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Drifter

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Well I just got a membership to 24 hour, and in a couple of weeks i plan to go back to martial arts.

Also quitting smoking, getting my grades up, and getting my ass in gear in all other areas.

Anyways I just bought two martial arts books "Zen in the Martial Arts" and "Living the Martial Way."

I already read "Zen in the Martial Arts" and its really good, its written by one of Bruce Lee's students.

I just started "Living the Martial Way" and I really enjoy it thus far.

Have any of you read these?
Comments/discussion on them?
Also any other martial artists give me some advice on going back... i quit about 2 years ago I was almost at purple in taekwondo... (about halfway through)
 

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Yes I have that, as well as "The Spirit of Shaolin" by David Carradine.
 

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Living the Martial Way is an excellent book, very practical and if oyu read into it enough, the principals of combat are closely related to courtship and dating...

as said by a daimyo in the 1500's of Japan...

"Living everyday on the field of battle"


I would also reccomend "Budoshoshinshu" by Daidoji Yuzan

as well as "Go Rin No Sho (Book of Five Rings) by Miyamoto Musashi

Best,

Jin

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i doubt a book, no matter how gud it is cant be as gud as a decent class
 

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Originally posted by DJKondor:
i doubt a book, no matter how gud it is cant be as gud as a decent class
Oh your absolutely right... these books teach more concept, and way of thinking to apply to your training...
 
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He is correct.

Knowledge of fighting, and actually doing the fighting are two different things.

If you only read a good book, you will only know about the art, not do.

But if you train, you will be able to perform, even if your knowledge is poor.
 

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kool, i said something right
 
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