Zen in the Martial Arts

  • by Joe Hyams
  • Narrated by Jim Meskimen
  • 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." - Samurai maxim
Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to listeners 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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Customer Reviews

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A great book! Will be a classic some day!

What made the experience of listening to Zen in the Martial Arts the most enjoyable?

Great short stories of wisdom and learning! A must read for every beginning Martial Artist.


Which scene was your favorite?

The fox and rabbit story.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it make me think!


Any additional comments?

A read and reread for me!

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- Anthony Archuleta

Martial artist or not, you'll love this.

Would you listen to Zen in the Martial Arts again? Why?

Yes. It's a treasure trove of lessons that will need reviewing as circumstances in my life change. It has helped me immensely in my martial arts training - the mindset it trains you to have is something that will make you strong in life, and on the mats.


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- Kristoffer Panes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.