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Traditions: Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways

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The goals of the budo—the martial arts and Ways of Japan—lie in refining the body and spirit. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the budo can provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists—and serve as guides to a well-lived life.

In Traditions, Davy Lowry discusses unique aspects of the budo ranging from hacho, or deliberate asymmetry, to uke-waza, the art of
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 15th 2002 by Tuttle Publishing (first published January 1st 2002)
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Psychonaut
Jan 09, 2014 Psychonaut rated it really liked it
I've liked all of Dave Lowry's books so far. He's one of the better writers I've come across in the martial arts non-fiction genre. I respect his emphasis on the traditions of the art, but it's sometimes hard to see past his self righteous and arrogant attitude. I struggle with how to rate his books for that reason. I really wish he could continue to write passionately and informatively about this topic without being condescending to those who don't do things exactly as he does.
Derrick Cochran
Jan 22, 2015 Derrick Cochran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brings up very good points when studying any form of Japanese / Eastern martial arts. Very few items did I find that were really karate only. Speaks in broad subjects that have to do with many martial arts such as items on learning and how to be a better student.
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Aug 25, 2008 Sandra-jo rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sandra-jo by: Serious Martial Art lovers
Good book for anyone involved with martial arts training.
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