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Samurai Spirit: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

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Named an Honor Title by the Storytelling World Awards in the category of Storytelling Anthologies

The samurai prepared themselves for battle through physical practice, and the study of the arts. These ancient stories that inspired warriors so long ago have special significance for today's teens who face battles of their own: battles against bullies; battles with self-doubt and lack of confidence; and battles with the injustices they see around them. Burt Konzak has taught martial arts for over 20 years and has used these stories, drawn from sources including the Hagakuri, the Book of Five Rings, and other Japanese classics, to help young people gain emotional and mental strength.

Whether or not readers are interested in the martial arts, they will find centuries of wisdom in this fine collection.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Provides a collection of stories of samurai warriors to help readers gain emotional and mental strength.

About the Author

Burt Konzak is a world renowned martial artist, scholar and teacher. He taught ethics and Asian philosophy for over twenty-five years at the University of Toronto, before becoming a full-time martial artist and teacher. He has studied in Canada the United States, Japan and Israel. He has written many scholarly works on ethics, mential health, Asian philosophy and martial arts. The culmination of his work has been the founding and Directing of the Toronto Academy of Karate, Fitness and Health.

Samurai Spirit is Burt Konak’s third book. Burt has used the stories in Samurai Spirit, to pass on centuries of wisdom to his students. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Girl Power: Self-Defense for Teens and Noguchi the Samurai.

Born in Far Rockaway, New York, Burt Konzak lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters, all of whom study and teach karate.

Table of Contents

The Samurai spirit — The way of the warrior — Tales of wondrous wisdom — Fighting the shark — Sharks with human faces — Thinking outside the box — Making a difference in the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770490659
Subtitle:
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Samouraèi
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Martial Arts
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Spirituality
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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