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sorokod
01-17-2015, 11:06 AM
An enthusiastic and naive westerner with appetite for mysticism, becomes a student of a Japanese martial artist - misunderstandings and hilarity ensues.

http://www.thezensite.com/ZenEssays/CriticalZen/The_Myth_of_Zen_in_the_Art_of_Archery.pdf

also here:

https://www.lvc.edu/vhr/2010/Articles/king.pdf

nikyu62
01-22-2015, 12:04 AM
Thank you for sharing this, I remember reading the book several times with interest.

sorokod
01-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Thank you for sharing this, I remember reading the book several times with interest.

You are welcome.

There is a strong temptation to draw analogies between Herrigel-Awa story and various bits
of Aikido history - not at all sure it needs to be resisted.

andrew sunter
03-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Fascinating read. Thank you.

sorokod
03-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Glad you liked it.