This book the 20th Century Samurai on Richard Biggie Kim philosphys and psycologys of the martial arts is destined to be a BEST SELLER in the world of martial arts publishing, as it is the first book written on the history, philosophy and psychology of the Japanese martial arts by one of the most famous masters of the 20th Century. Plus it includes Richard Kim's Hawaii days, his years as a P.O.W. in Shanghai, his escape from Shanghai and after his involvement with some of the greats Yoshida Kotaro, Takeda, Yamaguichi, Oyama, Ueshiba, Nishiyama and so many more.
Bujin Patrick McCarthy(Brisbane, Australia) - Something of a mystery-man, Richard Kim was a Zen priest, trailblazer and veritable pied piper of the martial arts. His charismatic personality, encyclopedic-like knowledge and penetrating wisdom made him one of the most revered teachers of our time. A tall tree in the forest of martial arts he provoked the pride of winds and was the giant upon whose shoulders many stood to see further than others. Paraphrasing the words of Zen prelate, Matsuo Basho, Kim urged us all, not to seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old but rather to seek what they sought. Hanshi of the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, Richard Kim is remembered as an artist of life and the last of the Classical Men, and who better qualified to the present the Masters legacy than long-time Canadian student, Don Warrener. 20th Century Samurai is an informal testament to the remarkable journey of Richard Kim, and a wonderful publication that offers more than just an account of his accomplishments and contributions. Woven into the fabric of these pages is a message that transcends style. Having searched every nook and cranny leaving no stone unturned Warrener succeeds in exposing all...and, in doing so, he makes the publication mandatory reading. TCS should be on the bookshelf of every martial artists young and old.
It doesn't matter what you've heard...it doesn't matter what you've read...and it doesn't matter what you think you know...it only matters that you read this TELL ALL book and find out the truth for yourself!!!!
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