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Living the Martial Way

Living the Martial Way Author Forrest E. Morgan
ISBN-10 0942637763
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 312
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A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind-set to martial training and daily life. It combines a knowledge of fighting with an exploration of the culture of the warrior. Morgan carefully guides the reader from The Way of Training, through The Way of Honour to The Way of Living, constantly finding applications both inside and outside martial arts.



Zen in the Martial Arts

Zen in the Martial Arts Author Joe Hyams
ISBN-10 9780307755506
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 144
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"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum. Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.



Be Like Water

Be Like Water Author Joseph Cardillo
ISBN-10 9780446554626
Release 2008-12-14
Pages 176
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This entertaining and enlightening guide reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life.



The Protector Ethic

The Protector Ethic Author James V. Morganelli
ISBN-10 9781594395598
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 224
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Discover how the martial way leads to a protector ethic The Protector Ethic is a deep dive exploring the principles and values that must anchor a modern warrior. The author is compelling, insightful, and not afraid of controversy. As the book begins, we are thrust into the true story of a robbery turned homicide. It happens midday on a train. The victim is twenty-four, and the murderer is eighteen. What unfolds is nothing short of horrific, yet the other passengers refuse to help. James V. Morganelli sees this as a symptom. When we are reluctant to defend ourselves, when we refuse to protect those around us, we become part of the disease. As a martial artist and ethicist, the author says martial arts are much more than technical exercises. They offer us a “physical philosophy”—one that allows us to understand ourselves, teaches us about others, and demonstrates the true meaning of justice. They help us make difficult moral decisions. Ultimately, isn’t this why we train? Readers will • Understand natural law, protective instinct, and self-risk. • Examine the martial way of valuing, reasoning, judging, and acting. • Discover how moral relativism, political correctness, and contrived social-justice campaigns do not make people equal. They can actually dehumanize us. • Recognize what it means to be an ethical warrior. Only the great books address philosophy for the contemporary warrior, which is why such titles as Zen in the Martial Arts, Living the Martial Way, and Meditations on Violence have become modern classics. The Protector Ethic is an indispensable contribution to this conversation. “Are you seeking ancient martial secrets?” Morganelli writes. “Here’s one. You already know how to defend yourself. A qualified instructor can run you through the basics, but that should take about ten minutes. After that, the serious work begins.” The martial way only lives when we treat it as something that can die.



Modern Bushido

Modern Bushido Author Bohdi Sanders Phd
ISBN-10 1937884066
Release 2011-12
Pages 250
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Modern Bushido is all about living a life of excellence. In this enlightening prose, Dr. Bohdi Sanders covers 30 essential traits that will change your life. Modern Bushido expands on the standards and principles needed to live a life of excellence and applies these traits directly to life in today's world. Readers will be motivated and inspired by the straightforward lessons and wisdom in this exceptional book unique book. If you want to live a life of excellence, this book is for you. This is a guidebook to living life to the fullest, with the character that defines the true human being. The advice discussed in Modern Bushido are sure to benefit your life in a positive way and lead you to a deeper understanding of what it means to live a successful, quality life. In Modern Bushido, you will learn: How to live a life of character How your thoughts affect your life What it means to be a true friend The true meaning of honor The benefits of meditation What true respect means Your ultimate responsibility in life How to balance your life How to be at peace the death What true courage is And much, much more... Modern Bushido is a must read for every martial artist and anyone who seeks to live life as it was meant to be lived - with honor, character and integrity.



When Buddhists Attack

When Buddhists Attack Author Jeffrey Mann
ISBN-10 9781462910489
Release 2012-10-10
Pages 224
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Uncover the historical truth about Buddhist warrior monks with this informative and enlightening book. Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand-to-hand combat. While these media overly romanticize the relationship between a philosophy of non-violence and the art of fighting, When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts shows this link to be nevertheless real, even natural. Exploring the origins of Buddhism and the ethos of the Japanese samurai, university professor and martial arts practitioner Jeffrey Mann traces the close connection between the Buddhist way of compassion and the way of the warrior. This zen book serves as a basic introduction to the history, philosophy, and current practice of Zen as it relates to the Japanese martial arts. It examines the elements of Zen that have found a place in budo—the martial way—such as zazen, mushin, zanshin and fudoshin, then goes on to discuss the ethics and practice of budo as modern sport. Offering insights into how qualities integral to the true martial artist are interwoven with this ancient religious philosophy, this Buddhism book will help practitioners reconnect to an authentic spiritual discipline of the martial arts.



