Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai

Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai

by Dave Lowry
     
 

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Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (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 withSee more details below

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Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570621154
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,470,789
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.49(d)

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