The Demon s Sermon on the Martial Arts A Graphic Novel A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables written by Issai Chozanshi an century samurai brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way

  • Title: The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • Author: Sean Michael Wilson Issai Chozanshi William Scott Wilson Michiru Morikawa
  • ISBN: 9781611800210
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18 century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into theA graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18 century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts.Infused with Chozanshi s deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales elucidate the nature of conflict, the importance of following one s own nature, yin and yang, the cultivation and transformation of ch i life energy , and the attainment of mushin no mind Ultimately, the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself.

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    One thought on “The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel”

    1. Hi all, I am the writer of this visual version, thanks for your reviews. Some reviews I've notice include:"What the graphic novel format provides not in the printed translation is the emotion conveyed by the illustrations. One I found particularly engaging was a scene with the samurai bowing to the cat and asking for instruction in The Mysterious Technique of the Cat. The teaching of the Demon’s Sermon is of great value for both martial arts students and everyone else. Readers who like the man [...]

    2. When the famous warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a young boy going by the name of Ushiwaka-maru, his father, Yoshitomo, was assassinated by the Taira clan. Taira no Kiyomori, head of the Taira, allowed the child to survive on the grounds that he be exiled to the temple on Mount Kurama and become a monk. But one day in the Sojo-ga-dani Valley, Ushiwaka encountered the mountain's tengu, Sojobo. This spirit taught the boy the art of swordsmanship so that he might bring vengeance on the Taira.Acce [...]

    3. I just finished “The Demon's Sermon On The Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel” from the book by Issai Chozanshi, based on the translation by William Scott Wilson, adapted by Sean Michael Wilson and illustrated by Michiru Morikawa. It is a great graphic novel adaptation of this classic collection of martial arts parables written by Issai Chozanshi, an eighteenth-century samurai.The stories feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures and contain teachings that offer insight i [...]

    4. Aunque no sea algo habitual en el manga superventas, esta joyita es un imprescindible para leer.Su texto está lleno de referencias a la obra original de Issai Chozanshi, y la ilustración de la personal Michiru Morikawa hacen de esta obra algo especial.No es un lectura fácil para aquellos que no conozcan nada del mundo oriental y la cultura samurai.Pero si tenéis curiosidad en ello, este libro es un imprescindible.Añado un artículo más completo sobre el mismo.owenlblack/es/el-sermon-de

    5. A beautiful transformation of marital arts philosophy as told through fairy tales. A recommended read, whether this form or the more standard text, for students of martial arts as a whole.Told in a series of fables each its own sermon on the essence of martial arts, on martial arts as a way of life and a spiritual journey.

    6. Completely awesome book!Genius to take these philosophical tales and make a graphic novel.Kind of a Aesop's tales for martial artists!I'll be reading this over and over again.

    7. This is a GoodReads first read, which I was fortunate enough to win. It is a beautifully illustrated classic collection of martial arts parables. Simply lovely. Read it today.

    8. This is really more a graphic novel of Hayseed Taoist than of the Tengu geijutsuron, but it was a fun, quick read and the art was very nice.

    9. When I started this comic, I knew it shared a title with a classic Japanese treatise, but thought it might only share that. I was much relieved to find out that it was a faithful graphic adaptation, instead, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven't read the original work, so I can't comment on just how faithful an adaptation it is, but having read a number of other Japanese works on swordsmanship, warfare, and philosophy, it had a similar feel, and I appreciated the perspective given here. I very [...]

    10. this is just a weird premise. I'm not saying it's too hard to get behind, and the graphic novel presentation makes for a great addition to the parable segments, but that actual demons' sermon is mostly just a bunch of talking heads. Furthermore, don't you just love when an eastern philosophy text is presented without any annotations?though if this guy did the Chuang Tzu the same way I'd buy it.

    11. Wilson gets the form and spirit of the text across in English extremely well, and Morikawa's drawing is, for the most part, exquisite.It's probable that the lack of familiarity with the avian form is unlikely to trouble most readers, and whilst the dialogues are sometimes a little halting or repetitive set in a visual medium, it serves as an appropriate reminder that this is a translated work in more than one sense.

    12. A graphic novel presentation of Japanese philosophy familiar from Buddhism, concerning making peace by eliminating distinctions, basically. Or, as Frozen suggested, "let it go." Accompanied by playful illustrations of the various creatures who convey its ideas, Demon's Sermon, as with any form of philosophy or self-help, will either tell you what you need to know, or it won't. Or, just maybe, give you a little encouragement along your way.

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