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Moving Zen: Karate as a Way to Gentleness [Kindle Edition]

C.W. Nicol , Munehiro Ikeda
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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'Moving Zen: Karate as a Way to Gentleness' is the biographical account of C.W. Nicol's journey into the heart of Shotokan Karate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5928 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Publisher: C.W. Nicol (12 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EIDB02M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard fists and a Cold Dojo 8 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
An older but an exact copy of "Moving Zen: One Man's Journey to the Heart of Karate".

Mr. Nicole tells about Karate from a Western viewpoint and how it was practiced in Japan after the war, but before it became mainstream in America. He recounts his interactions with the Japanese, some nice, some not so nice, and gives detailed accounts about his learning karate in the cold dojo with a wood burning stove as the only source of heat. His adventure is one that many of us envies but would not attempt, as he did and when he did. In our current day of carpet on the floor, and three inch safety padding, Nicole's book provides a good account of what karate used to be like and should be like today.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best martial arts book ever written 10 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
I have read this book countless times over the years each time i need motivation it never fails to inspire me., another reviewer remarked that this is how karate should be practised and i could not agree more with that gentleman.
Anyone who is looking for a serious insight into martial arts should read this book
HIGHLY recomended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving Zen 6 Nov 2007
Format:Paperback
A very compelling and informative read. I have had this book for several years now and have lost count of the number of times I have re read his journey. A great book for keeping you motivated and inspired.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book tells the story of a British man seeking a Japanese dream, to study the martial arts in Japan. Mr Nicol was a wild youth getting into many street fights, he goes to Japan to learn Judo and Karate. He soon realises he must choose between them; he chose Karate. Whilst studying he learns inner peace and tranquillity, he also meets and marrys a Japanese girl.
This book is brilliant for those wishing to discover the culture of Japan through a martial arts (specifically Shotokan Karate) perspective.
BUY IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good. excellent quality 10 April 2014
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Worth reading , as not many books give you a western view on karate. I am Irish and can identify with this book quite well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly amazing book from an amazing man. 18 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Google the author before you buy this book and you will find a man who has achieved an incredible amount in his lifetime from what were quite ordinary beginnings.

If you have any interest in the martial arts then this is a must read/must have.

This book inspires me everytime I re-read it and it may help you too.
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