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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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Karate Way

Lowry, Dave. "The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice." Shambhala. 2009.

Review: Dave Lowry provides a non-martial artist valuable information to know "BEFORE" a person seeks out instruction in any of the MA disciplines. Down to earth and concise information about all aspects of the art of Karate. This is the book I recommend to anyone who asks the question, "I want to learn karate, can you help me?"

With this book and knowledge in hand you can seek out with out a doubt a good dojo to join. The world of karate or any martial art discipline can be and does provide a life time of study, practice and training that will span your entire life.

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