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Read online Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts from archery to flower arranging is celebrated here in Dave Lowry s exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts .

Forty two examples of Lowry s calligraphy accompanied by his essays show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts such as i do i the way or i wa i harmony The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term what it meant to Japanese warriors and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit by Dave Lowry

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Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
Title:Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
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ISBN:1570621128
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Number of Pages:144
Category:Martial arts, Philosophy, Japan, Zen, Non fiction
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This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts from archery to flower arranging is celebrated here in Dave Lowry s exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts br br Forty two examples of Lowry s calligraphy accompanied by his essays show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts such as i do i the way or i wa i harmony The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term what it meant to Japanese warriors and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit, Beginning students in Japanese martial arts such as karate judo aikido iaido kyudo and kendo learn that when they are in the dojo the practice space they must don their practice garb with ritual precision address their teacher and senior students in a specific way and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions gear and relationships in the dojo br br In this collection of lively detailed essays Dave Lowry one of the most well known and respected swordsmen in the United States illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals training costumes objects and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts including br br the dojo space itself br the teacher student relationship br the act of bowing br what to expect and what will be expected of you when you visit a dojo br the training weapons br the i hakama i ceremonial skirt and i dogi i practice uniform br the Shinto shrine br br br br Authoritative insightful and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience i In the Dojo i provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure, Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of i kenjutsu i the art of swordsmanship under a Japanese teacher in St Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai s arts he reveals in their time honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times The result is a fascinating singular autobiography Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming of age story, Driving home after being kicked out of college Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop Infatuated and with nothing better to do he ends up with her in St Louis where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant Even though he s a i gwai lo i a foreign devil his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tucker s kind of sort of don t call her a girlfriend stole he and his friends which luckily include a couple of FBI agents have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin speaking martial arts master who isn t afraid to throw the first punch With its one of a kind hero i Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves i is perfect for anyone who loves cooking Chinese culture bad jokes and young love Diamonds are forever unless Chinese mobsters decide they want them back