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Bohdi Sanders , Marc MacYoung
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Character! Honor! Integrity! Are these traits that guide your life and your actions? Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior focuses on how to live your life with character, honor, and integrity. This book is filled with enlightening quotes and insightful commentaries that will change your life.

This highly acclaimed book has won multiple awards and is endorsed by some of the biggest names in both the martial arts world and the world of self-help. It won a 1st place award in the Indie Excellence Book Awards in 2010, and has been honored by four martial arts hall of fame organizations for its contributions to the world of martial arts.

Warrior Wisdom guides the reader in how to live a quality life, one that is driven by character, honor, and integrity. It contains wisdom from throughout the world and across the ages, and applies this wisdom to modern-day life. The Warrior Wisdom Series was voted Best Martial Arts Series of the Year by the International Independent Martial Artist Association in 2010.

If you desire to live a life of excellence, this book can change your life. It is not merely for martial artist, but for anyone who seeks to live life to the fullest. Learn the essential traits of living a quality life in this entertaining and powerful book.

About the Author

Bohdi Sanders is a lifelong student of wisdom literature, the healing arts, and the martial arts. His studies led him to explore the wisdom behind natural health, naturopathy, herbs, Reiki, Qigong, meditation, and the power of the mind to heal the body and to make positive changes in one's life. These explorations led to him earning doctorate degrees in naturopathy and in natural health. Dr. Sanders is also a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, a Certified Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning, a Certified Reiki Master, and a Certified Master of G-Jo Acupressure. He holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate and has studied various other martial arts for over 30 years. He has worked with young people for over 20 years and is endorsed to teach in five different subject areas. He is the author of: • Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior • Warrior Wisdom: The Heart and Soul of Bushido • The Warrior Lifestyle: Making Your Life Extraordinary • The Secrets of Worldly Wisdom • Secrets of the Soul • Wisdom of the Elders • Modern Bushido: Living a Life of Excellence Dr. Sanders' books have received high praise and have won several national awards, including: • The Indie Excellence Book Awards: 1st Place Winner 2010 • USA Book News Best Books of 2010: 1st Place Winner 2010 • IIMAA: Best Martial Arts Book of the Year 2011 • USA Martial Arts HOF: Literary Man of the Year 2011 • U. S. Martial Artist Association: Inspiration of the Year 2011 • U. S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame: Author of the Year 2011

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 Sep 2012)
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  • Language: English
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 1 May 2014
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Get book for anyone that is a true martial artist. It gives you an insight as to how you should conduct yourself as a warrior in todays sociality. And the first in the set of 3 amazing books.

Aaron Armstrong
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5.0 out of 5 stars My character bible 8 Dec 2013
By Glen
Several years ago I found that as a person or martial artist I was thinking differently I didn't have any clarity or direction. This book gave me clarity and direction and has helped shape me as a person and develop my character .

