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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.



Kodo Ancient Ways

Kodo Ancient Ways Author Kensho Furuya
ISBN-10 0897501365
Release 1996
Pages 223
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A compilation of columns that appeared between 1988 and 1995 in Martial Arts Training magazine. In this ever-changing world, traditions are often being cast aside as people search for novelty and progress. The 41 essays in this book are inspired by the teachings and wisdom of the ancients who devoted their lives to instruct others. Their ideas are preserved in this volume to inspire and guide readers in training and in life for years to come.



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 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.



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.



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.



The Warrior Mind

The Warrior Mind Author Jim Pritchard
ISBN-10 9780814428993
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.



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



Waking the Snow Leopard

Waking the Snow Leopard Author Forrest Morgan
ISBN-10 0997681705
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 362
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Owen Powell, a former Army ranger and intelligence officer, extensively trained in the martial arts and educated in the best universities, was groomed to be one of the most powerful men in the world. He has inherited the role of Arbiter, the ultimate authority in disputes between Great Houses of the Covenant, a secret religious order with tentacles that span the globe. But he doesn't know it because his father was murdered before passing on the family legacy.At the dawn of the third millennium, Covenant leaders meet to discuss an ominous prophesy. The World faces the threat of apocalypse. The Arbiter will wake and the fate of humankind will hinge on a choice he will have to make. Covenant factions and two brilliant and beautiful women vie to bend Powell to their own designs. Little do they know the perils they face when they wake the Snow Leopard.



Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu

Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu Author Bruce Lee
ISBN-10 9781462917884
Release 2015-09-08
Pages 200
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In the months leading up to his death, Bruce Lee was working on this definitive study of the Chinese martial arts—collectively known as Kung Fu or Gung Fu. This book has now been edited and is published here for the first time in its entirety. Bruce Lee totally revolutionized the practice of martial arts and brought them into the modern world—by promoting the idea that students have the right to pick and choose those techniques and training regimens which suit their own personal needs and fighting styles. He developed a new style of his own called Jeet Kune Do—combining many elements from different masters and different traditions. This was considered heretical at the time within martial arts circles, where one was expected to study with only a single master—and Lee was the first martial artist to attempt this. Today he is revered as the "father" of martial arts practice around the world—including Mixed Martial Arts. In addition to presenting the fundamental techniques, mindset and training methods of traditional Chinese martial arts, this marial art treatise explores such esoteric topics as Taoism and Zen as applied to Gung Fu, Eastern and Western fitness regimens and self-defense techniques. Also included is a Gung Fu "scrapbook" of Bruce Lee's own personal anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of the martial arts of China. After Lee's death, his manuscript was completed and edited by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee Estate. This book features an introduction by his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell and a foreword from his close friend and student, Taky Kimura. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon 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 Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings Author Musashi Miyamoto
ISBN-10 9789635243976
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 31
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.



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.