- MASTERS OF
between the lines
- I picked up a really great
book the other day.
- It is written by a fellow
martial artist named James Sidney, who is a 4th Dan, in
Chito Ryu under Masami Tsuruoka, 9th Dan, and co-Founder
of Canada's National Karate Association.
- The book is entitled,
"The Warrior's Path, Wisdom from Contemporary
Martial Arts Masters". This book contains the words
and thoughts of fifteen different Masters, who between
them represent a variety of martial art disciplines.
- One of the things that I
found the most interesting, amongst many other facets of
the book, was the common theme that seemed to run through
the words of all of the Masters. Especiailly when it came
to talking about their personal beliefs, and the obvious
love they have for their chosen art.
- I will not spoil the story
by going into specific details, suffice to say, buy the
- I for one, got a great deal
of information out of this book. Not only from what I
read, but more importantly from what I felt I "heard"
in the words that were spoken by the Master's themselves.
- I suspect that experienced
instructors, and very senior students, will probably
derive the most from this book, due in part to their
years of training. Never the less, all of the comments
made by the various Master's should really be heard by
all generations of martial artists, since their thoughts
and comments truly transcend the barriers of age, and
comes from many places,
- but only to
those who seek it.
- 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."