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The Intelligent Warrior: Command Personal Power with Martial Arts Strategies by [Jones, Steve]
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‘Jones has serious inner calm… He has the kind of credentials that make today’s mini-gurus like The Barefoot Doctor and Deepak Chopra draw a devoted following. He is to blokes what Triyoga is to your pooped-out party girls… Jones manages to apply the ancient principles of martial arts to big-city living while coming across like a happening superhuman.’ EVENING STANDARD

‘Want to succeed in business? Jones’ secret formula, which incorporates concentration-enhancing meditation, posture correction and hand-to-hand combat skills, can be applied to combat of both the physical and mental variety – crucial if your merger goes wrong.’ ARENA

About the Author

Steve Jones has a powerful reputation as a holistic martial arts teacher and pioneer of his own Body Mind Spirit (BMS) system. He has two successful schools in London with around 200 members and a wide range of regular corporate clients including Apple Computers, Regency Hotel and Goldschmidt Chemicals. Originally from Canada, he runs regular seminar tours in both Canada and Australia, where his most recent tour was sponsored by Bondi Fitness Gym. Steve has also worked as a bouncer for London’s top nightclubs, including The O’Bar, Iceni and Nylon, and a professional bodyguard, for clients such as Oliver Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Elvis Costello, The Beautiful South and Pulp.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3134 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons (23 Mar. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06WVGRV87
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great book, well written. We both had the same wing chun/BMS teacher, so I may be biased, nevertheless I recommend it as I've also recommend to my own students.
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Bought this on a recommendation to helps Wing Chun training. I started it but probably won't finish it, it's more like one of those weird self help books, unless I'm missing something. I want to learn to punch people safely and I can get a warm self helped feeling from hitting someone in the face!
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This really is a fine book - clear, concise and well written. It balances the practical and spiritual aspects of Martial Art perfectly. Steve Jones shows throughout the book how one continually informs the other. There's a very holistic approach on offer here and a slightly different perspective than what one usually finds in this subject area - it was good, for instance, to see G.I Gurdjieff, Jacques Lusseyran and Carlos Castaneda mentioned throughout the book alongside Bruce Lee and other familiar names. "The Intelligent Warrior" is helpful and useful but also challenging and thought-provoking. Excellent.
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I think this book is fantastic insight into the BMS , how our body works in unison with the universe and gives us the knowledge to tune in to our inner voice .
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book about different aspects of martial arts and how they can apply to your life 15 April 2013
By Alain B. Burrese - Published on Amazon.com
"The Intelligent Warrior: Command Personal Power with Martial Art Strategies" by Steve Jones is a good book to get one thinking about different aspects of the martial arts and how they can apply to other areas of one's life. On the cover, Jones suggests that these strategies will help a person win at work, sharpen mental focus, be socially confident, and strengthen your health. I agree that if the proper lessons are learned and applied from martial art training, these "extra" benefits can be gained. But one must remember that martial arts are "martial" and that is the first goal. But I do agree that a person can gain much from martial arts even if the person never uses the skills to defend him or herself. That is one of the reasons I teach, and a reason I enjoyed this book by Steve Jones.

Besides the Introduction and Closing, the book has four main parts: Meditation, Chi Kung, Martial Science, and Martial Art. Each of these sections of the book contain chapters, even if not numbered as such, on various aspects of the topic. While one could expand on all of these, I felt Jones did a good job of presenting his ideas and providing advice on how to incorporate the ideas into one's own training and life.

The book is definitely more "mental" than physical. What I mean by that is, the book makes you think and is not just a picture book full of moves to practice. Exercises such as breathing, being aware, understanding different strategies take mental concentration and effort more than just the physical. I'm sure that is why Jones used "Intelligent" in his title.

If I have any criticism of the book, it is that it could have used a bit more editing. Some of the passages are not as smooth and flowing as they could be, and in a few different spots the book references something else on page XXX. The page numbers were never inserted when the book was complete. Some of what I felt was awkward in language might just be the differences between U.S. And U.K usages of English. So really these criticisms are minor.

Since I also believe in the study and practice of meditation and chi kung, I connected with the lessons that Jones shared. His background in these and Kung Fu are apparent and I like that he trains for "life" and not just fighting. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants a mental challenge to go along with their physical challenge of studying martial arts, and especially to those who practice the internal aspects of meditation and chi kung.

Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Lock On: Joint Locking Essentials Volume 1: Wrist Locks and others.
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