Tag Archives: Book Reviews

The Journey to Black Belt

The Journey to Black Belt by Kevin Brett Kevin Brett’s book is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in getting into the martial arts or getting their children started in the martial arts. The Journey to Black Belt covers everything that a potential student needs to know in order to make an informed […]

Training the Samurai Mind – A Bushido Sourcebook

Training the Samurai Mind A Bushido Sourcebook by Thomas Cleary Training the Samurai Mind is a collection of teachings from samurai, Confucian teachers, and Taoist teachers from 1349-1865. I found the teachings in this book to be full of useful wisdom for those who are seeking to live the warrior lifestyle. Of course some of […]

The Code of the Warrior

Code of the Warrior by Shannon E. French I found The Code of the Warrior to be a good background summary of some of the origins of the warrior ideals that have been accepted and followed by true warriors over the centuries. Ms. French does a good job at summarizing several warrior cultures, giving history […]

National Geographic Complete Survival Manual

National Geographic Complete Survival Manual by Michael S. Sweeney Complete Survival Manual definitely covers a wide variety of survival situations and topics. I will start with the positive things about this book. First, it covers a large array of different survival terrain. It begins with two chapters on basic survival information. These first two chapters […]

Martial Virtues by Charles H. Hackney

Martial Virtues: Lessons in Wisdom, Courage. and Compassion from the World’s Greatest Warriors by Charles H. Hackney Martial Virtues is a comprehensive look into the universal character traits of the true warrior. Dr. Hackney obviously believes, as do I, that there is much more involved in being a true warrior than simply learning specific martial […]