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Read online Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts from archery to flower arranging is celebrated here in Dave Lowry s exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts .

Forty two examples of Lowry s calligraphy accompanied by his essays show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts such as i do i the way or i wa i harmony The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term what it meant to Japanese warriors and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit by Dave Lowry

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Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
Title:Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
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ISBN:1570621128
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Number of Pages:144
Category:Martial arts, Philosophy, Japan, Zen, Non fiction
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No description available, Beginning students in Japanese martial arts such as karate judo aikido iaido kyudo and kendo learn that when they are in the dojo the practice space they must don their practice garb with ritual precision address their teacher and senior students in a specific way and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions gear and relationships in the dojo br br In this collection of lively detailed essays Dave Lowry one of the most well known and respected swordsmen in the United States illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals training costumes objects and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts including br br the dojo space itself br the teacher student relationship br the act of bowing br what to expect and what will be expected of you when you visit a dojo br the training weapons br the i hakama i ceremonial skirt and i dogi i practice uniform br the Shinto shrine br br br br Authoritative insightful and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience i In the Dojo i provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure, Author Dave Lowry of the ancient sword school Yagyu Shinkage Ryu teaches the basics of Japanese swordsmanship using the bokken the wooden training sword Lowry covers stances body movement striking combination techniques and techniques with a partner, b i Moving Toward Stillness Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan i is a distillation of the most important lessons learned from a lifetime devoted to martial arts training b br br Drawing from his highly regarded magazine columns in i Black Belt i magazine author Dave Lowry sets out lessons that not only guide us to a deeper understanding of the social values and moral imperatives that are the ancient heart of budo but speak to us also of the universal nature of those values and of how they remain relevant to us in the modern West br br Among the chapters of this martial arts philosophy book you ll find lessons addressing everything from such well known martial concepts as one encounter one chance to the art of being alone from strategy for the modern day battlefield to the luxury of anger from subduing the self and bending like the bamboo to maintaining an unwavering calm in the face of death br br Essays include br The Way of the Master br Excess Baggage br Swimming Round the Stone br Simple Things br Even if I Die br Not Knowing But Doing br and many more