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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.
Liked the short chapters. Great illustrative stories. Simple, clear and concise writing. I highlighted several quotes. Great wisdom in this book.Published 17 days ago by Mark Davis
A Great Read! I really enjoyed how the book was set up. A short reading of a story that you can gain so much knowledge from. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Stone
I first read this book as a purple belt in Kenpo Karate at 17 years old. It is 29 years later and the simple lessons and examples are just as useful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rodger E. Broome
I first read Zen in the Martial Arts nearly 20 years ago when I began my study of martial arts. It began my journey that has led me to a greater understanding of inner peace. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Strickland
While it may seem dated (definitely chronologically), it has some very, very useful philosophical gems, even for people who are not into martial arts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deena Phillips
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 4 months 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 4 months ago by Robert Kandell