Antis, Andrew

Dr. Andrew J. Antis holds a Ph.D in Asian and Comparative Studies, with concentrations in Philosophy and Religion, from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is currently a Lecturer in Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University.

An English Translation of the Texts of the Takenouchi School of Japanese Classical Martial Arts
2013 0-7734-2633-7
Modern forms of grappling and wrestling martial arts in Japan can trace their historical and philosophical roots back to the Takenouchi School. Antis argues that there is a body of evidence that proves this point, and he expands upon previous work by translating rare historical scrolls, poetry, and other documents. Modern martial arts have spiritual connections to this particular school, and it is presented as a physical and curricular manifestation of philosophical and religious traditions that extend throughout Asian history. The author provides an exhaustive reference guide based on an accumulation of primary sources dealing with this influential Japanese school.