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The Way of the Warrior

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BY HOWARD REID AND MICHAEL CROUCHER
WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK: THE OVERLOOK PRESS, 1995
240 PAGES

This attractively produced book is an introduction, not only to the Asian martial arts, but also to the philosophical systems and spiritual values which underlie them. While examining the martial arts of India, China, Okinawa and Japan, the authors emphasize the connections between fighting styles and diverse religious traditions, including Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism and Shinto