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  1. #1
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    May 2000
    Upstate NY
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    Default Great book

    Check out these reviews.... need I say more? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
    John Borter Sensei
    Air National Guard Jujitsu Club and
    The Jujitsu School of Self-Defense
    Teaching "Modern Jujitsu" for Effective Self-Defense

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    Default Maybe my expectations were to high.

    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.

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    Default Book of Martial Power


    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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