Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now
The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Karate Way: Discoveri... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Dispatched from the US -- Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice Paperback – 1 Jan 2009

8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£17.99
£6.55 £3.63
£17.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice
  • +
  • Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan
  • +
  • In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
Total price: £51.48
Buy the selected items together



Product details

  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc (1 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590306473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590306475
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.1 x 13.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 631,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Terry Tozer on 10 Jan. 2009
Format: Paperback
Time to reassess your Karate (Budo)?

I haven't finished the book yet but........

Dave Lowry addicts will not be disappointed & in fact will be very pleased with his latest work which takes a "serious" look at some aspects of karate that isn't covered in any other book I have ever read about karate.

I will update this review with more detail shortly when I have finished the book. It may seem strange that I'm writing as review so early, please forgive me, I could not wait to write about the enthusiasm and motivation that the book gave me in only the first few chapters.

This book is designed & more suitable for the karate-ka (budo-ka) that has practiced at their art for a number of years and wants to go a little further, or to climb the next peak as Dave puts it so succinctly. It's also really well suited to those who have reached a plateau in their training & who feel that they can't seem to progress any further.

Dave's long experience with the martial arts & Japan give him plenty of credentials to write such a book & "lead" us on to a better path, as any caring sensei should. If you find that you're practicing the wrong style or the club you are a member of is not a genuine one, Dave reassures us that we don't necessarily have to start all over from the beginning again & that it would be better to look around & shows us what to look for in a teacher who can fulfil our needs & take us further up that proverbial mountain.

As always Dave's style is friendly, comfortable & easy to read & absorb. He gets straight to the point without the need for repetition or padding or constant use of strange technical terms or pages of Japanese terms.

Please be sure to check back here again for a fuller review, if you're not already hooked that is?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. LEECH on 18 Mar. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read this book cover to cover in fairly short space of time and given it a couple of days to reflect on it. I've been practising karate and kickboxing for about 20 years. This is the first book I've read which is about the 'way' of Karate, rather than an instructional guide.

My reasons for buying it were to try and understand more about what I can learn from Karatedo, and how. Having become reasonably proficient physically speaking, my training had reached a plateau so I needed further direction - having only occassional contact with my Sensei due to location, I have turned to books to further and broaden my learning.

In that respect alone I have found this book extremely thought provoking.

It goes a long way to dispelling some of the myths and urban legends that may commonly be held in the West, perhaps due to the influence of movies and games and so on. It tries to tell us about the depths of Karatedo beyond the superficialites with which it often treated, and more importantly it challenges you to seek out these depths.

There is also a good deal of practical advice in the book as well, both in terms of actual Karate training, but also what to look for in a Sensei and club, depending on what you want to gain. You will also find yourself thinking long and hard about what you actually want from Karate.

If you simply do Karate for sport/fitness/fun then I would not recommend this book for you. Particularly those who practise Karate as a sport, you may find that Lowry comes across as somewhat superior and almost sneering at your chosen level of depth - I'm sure this is not quite his intention but his style of writing certainly frustrates on occasion in this respect.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Chris Downing TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this because I was interested in a training, practice philosophy that is a great part of this book. I think it largely meets that requirement for me as a golfer. It is very interesting to read a practice book that is not so much about the sport but about an appraoch to training at the highest levele. I could thoroughly recommend this to athletes, golfers, tennis players, whatever. If you wantto getto the top - this book should be amongst your reading books at home. On a eet windy winter evening, what better way to get prepared than reading books like these?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Paul Williams on 5 April 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A very interesting book. It raises thought-provoking ideas and allows the reader to look deeper into oneself and their training. I did enjoy reading this credit to the author.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback