Ivan C. H. Liu

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (15 of 16)
Location: Germany


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,455,664 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 16
Kendo: Elements, Rules and Philosophy (A Latitude &hellip by Jinichi Tokeshi
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, not the best, 3 Sep 2006
As well as this book, I own two other books on kendo "Kendo: the definitive guide" and "AT look at far mountain". This book is written in clear language, and explains the basic concepts well, but the weakness is that, the techniques are sometimes too abstract. The footworks in waza (or techniques) are not explained. For this purpose, I recommend "The definitive quide".

This book however covers nitto-ryu, which is unique. But it's mostly for curiosity as for beginners, it's not so useful. Another unique section is the personages of some kendo masters. It's good if you want to know more the historical development of kendo.

If I were to choose one between this book and… Read more
The Hairdresser's Husband [DVD] [1991] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jean Rochefort
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Devoted love, 21 Aug 2006
A man has the dream of marrying a hairdresser since the childhood. Then he met the beautiful Mathilde, and was not shy to ask her to marry him in their first meeting. To his suprise, she agreed a month later when he visited the barbershop for the second time. From then on both of them felt like living in a dream. She found someone who truly loves her, and he found a beautiful and sweet hairdresser. They adore one another. Things don't seem to be able to get better. How will things develope from this point onwards?

It's a beautiful film about love, devotion and playfulness. The way they look at each other touches the bottom of my heart. Good acting. Sometimes funny. Playfulness is… Read more