If the Samurai Played Golf

If the Samurai Played Golf

This is the only book that describes how to use Zen and other East Asian practices in order to improve the physical techniques of golf.

Author: Ken Jeremiah

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1478378832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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This is the only book that describes how to use Zen and other East Asian practices in order to improve the physical techniques of golf. Japanese martial artists, such as the samurai, trained in Zen in order to control the movements of their bodies. Through such training, they eliminated excess movement, resulting in greater speed and efficiency. Eliminating excess movement also served to increase their consistency. These same practices can be used to play better golf. Applying the concepts of Zen and the martial arts to the game of golf will help players to eliminate extraneous movements, resulting in greater consistency, increased confidence, and overall proficiency. The techniques found in Zen and the Japanese martial arts can also have a profound influence on the mental aspects of golf. If the Samurai Played Golf... combines the philosophical and spiritual teachings of samurai warriors and Zen monks, and interprets them for use by golfers and other athletes. It is the only book that presents East Asian philosophy as a tool that can be used to train both the body and the mind in golf.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Samurai and Silk

Samurai and Silk

since he was already sixty-five and there were no golf courses in Japan, and it
remained for Arai to stimulate interest there ... Each time he returned to Japan,
one of the first things he did was to play at Komazawa with Inoue and other
friends.

Author: Haru Matsukata Reischauer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067478801X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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An account of the author's two grandfathers--a provincial samurai and founder of the Meiji government and an enterprising developer of the silk trade with America
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Samurai Conspiracy

The Samurai Conspiracy

I'm a member even though I don't play golf. It's good for my image.” Mickey
showed that impish quality. “As if you needed any boost to your image. You're
already a regular headline on the Society page. If you get any more pictures in
the paper ...

Author: Harlan Wygant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595278282

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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This sequel to "The Junkyard Dog" takes place five years later. Brad Logan is now a homicide captain and must stop a gang of terrorists who have killed several prominent citizens. When Brad's wife is kidnapped by the gang, the hunt becomes more personal. When he becomes reckless in his investigation, he is suspended and must continue on his own. When he finally locates the terrorists he is involved in a life or death struggle with the man who thinks of himself as a Samurai.
Categories: Fiction

The American Samurai

The American Samurai

Each company recruit will find a large number of fellow alumni within the higher (
and older) ranks. ... If he seeks a special promotion, he can appeal to an older
fellow university alumnus who plays golf with a vice-president. Or he can ask a ...

Author: Jon P. Alston

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110855470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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Categories: Business & Economics

Samurai in the Surf

Samurai in the Surf

The ability to trade golf club memberships as if they were shares encouraged this
craze A booming market in golf club ... Needless to say , playing golf also
became a way of making business contacts and doing deals . rse McCormack
argues ...

Author: Joseph Hajdu

Publisher: Pandanus Books

ISBN: IND:30000100580020

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 369

Readable, fast-paced & fascinating account of the 1980s property boom on the Gold Coast spurred by a flood of Japanese investment
Categories: History

Pink Samurai

Pink Samurai

Donning golfing apparel and sometimes expected to join in the game ( which
also requires expensive training in the rudiments of play ) , ' golf geisha ' are
becoming a staple in top management circles . Invited also to a variety of
corporate ...

Author: Nicholas Bornoff

Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books

ISBN: 0671742655

Category: Prostitution

Page: 492

View: 681

A probing look at Japanese sexuality, relationships, and love combines serious reporting and exhaustive research to offer a deeper understanding of the relations between the sexes in Japan
Categories: Prostitution

Honky Tonk Samurai

Honky Tonk Samurai

Got a trophy wife and a lot of good connections. Plays golf with the right people.
He's pulled the right dicks and pinched the right tits, if you know what I'm saying.”
“Yeah,” Leonard said. “We're with you.” “They start stretching those car payments
 ...

