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Dave Lowry

Dave Lowry has been involved in the study of traditional Japanese martial arts and Ways since 1968 and has written about them for more than twenty years. His articles have appeared in magazines in the US, Japan, and the UK, including work as a long-time columnist for Black Belt magazine. He is the author of several books on Japan and budo, including Sword and Brush, Persimmon Wind, Traditions, and Moving Toward Stillness.

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    • The Essence of Budo

    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    The study of budo, or the Japanese martial arts for self-cultivation, is a lifelong path toward perfection of character....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just sat in a Dojo of the mind.

    • By Joseph on 02-26-16
    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In the Dojo

    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    In the Dojo provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great to learn about the dojo and behavior inside.

    • By Patrice Lamarche on 09-10-16
    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Traditions

    • Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
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    The goals of the budo - the martial arts and ways of Japan - lie in refining the body and spirit. These goals are not always the obvious ones - and are learned only through the guidance and direction of great teachers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reflections for any martial artist

    • By P_Cali on 12-18-16
    • Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Autumn Lightning

    • The Education of an American Samurai
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By Dustin on 01-21-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Persimmon Wind

    • A Martial Artist's Journey in Japan
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
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    Persimmon Wind - part memoir, part martial arts history, and part travelogue - relates Dave Lowry's experiences as he travels to Japan to reunite with his sensei....

    Regular price: $24.95

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