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12-30-2006, 07:41 PM
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02-20-2007, 08:02 AM
I just finished "The Book of Martial Power" By Steven Pearlman, and while I'd say he is obviously a thoughtful person.
I don't think any new points or insites were revealed. Insites and new thoughts are what i like to read for.
But then you can't really learn martial arts from a book either.
It was a good book, and a thoughtful book, but not in my opinion a "great book".
"Zen in the Martial Arts" by Joe Hyams, which I recently re-read remains my favorite.
I would like to add that "Mind Over Muscle" by Jigoro Kana, offered some deaper meanings, and that I enjoyed that a great deal.
Mr. Pearman did maintain a humble thoughtful tone, and seemed to avoid any favoritisim in his analogies, and I think he is a person of good character.
I was just a little let disapointed in the book.
02-20-2007, 08:36 AM
I finished the book a few weeks ago and thought highly of the content. Mr. Pearlman does address the fact that each principle could be a book all by itself and I think the main weakness of the book is the same weakness I find in all my training ventures---not enough time (or in the case of the book, not long enough to cover each principle in the detail it deserves). Nevertheless, I highly recommend the book as it gives a great deal of information, albeit in summary form, for principle based movement.
Yours in Budo,
Andrew De Luna
Renshinkan Daito Ryu
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