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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, Hyam 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.
"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."--Playboy.
First book I've finished in a while. Albeit short, the writings have depth. A must-read for any martial artist or anyone seeking some wisdom in the tumultuousness of today's age.Published 29 days ago by David Lim
This book was recommended by my karate instructors as required reading for the higher belt ranks. Being a bit more academic than moment students, I decided to read it (with their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Kandell
This book is EXCELLENT! I was given this book many years ago and have found the wisdom contained within much greater than the few pages of this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen B. Hamlet III
A quick read.........not an in-depth analysis. For a new-comer to Zen concepts, like myself, it was very enjoyable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin Meagher
I have purchased over 15 copies of this book. 3 I kept to re-read and re-mark-up. This is a very inspirational book that I think everyone should read at least twice!Published 2 months ago by C. Karow
This is a good story about a older guy who learns karate but never uses it when confronted by a guy trying to pick a fight. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Delta88
I found this book years ago and continue to read, re-read and give as gifts to others seeking insights on personal calmness and clarity of thought during times of stress. Read morePublished 3 months ago by elgreco