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Old 12-03-2016, 08:05 PM   #26
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: new book on Zen and Martial Arts

Peter Rehse wrote: View Post
No but similar texts where Herrigel was eviscerated.
The article by Benesch draws on the book he published recently (Inventing the Way of the Samurai). Shoji Yamada has also published a book, entitled Shots in the Dark -- Japan, Zen, and the West. The two books by Brian Victoria (Zen at War; Zen War Stories) are also noteworthy. There is also an earlier work, The Myth of Japaneese Uniqueness, by Peter N Dale (1986), in which he subjects D Suzuki's 'neat ideology of mystical justification' to some criticism.

My aikido teacher, the late K Chiba, practiced zen and his students did so, too (including myself -- every week on Saturday mornings immediately before practice), but he explained that he practiced zen because he could not stomach the 'militant' Shinto that Morihei Ueshiba embraced.

I have ordered Hagen Seibert's book and look forward to reading it. A review might appear if I have the time to write one.

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:40 PM   #27
Hagen Seibert
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Re: new book on Zen and Martial Arts

And IŽll be indeed looking forward to read your review. Thanks for your interest.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:03 AM   #28
Bernd D
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Re: new book on Zen and Martial Arts

I can fully recommend this book. I have the german original since a few years, and it gave me a lot of insights. It is concise to the point, but still pleasant to read and with good explanations. One of my most valuable martial arts books.

Congratulations on the release of the English Translation of your book.
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