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5.0 out of 5 stars Warrior Wisdom 12 Dec 2014
What does it mean to be a Warrior? What are the values, the ethics that a true Warrior instills and uses? Dr Bohdi Sanders deals with these questions in the captivating book “Warrior Wisdom”. I have personally found that a person can get lost in the amount of philosophy which is available to us all in this modern day and age. Many people know that their values and ethics differ somewhat from other people but have trouble in identifying this within themselves. “Warrior Wisdom” is a good place to start in identifying your own sense of ethics and ultimately Bushido. Easy to read but also thought provoking, the book has a special place in my collection. I can recommend “Warrior Wisdom” to anyone who is on the search for the Warrior code or simply interested in delving deeper into the Martial Arts philosophy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 7 Dec 2012
By Carlos
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This is a very good book, well worth the read. a a a a a a a a a a
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to seek perfection of character 4 Jan 2010
By Clarence J. Nixon - Published on
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Back in the early eighties there was a statistic floating around that said out of 50,000 people who began karate training only one earned a black belt. Lured by misconceptions that resulted from movies like "The Karate KId," or "Enter The Dragon," the novelty quickly wore off as the realization set in that you can't, unless you're exceptional, become skilled enough to beat a black belt with an attitude in six months. Even those who "stuck it out" for that long still didn't get the gist of the art and drifted away in the face of the effort and focus required to become a true karateka. Even many who got a black belt did so while pursuing dubious goals.
The physical aspects of karate are, to a point, easy to understand. Unfortunately, for many who become reasonably skilled that is the end all of their training. Winning trophies for kumite and kata at tournaments becomes the ultimate measure of success.
So, just what is it that they are missing? Gichin Funakoshi, generally accepted as the "Father of Modern Karate," set, as the ultimate goal of the art, "the perfection of character." In his book, "Karate-do: My Way of Life," Master Funakoshi wrote that he only had two fights (outside of training) in his life and regretted them both. If you end up in a fight, he wrote, you've failed. In my dojo, and in Shotokan dojos around the world, you will (or should) find, conspicuously posted on one of the walls, the Dojo Kun, a set of five precepts he urged all his students to live by. Karate, for him, was indeed a way of life. They are: to seek perfection of character; to always be faithful; to endeavor to excel; to always respect others; to refrain from violent behavior. Karate, Master Funakoshi taught, is 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental. True students take that seriously and "endeavor" to be the best person they can be.
As I said, the physical part is straight forward. You make a commitment and train faithfully. As for the other 90 percent, well, a great deal more is necessary. Introspection is, in its way, much more difficult than doing heian shodan a thousand times, and requires an even more rigorous dedication. The good news is reinventing the wheel is not necessary. Enter Bohdi Sanders and his "Warrior Wisdom" trilogy.
Sensei Sanders has laboriously compiled a treasure trove of wisdom that crosses many centuries, and many cultures. His goal is to share this wisdom with us so that our journey, if we choose to take it, will be illuminated by his years of research and practice. As he says: "Bushido, the way of the warrior, is not meant to be self-serving, it is meant to be of service for a higher purpose."
With that in mind, he takes us on an odyssey that includes visits with some of the most cogent thinkers of this, or any time. One of those, Bayard Taylor, is quoted in Volume 1, and sums up the value of Sensei Sanders's work: "Opportunity is rare and a wise man will never let it go by him." Passing these volumes by would, indeed, be an opportunity lost.
They are not simply a compilation of quotes. Sensei shares his thoughts on each, but, in no way implies that we should fall into lock step behind him. He offers a starting point and, like all good teachers, expects that we'll find our own way. These books aren't sit down reads from cover to cover. They, like karate-do, are a life long endeavor. One page a day, for instance, read and considered, then on to the next. Read, think, repeat. Used properly, you might have to replace them every three or four years unless you're handy with Scotch Tape.
Sensei has made us an offer we can refuse, but we do so at our own personal risk. Buy all three and wear them out, even if you have no intention of ever stepping into a dojo. We all should seek perfection of character and make the world a better place, one person at a time. (Also, watch for Bohdi's latest book, "Life Lessons: Politically Incorrect Wisdom," due out later this month.)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior 20 Sep 2008
By Eric M. - Published on
This is not your typical book on martial philosophy in that it contains neither ambiguous one-liners of wisdom nor zen riddles. What it does contain is a wealth of deeply pondered wisdom that is relevant to all warriors and aspiring warriors. If you're someone who understands that being a warrior means far more than possessing physical attributes or a state of mind, but that being a warrior is a way of life, then this book is for you.

In this book Bohdi Sanders has collected 167 bits of wisdom pertinent to the warrior lifestyle and expounded upon them with his own thoughts in order to apply them to everyday life in the twenty-first century. His collection of wisdom comes from a variety of different people, ranging from the ones you would expect such as Sun Tzu and Miyamoto Musashi to ones such as George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Warrior Wisdom additionally has a tremendous amount of inspirational value. It is the kind of book that can be read over and over, and if you're at a point where you need motivation in your training, picking up this book and reading a few passages from it just may be the thing that prods you to drive on.

The book is written in a format that allows the reader to read it cover to cover or jump in at any point in the middle without losing any of the value. Dr. Sanders does an excellent job of defining the way of the warrior as living a life of selflessness in which those around benefit from the unwavering character of the warrior - a concept seemingly lost in today's society. The bottom line is that I highly recommend this book as I believe that martial artists and non-martial artists alike can benefit from the wisdom contained in it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on Warriorship - A Must for All Warriors! 30 Oct 2008
By Alain B. Burrese - Published on
I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of "Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior" by Bohdi Sanders to provide an endorsement on back and inside cover. When the book came out, I read it again. It is that good! In fact, I can't say enough good things about this book, I enjoyed it that much.

First of all, it is readily apparent that Sanders and I have studied much of the same things over the years. While we have not studied the same martial arts, we have studied much of the same warrior literature that has been written over the years. This includes ancient texts and modern works. Because of this, I recognized many of the quotes Sanders has in "Warrior Wisdom."

