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Autumn Lightning
By David Lowry

Autumn Lightning

Education of an American Samurai New edition

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Autumn Lightning by David Lowry

Book Description

Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming-of-age story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570621154
ISBN-10: 1570621152
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 21-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author David Lowry

In the Dojo by David Lowry In the Dojo, Paperback (October 2006)

A collection of essays explaining the apparatus, traditions, and etiquette particular to the Japanese martial arts. This work covers the history and tradition of the relationships, gear, and dress that have significance in the context of the martial arts dojo (training space), including: the dojo itself; the sensei-student relationship; and more.

Traditions by David Lowry Traditions, Paperback (October 2002)

This collection of essays includes discussions of: the spirit of ryomi; the importance of yuyo; and the significance of ma. With its focus on traditional martial arts and stories that illustrate key martial arts principles, "Traditions" aims to be required reading for serious martial artists.

Moving Toward Stillness by David Lowry Moving Toward Stillness, Paperback (February 2000)

Written from an almost Japanese perspective, this text offers an entertaining and informative view of the martial arts. Topics explored include entering the martial way, the paradoxes and conflicts, and how to adapt to the mindset necessary for true mastery of the art.

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Author Biography - David Lowry

Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai, Sword & Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts, Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi. "

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