- Once upon a
- I love to
- For me
reading is not only a means of staying informed about
events, places, and people that interest me, but reading
is also great way for me to relax my mind when ever the
- Over the
years I have read a lot of books on a wide range of
subjects. For the most part they have been the kind of
books that made me glad that I took the time to read them.
Recently I came across just such a book, one that I
consider to be a "must read" for any student of
the martial arts, regardless of your style or affiliation.
- The book
was a gift from one of my students and it is entitled:
"KODO Ancient Ways" - "Lessons in the
Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Artist". It
was written by the late, Reverend Kensho Furuya Sensei,
Resident Chief Instructor, of the Aikido Center of Los
Angeles, and the Los Angeles Sword and Swordmanship
Society Kenshinkai. Furuya Sensei currently held the rank
of 6th Dan from the World Aikido Headquarters, and the
rank of 6th Dan, Kyoshi (Master ) in Iaido, the way of
- His book is
published by Ohara Publications Incorporated, of Santa
Clara, California , and I strongly urge you to buy a copy
and start your own journey of self discovery.
- You can
also visit Reverend Kensho Furuya Sensei's web site by
simply scrolling down on the "Links" section of
my web site and clicking on "Aikido Center of Los
- Never judge
a book by it's cover,
- it is the
content that matters most.
- Part the
clouds - see the way.
objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."