Essay Topic 1
How did Matsumura illustrate the lesson of vanity? Describe in relation to his reaction to the attack launched by the engraver.
Essay Topic 2
How does karate relate to Buddhist philosophy as described by Gichin? Do you find this comparison accurate? Which followers of Buddhist philosophy mentioned in the book were significant in terms of karate?
Essay Topic 3
What was the importance of avoiding conflict according to Gichin? How did Gichin illustrate this in the example with the thieves entering his house? Did he respond in a similar way to Isotu? Were there any differences?
Essay Topic 4
The author used more than one instance of irony in Karate-Do. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they were examples of irony.
Essay Topic 5
Describe some of the settings for Karate-Do. What was the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time...
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