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Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai

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Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming-of-age story.

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Blending autobiography and history, one of the only non-Japanese to have trained in a certain school of swordsmanship, recounts his experience as a teenage student of a Japanese master in St. Louis and traces the history of the samurai.

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Blending autobiography and history, Lowry offers an engaging portrait of the medieval Japanese samurai tradition and its survival in modern America. "A well-written, refreshing change from the standard martial arts fare".--Library Journal. 3 drawings. 3 halftone photos.

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<p class="MsoNormal">Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including  Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai, Sword & Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts, Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi. <o:p />

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570621154
Foreword:
Furuya, Daniel
Author:
Furuya, Daniel
Foreword by:
Furuya, Daniel
Foreword:
Furuya, Daniel
Author:
Lowry, Dave
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Swordplay
Subject:
Swordsmen
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
martial arts;japan;swordsmanship
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
WP-0I-93.03
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 LINE DRAWINGS, 3 HALFTONES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.99x5.97x.62 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9781570621154 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Blending autobiography and history, one of the only non-Japanese to have trained in a certain school of swordsmanship, recounts his experience as a teenage student of a Japanese master in St. Louis and traces the history of the samurai.
"Synopsis" by , Blending autobiography and history, Lowry offers an engaging portrait of the medieval Japanese samurai tradition and its survival in modern America. "A well-written, refreshing change from the standard martial arts fare".--Library Journal. 3 drawings. 3 halftone photos.
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