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, March 16, 2016

Shu Ha Ri: The Aikido Journey

Davies, Cath. “Shu Ha Ri: The Aikido Journey: The Metamorphosis of Form.” Shoshin Press. Amazon Digital Services. 6 April 2014. 

Review: There are a lot of defining articles out there on shu-ha-ri and for those who still wonder as to its meaning in their training and practice this find kindle book on the subject is a great explanation toward its use as to forms or kata. It is the only book I have found, in English, that does a bank up most excellent job of describing the use of shu-ha-ri in training, practice and the application of karate and martial arts. Well worth the mediocre price of the kindle book.

More review once I finish reading the book, stayed tuned …

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