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If you are into the martial arts at all and especially the history and understanding the culture this is for you.
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Like his book on the Budo, Mr Lowry gives a huge amount of information on the origins of terms and practices which are common place in westernised martial arts but are now without meaning because of over use and abuse without full knowledge of the Japanese culture behind it. Hence OSS, an abbreviation of a phrase meaning good morning being used all over the place in martial arts studios all around the world at all times of day when YES Sensei would probably be a better phrase to use.
This book give insight, not into the origins and historical practice of how A Dojo is designed and operated, and how they came to be. How a westerner should expect to conduct himself in a Japanese Dojo, and some useful information on how a western teacher might implement practices within their dojo without compromising their own cultural beliefs, being authentic and not being phoney.
Yes it gets heavy at times and I sure would like to get my hands on the paperback one day. But for a Karateka like myself, it has opened my eyes to my art further.