Zen in the Martial Arts

Zen in the Martial Arts

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by Joe Hyams
     
 

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"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."—Samurai Maximum.

Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen…  See more details below

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"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."—Samurai Maximum.

Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you 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.

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"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."—Playboy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553275599
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1982
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
206,377
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Hyams
(1923–2008) was a columnist and bestselling author most known for his biographies of such Hollywood stars as Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Lauren
Bacall. Hyams became involved in the martial arts during his service in the US
Army, where he was frequently attacked for being Jewish. His years of studying with such figures as Bruce Lee and Ed Parker laid the groundwork for his 1979
book Zen in the Martial Arts.

Jim Meskimen is a stage, film, and television actor who has appeared in many well-known movies and television shows. He acted in Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon for director Ron Howard, both of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars. His television appearances include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, and Parks and Recreation. Jim is also a painter and audiobook director for Galaxy Audio, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Tamra Meskimen.

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