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On Warrior's Path
Author: Daniele Bolelli

ISBN: 9781583942192
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 8 July 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 22.6 x 1.8
Description:
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 delicate 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. Though the warrior seems to manifest contradictory values, 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. In this second edition, two new chapters have been added.The first looks at relationship between spirituality and combat sports. Most people believe traditional inner martial arts are inherently better in terms of 'spirituality' and personal development, as opposed to combat-oriented sports, which may be more effective in the ring, but are for brutes only interested in winning competitions. The author challenges this view, discussi...

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