Polished Steel

" Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi "Wow! I truly enjoyed reading this book. Your writing voice is unique and your style flows beautifully!" - Catherine "Love the book and the stories in it. Good luck with the sales.

Author: Shaz Davis

Publisher: Sharon Davis

ISBN: 9780473393984

Category: Martial arts

Page: 134

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Discover the wise words and life lessons gleaned from Sensei as he uses everyday dojo practice to encourage his students to learn and grow. Polished Steel recounts entertaining and amusing tales and lessons that have been learned by a range of students from different backgrounds, each of whom discovered some humility from their experience, but learned important life lessons at the same time. Martial arts teaches more than just defense, it teaches humility, respect, and strength. This book is a collection of stories from the dojo featuring various students as they learn lifelong lessons. Written with style and humour, Polished Steel will have you laughing and smiling while nodding in agreement throughout. Delve inside, learn something new and leave your ego with your shoes, at the door... Join Mary, Edmund, Simon, and other students in the dojo as they learn important life lessons from their Sensei. There are no shortcuts in life and training with Sensei provides the tools to traverse it. This collection of stories beautifully illustrates these teachings through simple but effective lessons that you can use in your own life. The stories in this book, with an accompanying haiku, cover many of the principles of several martial arts, as well as body, mind, spirit and life-lessons. In fact, it is likely that there will be something for everyone to learn inside. What do people say about the book? "A wonderfully refreshing read, which should be on the bookshelf of any/every serious student of traditional Budo." Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi "Wow! I truly enjoyed reading this book. Your writing voice is unique and your style flows beautifully!" - Catherine "Love the book and the stories in it. Good luck with the sales." - Russ "Perfect leisure time read." - International Book Promotion "Have had to force myself to take a break from reading your wonderful book. Am thoroughly enjoying it and also being taught a number of lessons! " - Gill


You offered me lessons earlier - does the offer still stand? ... At the bottom of the
stairwell they passed through two huge polished steel doors that opened on their
approach, and then closed behind them again with a solid ... Beyond the doors
they found themselves in a huge gymnasium with a padded Dojo area at one end

Author: William G. Gee

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909270105

Category: Fiction


View: 618

An epochal discovery during the Gulf War beckons Armageddon, and only an unemployed young History Graduate has any chance to avert it; but first he must accept Legends as fact and put his life on the line, before trying to secure the survival of humanity - and maybe much more ...

Love and Theft

... he could see the shoes these men wore from the hall: scarred steel-toed boots
some days, polished loafers on others. ... They started wrestling in middle school
and took karate lessons at a strip-mall dojo when their parents could afford it.

Author: Stan Parish

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385545266

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"A breathless adventure both starry-eyed and cool-blooded, both charming and diabolical." --A.J. FINN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Crackling with full-throttle tension . . . An electrifying novel." --ROBERT CRAIS, author of the bestselling Elvis Cole novels An epic Vegas heist. A high-octane international romance. A charismatic thief forced to orchestrate one final, treacherous job to save his family. When Alex Cassidy and Diane Alison meet at a party in Princeton, New Jersey, the chemistry between them is instant and undeniable. She's a single mother, local fixture, and owner of a successful catering company. He's a single father and weekend homeowner -- and leader of an armed-robbery crew that just pulled off a record-breaking, precision jewel heist in Las Vegas. Neither one realizes that their lives have overlapped before, and that the shared history they uncover will threaten everyone they love. Swept up in their burgeoning relationship, Diane joins Alex at his beach house in Tulum, where Alex decides to leave his life of crime behind. It begins as a postcard-perfect weekend until an entanglement with a powerful cartel forces Alex to mastermind one final and unthinkably dangerous job. What ensues is an explosive, adrenaline-soaked journey through the moneyed landscapes of Mexico and Europe, where ghosts from the past collide with unexpected perils in the present. As Alex and Diane fight for their lives, they discover that they're not the only ones with secrets--and that those closest to us pose the greatest danger of all. Propulsive, deeply suspenseful, and layered with mesmerizing twists, Love and Theft is a sophisticated thriller about the illusion of control and the high price of past transgressions.

The Heart of the Matter

Susan Runyan at a flower arranging lesson . The formal ... The most important ,
the shinai ( fencing bloom , but in the bud . foil ) , is made out of four highly
polished sections of bamboo . One of the ... The men is a steel head and face
mask . My host ... My special gratitude goes to During the feudal period ,
successful samurai warriors would Toyota for making it all possible . form a dojo (
fencing school ) .




Category: American students

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