Michael Maliszewski

Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts

Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts is a study of the meditative and religious elements that form the core of the great martial arts traditions.Unsurpassed in scope and detail, this martial arts book covers the spiritual beliefs and the practices of the fighting arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, and the United States.Subjects discussed include:Bruce Lee's unique views on spirituality and meditationRituals used to induce altered states of consciousness in Indonesian Pencak-SilatThe unusual relationship of Korea's Hwarang warriors to Mahayana BuddhismThe importance of Buddhist ritual in Muay ThaiSpiritual practices in the Filipino martial artsThe significance of Zen and esoteric Buddhism to the SamuraiThe relationship of Indian martial arts to YogaThe impact of Daoist concepts on the Chinese martial artsPsychological development and martial arts training
303 printed pages
Original publication


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