In the Dojo
A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
By (author) David Lowry
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In the Dojo by David Lowry
Book DescriptionThis is a collection of lively, detailed essays explaining the apparatus, traditions, and etiquette particular to the Japanese martial arts, written by American sword master, Dave Lowry (author of "Autumn Lightning"). Lowry illuminates the history and tradition of the relationships, gear, and dress that have deep significance in the context of the martial arts dojo (training space), including: the dojo itself; the sensei-student relationship; the act of bowing; the training weapons; hakama (ceremonial skirt) and dogi (practice uniform); and the shrine. This book will appeal to both beginning and advanced students of the Japanese martial arts (karate, kendo, aikido, kyudo, and judo), who want a readable, authoritative explanation of the traditions, etiquette, and significance of budo.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780834805729
(211mm x 139mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by David Lowry
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 author. He writes regularly for Black Belt, Furyu: The Budo Journal, and other popular martial arts magazines and online journals. He is the author of numerous books including Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai and Sword and Brush. He lives in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
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