Chasing Bushido

How I Learned to Just Say Osu

by Richard Amos

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Chasing Bushido

How I Learned to Just Say Osu

by Richard Amos

Published Jul 29, 2020
363 Pages
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense



 

Book Details

Learning the Path of the Warrior

Captivated by images of Bruce Lee during the martial arts boom of the early ’70s, Richard Amos began his journey into the world of Bushido: the path of the warrior. His intuition soon told him that karate was much more than simply developing fighting skills. Certain that a life of karate would assure him of philosophical insights and not just competition wins, he began his fascinating voyage from London, to New York, and then Tokyo. Richard tells his story through vividly recounted experiences, showing us that karate is a complete art form and a lifetime endeavour. Equal parts thoughtful and thrilling, this transformational memoir will inspire and bring to everyone a deep appreciation of the dedication necessary to excel in this multi-faceted, exacting discipline.

 

About the Author

Richard Amos

Richard Amos was born in Surrey, England, in 1963. He is a former KUGB junior national champion and former British team member, and he became the first European in the JKA’s sixty-year history to complete its three-year instructors’ program in Tokyo in 1994. Having lived in Tokyo from 1989 to 1998, Richard Amos has gone on to lead a huge number of karate seminars throughout Europe and the Americas. He has also produced a series of 5 DVDs detailing the steps from beginner to black belt, entitled Shotokan Mastery. Richard Amos continues to teach karate seminars throughout the world. He is currently Chief Instructor of the WTKO and resides in both London and New York.