I am in the process of putting together a proposal for my next book. I have some working titles I want to post here...and get some feedback from readers. Even if you aren't a martial artist, let me know which title grabs your attention or piques your interest. If you want you can rank them. Give me the top three.
The book is going to be on how I see Sanchin Kata and how it has spoken to me over the last four decades. It will have some philosophy and applied self-defense situations based on my insights. It is sort of a new twist on an old kata...but maintaining the historical integrity of the form. I 'see' things in Sanchin I have not seen in other books. So here are some working titles with subtitles following the colon (feel free to mix and match if you want) Again, just go with your first impression:
1.The Sanchin Code: Ancient Secrets of Self-defense
2.Contemporay Applied Sanchin: Breathing Life Into an Ancient Kata
3.Sanchin Speaks: Life Lessons from Karate's Most Venerated Kata
4.Wake up to Sanchin: Re-Discover Karate's Ultimate Combat Kata
5.Emptiness Becomes Form: Zen & the Art of Sanchin
6.Zen & the Art of Sanchin: Emptiness becomes Form
7.Cracking the Sanchin Code: Breathing Life into Karate's most venerated Kata.
8.Cracking the Sanchin Code: Unlocking ancient secrets of creative combat
9.Neo-classical Sanchin: A new twist on an old form
10. I am a Sanchin Slut: (no subtitle...this just popped into my head...must be the cold medicine)
So...rank order your top 3 or suggest something...or rearrange...just wanting some feedback...if you have questions, put them in the comments...
Thanks for visiting. My Dharma name is Shinzen. I began studying Goshindo Karate under the watchful eye of Shihan Paul Dean in 1969. Yes, I now have gray hair. I am also Lay-ordained in Soto Zen under the tutelage of Rev. Nonin Chowaney of the Nebraska Zen Center.