Category Archive: Book Reviews

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Apr 17 2014

“The Swordsman’s Handbook”

   

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Aug 19 2013

Book Review: The Way of Judo

A biography of the founder of Kodokan judo, Jigoro Kano, “The Way of Judo” benefits from the eventful and insightful life of its subject, but unfortunately proves to be a difficult read. John Stevens, the book’ author, writes in a flatly impersonal and didactic style, stuffed with encyclopaedic details and anecdotes, and learning about Kano …

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Apr 15 2012

The Inner Art of Karate

Shambhala Publications just sent me Kenji Tokitsu’s latest book to review. Tokitsu, you may remember, also wrote a wonderful book on the life of Musashi (reviewed in this section) and therefore I was most interested to see what he had to say about Karate. I was most pleased that he focused on karate as an …

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Apr 15 2012

Health over Harmony

Uechi-ryu practitioner Paul Sweeney has written an excellent book . . .”Gleanings of a ten-year odyssey in Asian clinics, temples and dojo”. . . which all martial artist and alternate health enthusiasts should enjoy reading. Paul sent me this email along with a copy of his book: Hi Mattson Sensei: I just wanted to update …

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Jul 04 2008

Lee Iacocca

Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes?  He is now 82 years old and has a new book; Where Have All The Leaders Gone,some excerpts Lee Iacocca Says: “Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage?  We …

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Mar 24 2006

Black Belt Test Guide, 2nd Edition, e-book

There is great news for all IUKF members…. George Mattson has revised and updated the Black Belt Test Guide, creating a second edition.  Best of all, it is in e-book format, which allows immediate availability to all Uechika who are members of the IUKF.  Because it’s in electronic format, it can be updated if any …

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