Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
by Dave Lowry SenseiShambhala Publications, Inc.
Dave Lowry presents in Sword and Brush insights into the worlds of Japanese brush writing and the martial arts. Each section of the book begins with Japanese calligraphy of a popular martial arts term. The author then breaks down the components of the character or characters, which gives even experienced exponents of the martial arts a new viewpoint on both terminology and training. This is followed with explanation and insights into how the term relates to the practice of budo.
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About the Author: Mr. Dave Lowry has a degree in English, and works as a professional writer. He has authored numerous books, including "Sword and Brush" (Shambhala); his monthly columns appear in several martial arts magazines, and he is the restaurant critic for "St. Louis Magazine."