"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." - Samurai maxim
Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to listeners 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.
©1979 Joe Hyams (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This is a great book about the spirit of the martial arts. It will not make you kick higher or turn you into a monk but it will show you how martial arts is not just exercise but a way for the mind, body and spirit to interact.
I have listened to it multiple times.
Simply amazing! One of my favorite books for sure. Applicable to life and not only martial arts but a must for any martial artist.
Great short stories of wisdom and learning! A must read for every beginning Martial Artist.
The fox and rabbit story.
Yes, it make me think!
A read and reread for me!
Yes. It's a treasure trove of lessons that will need reviewing as circumstances in my life change. It has helped me immensely in my martial arts training - the mindset it trains you to have is something that will make you strong in life, and on the mats.
I was given this book when I received a new position in sales. It is amazing how the principles in this book can absolutely be used every day in a career with very difficult sales. I recommend this book to anyone that is looking to Advance their career via business books or sales technique, it is as relevant today as it ever has been.
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