About Koryu.com

Koryu.com offers the very best in accurate, authoritative, and complete information about the classical Japanese martial arts. We are dedicated to providing only the very highest quality of well-researched, verifiable material.

Founded in 1996 by Diane and Meik Skoss, Koryu.com is a production of Koryu Books, publisher of quality information on the classical Japanese martial arts. The information included on this site and in our publications is based on our decades of personal experience training and researching in Japan.

Koryu.com was created to help answer questions we’ve been hearing more and more often recently:

Beginning with Koryu.com, the first and oldest Internet resource devoted to these topics, Koryu Books is embarking on its goal to provide you with only the most impeccable information.

Koryu Books is proud to sponsor Koryu.com: the Classical Martial Arts Resource. We are also publishers of five books, Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of JapanSword & Spirit (volume 2), Keiko Shokon (volume 3), Dave Lowry’s Persimmon Wind, and a new edition of Dan & Jackie DeProspero’s Illuminated Spirit.

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You must be completely satisfied with your purchase, or we will refund your money. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Just return the books within 30 days via U.S. Priority Mail to us at: Koryu Books, P.O. Box 4464, Warren, NJ 07059-0464. Please enclose your original packing slip or email order confirmation. Refunds will be for the purchase price of returned books; postage is not included. To expedite your refund, let us know in advance by submitting this refund request form. Thank you!

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