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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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Japanese Samurai Code

DeMente, Boye LaFayette. "The Japanese Samurai Code: Classic strategies for Success." Tuttle Publishing. Vermont. 2004.

Review: First, don't be fooled that the title is going to say this book is solely about samurai and samurai strategies but do assume that the influence of samurai culture and its resulting strategies of feudal times apply to business of today. It is not a martial art book but rather refers to martial arts and other cultural concepts that come from samurai culture of the 1600's and beyond.

This book often goes into concepts we may assume relate strictly to martial arts and that is a mistake. It does relate and the information in this book will trigger connections in your practice and your training.

It is awesome and enlightening and fun and informative and enlightening .... said that one didn't I. A welcome addition to my library, what about yours?

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