Category Archive: Reviews

Feb 23 2010

Book Arrival

New book arrived yesterday! A record number of advanced orders for this limited edition hard cover book will keep Susan and FedEx quite busy following WinterFest. Nearly half the inventory has already been sold and from the very positive advanced reviews, the remaining books will soon be history. Click here for reviews of the book! …

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Jan 22 2010

New Book by G.E.Mattson

New!!!! WinterFest 2010 Poster. Click Here Please print and post in your dojo Note from G.E.Mattson: I wish to thank everyone who responded to our first Newsletter mailing and placed your order for my new book. Because we are only printing 500 copies, I want to make sure that those of you on my newsletter …

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Oct 08 2009

Invitation to test your Uechi-ryu!!!

I was asked to post this article by Darin Yee. . . A senior Uechi-ryu practitioner/teacher and Board member of IUKF. By now, most of you know my position regarding “reality” vs “art” as it relates to running a dojo, but in case you haven’t read any of my books or articles, I believe that …

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Mar 14 2009

New – Uechi-ryu Karate Do book now available on CD!

New – Uechi-ryu Karate Do book now available on CD! In its new configuration, URKD has been expanded to include official black belt ranking beginning with the first official black belt test in 1958 and covering the years through 1983. The quality of the photographs are excellent and the text clear and sharp. You will …

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Dec 13 2008

Musashi: His Life and Writings

Review: Tokitsu K. Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings . Boston : Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2004, ISBN 1-59030-045-9, $34.95. (20% discount available by ordering from website: http://www.shambhala.com) I got my first Musashi “hit” when, following class way back in 1957-58, my original karate teacher Ryuko Tomoyose, used Musashi legends to reinforce a particular karate technique’s …

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Dec 13 2008

Advanced Stick Fighting (book)

Review: Masaaki Hatsumi. Advanced Stick Fighting. Appleby B, Wilson D. trans. Tokyo : Kodansha International, 2005, ISBN 4-7700-2996-9, $35 (US: Hardcover). Many of you will, no doubt, be familiar with Stick Fighting by Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers. First published in 1971, the book is older than a great deal of its readership, yet has …

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Dec 13 2008

A Grateful Nation Rejoices (book)

A Grateful Nation Rejoices Review: Nowlin B, Prime J. Blood Feud: The Red Sox, the Yankees, and the Struggle of Good versus Evil.Cambridge: Rounder Books, 2005, ISBN 1-57940-111-2, $16.95. Massarotti T, Harper J. A Tale of Two Cities: The 2004 Yankees–Red Sox Rivalry and the War for the Pennant. Guilford: The Lyons Press, 2005, ISBN …

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Dec 13 2008

Greater Nowheres (book)

Greater Nowheres Wanderings Across the Outback Dave Finkelstein and Jack London First off, let me tell you that both David Finkelstein and Jack London are lifelong friends of mine. When I heard that they were going on an extended trip to the Australian Outback, my first thoughts were “They will kill one another!” Picture the …

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Dec 13 2008

The Lone Samurai (book)

Review: Wilson WS. The Lone Samurai: the Life of Miyamoto Musashi. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 2004, ISBN 4-7700-2942-X, $24.00. All you need for a founding figure is a name and a place. –Prof. Jonathan Z. Smith, as quoted in Mack. One really does not need much to build a mythic character. Take a man, a …

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Dec 13 2008

Bad Astronomy (book)

Bad Astronomy Review Review: Plait PC. Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax.” New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002, ISBN 0-471-40976-6, www.badastronomy.com, $15.95. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong. – …

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