🇩🇪 Book | The path of flexibility

This book is ideal for ...
all those who are interested in the martial arts philosophy and the application in their own everyday life to increase the personal quality of life.


An exploration of the Japanese martial arts and their spiritual translation into everyday life.

Advanced martial artists (in Japanese "Budoka") are often characterized by their desire to constantly improve themselves.

They reflect on themselves and their behavior and constantly set themselves new standards and goals. These martial artists know that their path, through victories and defeats, leads to ever new tasks that they face and are in turn shaped by.

Challenges, such as becoming aware of one's ego and controlling it accordingly, lead to becoming more in tune with one's surroundings. In this way it is possible to release positive energy that can also offer support to others on their path.


The three chapters are divided into:

  • The roots
  • The Growing
  • The Maturity

Additional information

While there is a lot of literature with practical instructions on the various martial arts and combat sports, there are few books on the background and even fewer on the implementation of the teachings in everyday life. In his 5th book, the karateka Fiore Tartaglia has collected his thoughts and experiences on the philosophy of martial arts (not only karate). He describes in three chapters what the athlete encounters while learning and practicing his martial art and how to train his personality beyond the physical training. These people are attentive, mindful and can find their way to a fulfilled life. A book that will make martial arts enthusiasts think outside the box.

Review by Dr. phil. Jörg-M. Wolters, Institute for Budo Pedagogy, Stade, from the JKA Karate Magazine, Issue 4/2006

Product details

Author: Fiore Tartaglia
Publisher: Spectra Design & Verlag
Format: 15.2 x 21.5 cm
Cover: Hardcover edition
Scope: 176 pages
ISBN: 978-3-980908-18-4
Item number: DPF84
Publication date: 1st ed. May 2006
Additions: 68 photographs, graphics and kanji, thread stitching.
Language: German