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Kodo Ancient Ways: Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Arts (Literary Links to the Orient)
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A compilation of columns that appeared between 1988 and 1995 in Martial Arts Training magazine. In this ever-changing world, traditions are often being cast aside as people search for novelty and progress. The 41 essays in this book are inspired by the teachings and wisdom of the ancients who devoted their lives to instruct others. Their ideas are preserved in this volume to inspire and guide readers in training and in life for years to come.
Forty-one of the best articles of the popular Ancient Ways column in Martial Arts Training magazine are brought together with 150 illustrations, 40 never-before-published photos. A sixth dan in aikido and sixth-dan kyoshi master instructor in iaido, Kensho Furuya is the resident chief instructor of the Alkido Center of Los Angeles.
About the Author
Kensho Furuya is the resident chief instructor of the Aikido Center of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Sword & Swordmanship Society Kenshinkai, and he currently holds the ranks of sixth dan in iaido and sixth dan from the Aikido World Headquarters. In 1989, he was ordained as a Zen priest under the Most Reverend Bishop Kenko Yamashita of the North American Headquarters of Soto Zen Buddhism.
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