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The Essence of Budo: A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways

By Dave Lowry

The Essence of Budo: A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways

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Started reading:
2011-03-31 07:55:44
Finished reading:
2011-04-05 12:05:35

Review

Rating: 7

Like Dojo Wisdom by Jennifer Lawler, this book is a collection of useful information for the martial practitioner based on the author’s experience. It’s applicable to all Budo, whether you’re a practitioner of Judo or Kendo or Karate, rather than just Aikido, but most of the information in both this book and the other is applicable and they make excellent companions for the serious practitioner. But, as Lowry notes, “But it’s also easy to get the idea, reading books and contemplating the great mysteries of the martial Ways, that sweat, blood, and tears aren’t really all that necessary. They are.”

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