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  • Published: 26 January 1996
  • ISBN: 9781570621154
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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Autumn Lightning


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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 in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming-of-age story.

  • Pub date: 26 January 1996
  • ISBN: 9781570621154
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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About the Author

Dave Lowry

DAVE LOWRY is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and author. He writes regularly for Black Belt, Furyu: The Budo Journal, and other popular martial arts magazines and online journals. He is the author of numerous books including AUTUMN LIGHTNING: THE EDUCATION OF AN AMERICAN SAMURAI and SWORD & BRUSH. He lives in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

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