The Crown of Thorns

Author:Shannon Lee

Publisher:Flatiron Books

ISBN:1250206693

Total Pages:224

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Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies—demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day. "Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water." Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline—they are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life. Now, in Be Water, My Friend, Lee’s daughter Shannon shares the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee’s teachings, expanding on the foundation of his iconic “be water” philosophy. Over the course of the book, we discover how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free. Through previously untold stories from her father’s life and from her own journey in embodying these lessons, Shannon presents these philosophies in tangible, accessible ways. With Bruce Lee’s words as a guide, she encourages readers to pursue their essential selves and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives—whether in learning new things, overcoming obstacles, or ultimately finding their true path. Be Water, My Friend is an inspirational invitation to us all, a gentle call to action to consider our lives with new eyes. It is also a testament to how one man's exploration and determination transcended time and place to ignite our imaginations—and to inspire many around the world to transform their lives.

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Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

Author:Bruce Lee

Publisher:Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:1462917917

Total Pages:400

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Compiled from Bruce Lee's own notes and writings, Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form—its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans—are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presentation of Jeet Kune Do available. This Jeet Kune Do book features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable notes and commentaries on the nature of combat and achieving success in life through the martial arts, as well as the importance of a positive mental attitude during training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself" that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete. Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have in his collection. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body

Bruce Lee

Author:Matthew Polly

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501187643

Total Pages:656

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“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review). The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts—not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen.

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts

Author:Bruce Lee

Publisher:Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:1462917925

Total Pages:256

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"A teacher is never a giver of truth—he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."—Bruce Lee Within the pages of Striking Thoughts, you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's amazing success— as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world. Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorisms—from spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmaking—all of which Bruce lived by. His ideas helped energize his life and career, and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming difficult obstacles with seeming ease. His ideas also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too. Sections include: On First Principles—including life, existence, time, and death On Being Human—including the mind, happiness, fear, and dreams On Matters of Existence—health, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversity On Achievement—work, goals, faith, success, money, and fame On Art and Artists—art, filmmaking, and acting On Personal Liberation—conditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedom On the Process of Becoming—self-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growth On Ultimate (Final) Principles—Yin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

Zen in the Martial Arts

Author:Joe Hyams

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307755509

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1333

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"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum. Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.

Bruce Lee Artist of Life

Author:Bruce Lee

Publisher:Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:1462917909

Total Pages:288

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"Bruce Lee was known as an amazing martial artist, but he was also a profound thinker. He left behind seven volumes of writing on everything from quantum physics to philosophy." — John Blake, CNN Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Greatest Men of the Century," Bruce Lee's impact and influence has only grown since his untimely death in 1973. Part of the seven-volume Bruce Lee Library, this installment of the famed martial artist's private notebooks allows his legions of fans to learn more about the man whose groundbreaking action films and martial arts training methods sparked a worldwide interest in the Asian martial arts. Bruce Lee Artist of Life explores the development of Lee's thoughts about Gung Fu (Kung Fu), philosophy, psychology, poetry, Jeet Kune Do, acting, and self-knowledge. Edited by John Little, a leading authority on Lee's life and work, the book includes a selection of letters that eloquently demonstrate how Lee incorporated his thought into actions and provided advice to others. Although Lee rose to stardom through his physical prowess and practice of jeet kune do—the system of fighting he founded—Lee was also a voracious and engaged reader who wrote extensively, synthesizing Eastern and Western thought into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery. Martial arts practitioners and fans alike eagerly anticipate each new volume of the Library and its trove of rare letters, essays, and poems for the light it sheds on this legendary figure. This book is part of the Bruce Lee Library, which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do

Author:Sam Fury

Publisher:SF Nonfiction Books

ISBN:

