If you are interested in Japanese martial traditions, you will find much in this Via Media book that clarifies why the arts are taught according to a longstanding tradition—and also why there have been evolutionary changes in the instructional methods. There is sound logic for the old traditions, as well as for the changes. The scholarly research presented in this Via Media anthology will improve a teacher’s way of instructing and help a student understand what to expect out of his or her studies.
Teaching and Learning Japanese Martial Arts: Scholarly Perspectives Vol. 2
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- Exploring Our Roots: Historical and Cultural Foundations of Ideology of Karatedo, by Carrie Wingate, Ph.D.
- Ideological Elasticity: Enduring Form and Changing Function in the Japanese Martial Tradition, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
- Toward a Semiosis of the Martial Arts: Aikido as a Symbolic Form of Communication, by Eliot Lee Grossman, J.D.
- Kon and Haku: The Spirit of Heaven and Earth in Children, by Sakuyama Yoshinaga, B.A.; Duncan Robert Mark, Trans.
- Culture, Training, and Perception of the Martial Arts: Aikido's Example, by C. Jeffrey Dykhuizen, Ph.D.
- Mirror, Jewel, Sword: Some Thoughts on the Purpose of the Modern Japanese Martial Arts, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
- Self-Reflection and the Organization of Experience: Examining Inaba Minoru’s Budo as a Form of Art, by Campbell C. Edinborough, Ph.D.
- Attention, Sit, Meditate, Bow, Ready Position: Ritualized Dojo Pattern or Character Training? by Marvin Labbate
6x9 paperback, 151 pages, 100 illustrations