LIVING THE MARTIAL WAY: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think Paperback – 2 Jun 2004
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That said the author does suffer form the myopia that comes from such focused training and career in general. I mean no disrespect by that, but rather the book looks at the world through the rather narrow lens of 'the' martial artist; from the inside out, and makes no attempt to balance this. This is to be expected, it is a book by a martial artist after all, however the author's very one sided view and general theme that martial arts practitioners represent society's elite boarders on the cultish.
Read it, enjoy it, learn from it but take it with a rather large pinch of salt. You are not a god, you are not elite, reading this book should help you realise that before it's too late :-).
One quote that stuck out for me personally was, 'Isn't it interesting how when certain members of our society reach high station, they seem to think it's perfectly all right to treat people in lessers positions rudely?', the martial way gives some great guidelines on coping with such behaviour.
In the area of preventing conflict through understanding the true essence (right time to use) of loyalty, courtesy, truthfulness and restraint, I thought the 'Foundations of Honor' section would be a great complimentary read to 'The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba John Stevens (Translator)'.
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Covers a great deal of interesting topics for the martial artist, I found the book to be a great read.
It's about personal search of your Way. Definitely not only about Martial Arts.Read more
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