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The Masters Speak
The Masters Speak
by Jose M. Fraguas
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Book Synopsis Only!, 27 Jan 2008
This review is from: The Masters Speak (Paperback)
Cutting across the broad spectrum of martial arts' most influential and profound teachers, this book gives rare insights into the physical, mental, and spiritual methods that have enabled these chosen few to reach the pinnacles of their particular styles.

Jeet kune do icon Dan Inosanto, Kickboxing great Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Escrima master Edgar Sulite, kenpo legend Ed Parker, Taekwondo expert Jun Chong, and Muay Thai master Surachai Sirisute - just to name a few - share thoughts and experiences in rare interviews that define the essence of their martial arts mastery.

The concepts and theories contained within will help serious practitioners gain a deeper understanding of martial arts as a whole, and help you along the path of higher consciousness.


Karate:: The Endless Quest
Karate:: The Endless Quest
by William Dometrich
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Book Synopsis Only, 27 Jan 2008
The publication of this book marks the first time that Hanshi Dometrichi's story is being widely told. Students of all karate styles can now get a glimpse of what it was like to train directly under one of the "old masters" of karate-do. Chitose O-Sensei was one of the most important architects of modern karate-do during a key time in its development, and without knowing why, William J. Dometrich was accepted as his first non-Japanese student.

This book is a valuable and insightful addition to the growing body of martial arts literature whose focus is to reveal the true spirit of the Japanese budo--that of perseverance, dedication, and service. Students of all martial arts will enjoy its stories and be motivated by its lessons. It also provides a unique insight into the early years of karate-do in North America. Readers will learn first hand of the camaraderie, the struggles, the victories, and the defeats.

Without a doubt, this is a book that all students of karate-do should have in their martial arts library. It is the culmination of 50 years of experience in the martial arts, clearly depicting the experiences of one of today's top teachers. Readers will find the writing style captivating and personable, and will thoroughly enjoy the many photographs and anecdotes.


Nintai: Philosophical Lessons in Okinawan Karate
Nintai: Philosophical Lessons in Okinawan Karate
by Lawrence M ark Vellucci
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Humorously Uplifting and Encouraging, 20 Jan 2008
"Nintai" is a thought provoking account of a determined martial artist's challenges to overcome his most daunting opponent: himself.

This author motivates the reader to join him on a spiritual journey, leave your ego at the door, and free your soul to change your attitude.

This book is recommended to anyone looking to improve upon their own way of thinking.

A very in depth book about true martial arts training.


Karate-do: History and Philosophy
Karate-do: History and Philosophy
by Takao Nakaya
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Karate-do Simply but Well Explained, 20 Jan 2008
Sensei Nakaya decided at an early age to follow the way of Karate. He lives the simple and Spartan life of a teacher. He has never aspired to be famous or rich off his abilities or knowledge.

He has trained under the greatest Karate-ka of his day and yet he would never tell you this directly. His book contains a plethora of information and stories that are meticulously researched. His style is to speculate as little as possible and to let the reader know exactly where the limits of knowledge are located.

There are typographical errors and the syntax could be better, but it is not hard to read despite this and should be studied by any serious student of Okinawan Karate, no matter what style.


The Textbook of Modern Karate
The Textbook of Modern Karate
by Teruyuki Okazaki
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Bring it Back!!, 20 Jan 2008
This is the most interesting karate text I have. Nowhere have I ever seen a complete analysis of every technique in every Kata of a system such as Okazaki does with the Shotokan Kata.

If you accept the premise that you don't really understand a system unless you can drop somebody with every technique in the system, you have to make sure you know every technique in the system.

In my mind, this is the type of analysis needed of a system by a senior researcher into the study of bunkai. If for the purpose of the template of analysis designed by Okazaki alone, the book is worth the price.

There is a 1997 paperback re-print of this book (apparently?) if you're lucky enough to find a copy of it.


Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts
Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts
by Michael Croucher
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Yes - but Identical...., 18 Jan 2008
A very detailed & although a little dated, a very well researched book.

Just a small point if you haven't come across this anomaly before, apart from its title, it is absolutely identical to a book called The Fighting Arts: Great Masters of the Martial Arts

A large and invaluable source of information on the origin of the worlds martial arts, worth a prominent place on any book shelf no matter what style or art you practice.


The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts
The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts
by Howard Reid
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Yes - but Identical...., 18 Jan 2008
A very detailed & although a little dated, a very well researched book.

Just a small point if you haven't come across this anomaly before, apart from its title, it is absolutely identical to a book called The Fighting Arts: Great Masters of the Martial Arts

A large and invaluable source of information on the origin of the worlds martial arts, worth a prominent place on any book shelf no matter what style or art you practice.


The Fighting Arts: Great Masters of the Martial Arts
The Fighting Arts: Great Masters of the Martial Arts
by Michael Croucher
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Yes - but Identical...., 18 Jan 2008
A very detailed & although a little dated, a very well researched book.

Just a small point if you haven't come across this anomaly before, apart from its title, it is absolutely identical to a book called The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts

A large and invaluable source of information on the origin of the worlds martial arts, worth a prominent place on any book shelf no matter what style or art you practice.


Way of the Warrior
Way of the Warrior

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Yes - but Identical...., 18 Jan 2008
A very detailed & although a little dated, a very well researched book.

Just a small point if you haven't come across this anomaly before, apart from its title, it is absolutely identical to a book called The Fighting Arts: Great Masters of the Martial Arts

A large and invaluable source of information on the origin of the worlds martial arts, worth a prominent place on any book shelf no matter what style or art you practice.


Story of Karate: From Buddhism to Bruce Lee (Lerner's Sports Legacy Series)
Story of Karate: From Buddhism to Bruce Lee (Lerner's Sports Legacy Series)
by Luana Metil
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A good all-round introduction to Karate for new students, 12 Jan 2008
This book will especially appeal to both the younger reader and to any student beginning Karate. It does not over elaborate which is a common failing of many martial arts publications. Instead, a good all-round history from origins to present day is covered in a way which keeps the reader interested. This book is probably not as relevant to the more advanced Karate student, but nevertheless is still entertaining. A great gift for any budding Bruce Lee you might know!


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