The first printed collection of the popular Way of the Warrior columns from Black Belt magazine, this anthology contains a diverse selection of articles on traditional martial arts, modern combat, and the mentality and inspirations of a fighter. These essays offer a unique perspective on the evolution of thought on martial arts, as well as a chrological view of the trends and traditions associated with the different disciplines. With attention to the history, psychology, and lifestyles of the arts, this compilation gives insight into the spiritual and esoteric, as well as the prosaic aspects of this very diverse culture.
Keith Vargo is a writer and a martial-arts instructor. A regular columnist to Black Belt magazine, he has earned a first-degree black belt from the renowned Takada dojo, where he trained with mixed martial arts legends Akira Shoji and Kazushi Sakuraba.