English | 2022 | ISBN: 1623176611 | 391 pages | True EPUB | 33.28 MB
Grounded in a comprehensive overview of the philosophical and spiritual foundations that underlie karate,The Art of Killing emphasizes its original purpose: to kill an attacker swiftly and brutally.
Prior to 1900, karate-dō was exclusively an art of unarmed self-defense. Its practice was designed for life-or-death situations—effectively, an art of killing. Here, authors Leonard Pellman and the late Shimabukuru Masayuki restore karate to its original intent. They move karate away from its popular modern-day sporting applications back to its deadly origins—-and to the restraining philosophy of peace, self-sacrifice, compassion, and service to others that necessarily accompanied it.
With chapters on kokoro (heart, mind, and spirit), ki (spirit and energy), and the seven major precepts of bushidō, The Art of Killing shows readers that the lethal art of karate is more than a method of bringing an enemy down—it's a philosophical and...
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