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Moving Zen: Karate as a way to gentleness

Author:

C. W. Nicol

Title:

Moving Zen: Karate as a way to gentleness

Category:

Biographies & Memoris

ePub ebook size:

1880 kb

PDF ebook size:

1563 kb

Other book formats:

FB2, DJVU, CB7, MOBI, IBOOKS

Rating:

4.6

ISBN10:

0688028713

ISBN13:

978-0688028718

Publisher:

William Morrow (1975)

Language:

English

Subcategory:

Memoirs

Moving Zen: Karate as a way to gentleness by C. W. Nicol
A classic story of one man's confrontation with the self through Karate.
In 1962 at age twenty-two, C. W. Nicol left Wales to study Karate in Japan. He quickly found that the study of the martial art engaged his whole being and transformed his outlook on life. Moving Zen is the multifaceted story of a young man who arrived in Japan to study the technique of, and spirit behind, Karate.
Joining the Japan Karate Association, or Shotokan, Nicol discovered that Karate, while extremely violent, also called for politeness and a sense of mutual trust and responsibility. He learned that the stronger the Karateka, the more inclined he was to be gentle with others. Those who have gained a measure of skill but have not yet achieved spiritual maturity are the dangerous practitioners. Studying kata, Nicol came to realize that these forms are, in essence, moving Zen and that the ultimate goal of all the martial arts is tranquility.
Through the help of many gifted teachers, C. W. Nicol gained his black belt, and moved progressively closer to his goal of tranquility. His story, Moving Zen, was first published in 1975 and has achieved the status of a modern classic.

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