Kingdom of Dust: A sad story about happiness Miękka oprawa – 26 lipca 2022
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The author has spent his life studying the Japanese martial art of Aikido. When looking for teachers, he asks questions about the meaning of sacrifice, the physical and mental limits that can be exceeded.
This is a book about passion and the cost of following your dreams. With beautiful illustrations by Kim Soung (USA) - former Disney illustrator and an intriguing cover by Kuba Krawczyk (Poland), the book brings a new quality to the message of universal importance of the relationship between teacher and student. While it describes the martial arts world, this book does ask fundamental questions for which there are no simple answers, and the value is just asking these questions.
We are pleased to announce the release of the printed edition of the Kingdom of Dust, by Piotr Masztalerz Sensei.
This book is our manifesto. It explains where our approach to training comes from and why we are looking for students, not clients. We sell it to pay the rent, to provide free training for people in need and to grow as a community. By purchasing it, you become part of its history and help survive our dojo - the Kingdom of Dust.
"The Kingdom of Dust was published in Polish in 2018. It is a book about being an uchideshi- a full time student – about building a dojo, and about the nature of teacher-student relationships. Aikido Journal highly recommends this book and hopes you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the work."
"Aside from Masztalerz’s fine writing and beautiful character sketches, anyone within the martial arts community who has committed to a teacher, all of whom who have feet of clay, will find this book of merit, because Chiba Kazuo and Piotr Masztalerz’s relationship is an extreme of something many, if not most, of us have gone through. And it is through the harsh light of the extreme that we can illuminate the subtler shadows of our own path."
Ellis Amdur, A Critical Engagement With Piotr Masztalerz’s THE KINGDOM OF DUST
- Wydawca : Wrocław Aikikai (26 lipca 2022)
- Język : Angielski
- Miękka oprawa : 468 str.
- ISBN-10 : 8367442008
- ISBN-13 : 978-8367442008
- Wymiary : 14 x 2.97 x 20.5 cm
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Sensei Piotr napisał książkę, która tylko z pozoru opowiada o jego treningach i budowaniu szkoły sztuk walki we Wrocławiu. To tak naprawdę do bólu szczera i bolesna opowieść o relacjach, pasji, poświęceniu i ludziach, którzy tego nie rozumieją.
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I started reading this book when it was only being released a chapter at a time in English. I loved how no matter where in the book I was, I was entertained, enthralled, and wanting more.
Masztalerz Sensei takes you into his world, sharing little details that make you feel like you are in the moment with him. He reminds you of experiences and thoughts you have had (but maybe didn't say out loud).
I laughed and commiserated with Sensei as he related different moments in his life while striving to become a teacher. I especially appreciated his courage to follow his dream and leave the modern day rat race behind.
Every time I picked up the book, I was inspired to do more, train more, think more, and just LIVE more! I know I will finish the book feeling grateful, not alone in my madness, and inspired.
Can't wait for the next book!!