthly Budo magazine ‘Hiden’ for 18 years and often features Hakkoryu-related articles. This first time Special Edition is fully illustrated and contains much technical coverage.
An English edition is currently being discussed; its publication date has not yet been announced.
For Hakkoryu members only, Sandaikichu Shihan Joseph Miller has arranged for Nidai Soke Okuyama to personally sign copies of the Japanese softcover book during a meeting at Shihan Miller’s home on 7 September 2014. The signed copy will have the same ¥1,700 price as Amazon, plus an additional ¥1,300 should be included to cover EMS four-day shipping outside Japan. Interested members should send the funds totalling ¥3,000 in YEN via Paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org (buyer is responsible for any Paypal transaction fees). Orders for signed copies must be placed before the end of August 2014.
News of the English publication and the possibility of offering copies again personally signed by Nidai Soke will be announced when more information is available.