Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think

Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think

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by Forrest E. Morgan
     
 

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A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life.  See more details below

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A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life.

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ISBN-13:
9780942637762
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I have read and reread it. There is a section on honor and life. I started out thinking I had a general grasp on honor, but now I know otherwise. This sounds very old hat, but this book truly changed my life. I am healthy, I am a better martial artist, I live honorably, and as a result, I am more respected. Here is an example. I had just read about posture. I am a female about 5' tall. I'll admit, to some, I am short. I also am tomboyish and can be mistaken as a man. HA HA! I changed my posture, I kept my back straight and my shoulders back (like my grandmother always said) and people asked what was so different about me. I looked taller, more mature, and I am not mistaken as a man! I used to lie just to make my life sound more interesting, make myself sound more important, but I don't anymore. As a result, I AM more interesting. I have new respect for everyone. I assess everything with the three points of honor and it NEVER fails me. If you aren't a martial artest take the life lessons out of this book. 100% helpful to all ranges of martial artists. The author lays out things without skipping around how people will think which could offend sensitive readers I guess. This book is awesome and worth every single cent and more. Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and read this book to be a better person.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Living the Martial Way is a book all true warriors and traditional martial artists can relate to. Forrest makes a powerful argument about embracing the traditions of the past and avoiding the watering down of martial arts that seems so aparant in our society today. Anyone who calls themselves a warrior or martial artist must read this thought provoking book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Morgan wrote a great book for anyone who wants to train in an art. This book will open anyones eyes up to all arts and how you should approach becoming a martial artist. I felt that the only negative part of the book was the section of eastern religions, it was drawn out. I might feel this way because I have studied them before. Anyway, I would definately reccomend this book to anyone interested in learning the ways of the modern warrior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was and is an amazing book. I found that it pertained to most things in life and not just martial arts. I guess on some level anything can become your martial art. It is a book that I would make the kids I coach read especially in team sports such as football, soccer or basketball.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must for anyone who takes their life seriously. It doesn't matter if you are a salesman, store owner, or even a computer programer. Anyone who is planning to study the martial way seriously should not only read the book be sure to re-read and take notes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book to read if you want to get serious about martial arts. goes into detail about the warrior mind-set and how to apply it. goes from the way of training, to the way of honor, to the way of living. mostly refers to Japanese martial arts, and some Chinese and Korean arts, but the principles in this book is meant for every martial art. Highly recommended. very well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This could be the single best book for any and all martial artists. Though other books go into detail on specific techniques from specific arts, this book discusses the deepest foundations of what being a true warrior consists of. It's a great guide for helping martial artists find and utilize the best in themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an exelent book for the martial art enthusiast. It describes the common life of a warrior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A perfect guide for those just begining in the martial arts. Helps reader to chose an art best suited for him/her and how to train, and think with this art. Then it shows you how to start new arts to fill the holes of the first. Perfect...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Insightful and knowledgeable guide to the mental processess of worriors in our modern society. A very positive and honorable work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Undoubtedly the best book I've ever read. It explains fully the role of the warrior as well as his expected behavior and temperment. This book relates info straightforward and does not 'beat around the bush'. It is also generalized so it applies to all disciplines of martial arts. Mr Morgan has displayed his exceptional skill in relating information in a clear, simple, and effective way. No other book comes close to making an impact on my life like this one has.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains all the necessary steps one need take to become a classical warrior. It fails only to take into account the modern and changing ethics this world has. Overall, however, it gives a good base for any warrior to either get back to the roots of the reason they are warriors. And like Lee said, '..if you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.'