Before I go further, this is a quote book, but also much much more than a quote book. There are 167 entries or chapters to this book. Each entry starts with a quote. It is many of these that I was familiar with. Quotes such as, "He is victorious who knows when and when not to fight" by Sun Tzu and "In order to progress in life, one has to improve every day in an endless process." From the Hagakure. If all this book contained was 167 quotes on warriorship, I would still have enjoyed it, and would most likely read it again and again at various times. However, Sanders did not just compile a list of quotes. After each quote, Sanders has written commentary on the quote and what that means to those living as warriors today.

I found myself many times thinking, "He nailed that; that's how warriors should think and act." It is very apparent that Sanders has taken considerable time studying and thinking on warriorship and what it means to be a warrior. His personal definition goes beyond someone who is in the military or who engages in war. His definition of warrior can be obtained without having to actually kill in battle, but to engage oneself in the war of life, and live with honor and integrity. Don't be fooled that Sander's definition neglects the traditional concepts of battle and warfare that is indeed found in the term warrior. Sanders believes modern warriors should train and be prepared to battle injustices and be able to defend themselves and others. However, developing character shines through in many of the commentaries. I agree with Sanders one hundred percent in that warriors must live by a higher standard and the standards he presents in this text, if adhered to, will make anyone, man, woman, or child a better person, a stronger force for good, and a powerful example of someone who epitomizes character.

I find myself now picking up the book periodically to read one entry, and not just read it, but to study Sander's commentary and ask myself if that is how I am living. Personally, I find my military service and my martial studies to be part of me, not just something I did or do. They are a way of life. Sure, that may sound funny to some, but for those that actually live this way, we know it is a powerful way to live. The warrior's edge that I write and speak about is just what this book is about. Its about living more powerfully with honor, integrity, and self-discipline.

I encourage anyone to read this text and focus on the character and self-discipline lessons Sanders shares. Incorporating even some of the advice into your daily living will make a difference. If you are a warrior, or desire to live as one, read Warrior Wisdom.

Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Hard-Won Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 17 Oct 2008
By Dennis W. Okeefe - Published on
I have to say that I love this book, this is a book that everyone should keep nearby and read regularly as a reference for living. A lot of the things in the book I have seen and read and heard before but I like the way the author gave his understanding of what they mean to him and how they are applicable in life. I keep a copy of " Zen in the Martial arts " by Joe Hyams in my car and whenever I have some time to kill I sit in my car and read it, I find that it centers me and helps to keep things in perspective. This is a great book for any person who is either trying to become or is a Warrior to keep on hand and read it often.

In this book other authors are mentioned, in particular Forrest Morgan, who wrote a great book, " Living the Martial Way " . That book is one of my favorite books along with " Way of the Peaceful Warrior " by Dan Millman, " Samurai Zen and the Warrior is Silent by Scott Shaw and " In search of the Warrior Spirit by Richard Strozzi Heckler". Each of those books are a fantastic read and I found them to be very helpful in life, both in keeping my mind where I want it to be and to help me on those days when training is a little harder than just staying home and relaxing would be. In this book I particularly like the way the Warrior spirit and way of being a Warrior is spelled out and brought to your attention in many different views for anyone to understand. I would like to take the time to thank the author for this fantastic book and to help me make sure that I get the best out of this book as I believe it was intended to be used. As a Defensive Tactics instructor and a Firearms instructor I have already brought this book to the attention of new recruits and recommended that they buy this book and read it regularly to help them come to a better understanding of what it means to be a Warrior in todays world.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior 10 Oct 2008
By Victor Jackson - Published on
I think warrior wisdom should be in everyone's library, warrior or not.
There is a lot to think about in this book. It is not just witicisms
for the martial artist but a way of thinking for the laymen as well.

Bohdi Sanders not only gives you a listing of sayings from all over
the world but adds his own insights on the sayings themselves. It
actually gives you food for thought. A way to expand your thinking
on not only the sayings but on your own life.

Are you really living it like you want or is there something in this book
that can help inspire you to live more, do more or be more.

For instance in the book he writes:

In order to progress in life, one has to improve every day in an endless process.

Isn't that true? Everyday you must work to improve your self so you will be ready for any opportunity that may arise.

I tried to tell a friend about this next saying but he never got it.

He is victorious who knows when and when not to fight.

As Stan Lee of Marvel Comics would say, "Nuff said".

I understood this next one before I even read Bodhi Sanders comments,
if you want to know you'll have to get the book.

Do not be tricked into thinking that there are no crocodiles just
because the water is still.

If you have watched a lot of Nova or National Geographic on cable you will understand this one instinctively or you will have to get the book.

This and many more sayings are more than worth the price of the book.
It was a great read and a labor of love for the author.
Thanks Bohdi for writing this book.
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