Philip Starr wrote to me:
"I’d like to announce the release of my new martial arts book, “The Making Of A Butterfly”, which has been published by North Atlantic Books and is now available at bookstores as well as through Amazon.com. This is not a “how-to” book nor is it “style-specific.” Rather, it is a collection of anecdotes involving my teacher, my classmates, and me. These stories are intended to present certain lessons and concepts that can be applied to any martial art. I hope that you’ll enjoy this new book and perhaps be able to utilize and expand upon some of the lessons presented therein. Some of these lessons involve subjects such as: Commitment to Regular Practice, The Spirit of Bowing, The Link Between Forms and Fighting, Courage, Courtesy, and so on. I hope that you will also make your students aware of the book. If I can ever be of service, please don’t hesitate to let me know! "
Very Truly Yours, Phillip “Pete” Starr