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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.



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.



Martial Arts and Philosophy

Martial Arts and Philosophy Author Graham Priest
ISBN-10 9780812696844
Release 2010
Pages 238
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Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today's Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. In his interview with Bodidharma, Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu -- how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell's chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions: Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. Several chapters look at ethical problems raised by the fighting arts. How can the sweaty and brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Every chapter is easily understandable by readers new to martial arts or new to philosophy.



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 warrior’s essential mind-set. Warrior mind has three components. The first is inner strength—the development of unassailable integrity, clear intent, and unwavering tenacity. The second is a thorough understanding of the principles of strategy—correct movement and balance, proper angles, proper timing, and proper entry. The third is 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 one’s 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.



Vivir A Lo Marcial Living The Martial Way

Vivir A Lo Marcial   Living The Martial Way Author Forrest E. Morgan
ISBN-10 849777048X
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 352
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Vivir a lo Marcial constituye un conciso manual de entrenamiento para guerreros. Único entre los libros de artes marciales, proporciona un enfoque sistemático y paulatino para la aplicación de la postura mental del guerrero tanto al entrenamiento del lect



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.



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.



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



Warrior Wisdom

Warrior Wisdom Author Bohdi Sanders Phd
ISBN-10 1937884007
Release 2011-12
Pages 206
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Character! Honor! Integrity! Are these traits that guide your life and your actions? Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior focuses on how to live your life with character, honor, and integrity. This book is filled with enlightening quotes and insightful commentaries that will change your life. This highly acclaimed book has won multiple awards and is endorsed by some of the biggest names in both the martial arts world and the world of self-help. It won a 1st place award in the Indie Excellence Book Awards in 2010, and has been honored by four martial arts hall of fame organizations for its contributions to the world of martial arts. Warrior Wisdom guides the reader in how to live a quality life, one that is driven by character, honor, and integrity. It contains wisdom from throughout the world and across the ages, and applies this wisdom to modern-day life. The Warrior Wisdom Series was voted Best Martial Arts Series of the Year by the International Independent Martial Artist Association in 2010. If you desire to live a life of excellence, this book can change your life. It is not merely for martial artist, but for anyone who seeks to live life to the fullest. Learn the essential traits of living a quality life in this entertaining and powerful book.



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.



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.



Dangerous Thresholds

Dangerous Thresholds Author Forrest E. Morgan
ISBN-10 9780833046369
Release 2008-07-29
Pages 274
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Escalation is a natural tendency in any form of human competition, and today's security environment demands that the United States be prepared for a host of escalatory threats. This analysis of escalation dynamics and approaches to escalation management draws on a range of historical examples from World War I to the struggle against global Jihad to inform escalation-related decisionmaking.



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



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.