Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams

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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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Joe Hyams (1923 2008) was a columnist and bestselling author most known for his biographies of such Hollywood stars as Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Lauren Bacall. Hyams became involved in the martial arts during his service in the US Army, where he was frequently attacked for being Jewish. His years of studying with such figures as Bruce Lee and Ed Parker laid the groundwork for his 1979 book "Zen in the Martial Arts".
Published April 23, 2010 by Bantam. 144 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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He does a good job of explaining how the martial arts are not a series of esoteric techniques for splitting bricks or immobilizing muggers, but a kind of psychic discipline, where the supposed opponent is really ""a partner engaged in helping us understand ourselves more fully."" They lead, at be...

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