Author: Joe R. Lansdale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444787238

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. Hap and Leonard are not your typical private eyes. But what they lack in experience they make up with perseverance. Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet, have finally decided to make their detective work official. Their first client: a mean old woman looking for her missing granddaughter. The girl used to work for a car dealership in town... but it seems like cars weren't the only things on offer. The mystery thickens to include blackmail, revenge, and an inbred family of hillbilly assassins who eliminate any threats to the operation. Only Hap and Leonard could turn a simple missing person case into a life-threatening showdown, and only Joe Lansdale could tell this story. Filled with hilarious dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, Honky Tonk Samurai is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.
Categories: Fiction

The Dial

The Dial

A little samurai girl , a mere child of sixteen , I think , The condition of an
earthenware hat , three feet in diam . was in service near Yokobama . ... love and
respect to the boy who lay playing golf he is obliged to learn English . " healing of
his ...

Author: Francis Fisher Browne

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044050799063

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Samurai Code

Samurai Code

“I'll see him when he comes out,” replied Laura. “Keep it loose,” ... “It'll be real
loose, out of sight, if he steps on the gas with what he's driving,” replied Laura. ...
Short, barrel-chested Asian wearing black, baggy pants, and a red golf shirt.
Maybe ...

Author: Don Easton

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554886975

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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Jack Taggart goes undercover to follow the trail of a cheap weapon found at the scene of a murder. He traces the gun to a suspected heroin importer and pretends to be an Irish gangster to penetrate the criminal organization only to discover that the real crime boss is a mysterious figure out of Asia.
Categories: Fiction

Bitter Truths The Samurai Revival Trilogy Vol 1

Bitter Truths  The Samurai Revival Trilogy  Vol  1

But she was concerned that if it did work, she might be drawn back into the sword
-fighting world. ... It would be dusk so fewer people would notice her and her
sword case, although she had got into the habit of hiding it in a golf bag anyway.

Author: Rheagan Greene

Publisher: Hamon Publishing

ISBN: 0957304064

Category:

Page:

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In 2020, miraculously, guns and weapons of mass destruction are banned throughout the world. Law and order is maintained by an elite new fighting force of International Peacekeepers, modern-day Samurai with fearsome blades that can slice, sever and even sing... But the fragile peace is threatened by a network of violent criminal gangs, growing rich from trading in guns, drugs and the sex industry. Tessa and Penny are close friends and successful entrepreneurs. They are simply working hard to build better futures for themselves. But as Tessa sells her company for a substantial profit, tragedy strikes, leaving her life plan in tatters. Determined to find justice, Tessa unwittingly embarks on a remarkable personal journey. Although a reluctant convert to sword fighting, she soon discovers she has a speed and skill that are almost unmatched. However, her search for the truth draws her deep into the heart of a criminal conspiracy with a deadly opponent concealed at its centre.
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Samurai Ethics in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro

Samurai Ethics in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro

Her life was not one of independence, but of dependent service.”47 As we learn
from the way Etsuko's father-in-law reacts to a story about blatant wife abuse – a
man threatens his wife with a golf-club because she does not want to vote for the
 ...

Author: Lynn Bay

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656364580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 83

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Würzburg (englische Literaturwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: Japanese-British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is not very fond of critics concentrating on Japanese elements in his works , however, his first short stories and the following two novels take place – even if, as it is the case with A Pale View of Hills, only partly– in Japan, making it hard not to concentrate on the writer ́s apparent preoccupation with his Japanese heritage. His third novel, featuring an English setting and characters – an old mansion, a butler, and his employer, may have been viewed as an attempt to break away from this line of interpretation on the one hand, on the other, however, it was the one work which first merited a mention of the similarities between the butler ́s philosophy of life and the samurai code of honour. To the author, though, his three novels, namely A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, and The Remains of the Day, are linked primarily by their characters, who all seem to be stuck in similar situations, having to face their past – in all three cases the past ultimately revolves around their choices before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War – and consequently struggle with their long-repressed feelings of regret and even shame... Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Samurai Ethics in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro 2.1. Samurai Ethics – An Overview 2.2. The Position of Woman – Ishiguro’s Female Characters 2.3. Suicide 2.4. The Duty of Loyalty 2.4.1. Filial Piety 2.4.2. Teacher-Student relationship 2.4.3. Loyalty to the Master 2.4.4. Serving a Higher Purpose 2.5. Self-Control 2.6. Ishiguro’s Imaginary Homeland(s) 3. Conclusion 4. Bibliography
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spirit Of Budo

Spirit Of Budo

He told me that the old samurai, like his grandfather, used to wear such sandals
so that it would be impossible for them to steal silently up ... In turn, I gave him
lessons in golf and took him to some good courses. One day I told him never to
stand closer than about ten yards when another player is making a fairway shot.

