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Illuminated Spirit
Illuminated Spirit
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Koryu Bujutsu - Classical Warrior Traditions of Ja Illuminated Spirit: Conversations with a Kyudo Master
By Dan & Jackie DeProspero.

"There's much more to learning any Japanese martial art than mere movement and combat strategy. Anyone who's ever been in a close relationship with a Japanese master teacher will know that most of the best consider the Japanese budo, first and foremost, to be a way of living. And many of the most important life lessons a teacher has to offer are provided in casual conversations, often outside the dojo. Dan and Jackie DeProspero were extraordinarily fortunate in their association with the late Onuma Hideharu, a master of kyudo. The wealth of Onuma Sensei's lessons has been so profound that they have been inspired to share them with the rest of us in this little book of conversations, Illuminated Spirit.

Ranging from "Inspiration," through "Everyday Life," "On Being Human," and "Work and Responsibility" to the "Mystery of Kyudo" the DeProspero's have recorded Onuma Sensei's reflections in graceful prose; it is the ultimate tribute to an extraordinary teacher. If you have not had the opportunity to partake in this sort of relationship, and you want to truly understand what the Japanese budo are all about, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book. There are few substitutes for the real thing, but Illuminated Spirit comes awfully close."     Diane Skoss
Keiko Shokon - Classical Warrior Traditions of Jap
Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition - Paperback One Day One Lifetime
One Day One Lifetime
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1-890536-20-6  Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition One Day, One Lifetime - An Illustrated Guide to the Spirit, Practice and Philosophy of Seido Karate Meditation by Tadashi Nakamura.
Hardcover, jacket with Sensei's calligraphy. Printed in Mexico for World Seido Karate Organization, New York. Copyright 1992, second printing, before book had an ISBN number. Collector's item.

Suggests a way from stillness to action, and from one breath, one gesture, to the rest of your life. "Try to imagine that your whole life will have to be summed up by this one day..." Believing that meditation is not a mere accessory to karate but an integral part of any martial arts training, Kaicho Nakamura has used the principles of Zen philosophy to develop a system of meditation that is free of any religious, national, or organization overtones. Presents a prescription for the development of calmness and inner strength, the too often neglected true essence of karate. Here, transcribed and collected for the first time, are Kaicho Nakamura's meditation lectures, a guide to integrating spirituality and physicality and discovering the modern meaning of Bushido spirit. A pioneer in making karate available to everyone, not just the physically elite, Kaicho Nakamura interprets for the contemporary world the ancient strength of the samurai.
Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan, set of 3
1-890536-20-6  Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition