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The is the ultimate guide to applied Eastern philosophy, martial arts, and the path of the warrior from a scientific perspective.
The is the ultimate guide to applied Eastern philosophy, martial arts, and the path of the warrior from a scientific perspective.
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50 Copies Stretch Goal - Family Heirloom Edition  

I have come up with what I think is an original and awesome idea for a Stretch Goal Reward. If we can sell over 50 copies, I will print 100 copies with a unique cover. 

The inside of the book will be the same but on the cover of the first 100 copies I will put ‘Limited Edition’ on the front cover, and on the back cover I will write “Special thanks to the following patrons for supporting the production of this book.’  

Then we will print a list of the names of everyone who bought a copy through the kickstarter campaign!  

Not only will you have your own limited edition copy of the book, but on the back cover will be printed your name and my personal thank you. (Check out the cover mock up image below.)  

Imagine, years in the future, your great grandchild asks why you have one of those old-fashioned books in a protective glass case on your desk.  

You reply, “This book helped our family survive through the ‘Dark Times’ and when you are old enough you will read it just like your father before you.”  

As the child marvels at the mystery of the book, you turn the case over and point to your name on the back cover. “You see, this book has been a part of our family from the beginning, because when I was a young man (woman) I knew how important this book would be and so I personally helped the author to produce it and he thanked me by printing our family name on the back cover.”  

Or something like that.  

Boy, a family heirloom for only 25 bucks!  

And you will be better able to survive the ‘Dark Times’.

Limited Edition Cover Mock-up
Limited Edition Cover Mock-up

 

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Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior

Nietzsche

In the world of the martial arts, there are rumors of a book passed down from master to master that explains the secret techniques, true meaning and applications of the way. If one mastered the knowledge of such a book, you would become a veritable super hero, an Übermensch, a philosopher king, a Bene Gesserit, a master of yourself.

I have searched for such a book for decades, and while I read hundreds of books on philosophy, spirituality and martial arts, I never found the book that I was looking for. I wanted a book that would explain the methods and techniques of becoming a self-actualized warrior and explained it from a modern, 21st century, perspective.

Since I couldn’t find what I wanted, I decided to write such a book myself. I began researching this book over 25 years ago. In this work I have distilled the hundreds of books I’ve read, tested over decades spent training and teaching, and I’ve sought to find, where possible, a scientific explanation for the techniques and exercises I’ve found to be most effective.

Some of my research on sensory enhancement I used in my book Blind Zen, which teaches the blind how to use Zen training to learn self-defence. 

I used some of my research on the mind and awareness for the articles Dancing the Wu Shin, and The Dragon’s Gaze, and The Real Sixth Sense published in Black Belt Magazine.

I included my research into combat strategies and tactics in my last book The Art of Urban Survival. 

This is my magnum opus, over 500 pages to date, not including bibliography, endnotes and index, I’m almost ready for publication, but I need your help. I need to devote a month to working on it full time, editing, layout, book design and so on. 

If you order an advanced copy of The Masters Guide to the Way of the Warrior through my Kick Starter campaign, that would allow me to have the book out by mid-July. 

Our society is going through some tough times and it’s going to get worse. We need to become strong leaders in our lives and communities in order to survive. This book is an important asset and tool to help us all rediscover and embody the warrior within.

 

Risks and challenges

The book is 90% completed. I only need to do some final editing, a little re-writing, and the book design and layout.

Although it may not sound like a lot of work, these tasks are all extremely time consuming. There is no way to edit fast, or do a book design quickly. Plus I have dozen of images that need to be incorporated.

Worst case scenario, the book comes out end of July instead of early July.

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    Get copy of the the book,plus an embroidered crest from the PenDragon School of the Martial Arts.

    PLUS a 1 hour private one-on-one lesson with Stefan!

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    Get copy of the the book,plus an embroidered crest from the PenDragon School of the Martial Arts.

    PLUS a 1 hour private canoe trip to Center Island Toronto!

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