By Charles Hackney

ISBN-10: 0804848874

ISBN-13: 9780804848879

This martial arts books explores the function of martial philosophy and heritage in own personality improvement.

Martial Virtues explores the position of martial arts in personality improvement. It specializes in the religious facets of martial arts education, trying to solution the query of what it potential to be a superb warrior.

In this ground-breaking research, Charles Hackney attracts from the mental literature at the improvement of optimistic personality characteristics, and from the lives and stories of admirable warriors of truth and fiction. He analyzes how the virtues of old and sleek warriors should be constructed via training the martial arts.

utilizing examples from the traditional Greeks to the samurai practitioners of bushido, from Confucius to Bruce Lee, Martial Virtues explores such features as braveness, knowledge, justice and benevolence in flip, utilizing the teachings of contemporary psychology to appreciate how those virtues might be cultivated inside of ourselves and others.

You will examine what Bruce Lee and sunlight Tzu need to say approximately knowledge, what Miyamoto Musashi has to assert approximately audacity and braveness, and what Yagyu Munenori has to claim approximately justice. additionally, you will study the tales of a lot of historical past and literature's maximum warriors together with: Aeneas and Hector of Troy; William the Marshal, referred to as the best knight who ever lived; Kuo Chieh, the chinese language Robin Hood; the recognized Shaolin grasp Tid Kiu Sam; the three hundred Spartans that grew to become apart a Persian military at Thermopylae; the forty seven Ronin of Japan who revenged the unjust punishment in their grasp; Korean common Kim Yu-shin, and Toshitsugu Takamatsu, thirty third Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu.

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