Bushido and the Art of Living
An Inquiry into Samurai Values
Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-86-6 | 184 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017
- About the Book
What is Bushido? What is Budo? How are the culture and traditions of samurai connected with the modern martial arts? Is the ancient wisdom of Japan's feudal warriors truly relevant in the twenty-first century? If so, how can it be accessed? This book addresses these questions, and is a must read not only for martial artists, but also for those who want to know more about the enigmatic Japanese mind and notions of self-identity.
- About the Author
Alexander Bennett is currently employed as a Professor at Kansai University's Division of International Affairs. Bennett is Vice President of the International Naginata Federation, on the International Committee of the All Japan Kendo Federation, a Director of the Japanese Academy of Budo, and represents NZ Kendo as Head Coach. Recent publications in English include Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai (Tuttle, 2014); Kendo: Culture of the Sword (University of California Press, 2015), Naginata: History and Practice (Bunkasha International, 2016).