Category Archives: Outside Reading

Wrong Takes Only

Given that we can not speak of the actual Tao, what follows is my incorrect essay on the relation between the Tao Te Ching and Martial Arts: What is the most compelling opening lines of a book you’ve ever read? … Continue reading

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Cold Challenge

Anyone who makes a Nietzsche reference in their book title immediately gets points on my nerdy philosopher scoreboard. The book that grabbed my nerdy attention is titled “What Doesn’t Kill Us”. The full Nietzsche quote (from his book “Twilight of … Continue reading

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Learning

I just finished a fabulous and short graphic novel called “Fist Stick Knife Gun”. It is the story of a young boy growing up in the Bronx in the 60s and in the process of growing up, learning how violence … Continue reading

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You Are the Arrow

Got an hour and want to read some martial philosophy? Check out this succinct summary of how six years of training can change the way you think… about everything, anything and nothing. Although the book is ostensibly about archery, there … Continue reading

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Attack!

Ever wonder how Zen Buddhism and martial arts got connected? Ever wonder if it is a fictional connection or a genuine connection? Ever wonder if meditating would help you be a better martial artist? Read this book and you’ll probably … Continue reading

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