Recommended reading for the martial arts. This is my personal library list. I practice Okinawan Te or "Ryukyu Ti." My system is derived from two others, one being the main influence of Shorin-ryu and the second Goju-ryu. The branch under Shorin-ryu is Isshin-ryu as developed by Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.

I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Dance of Life

Hall, Edward T. "The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time." Anchor Books. New York. 1984, 1989.

Review: There is so much to learn from this book. I was amazed when I actually read references to both martial arts and to the Japanese way of doing things which lead me to other books such as the Kata book to understanding the Japanese. This tells us more about "time" than you might have thought existed but it is wondrous to find out how it all connects, how time as to the minutes, hours, etc. came into being from nature's clocks. How cultures determine how we perceive and use time. So much and it all applied to martial systems - cool!

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