Martial Arts And Philosophy

Author: Graham Priest
Editor: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812696840
Size: 14,70 MB
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Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today's Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. In his interview with Bodidharma, Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu -- how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell's chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions: Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. Several chapters look at ethical problems raised by the fighting arts. How can the sweaty and brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Every chapter is easily understandable by readers new to martial arts or new to philosophy.

On The Warrior S Path

Author: Daniele Bolelli
Editor: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 158394219X
Size: 18,54 MB
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Philosophy And The Martial Arts

Author: Graham Priest
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317703545
Size: 13,20 MB
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This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially the nature and value of its practice. The second section deals with the other direction of the dialectical interplay between philosophy and the martial arts: how the martial arts can inform philosophical issues important in their own right. Finally, because many of the notable martial arts are of Asian origin, there are particularly close links between the arts and Asian philosophies – and Buddhism in particular – and therefore the last section is devoted to this topic. The essays in this collection deal with a wide range of philosophical issues: normative ethics, meta-ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, Ancient Greek and Buddhist thought. By demonstrating the very real nature of the engagement between the martial arts and philosophy, this book is essential reading for any serious student or scholar with an interest in the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, the philosophy of sport, or the study of physical culture.

Martial Arts And Nature

Author: Ben Walsh
Size: 20,24 MB
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Martial Arts Of The World A Q

Author: Thomas A. Green
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576071502
Size: 17,73 MB
Format: PDF
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

The Martial Arts

Author: Peter Lewis
Editor: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853752063
Size: 17,77 MB
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Provides information about the origins, styles, and practice of karate, kung fu, jiu jitsu, judo, aikido, and other forms of martial arts throughout the world; and includes discussion of martial arts weapons.

The Warrior S Journal

Author: Mark Edward Cody
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438963114
Size: 19,42 MB
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The Warrior's Journal is the forth book by Master Martial Arts Instructor, Mark Edward Cody. Based upon the training journal of coauthor Marrese Crump, this volume chronicles the life philosophy and technique of the man who wrestling legend Dave Batista goes to for combat strategy and martial arts instruction. The Warrior's Journal taps into the ancient wisdom of the Way of the Warrior. It offers keys to victory in all of life's arenas of combat. It offers insight into the mind of the Warrior-Philosophers of antiquity whose words and deeds fill the legends of the collective human consciousness.

Striking Beauty

Author: Barry Allen
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539347
Size: 12,27 MB
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The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.


Author: Jinichi Tokeshi
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824825980
Size: 16,21 MB
Format: PDF
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All students of kendo--the formal art and practice of Japanese swordsmanship--will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules--essential aspects of any martial art. Beginners will find this section particularly helpful because of the close attention paid to fundamental techniques of kendo, including the rare two-sword form (nito ryu), largely unknown outside of Japan. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Nihon Kendo Kata and Shiai and Shinpan rules and regulations are useful references for those learning the Kata and participating in matches. The author, who is also a practicing physician, is attentive throughout to injury prevention and safety--concerns often overlooked in martial arts manuals. The elements of kendo philosophy, which can mystify even experienced practitioners, are explained in simple terms to aid understanding. The manual concludes with biographies of Japan's most celebrated swordsmen, an extensive glossary of kendo terms, and a history of kendo in Hawaii, where it has been practiced for more than a century and where some of the world's top practitioners can be found.