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Blind Zen, tells the story of how a blind woman’s efforts to learn self-defense led to a unique experiment to adapt martial arts and eastern philosophy to develop new skills and increase self-confidence for the blind and vision impaired. This book includes descriptions and scientific explanations of the unique Zen inspired exercises that anyone can learn and provides a fresh new approach and exciting possibilities to improve the quality of life of the vision impaired. Includes 23 practical easy-to-learn exercises that teach how to:

  • Improve your sense of balance Improve your sense of proprioception
  • Refine the sense of hearing and create an auditory map of your surroundings
  • Train the sense of smell to gather information from your environment
  • Overcome the numerous fears associated with blindness
  • Become more aware of the unconscious sensory information known as synesthesia
  • 13 Practical self-defense techniques anyone can learn
©2011 Woodbridge Press (P)2012 Woodbridge Press

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Very poorly narrated

The book is excellent but so poorly narrated I gave up on it and will use Kindle and a screen reader to finish. Requested refund on Audible portion.

-Numerous mispronounced words
-Awkward cadence
-Sounds like she is reading to young children.

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  • Mike T
  • 11-27-16

Ruined by narration

Nice idea for a book and nicely laid out but listening to it was like having teeth pulled. When it's so easy in a studio (or on a laptop) to redo and overdub audio, I don't understand why parts of this book have been left so poor. There's also very strange pronunciation in places that I'm pretty sure isn't just down to the narrator and I coming from different counties. I struggled through to the end but will probably return this book.