Author: Leggett,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136169809

Category: GAMES

Page: 256

View: 974

First Published in 1998
Categories: GAMES

American Samurai

American Samurai

The same type of variability is present in any process , for example , golf . Even
the most consistent , careful golfer doesn ' t get the same score every game or
round . A steady golfer who shoots an average of 85 will sometimes shoot a 75
and ...

Author: William Lareau

Publisher: Winchester Press

ISBN: UOM:39015024763370

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 434

American Samurai tells what has happened that got us into the mess we are in, what is likely to happen over the next decade, and what American business should be doing to reestablish competitiveness.
Categories: Fiction

Xerox

Xerox

American Samurai Gary Jacobson, John Hillkirk. and had a tough time ... That ' s
understandable : Even today , says Takashi Harino of Nomura Securities , "
Japanese are very skeptical . ... Now I use that clothing to play golf . ” . Kidding
aside ...

Author: Gary Jacobson

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: UOM:49015000402249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 539

Exclusive interviews with key Xerox managers enhance an account of the rise, decline, and resurgence of Xerox and its success in regaining a sizable share of a Japanese-dominated market
Categories: Business & Economics

Great Golf Stories

Great Golf Stories

T VER SINCE 1945 the Japanese , denied the privilege ( and the expense ) of
preparing for World War III , have ... Now , abetted as usual by U . S . interests ,
they have decided to capture golf , partly by seduction and partly by taking ...
None of these players actually had promised to come , and it is understandable
that Taiheiyo , in its enthusiasm , mistook signs of interest for assurances . ... Jack
Nicklaus is a samurai , " one of them told Bob Jr . , " but Lee Trevino is a samurai ,
too .

Author: Robert Trent Jones

Publisher: BBS Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0883657171

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 101

A collection of articles and essays about golf, its courses, matches, champions, and history, accompanied by humorous accounts and golf stories, features works by Alistair Cooke, George Plimpton, Art Buchwald, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and others
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Aethlon

Aethlon

There , some golfers would get to play with Bobby Jones . The desire for personal
knowledge drives fans of all the professional sports . Golfers , however , suffer
from this desire more than other fans because playing golf is more sociable than
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048376440

Category: Sports

Page:

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The journal of sport literature.
Categories: Sports

The Universalist Leader

The Universalist Leader

Take a man who you know will stop at nothing to overcome a business rival ,
invite him to play golf , and it will not occur to ... which contains a description of
the ideals of the ancient feudal order of the Samurai in Japan , formulated into
rules of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080139135

Category: Universalist churches

Page:

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Categories: Universalist churches

The Christian Leader

The Christian Leader

Take a man who you know will stop at nothing to overcome a business rival ,
invite him to play golf , and it will not occur to ... which contains a description of
the ideals of the ancient feudal order of the Samurai in Japan , formulated into
rules of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89069644409

Category:

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Daily Report

Daily Report

The United States , which gained victory in World War II , feared the resurrection
of Japan's samurai spirit . ... I do not enjoy playing golf very much , so I feel very
sad when I look down from an airplane over the numerous golf courses ; for the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89085716678

Category: East Asia

Page:

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Categories: East Asia

Saturday Night

Saturday Night

scene : who lived through the age of Louis B. that it's the best idea anybody has
of- gument between C. P. Snow and F. R. Mayer ... Cockney - type Stewart stands
for the old American ment problems among the samurai . sense of humour ; a
sensitive , noble pro , the ... I was even ther - r - re's a big spiker - r - running how
not to play golf , on how to stop . couraged to swing a sawed - off club ar - r - rse
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065396179

Category: Canada

Page:

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Categories: Canada