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Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - General Techniques

Section 3 - Perception and Centering

Section 4 - Sword

Section 5 - Shield

Section 6 - Exercises

Section 7 - Sword Exercises

Section 8 - Shield Exercises

Section 9 - Integrated Exercises

Section 10 - Appendices

Section 11 - Glossary of Terms

Section 12 - Author's Notes

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    Brion, Paul and Stephan, 1989
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