Edward Burke's The Swordmaster's Apprentice: or How a Broken Nose, a PDF

By Edward Burke

Turning his again at the excesses of London within the credits increase, Edward Burke units off on a year-long trip of self-discovery, to benefit from the various maximum masters of martial arts. His look for development in the course of the scuffling with arts will take him to the academy of Bruce Lee's most famed pupil, a standard dojo in Japan, old Buddhist temples and a sizzling capoeira roda in Brazil. yet his maximum problem may be because the live-in scholar of the mythical Chiba Sensei - jap swordsman, Zen monk and grasp of aikido. faraway from the rarefied international of excessive finance, he quickly reveals himself scrubbing the flooring of Chiba Sensei's dojo, bruised, scared and exhausted from lengthy days of punishing education. yet within the depth of the learning and the bold presence of his fearsome, charismatic grasp there may be anything as a way to make this ordinary pilgrimage precious. informed with a wry humor, woven with insights, and populated with colourful characters, this is often the pleased story of a yr of soreness, affliction and menial exertions, undertaken for the affection of stream and the privilege of studying from the masters.

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