Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way of Modern Warrior Should Think (2020)

Living the Martial Way A Manual for the Way of Modern Warrior Should Think A step by step approach to applying the Japanese warrior s mind set to martial training and daily life
  • Title: Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way of Modern Warrior Should Think
  • Author: Forrest E. Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780942637762
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • A step by step approach to applying the Japanese warrior s mind set to martial training and daily life.
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    1. This is my second time reading this book The first time was probably about ten years ago, and back then, I thought it was awesome This time around, I have considerably mixed feelings.Living the Martial Way is is a concise manual for training in warrior ship The goal, according to the author, is to provide an outline whereby someone seeking to follow the true warrior s path can learn how to do that Morgan breaks his book into three sections the first, The Way of Training, discusses the actual ph [...]

    2. This book is like bitter coffee At first you may not like the taste but it definitely wakes you up This book is about living as a warrior in modern times The book explains how to think and act like a warrior in modern times Some of the reviews I have read point to the authors views as elitist by proclaiming that warriors are a step above everyone else or that most martial artists are mere hobbyists playing combat sports instead of training like warriors Some have taken exception to the authors p [...]

    3. The Asian martial arts are grounded in a rich heritage of blood and honor, and they have a great deal to offer serious students in today s dangerous world Unfortunately, in most modern schools that heritage has been lost It seems that the modern world and the marketing that drives it revolves around sports competition As a result, students in today s schools are only getting the surface features of a deeply rooted tradition, and even older styles of the traditional arts are gradually losing thei [...]

    4. An OUTSTANDING book which helps Westerners integrate the way of the warrior into a pedestrian, set the bar lower please society.

    5. On the face of things, this seems like it should be a good read, and right up my alley, considering the intellectual aspects of the martial arts and the consideration of life and the art as a whole.The author divides things into three sections The Way of Training, The Way of Honor, and The Way of Living.For the first section, The Way of Training, the author seems to favour a harsh, difficult training regimen occupying every waking moment that isn t spent in your day job Looking beyond this, we [...]

    6. Living the Martial Way I think is a text I would recommend to serious students of the martial arts I find that I agree in many ways with the author go about describing how warriors ought to comport themselves and its easy to tell the seriousness in which he takes what that calling I appreciate his discussion of Doctrine, Strategy and Tactics as well as his explanation of somewhat esoteric principles like Mushin or Zanshin I was particularly impressed with the way Morgan defends the kata so much [...]

    7. I liked Mr Morgan s honesty and boldness in challenging the status quo of modern martial arts It takes a brave person to question how the Master status within martial arts are attained and if indeed the Master status are relevant after all technical stages have been achieved, but Mr Morgan explains his findings very well with sound reasoning and a good link back to the martial way of living The book provides some very good concepts on how to improve your physical and psychological martial arts a [...]

    8. It s hard to add much to the praise that this superb book has already garnered, except to say that it s one of the most elegantly written and deeply felt texts in a field not always known for the verbal skill or cultural awareness of its authors Forrest Morgan concentrates not so much on fighting tactics or specific combat matters, but rather on how practitioners should conceive of martial arts study as a vital aspect of their daily lives The author s gravity and austere integrity are bracing, p [...]

    9. This is the book I ve been looking for for some time It won t teach you any martial arts, but it will teach you what you need to know to get the most out of any martial art you choose mindset, philosophy, etc It could also be applied to any number of non martial traditions It will probably be easier to understand if you are either in the military, a veteran, or have taken a martial art before, but anyone can get something out of this one.

    10. While this is a fairly comprehensive work covering everything from nutrition, training and etiquette presented in a very easy reading style, I was left with the feeling that unless you are practicing full contact martial arts, then you are simply playing at a hobby or something to pass the time At times the text appears to contradict itself On the one hand, the author discusses the philosophical side of the martial arts and states The master warrior is a man of character, a man of wisdom and ins [...]

    11. This book should be on the shelf of every martial artist Strike that, it should be on the bedside table of every martial artist so it s easily accessible Forrest E Morgan puts his years of martial training, experience in the military, and considerable erudition to good use in what can only be described as a modern classic His book covers many areas associated with martial arts physical training, general fitness, the nature of martial arts, the value of sparring vs patterns, honor and obligation, [...]

