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- DescriptionOne of America's foremost experts on the Japanese martial arts shows that karate is t just a sport or a hobby - it's a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Dave Lowry illuminates the culture, philosophy, and practice of this popular martial art and covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels including: the relationship between students and teachers; cultivating the correct attitude during practice; the differences between karate in the East and West; and, whether a karate student really needs to study in Japan to perfect the art.He also covers: the meaning of rank and the black belt; detailed descriptions of kicks, punches, evasions, and techniques and the philosophical concepts that they manifest; what practice means and looks like as one ages; and, how the practice of karate aims toward cultivating character and spiritual development. After forty years studying karate and the budo arts, Lowry is an informative and reliable guide, highlighting aspects of the karate path that will surprise, entertain, and enlighten.
- Author BiographyDave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai, Sword & Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts, Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi.
- Author(s)Dave Lowry
- PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
- Date of Publication01/02/2009
- SubjectBoxing & Combat Sports
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintShambhala Publications Inc
- Weight264 g
- Width141 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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