Herding the Ox: Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor [NOOK Book]

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Herding the Ox: Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor uses the Ten Oxherding Pictures of Zen as a springboard to discuss the spiritual and ethical dimensions of martial arts training. By combining historical vignettes about some of Japan's greatest warriors with thought provoking analysis, it illuminates the relationship between Zen concepts and real-life experience in the martial arts. Written by a martial artist who is also a professional educator, Herding the Ox takes the reader on an entertaining and enlightening ...
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Herding the Ox: Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor

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Overview

Herding the Ox: Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor uses the Ten Oxherding Pictures of Zen as a springboard to discuss the spiritual and ethical dimensions of martial arts training. By combining historical vignettes about some of Japan's greatest warriors with thought provoking analysis, it illuminates the relationship between Zen concepts and real-life experience in the martial arts. Written by a martial artist who is also a professional educator, Herding the Ox takes the reader on an entertaining and enlightening journey into the search for a deeper meaning in the martial arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934903506
  • Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 142
  • File size: 395 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. John Donohue is a nationally prominent figure in the scholarly analysis of the Japanese martial arts. In addition to a Ph.D. in anthropology, he has studied the martial arts for over 20 years. He is currently the associate editor of the scholarly quarterly, Journal of Asian Martial Arts as well the Academic Dean of Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.
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