Karate-Do and Zen: An inquiry
by Jorge H. Aigla
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"Mr. Aigla has written a book that is informative and balanced. It is replete with specific references to the central writers of the Western intellectual tradition, and is written virtually in the form of a continuous conversation with them...Karate-Do and Zen is unusual among books in the martial arts in its combination of scientific learning and detachment, on the one hand, and openness to experiences that do not yield to reductive analysis, on the other." -- The St. John's Review
About the Author
Jorge H.-Aigla was born in 1954 in Mexico City, where he grew up and began his martial arts practice under Dai Won Moon in 1970. He received a B.S. in Biology from St. Mary's College of California in 1975 and an M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Aigla has been a Research Fellow for the American Heart Association and for the Cancer Research Institute at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident in the Pathology Department of the same university and worked as a medical examiner in the city of San Francisco. Dr. Aigla also taught anatomy and physiology at City College of San Francisco and at Sonoma State University. All the while, he continued practice in Karate-Do under John Pereira at the Central Dojo of San Francisco Karate-Do. Sensei Aigla is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt (Go Dan) and a member of ATAMA (American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts). He has been, since 1985, a member of the faculty at St. John's College of Santa Fe, where he teaches the Great Books and Eastern Classics Programs and is also Head Karate-Do Instructor. His other publications include two books of poems. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife and son.
- Publisher : Dō Press (January 1, 1994)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 165 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0964314843
- ISBN-13 : 978-0964314849
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