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"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.

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Great insights

one of my favorite books ever. such great wisdom in such a small book. Read it or listen but you will enjoy it.

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Excellent book about the true spirit of martial arts

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.

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Excellent audio book.

A great book for both martial artist and those who are looking to pursue zen in their lives. Highly recommended.

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Excellence

I have listen to this book 3 times now, and I plan on to listening even more. One of the best books I have came across. I recommend this book to anyone

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A must listen for those who do and do not practice

So many insights. A worthy listen, and relisten, for one will not mine all the gems in this book in one pass.

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Great Life Lessons

This book has lessons and insight that can be applied to all aspects of your life.

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Simply amazing! One of my favorite books for sure. Applicable to life and not only martial arts but a must for any martial artist.

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A great book! Will be a classic some day!

What made the experience of listening to Zen in the Martial Arts the most enjoyable?

Great short stories of wisdom and learning! A must read for every beginning Martial Artist.

Which scene was your favorite?

The fox and rabbit story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it make me think!

Any additional comments?

A read and reread for me!

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Martial artist or not, you'll love this.

Would you listen to Zen in the Martial Arts again? Why?

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.

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Muy entretenido, lo recomiendo.

Excelente libro para aquellos que están buscando un cambio de conciencia no sólo dentro de las artes marciales sino de la vida en general.