    12. This is a very interesting read for dedicated students of any martial art It is, in my opinion, accessible than similar texts of Asian origin.There were a few things I disagreed with, for example he said cross training is fine but that you should NEVER start another art without the intention of pursuing it to the end Personally I don t find anything wrong with giving a year of your time and money to learn from someone if they are willing to teach you There were also times when he gave examples [...]

    13. I ve read and re read this book approx 4 times since 2004 One of the best martial arts books I ve ever read Be forewarned this book is about philosophy than a technical manual showing various moves and combinations This book really relates the warrior mindset to people who practice the martial arts and in particular the Asian arts What I enjoyed is that this book can teach you how to live the warrior way even if you aren t in a profession that is considered classical warriors military, police, [...]

    14. There was some good information but the majority of this came off as arrogant bragging from the author, which made me think lowly of his information as well.

    15. Living the Martial Way was in the waiting room just outside of the dojo training room when I was studying Tae Kwon Do, buried beneath piles of Black Belt and other various magazines As an artist, I liked the cover design and picked it up A whole new world opened up to me, so much so that from my first day of TKD, I took my training beyond seriously I lived as a martial wayist My only regret is not continuing to live by those tenets after leaving the dojo my family ran out of money Having picked [...]

    16. 3.5 4, depending on my mood when I read it This was a good, informative martial arts manual that placed a lot of emphasis on the way of being a modern day warrior I learned a good bit of information from it, and while it wasn t the most compelling read, it also wasn t 100% dry The only things that bothered me was the second person often used which is due to the fact that it has been beaten into me not to use it in formal writing this was an instructional manual though, so it s excusable , as we [...]

    17. At times I found the tone of the author to be a little abrasive, but thought the first part of the book was very useful for those that martial arts is a lifetime dedication Morgan gives great advice on how how to be part of a particular style, and how to choose one, and still expand and grow as a martial artist in exploring other styles and systems I was not as interested in the second half, which deals with warrior ethics, but could be useful to others.

    18. If you only read one martial arts book make it this one Most martial arts books are self serving hookum This book encapsulates what it is to study and live by the martial way You don t even have to study the martial arts to get a great deal of proper living advice from this book I have read it every other year to get my life on track.

    19. Great book, even for those not in a martial mind set Can help you get there With so many 99% of so called dojo s in this country having very little if any legit format or training, it can help you to not only improve your life but attain the level you wish by Morgans insight and experience.Well worth the money and time.

    20. I ve lost track of the number of copies of this book that I ve owned I was constantly lending it to friends in the martial arts and then telling them to keep it when they told me how much they liked it.If the martial arts are than just competition to you, then I highly recommend reading a copy of this book.

    21. Not a bad book The author provided some interesting perspectives from his own personal experiences The book is written as a personal memoir rather than an instructional recount on how to learn and use martial arts in one s life This is not an instructional book about fighting.

    22. For the modern warrior, this book is a must It basically breaks down Bushido, explains its history, and teaches some ways to apply bushido today It teaches values and principles and how to be a warrior and live a warrior like life without the extreams of anchient day bushido.

    23. This is a fantastic book about warrior mindset One of the most invaluable things I ve taken from this book is the concept of doctrine, strategy, and tactics Once I learned about this, it changed my thought process about martial arts forever I can t recommend this book enough

    24. Another book that changed my view on life and what is considered a good, decent living Aimed toward Martial Artists or soldiers who may find themselves disheartened by the modern world and society.

    25. Seeing the martial arts in a new light The martial arts as a vehicle for cultivating your spirit What do you want Is it internal or external Forrest Morgan details the warrior way of life.

    26. A very good read for those with than a passing interest in the martial arts I ve only read this book once and feel it take readings to appreciate fully.

    27. I liked the way this book was organized, and presented It relates martial arts training as a way of living in and viewing the world for all martial artists.

    28. A phenomenal book of Warrior Wisdom, which can help cure the pseudo warrior who s really just a fool fascinated with violence.

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