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Budo Secrets: Teachings of the Martial Arts Mastersby John Stevens
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In budo—which can be translated as "the way of brave and enlightened activity"—martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains the essential teachings of budo's greatest masters of Kendo, Karate, Judo, Aikido, and other disciplines. Timely and instructive, these writings are not just for martial artists—they're for anyone who wants to live life more courageously, with a greater sense of personal confidence and self-control, and with a deeper understanding of others.
John Stevens has gathered an eclectic and historically rich collection of teachings that include principles and practice guidelines from training manuals and transmission scrolls, excerpts of texts on budo philosophy, and instructional tales gathered from a number of sources. Since many of the martial arts masters were also fine painters and calligraphers and used brush and ink as a teaching medium, Stevens has included their artwork throughout with explanation and commentary.
A collection of wisdom on living fearlessly from the masters of karate, judo, kyudo, aikido and other disciplines. In Budo, martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. This work includes principles and practice guidelines, Budo philosophy, instructive tales, and more.
In budo ("the way of brave and enlightened activity") martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains an eclectic and historically rich collection of martial arts wisdom that include principles and practice guidelines from training manuals, excerpts of texts on budo philosophy, and instructive tales gathered from a number of sources. Budo Secrets also features the calligraphy and brush paintings of the martial arts masters. The book will be valued by martial artists regardless of school or discipline and offers useful guidance to those in fields such as business, education, and psychology.
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