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Philosophy of Traditional Martial Arts For the Body, Mind and Spirit [Kindle Edition]

Tom Thurston , Chang Kuen Choi , Allen Woodman
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Book Description

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1443 KB
  • Publisher: SIDEKICK Publications (12 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0O6LCQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #717,700 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Contents good - layout not! 6 April 2013
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Being a Tae KwonDo learner I naturally was keen to read this book. Once you start practising Tae KwonDo you start to get interested in Korean and Oriental history and philosophy, and the spirit of the martial arts becomes important. The format of the book is such that it is best read slowly, assimilating and reflecting on the different ideas - the authors have divided the book into short chapters, starting with history, patterns, self defense etc. It is NOT a training manual! Rather it gives you a philosophical background to martial arts, not just Tae KwonDo. It is unfortunately not well formatted for the Kindle eBook, as sentences and paragraphs are sometimes jumbled up. Still worthwhile reading, although I suspect the printed book is more enjoyable to hold and read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Martial Arts Philosophy For the Body Mind and Spirit 20 Jan. 2013
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This book's powerful and inspirational message provides guidance to anyone seeking to achieve their full potential as mindful and compassionate human beings. It's message is not just for martial artists but for everyone looking to positively enhance themselves and their society.
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