The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee for Better Understanding the World Around You & Achieving a Rewarding Life

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During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy—a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals—that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. However, most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate—until now. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to your own life. This unique ...

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Overview

During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy—a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals—that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. However, most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate—until now. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to your own life. This unique guide reveals such life-affirming secrets as:

  • Seeing the totality of life and putting things into perspective
  • Understanding the concept of Yin and Yang
  • Defeating adversity by adapting to circumstances
  • Tapping into inner spiritual forces to help shape the future
With a foreword by Linda Lee Cadwell and photographs and other memorabilia from Bruce Lee's short but celebrated life, The Warrior Within is an engrossing and easy-to-understand guide to the little-explored world of Bruce Lee. John Little has been identified as "one of the foremost authorities on Bruce Lee in the world" by Black Belt magazine. He edited a three-volume series for the Bruce Lee estate and has written articles for several publications, including Men's Fitness, Official Karate, and Inside Kung Fu.
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While Bruce Lee is generally thought of as a martial arts specialist who made movies and at 33 died under mysterious circumstances, his public perception does not usually include that of a master philosopher. Little (Precision Training: The New Method To Achieve Optimum Muscularity, Power Factor Pub., 1995) attempts to remedy that in this compelling and interesting book, written with the blessing of Lee's estate. A student of Lee's "jeet kune do" form of martial art, Little was given access to heretofore unreleased personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. What is revealed is a man who read extensively and was well versed in the philosophies of both East and West. Little arranges his narrative under such headings as "See the Totality," "Defeating Adversity," and "The Warrior Within." There is also an excerpt from an interview Little conducted with the late Brandon Lee (Bruce's son), as well as appendixes detailing Lee's principal works and a chronology of his life. While not an essential purchase, it is a worthwhile addition to public library collections.David M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ. Law School Lib., Boston
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809231942
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 224,363
  • Product dimensions: 9.18 (w) x 11.74 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

John Little is uniquely suited to the task of relating the philosophy of Bruce Lee and his approach to life. Little has a degree in philosophy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is the author of two books on health and fitness (having spent over fifteen years as a writer for several fitness magazines), and is himself a student of Lee's art of jeet kune do. Selected by the Bruce Lee estate, Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations and to edit books on the subject of Lee's martial art and its far-reaching philosophical underpinnings. Little's keen awareness of the subtleties of both Eastern and Western philosophy coupled with a respect for the preservation of the essence of Lee's words and meaning give this book an integrity that is all too rare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2006

    A great and easy to read book!

    Although I love martial arts, I do not usually enjoy reading very much. This book, however, was interesting from cover to cover. John Little did an excellent job collecting information from the Lee estate and interpreting it for all of us fans. It covered topics such as Jeet Kune Do, Gung Fu, philosophy, relationships, and life in general. I cannot wait to read more books written by Little and Bruce Lee himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2000

    the warrior within

    I THINK IF HE WAS ALIVE RIGHT NOW.I WOULD GET HIM TO TEACH ME NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES;OR HOW LONG IT BE.HE IS THE BEST AND;KNOW BODY CAN BEAT HIM.I HONOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2000

    Masterpiece

    A brillant and insightful author skillfully reveals the life path of a brillant and insightful spiritual teacher, Bruce Lee.Bruce's own experiences and perceptions indepthly analized in thought provoking detail.Bruce's path was the world.

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