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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
A Graphic Novel
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Issai Chozanshi
Illustrated by Michiru Morikawa
Translated by William Scott Wilson

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $14.95

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 accessible way.  The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
And Other Tales
Written by William Scott Wilson and Issai Chozanshi

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.95

This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and yang. Some of the parables seem light and fanciful, but they offer the... Read more >
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