Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another review on Rory Miller's MEDITATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Check out Mokuren Dojo's review of Rory Miller's MEDITATIONS OF VIOLENCE. Below is an excerpt:

A few weeks ago I had the distinct privilege and pleasure of being asked to review Rory Miller's new book, Meditations on Violence. I was really looking forward to this book. It got fabulous hype from every reviewer; one even went so far as to call it "life changing." Let me tell you, there is probably nothing that stands a greater chance of making me skeptical than being told that a martial arts book is life changing. Ok, so maybe if the author's title is something like, "10th dan shihan-dai soke jedi master" - maybe then I'd be more skeptical, but telling me that a martial arts book is "life changing?" Come on...

This book is nothing short of remarkable, truly informed, and inspiring. This is easily the best martial arts book I've ever read. Period. You simply must read this book and think about these ideas that Rory presents if you want to claim to be a martial artist.



Kamil said...

Agree, 100%. The matrix that Sgt. Miller puts in that first chapter about the 7 different kinds of violence is worth the price of the book alone. Easily one of the most important books in any sort of fighting studies.

Stickgrappler said...


thank you for your comment and yes, once 'things' are broken down in that matrix format, it helps give one direction in their training and lets you understand things.


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