For the first time, English speaking martial artists can discover the historically accurate writings of the Muye Dobo Tongji – the only surviving classical text on the Korean arts of war. Commissioned by King Chongjo of the Yi dynasty in 1789 and compiled by General Yi Duk-moo, this official textbook documents all martial art forms up until the late 18th century.
Take an entertaining and enlightening journey into the search for a deeper meaning in the martial arts with Herding the Ox. Using the 10 ox-herding pictures of Zen as a springboard, it discusses the spiritual and ethical dimensions of martial arts training. Go beyond the physical concepts through thought provoking analysis of some of Japan’s greatest warriors.