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Arts of Strength, Arts of Serenity: Martial Arts Training for Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health Paperback – 1 Mar 1997

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  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Weatherhill Inc; 1st Edition edition (1 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0834803763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0834803763
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,327,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a demonstration of the ways in which martial arts practice can nurture the mind and soul as well as strengthen the body. It shows how to select a suitable practice from the many available and describes how to get started. It also explains where to get further information, what to look for in a teacher and in a school, and outlines what qualities need to be cultivated in order to succeed.

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Though less than 120 pages this is an informative and guiding book for any martial artist who is walking the seemingly uneasy and unrewarding path, seeking the discipline to continue to bring together his/her mind, body and spirit. Inspiration is supplied from the first of the pages whereby the author recounts an overview of skills and discipline of past and current masters. There is a basic outline of some of the martial arts and more importantly some explanation/clarification is supplied regarding some of the more esoteric facets of martial arts in general. The format is open and honest in that there is no simple 'quick fix' way but then anything that is really worthwhile takes honesty and commitment. Definitely a worthwhile buy.
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This book should be a part of every martial artist's book collection, like Bushido, Book of Five Rings and The Art of War.

The philosophy of martial arts is set out in clear, concise explanations, without a lot of hocus-pocus. This book is hard to find, but worth the trouble. Don't be mis-led by the fact it only has 118 pages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for beginners! 26 Dec. 1999
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I really thought this book helped me deciding what martial art to study. It discussed the different martial arts, then went on to explain the training and thinking methods used in the martial arts. I read it after reading Mr. Suino's first book, The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship, which is also great. I'm hoping Mr. Suino will come out with some books about martial arts other than Iaido.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening 30 Jun. 1999
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Format: Paperback
This book is very in depth gives you a diffenrt view of every day life. At first it is a hard book to understand, However i have read it 3 times thus far an have benefited from 3 times over. You will learn something new each time you read it. if you are into martial arts like i am then i recommed it by all means. If you are not into the arts then i still would consider this good reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ah! Suino-san does it again! 25 July 1998
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An excellent read, another must from the Black Tiger, to be on your list and read and studied well. Suino-san again captures the essence and feeling of our warriorship and Path of life. A serious student will read and study the words and *concepts* contained within. Goes with Path Notes and Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master by Dr. Glenn J. Morris, Dave Lowry's Sword and Brush, and Forrest Morgan's Living the Martial Way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must own! 30 Dec. 2004
By MightyMite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book should be a part of every martial artist's book collection, like Bushido, Book of Five Rings, and The Art of War. The philosophy of martial arts is set out in clear, concise explanations, without a lot of hocus-pocus. This book is hard to find, but worth the trouble.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Intro to Japanese Martial Arts 5 July 1998
By Andrew Inman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A clear and focused book discussing many different styles of Martial Arts, includes valuable insights into the appropriate mental and physical attitudes necessary to successfully study martial arts. Inspired me to start studying judo.
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