Legends of the Martial Arts Masters

Legends of the Martial Arts Masters Author Susan Lynn Peterson
ISBN-10 9781462903535
Release 2012-01-16
Pages 120
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Whether you're an inspiring black belt or just a fan of martial arts action, you'll enjoy this collection of twenty exciting stories about the great heroes of the martial arts. The stories include dramatic victories, wily strategies, and triumphs over long odds—from the great Tsukahara Bokuden's cunning defeat of a troublemaking samurai to Wing Chun's brave self–defense against a brutish warlord. Children can read about Robert Trias, known as the "father of American karate" and Miyamoto Musashi, known as the "greatest sword fighter in history" and the author of the bestselling Book of Five Rings. Filled with action and amazing feats of martial arts wizardry, Legends of the Martial Arts Masters will inspire readers with stories of courage, combat, and self-discovery. Stories include: The General Fights a Bull The Great Wave The Hard Way to Find a Teacher The Three Sons The Style of No Sword A Bully Changes His Ways The Ballad of Mu-lan Twelve Warriors of Burma Wing Chun The Eighteen Hands And many more…



The Zen Way to the Martial Arts

The Zen Way to the Martial Arts Author Taisen Deshimaru
ISBN-10 0140193448
Release 1991
Pages 120
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At last: a book on the martial arts from a true Zen master. Taisen Deshimaru was born in Japan of an old samurai family, and he recieved from the Great Master Kodo Sawaki the Transmission of Mind to Mind when Sawaki died. In 1967, Deshimaru-Roshi went to France and taught as a missionary general of the Sato Zen School until his death in 1982. In Europe he learned how to make Oriental concepts understandable to the Western mind. One of the results of that experience was this book: a series of lessons, question-and-answer sessions, and koans (riddles or anecdotes that point out general principles) that provide practical wisdom for all students of the martial arts--kendo, aikido, iai-do, jodo, or archery--as well as for the general reader interested in Zen.



Warrior Mind

Warrior Mind Author Dick Morgan
ISBN-10 1452085757
Release 2009-03-04
Pages 420
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Warrior Mind is a guide to understanding and developing the warriors essential mind-set. Warrior mind has three components. The first is inner strengththe development of unassailable integrity, clear intent, and unwavering tenacity. The second is a thorough understanding of the principles of strategycorrect movement and balance, proper angles, proper timing, and proper entry. The thirdis acquiring body intelligence- a spontaneous flow of movement in response to an attack without having to think about it.Eventually, thought and movement become one expression. Warrior Mind is also a guide to a strong and proactive approach to life itself. The principles that strengthen the warrior mind-set also empower and enrich ones life whether or not one is involved in a martial study. In fact, the goal of developing warrior mind is to become so internally strong that we discourage and minimize the violence around us. Ultimately, achieving warrior mind is a spiritual journey.



The Warrior Mind

The Warrior Mind Author Jim Pritchard
ISBN-10 0814428991
Release 2005-11-25
Pages 224
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When we think of martial arts, we think of self defense, but for the true practitioner it is so much more than that. It is a mindset, a form of mental discipline that enables the warrior to face any challenge with grace and strength. In The Warrior Mind, Jim Pritchard, a disciple of legendary Ninjitsu and Taijitsu masters, reveals how we can adopt this mindset whether or not we practice the physical components of the martial arts. Pritchard describes six mental principles: * Attentive curiosity: slow down, observe calmly * Undulation: move side-to-side to build strength * Clear intent: know when and how to act * Grappling: engage the issue or opponent with confidence * Rolling waves: demonstrate persistence and the will to triumph * Whirlwind: when necessary, unleash an all-out onslaught Using colorful anecdotes, insightful examples, and inspiring stories, Pritchard shows how these six principles will help readers maintain focus and balance -- no matter what obstacles await them.



Bow to Life

Bow to Life Author Joseph Cardillo
ISBN-10 1569243085
Release 2006-05-19
Pages 416
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Rooted in the ancient traditions of martial arts, Bow to Life explores personal growth and spirituality through the practical realm, offering a remarkable new tool for everyday self improvement of mind and body. Author Joseph Cardillo — a master of five martial arts, an authority on martial philosophy and psychology, and the author of Be Like Water — describes how one can tap into tremendous inner power and achieve successes wherever one wishes — from dealing with relationships, family life, and the work world to managing emotional and health issues. His approach is distinctively nonviolent, based on the martial arts concepts of self-discovery, inner strength, and spiritual enlightenment. The focus is on creating one's own destiny from within, seeking one's own path rather than relying on pressure from society and other less genuine outside forces.



