The Way of the Warrior has become a true martial arts classic since its first publication in 1991. Available again, it unfolds its lessons of mastery for a new audience. The combat techniques of the martial arts of India and the Far East have origins shrouded in mystery and practices protected by traditions of secrecy. In The Way of the Warrior, the world s great masters, experts dedicated to the purest expression of the martial arts, reveal the principles and philosophies that inform their discipline, training, and technique.
The disciplines covered include: from India, Kalaripayit and Mama-Adi (the secret and deadly use of pressure points); from China, Shaolin (better known as Kung Fu), Tai-chi, and others; from Japan, Bujutsu, Karate, Judo, Aiki-do, Kempo, Naginata-do (practiced by women), and others.
Richly illustrated in full color and a must-read for any enthusiast, The Way of the Warrior demonstrates the essential paradox of the martial arts that study of a lethal skill can lead to spiritual enlightenment.
Howard Reid is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist. He has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has made many popular and award-winning films about ancient civilizations, religions, and cultures around the world.
Michael Croucher is a television producer who specializes in documentaries and plays, and collaborated with Howard Reid on a series about the martial arts.
A key title on Overlook s acclaimed martial arts list.
Lavishly illustrated with full color photographs throughout.