Total Pages:146

Viewed:519

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Teach Yourself Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is more than a bunch of martial arts techniques. It is a usable Jeet Kune Do training manual covering all aspects of Bruce Lee's fighting method. Unlike other martial arts, Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do to be a practical form of self-defense. Use these techniques and strategies to beat your opponent as quickly as possible. Start training yourself in Jeet Kune Do, because this is one of the most practical martial arts around. Get it now. Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Includes * Offensive and defensive Jeet Kune Do techniques * Learn a martial art made for street fighting * Train in the way of the intercepting fist * Learn Jeet Kune Do foundations and fighting strategy * Increase personal fitness * Become lightning fast * Increase power in all your strikes * Easy to follow descriptions with clear pictures * Progressive lessons so you can learn at your own pace * Develop the ability to instinctively escape/react to any situation ...and much more. Train in the Way of the Intercepting Fist * The fundamental lead straight punch and all the important lessons that go with it * How to deliver punches your opponent will never see coming * Simple explanations of the principles of economy of motion * Details the 5 ways of attack and how to apply them in your fighting strategy * Learn about the centerline and how to use it to your advantage * The On-Guard Position * Development of power and speed * The fastest strike you can do and how to make it (and all other strikes) as fast as possible * The most powerful strike you can do and how to make it (and all other strikes) as powerful as possible * Jeet Kune Do footwork including the shuffle, quick movements, circling, bursting, etc. * A modified Wing Chun Kung Fu-Jeet Kune Do version of Chi Sao Offensive and Defensive Jeet Kune Do Techniques * Evasive movements * Parries * Counterattacks * Trapping * Jeet Kune Do kickboxing skills including punches, kicks, and combinations * Interception * Sliding Leverage * Knees and Elbows Learn Jeet Kune Do Fighting Strategy * Discover the use distance in fighting. Includes simple explanations of fighting measure, closing in, the four ranges, etc.* * Understand the use of broken rhythm, cadence, and other timing concepts. These will give an otherwise slower person the upper-hand. * Learn how to create openings in your opponent's guard using feints, false attacks, and more. * Breaks down the 5 ways of attack for complete understanding and use in fighting strategy. A Perfect Accompaniment to The Tao of Jeet Kune Do The Tao of Jeet Kune Do is Bruce Lee's own book on his fighting art. It has techniques, strategy, and philosophy, but it is not a Jeet Kune Do training manual. Unlike other Jeet Kune Do books, this one fills that gap. Includes 4 Free Bonuses Get your copy of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do today and you will also receive: * A never-ending Jeet Kune Do training schedule. * The 16 principles of self-defense. Fundamental lessons to protect yourself from violent attacks. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * Special Report: How to run up walls. Teach yourself one of the most street-effective martial arts ever invented, because this is Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Get it now.

Striking Distance

Author:Charles Russo

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:0803290497

Total Pages:272

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In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth. Although the martial arts were widely unknown in America, Bruce encountered a robust fight culture in the Bay Area, populated with talented and trailblazing practitioners such as Lau Bun, Chinatown's aging kung fu patriarch; Wally Jay, the innovative Hawaiian jujitsu master; and James Lee, the Oakland street fighter. Regarded by some as a brash loudmouth and by others as a dynamic visionary, Bruce spent his first few years back in America advocating for a modern approach to the martial arts, and showing little regard for the damaged egos left in his wake. The year of 1964 would be an eventful one for Bruce, in which he would broadcast his dissenting worldview before the first great international martial arts gathering, and then defend it by facing down Wong Jack Man--Chinatown's young kung fu ace--in a legendary behind-closed-doors showdown. These events were a catalyst to the dawn of martial arts in America and a prelude to an icon. Based on over one hundred original interviews, Striking Distance chronicles Bruce Lee's formative days amid the heated martial arts proving ground that thrived on San Francisco Bay in the early 1960s.

Passage to Freedom

Author:Ken Mochizuki

Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN:1430130334

Total Pages:32

Viewed:1883

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"Listening to the story is even more dramatic than reading it. It should be purchased by every public and school library." - School Library Journal

The Art of Peace

Author:Morihei Ueshiba

Publisher:Shambhala Publications

ISBN:9780834821682

Total Pages:160

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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business. This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

The Three Ninja Pigs

Author:Corey Rosen Schwartz

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101652071

Total Pages:40

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Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale. Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three little pigs just aren't going to take it from that bully anymore! The first starts aikido lessons---he'll make mincemeat out of that wolf! His brother learns a little jujitsu--he'll chop that guy to pieces! But when the wolf actually appears, it turs out these two pigs aren't quite ready after all. Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves that save the day. KIYA! Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes that'll have kids howling, and rising star Dan Santat's spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!

The Science Behind the Secret

Author:Travis S. Taylor

Publisher:Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN:1618247638

Total Pages:192

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We create our own reality and science says it's true! The Laws of Attraction do exist and are explained in Layman's Terms by a NASA Scientist. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Ancient Teachings for Modern Times

Author:Peta Morton

Publisher:John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:1789042429

Total Pages:248

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Is your life fulfilling? Do you feel loved and valued? Are you full of energy, happy and healthy? Are your days inspiring and fun? This remarkable book shows you how to stop the struggle and embrace life. Peta Morton shares the timeless spiritual wisdom of the ages in a modern, non-religious context and invites you on a journey of self-discovery. 'Peta Morton elegantly weaves together practical wisdom from a diverse array of traditions to provide a 'one stop shop' for anyone interested in personal development and well-being. This synthesis of important teachings and modalities, ranging from the power of breathing, thoughts, gratitude, and beyond, has the potential to shift the reader's perspective and clears the path for a happier, more peaceful life.' Mark Gober, author of An End to Upside Down Thinking

The Oneness Experience

Author:Malcolm Morris

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1481705539

Total Pages:82

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When his personal “storms” and “earthquakes” destroyed the little that he thought he knew, Malcolm was forced to turn to the only place he had left... within. That’s when he started to see the lines and to his surprise, it looked like “God” had it all mapped out in advance.