Budo Secrets

Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters

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Author: John Stevens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570629153

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Essential wisdom on living fearlessly from the masters of Karate, Judo, Kyudo, Aikido, and other disciplines. In Budo ("the way of brave and enlightened activity") martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains an eclectic and historically tich collection of martial arts wisdom that includes principles and practice guidelines from training manuals, excerpts of texts on budo philosophy, and instructive tales gathered from a number of sources. Budo Secrets also features the calligraphy and brush paintings of the martial arts masters. The book will be valued by martial artists regardless of school or discipline and offers useful guidance to those in fields such as business, education, and psychology.

Comparative Philosophy and Religion in Times of Terror

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Author: Douglas Allen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Comparative philosophy and religion can help us to understand the violence and terrror that often dominate our world. These new, creative studies - ranging in scope from ancient Biblical, Greek, Indian, and Chinese formulations to recent religious and philosophical positions - broaden and deepen our understanding of terror and present new possibilities for greater nonviolence, peace, and true security.

The Way of Judo

A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students

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Author: John Stevens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.

Budo Mind and Body

Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts

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Author: Nicklaus Suino

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834805731

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as iaido, kendo, aikido, judo, kyudo, and karate-do. He reveals the essential components of budo training, including: * how to determine the principles behind techniques * how to develop physical strength, technical strength and strength of character * how to discipline your mind to really focus and be in the present moment

The Art of Peace

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Author: Morihei Ueshiba

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821682

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business. This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

The Quest

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theosophy

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Book of Six Rings

Secrets of the Spiritual Warrior (Life Lessons and Intuitive Development Inspired by the Masters of Budo)

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Author: Jock Brocas

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Learn the secrets of the spiritual warrior with this martial arts book. Survival in life, whether it's combat or everyday living, demands that you press every advantage—and what could be better than knowing what an aggressor will do before he or she does it, or learning how to make wiser life choices in order to live harmoniously? In The Book of Six Rings, internationally-renowned psychic medium and martial artist Jock Brocas leads you through the process of sharpening your intuitive senses. By learning to listen to the voice within, you'll be able to avoid unseen dangers, discern hidden intent, follow natural intuition, and evade attacks while building the life that you are meant to lead—not one you are forced to lead. This guide is for martial artists and spiritual warriors of all types. With The Book of Six Rings you'll learn about: The link between budo and psychic abilities The importance of meditation in developing spiritual abilities How psychic development relates to martial arts practice Intuition-strengthening tests and exercises Real-life examples of the role of intuition in self-defense situations The Book of Six Rings is the perfect budo karate guide for those trying to survive life, whether it's combat or everyday living.

The Essence of Budo

The Secret Teachings of the Grandmaster

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Author: Masaaki Hatsumi

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists. In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat technique and is at the core of all the many martial arts developed in Japan. The author also reveals secret techniques and the hidden principles of the martial arts, and elucidates the words of his master, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, on Budo and life. Including many photos, works of calligraphy, illustrations, and documents on the martial arts and their role in Japanese culture, The Essence of Budo will resonate with practitioners of all martial traditions including judo, Aikido, karatedo, kendo, kenjutsu, jujutsu, and other fighting sports.