Edward Burke's The Swordmaster's Apprentice: or How a Broken Nose, a PDF

By Edward Burke

Turning his again at the excesses of London within the credits increase, Edward Burke units off on a year-long trip of self-discovery, to benefit from the various maximum masters of martial arts. His look for progress throughout the combating arts will take him to the academy of Bruce Lee's most renowned scholar, a conventional dojo in Japan, historical Buddhist temples and a sizzling capoeira roda in Brazil. yet his maximum problem could be because the live-in scholar of the mythical Chiba Sensei - eastern swordsman, Zen monk and grasp of aikido. faraway from the rarefied international of excessive finance, he quickly reveals himself scrubbing the flooring of Chiba Sensei's dojo, bruised, scared and exhausted from lengthy days of punishing education. yet within the depth of the learning and the ambitious presence of his fearsome, charismatic grasp there may be whatever that allows you to make this ordinary pilgrimage invaluable. advised with a wry humor, woven with insights, and populated with colourful characters, this is often the cheerful story of a yr of discomfort, anguish and menial hard work, undertaken for the affection of circulation and the privilege of studying from the masters.

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