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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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THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL!

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Okay, I figured this would be good, but I was not prepared for HOW good. If you really want a treat I recommend reading this book and then reading The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho, here's why. The Unfettered mind is one of the most important books ever written regarding zen and martial arts, but it can be difficult to absorb. This book really simplifies the ideas in The Unfettered mind and make it easier to take in. The Unfettered Mind made a lot more sense to me after reading this.

This book is simple, profound, and elegant. I cannot recommend it enough.

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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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One of my all time favs

I have read the book 4 times.... it was good to hear it! Applicable to life.... not just martial arts.

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Great background for learning Martial Arts. I enjoyed the mental aspects of the art the author worked thru.

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A great book for anyone

The book conveys each message strongly and is a great read. I believe each principle discussed can be applied to not only martial arts and sports, but to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone pursuing "zen".

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awesome

Had this book since I was in 5th grade and read it many times. it shows the real mental ways of martial arts.

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Insightful

Loved the insight on martial arts AND how it can pertain to daily life as well

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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