Mind over Matter: Higher Martial Arts


This unique book by Master Shi Ming and Siao Weijia explores the Chinese science of mind/body and the refinement of consciousness in the higher martial arts.
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This unique book by Master Shi Ming and Siao Weijia explores the Chinese science of mind/body and the refinement of consciousness in the higher martial arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883319151
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Shi Ming is a highly accomplished master of the traditional Chinese martial art of Taijiquan, with over forty years experience and training. He is the inheritor of a private tradition that is outline his this book, and was featured on Bill Moyers’s acclaimed 1993 public television series Healing and the Mind, where he gave astounding demonstrations of the extraordinary inner power developed by an advanced martial artist.

Siao Weijia is a longtime practitioner of martial arts and one of Shi Ming’s leading disciples. He teaches Russian language in Beijing, and applies his own method in his study of Master Shi Ming’s skills and traditional Chinese culture.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword
Introduction: New Perspectives on Martial Arts
1 Refinement of Consciousness through Martial Arts: From refinement of consciousness to dynamic thought to advanced apperception 3
2 Martial Arts and Traditional Theories 9
3 What is Consciousness? 31
4 Using Consciousness to Refine Consciousness 35
5 Refinement of Consciousness Is Not Solely in the Domain of Athletic Psychology 49
6 Breakthrough Associated with the Modality of Penetrating Power in Martial Arts 53
7 "The Last to Act Overcomes Others" and Conditioned Reflexes 61
8 The Laboratory of Refinement of Consciousness 75
9 Training Dynamic Thought and Higher Apperception 83
10 Refinement of Consciousness and Health 93
11 Refinement of Consciousness and the Training of Human Character 99
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