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Moving Zen : Karate as a Way to Gentleness…

Moving Zen : Karate as a Way to Gentleness (1975)

by C. W. Nicol

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It's hard to imagine what lies ahead on the road of karate-do when you're just beginning. Before you attend your first class, you have expectations. Those expectations change after your first class. Every step along the way, you think you know where you are, but after another rank, another important experience, another lesson, you look back and realize that you never knew where you were. Your expectations for what lies ahead is always only a partiallly formed idea. There's always more to learn. This is true of every kyu rank and every Dan rank. This book is a wonderful resource for any martial artist. By following Nicol's journey, you gain insight into the feelings that all martial artists experience along their journeys to black belt and beyond. Because the training described in the book takes place in the most traditional of settings, one gains great insight into the traditional Japanese karate dojo's etiquette, ethics, camaraderie, and discipline. ( )
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