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 Bru...
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books; 2nd ed. edition (July 8, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 628568
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In my lifetime search for meaning in the world of the warrior I have had the honor of reading and reviewing literally hundreds of books. Some were good; some were bad and a few I would classify as excellent. Being an objective reviewer rather than ...
ical 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.