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Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams

Zen in the Martial Arts

by Joe Hyams

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You're never going to make it if you only try! How Zen has influenced the martial arts. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Loved this book. Short but sweet. Great stories and wisdom from various martial artists including Bruce Lee. ( )
  bibliosk8er | Aug 14, 2012 |
Not something I would have picked up on my own (I know nothing of the martial arts beyond the Karate Kid movies), this came highly recommended by a friend. For a tiny book, it is packed full of insightful -- and deceptively simple -- observations about how to live. ( )
  catalogthis | Dec 27, 2011 |
"One afternoon I was training with Bruce" was no more than an opening sentence. You totally missed the purpose of these examples; each one has a meaning and involves a tip to make your life that much better. Think outside the box............ ( )
  SiLLySaNdMaN | Dec 7, 2009 |
One of my favorite 'short reads'. Joe Hyams has a tendency to 'name-drop,' which is probably due to his background as an LA screenwriter, but he manages to pack a fair bit of interesting reading into this little book. For example, the "empty your cup" metaphor is often see in zen, but is illustrated very nicely in one of the early chapters. ( )
  GreyGhost | Sep 15, 2009 |
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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.

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