On the Warrior s Path Second Edition

On the Warrior s Path  Second Edition Author Daniele Bolelli
ISBN-10 9781556439483
Release 2010-05-18
Pages 232
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The urge to forge one’s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior’s Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies with no-holds-barred competition, Nietzsche with Bruce Lee, radical Taoism and Buddhism with the Star Wars Trilogy, traditional martial arts with basketball and American Indian culture. At the center of all these phenomena is the warrior. Though this archetype seems to manifest contradictory values, author Daniele Bolelli describes the heart of this tension: how the training of martial technique leads to a renunciation of violence, and how overcoming fear leads to a unique freedom. Aimed at students at any level or tradition of martial arts but also accessible to the armchair warrior, On the Warrior’s Path brings fresh insights to why martial arts remains an enduring and widespread art and discipline. Two new chapters in this second edition focus on spirituality in the martial arts and the author’s personal journey in the field. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts Author Bruce Lee
ISBN-10 9781462917921
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 256
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"A teacher is never a giver of truth—he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."—Bruce Lee Within the pages of Striking Thoughts, you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's amazing success— as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world. Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorisms—from spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmaking—all of which Bruce lived by. His ideas helped energize his life and career, and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming difficult obstacles with seeming ease. His ideas also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too. Sections include: On First Principles—including life, existence, time, and death On Being Human—including the mind, happiness, fear, and dreams On Matters of Existence—health, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversity On Achievement—work, goals, faith, success, money, and fame On Art and Artists—art, filmmaking, and acting On Personal Liberation—conditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedom On the Process of Becoming—self-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growth On Ultimate (Final) Principles—Yin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do



The Martial Arts Book

The Martial Arts Book Author Laura Scandiffio
ISBN-10 1550377760
Release 2003
Pages 63
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Provides an overview and history of martial arts such as karate, taekwando, and judo, and offers facts on each of the disciplines and anecdotes about famous martial artists.



Secrets of the Samurai

Secrets of the Samurai Author Oscar Ratti
ISBN-10 9781462902545
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 400
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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, the work outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: The Bushi The Heimin The Centers of Martial Instruction Armed Bujutsu Unarmed Bujutsu Control and Power Strategic Principles Morality of Bujutsu



Way of the Modern Warrior

Way of the Modern Warrior Author Stephen F. Kaufman
ISBN-10 9781462910472
Release 2012-11-10
Pages 128
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Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century. The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the samurai philosophy of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial artists. In his years of experience he has collected the wisdom that comes from practicing martial arts through countless lessons learned and lessons taught. The 55 precepts in his new book are result of those years of experience and they will guide the modern day warrior as they devote energy and creativity to their lives. These principles and philosophies include Kaufman's insights about: "Arrogance" "Ease and Grace" "Wise Men and Evil" "Being Genuine" "Shame and the Glory" The Way of the Modern Warrior is an essential handbook for the modern-day samurai warrior who lives by honor, duty and service.



The Martial Art of Life

The Martial Art of Life Author Lynn Fabia
ISBN-10 1598589717
Release 2009-10
Pages 160
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Lynn Fabia is a highly regarded teacher, lecturer and author with over twenty-five years of extensive experience in Aikido carrying the rank of 6th degree black belt. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise makes this a highly readable and useful publication. She has two sons and six grandchildren and resides in Dallas, Texas. In the ground-breaking book, The Martial Art of Life, The Art of Intentional Living, Lynn Fabia reveals that life is an energetic flow, an energetic process that needs to be understood. As your level of understanding increases, you can create the life you are meant to have. Using the art of Aikido as a metaphor, Lynn Fabia uncovers a powerful new concept for creating a life of harmony. Discover through a new level of understanding: [ When you are centered, you are always alive. [ Life is not happening to you, your life is created by you. [ Being in a high vibration allows you to process pain and releases the need for control. [ Resistance never works and redirection works 100% of the time. [ There are only two aspects to life, creation or fear. "The most significant thing we want to give you is that your own personal experience with what you are living, learning and teaching is valid and based on the laws of the universe. We think it is a wonderful book." QUOTE FROM ABRAHAM Special thanks to Esther and Jerry Hicks, New York Times Best Selling Authors "When the student is ready the teacher will appear, is a proverb that consistently proves itself in my life. Lynn Fabia is one of the most extraordinary teachers I have ever met. I feel honored to be one of her students in the life and art of Aikido." VINCE POSCENTE Olympian & New York Times Best Selling Author, The Age of Speed Visit http: //www.LynnFabia.com for more information.