The goals of the budo - the martial arts and ways of Japan - lie in refining the body and spirit. These goals are not always the obvious ones - and are learned only through the guidance and direction of great teachers.
The techniques, methods, and rituals of the sensei can serve as guides to a well-lived life - and provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists. This collection of essays includes discussions of:
With its focus on traditional martial arts, and fascinating stories that illustrate key martial arts principles, Traditions will be required listening for serious martial artists.
©2002 Dave Lowry (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"Reflections for any martial artist"
I have read and listened to this book several times. Each essay is dense and intellectual simulating. I have studied martial arts my whole. I am currently a black belt in Hawaiian Kempo and this book has fed my spirit as a martial artist. I don't necessarily agree with everything he says but every thing he says is important to reflect on.
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The story of the Senpi and the Kohai brought it all together for me and the students I train with.
In the story of the Senpi and the Kohai, the reader just read the story so dramatically! There is nothing like a ghost story read out loud to make me smile!
I listened to it day and night, in the car, at work, falling asleep. I recommended it on my facebook page. I can't wait to read more from Dave Lowry.
Excellent narration and content, I will be sure to read this many times. A must read for anyone interested in the martial arts!
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