Don Baird's As the Crow Flies brings us once again on a journey of the unique blending of Japanese poetry styles and kung fu. By using the allure of haiku and hokku mixed with the elegance and power... More > of martial art philosophies, Don guides us to open our eyes to our own, personal journeys where we may be able to finally live in the splendor that is the richest, vital core in each of our lives.< Less
With his voice ringing out I hear Grandmaster Suh saying, "This guy, are you training hard?" And without regard to my answer, he would always respond, "Train harder." This was the... More > way it was: this was signature Mr. Suh.
He was a Master of few words. I remember asking him, "Why do we punch with a bent elbow?" His response was a swift punch to my chest that left me on the floor about 8 feet away from him.
His martial art lessons were different, though. He became open and would spend a great deal of time teaching life philosophy. He savored handing down these philosophies to his students and it showed in every class.
This book, by letting him tell his story through his own words is not a book by me but a gift from him. He was brilliant. I believe this book, Suh Do Kwan, the Way of Suh, will reveal that on its own without further commentary.< Less