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Books by Roshi Vernon Kitabu Turner

July 18, 2008 by · 0 

Books by Roshi Vernon Kitabu Turner

Book: Soul Sword by Vernon Kitabu Turner (Kitabu Roshi)


From an Amazon Customer's reviews:

This is an incredible book by a profound author. At first I picked it up because I enjoyed reading about his awakening into martial artistry with no formal training, defending potential victims from violent gangs, meeting with a Zen Master and learning meditation training-- and then, much like the founder of aikido, culminating his combined training into the instantaneous realization of what martial arts are really about. . . and then giving many demonstrations in which he defeats martial arts masters WITH ONE FINGER, earning a Ronin (masterless warrior) award from the BUDO council and a 4th degree black belt in Aiki-jutsu. And doing it all while remaining as humble, benevolent, and loving a person as you will ever meet.

Then I got past the amusing anecdotes and listened to what he had to say about how he got to them, and what he learned in the process. I read the entire book in a single sitting; it blew me away, and immediately assisted me in making some tough decisions with courage. I look forward to finding out what will happen when I try the exercises (Dancing to No-Music, Wingspan Theory, counting breaths, etc.) he suggests.

While this book does dive deeply into Zen, that should not frighten away Christians-- Zen is not a religion (Buddhism is), and Turner comes from a very strong Baptist background. This book is also not a self-help book, and you will not put it down and be able to defeat skilled martial artists with one finger-- you'll have to put forth the effort. But _Soul Sword_ does illustrate what true martial artists are still trying to get across to the public-- it's not about arrogance and violence; it's about humility and love.
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Zafir faces the "new dawn."

Zafir faces the "new dawn."

The Secret of Freedom by Vernon Kitabu Turner is a grand spiritual adventure, rich with battle, intrigue and romance as Zafir DaWay follows the teachings of the Ancient Book to free his people fromĀ  a life-time of bondage. Join him and learn not only the inner-path of the warrior but the secrets of freeing the mind from external traps. Roshi Kitabu Turner's books share a common thread. The paths they reflect are tested by his life. View this video presentation.


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