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Martial Arts And Philosophy

Author : Graham Priest
ISBN : 9780812696844
Genre : Philosophy
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Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today's Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. In his interview with Bodidharma, Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu -- how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell's chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions: Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. Several chapters look at ethical problems raised by the fighting arts. How can the sweaty and brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Every chapter is easily understandable by readers new to martial arts or new to philosophy.

Philosophy And The Martial Arts

Author : Graham Priest
ISBN : 9781317703549
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially the nature and value of its practice. The second section deals with the other direction of the dialectical interplay between philosophy and the martial arts: how the martial arts can inform philosophical issues important in their own right. Finally, because many of the notable martial arts are of Asian origin, there are particularly close links between the arts and Asian philosophies – and Buddhism in particular – and therefore the last section is devoted to this topic. The essays in this collection deal with a wide range of philosophical issues: normative ethics, meta-ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, Ancient Greek and Buddhist thought. By demonstrating the very real nature of the engagement between the martial arts and philosophy, this book is essential reading for any serious student or scholar with an interest in the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, the philosophy of sport, or the study of physical culture.

The Martial Arts

Author : Peter Lewis
ISBN : 1861601166
Genre : Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
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Striking Beauty

Author : Barry Allen
ISBN : 9780231539340
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

On The Warrior S Path Second Edition

Author : Daniele Bolelli
ISBN : 9781556439483
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The urge to forge one’s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior’s Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies with no-holds-barred competition, Nietzsche with Bruce Lee, radical Taoism and Buddhism with the Star Wars Trilogy, traditional martial arts with basketball and American Indian culture. At the center of all these phenomena is the warrior. Though this archetype seems to manifest contradictory values, author Daniele Bolelli describes the heart of this tension: how the training of martial technique leads to a renunciation of violence, and how overcoming fear leads to a unique freedom. Aimed at students at any level or tradition of martial arts but also accessible to the armchair warrior, On the Warrior’s Path brings fresh insights to why martial arts remains an enduring and widespread art and discipline. Two new chapters in this second edition focus on spirituality in the martial arts and the author’s personal journey in the field.

The Warrior S Journal

Author : Mark Edward Cody
ISBN : 9781438963129
Genre : Philosophy
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The Warrior's Journal is the forth book by Master Martial Arts Instructor, Mark Edward Cody. Based upon the training journal of coauthor Marrese Crump, this volume chronicles the life philosophy and technique of the man who wrestling legend Dave Batista goes to for combat strategy and martial arts instruction. The Warrior's Journal taps into the ancient wisdom of the Way of the Warrior. It offers keys to victory in all of life's arenas of combat. It offers insight into the mind of the Warrior-Philosophers of antiquity whose words and deeds fill the legends of the collective human consciousness.

Traditional Martial Arts Philosophy

Author : Tom Thurston
ISBN : 1481980335
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Drawing from their many decades of experience as traditional martial arts practitioners, competitors, teachers, demonstrators and advocates, Grand Master C.K. Choi and Master Tom Thurston succinctly and effectively present the essence of what it means to be a true and dedicated traditional martial artist. Through an eloquent balance of poetry, parables, insights, quotations and muses, Choi and Thurston clearly reveal that becoming and remaining a true and complete traditional martial artist requires more than just the mastery of physical movements and fighting strategies. It is not the style of art that decides the degree of success a practitioner experiences. Rather, it is the practitioner's individual strength of will, coupled with his or her noble and persistent desire to achieve the highest, broadest and most positive results that we can on this plane of existence that, in the end, makes the difference. “An authentic compilation of traditional martial arts lore and philosophy that includes both the wisdom of the ages and sound advice for the present and the future. It should be required reading by all sincere traditional martial arts practitioners and teachers”• Grand Master Hud Huddleston, Sr., Founder and head of the Korean Hwarang Martial Arts Federation. “A wonderful book that each of us should read the first day of every spring, summer, winter and fall. Every martial artist from every style will find pride and motivation from it”• Michael Stephen McGuire, World Karate Association Professional Canadian Middleweight Kickboxing Champion, 1981, 1982

Martial Arts Of The World A Q

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 9781576071502
Genre : Martial arts
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Complete Shotokan Karate

Author : Robin L. Rielly
ISBN : 9781462902286
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method. Part One outlines the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece), and its transmission from China through Okinawa to Japan. Relevant aspects of Japanese history and culture, such as the samurai ethos and Zen, are emphasized. Part Two, profusely illustrated with over 600 clear black-and-white photographs and 20 line drawings, outlines instruction for kumite (sparring drills). Included are two-person drills such as the double-line drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing multiple opponents. Descriptions of many of these drills are not found in other English-language books. In addition, nine karate kata (forms) are presented, two of which, sochin and nijushiho, are rarely seen in print in English. The two parts of this exhaustive book—the first historical and philosophical, the second practical—combine to form one of the most comprehensive presentations of Shotokan karate available in English. Complete Shotokan Karate is an essential resource for all those interested in Japanese karate.

Philosophy Of The Masters

Author : He-Young Kimm
ISBN : 0989080722
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