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, February 8, 2012

The Unspoken Way, Haragei

Matsumoto, Michihiro. "The Unspoken Way, Haragei: Silence in Japanese Business and Society." Kodansha. New York. 1988.

Review: I cannot express how badly I interpreted this "haragei." I, like others, assumed it had meaning in regards to martial arts only to discover that it far exceeds just martial arts but encompasses an entire "culture."

The book explains, as well as can be in English, the many facets that are haragei. It is wonderfully written that will convey a fundamental understanding of haragei and the Japanese culture. Well worth the effort to obtain a copy of this book.

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