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Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Shambhala Pubns
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 105
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781570629983
ISBN-10 1570629986
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: While technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics of a martial artist, true mastery of the art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. Here, Kenji Tokitsu—an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher—shows how cultivating ki (life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self-development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally and spiritually rewarding.

Tokitsu emphasizes the mental aspects of martial arts practice including:

   •  The importance of ki development
   •  Seme, or capturing your opponent's mind
   •  Understanding ma, the spatial relationship in combat




Studying these concepts, he explains, gives martial artists the tools to train for a lifetime and at the very highest level. Tokitsu also gives a historical and cultural survey of budo, and explains how the Western view of budo training is different than the Japanese—a perspective rarely available to Western martial artists.

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9781570629983 | details & prices | 105 pages | 8.50 × 5.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.95
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