Living the Martial Way (Forrest Morgan)
The Book in a Nutshell
The aim of this book is to help you integrate the teachings you gain in the dojo into your everyday life, hence its tagline: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think.
The book takes you from how a warrior should think, honour, eastern religious art, living / training, dignity, mastery and many other topics. You are asked to think of martial arts as not a sport, but as a way of life.
An interesting take on martial arts by an author who is clearly passionate about martial arts.
The writing can come across a bit "heavy" at times, with the author taking the book's topics very seriously, not really giving you a choice and insisting that you live your life the way the author suggests. With that in mind we would only recommend this book for those of you who take martial arts very seriously.
For those of you who are martial arts mad, this book is a great take on merging your learnings from the dojo into your everyday life. For everyone else, this is probably a bit too heavy and serious.
Author: The Bear Martial Arts Team