Zen in the Martial Arts

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Random House Publishing Group, May 5, 2010 - Philosophy - 144 pages
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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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pretty good for reference

User Review  - jponce - Borders

when you are struggling with your art or are just simply getting frustrated by going to class and not feeling like you are learning anything new, take a look at this book and remember the importance of Zen. i also recommend Chuck Norris's book over zen. Read full review

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User Review  - dwrites - Overstock.com

Sure looks good in the photo but the quality is that of a discount warehouse or seconds store. Given the holidaytime sales I think I could have done just as well for the same or slightly more money at ... Read full review

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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".

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