Meditation and the Martial Arts

These are some of the questions Raposa raises and responds to in Meditation and the Martial Arts, his rumination on the martial arts as meditative practice and meditation as a martial discipline.

Author: Raposa

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813924596

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The relationship between meditation and the martial arts is a multifaceted one: meditation is one of the practices in which martial artists engage in order to prepare for combat, while the physical exercises constituting much of the discipline of the martial arts might well be considered meditative practices. Michael Raposa, himself a martial arts practitioner, suggests there is a sense in which meditation may in turn be considered a form of combat, citing a variety of spiritual disciplines that are not strictly classified as "martial arts" yet that employ the heavy use of martial images and categories as part of their self-description. Raposa, in this extraordinary alloy of meditation manual, historical synthesis, and spiritual guide, provides a fascinating approach to understanding the connection between martial arts and spirituality in such diverse disciplines as Japanese aikido, Chinese tai chi chuan, Hindu yoga, Christian asceticism, Zen Buddhism, and Islamic jihad. What happens when spiritual discipline is appropriated for exercises meant for health or recreation? How might prayer, meditation, and ritual be understood as martial activities? What is the nature of conflict, and who is the enemy? These are some of the questions Raposa raises and responds to in Meditation and the Martial Arts, his rumination on the martial arts as meditative practice and meditation as a martial discipline.
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Meditation and the Martial Arts

A martial arts practitioner suggests there is a sense in which meditation may in turn be considered a form of combat, citing a variety of spiritual disciplines that employ the heavy use of martial images and categories as part of their self ...

Author: Michael L. Raposa

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ISBN: 0813922380

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

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In this alloy of philosophical reflection, historical synthesis, and spiritual guide, Michael Raposa, himself a martial arts practitioner, provides an approach to understanding the connection between martial arts and meditation in such diverse disciplines as Japanese aikido, Chinese tai chi chuan, Hindu yoga, Christian asceticism, Zen Buddhism, and Islamic jihad. The relationship between meditation and the martial arts is a multifaceted one: meditation is one of the practices in which martial artists engage in order to prepare for combat, while the physical exercises constituting much of the discipline of the martial arts might well be considered meditative practices. Raposa suggests there is a sense in which meditation may in turn be considered a form of combat, citing a variety of spiritual disciplines that are not strictly classified as "martial arts" yet that make heavy use of martial images and categories as part of their self-description. What happens when spiritual discipline is appropriated as exercise for health or recreation? How might prayer, meditation, and ritual be understood as martial activities? What is the nature of conflict, and who is the enemy? These are some of the questions Raposa raises and responds to in Meditation and the Martial Arts, his rumination on the martial arts as meditative practice and meditation as a martial discipline.
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Martial Arts History Science Meditation and Health

Some masters know the secrets and don't want to share, others share it willingly. But even then, some things need more explanation. This book reaches into science and gives the answers to what was mysticism.

Author: Clinet Furr

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359702831

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Page: 232

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It all started about 1500 years ago and then it stopped around the turn of the 20th century. So much knowledge was lost but it has been recovered. Some masters know the secrets and don't want to share, others share it willingly. But even then, some things need more explanation. This book reaches into science and gives the answers to what was mysticism. Science is being used to explain martial arts, meditation and even how eastern medicine works. It isn't the strange and exotic eastern medicine it once was, it's more mainstream now than ever. If you?re looking for answers, here is a great place to start!
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Essays on Martial Arts and Meditation

Essays on martial arts and meditation attempting to provide as broad as possible an overview of the arts, and drawing from many unorthodox sources.

Author: Gavin Mitchell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445252735

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Page: 104

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Essays on martial arts and meditation attempting to provide as broad as possible an overview of the arts, and drawing from many unorthodox sources.
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Zanshin

Karate sensei Morris discusses how to create harmony between mind and boyd, and the importance of utilizing the mind to improve the technical side of martial arts.

Author: Vince Morris

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 0877287562

Category: Martial arts

Page: 93

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Karate sensei Morris discusses how to create harmony between mind and boyd, and the importance of utilizing the mind to improve the technical side of martial arts. Describes various types of meditation and how to combine them with physical expercise.
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The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi

The new edition adds a new foreword, new introduction by author, practical explanations on spiritual traditions of the internal martial arts, index"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Bruce Frantzis

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583941908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 393

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"Explains how awareness and development of chi gives internal martial arts their power and strength, contains full instructions on the Taoist system Nei Gung, describes how specific martial arts use chi, includes stories about masters. The new edition adds a new foreword, new introduction by author, practical explanations on spiritual traditions of the internal martial arts, index"--Provided by publisher.
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Eternal Chi

This book teaches 14 seated meditations and 18 standing meditations based on martial arts movements. In this book, clear, concise instruction is given for each meditation in both basic and advanced levels.

Author: Sensei John Cox

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1481019880

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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ETERNAL CHI: Martial Art Meditations for cultivating Chi and Life-Force energies. Chi is the life force energy of the universe. Everyone has chi, but not everyone has the same level of chi. The Shaolin Monks and Nuns devised certain meditation practices in order to tap into and cultivate chi. This book teaches 14 seated meditations and 18 standing meditations based on martial arts movements. In this book, clear, concise instruction is given for each meditation in both basic and advanced levels. These meditations are presented in as much authenticity as possible and can be readily learned by a wide variety of people from absolute beginners to seasoned practitioners. This book teaches not only how to meditate but also the theory and principles behind meditation. Detailed instruction is given on the proper way to breathe and how to develop good breathing habits. In a nutshell, there are essentially 2 methods of meditation: Spiritual meditation and Martial Art meditation. Spiritual meditation develops clear-mind awarness and higher-consciousness. Martial Art meditation develops focus, concentration, strength, and chi life-force energies. There are similarities between Spiritual meditation and Martial Art meditation, but the difference is on the focus. This book teaches martial art meditations created by the Shaolin Monks and Nuns. These meditations are designed to build chi and life force energies. Each meditation is unique unto itself and contain both a basic and advanced level. At the advanced level, a special breathing pattern is used that deepens focus, enhances concentration, and taps into higher levels of life force energies. This book is the first in a series of books pertaining the martial art meditations. There are many, many martial art meditations in existence that build chi and life force energies, strengthen the body and develop mental focus and clarity. www.EternalChi.net
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Becoming Mentally Tougher In Martial Arts By Using Meditation Reach Your Potential By Controlling Your Inner Thoughts

Becoming Mentally Tougher In Martial Arts by Using Meditation: Reach Your Potential by Controlling Your Inner Thoughts.

Author: Joseph Correa

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329590113

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Becoming Mentally Tougher In Martial Arts by Using Meditation: Reach Your Potential by Controlling Your Inner Thoughts. Meditation is one of the best ways to reach your true potential. Eating right and training are two of the pieces of the puzzle but you need the third piece to reach your true potential. The third piece is mental toughness and that can be obtained through meditation. Martial artists who practice meditation regularly will find they are or have: - More confident during competition. - Reduced stress levels. - Better capacity to concentrate for long periods for time. - Lower muscle fatigue. - Faster recovery times after competing or training. - Overcome nervousness better. - Control their emotions under pressure.
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Meditations on Violence

Looks at the differences between martial arts and violence, with information on such topics as expectations of martial arts training, thinking critically about violence, and adapting training methods to reality.

Author: Rory Miller

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 1594391181

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Looks at the differences between martial arts and violence, with information on such topics as expectations of martial arts training, thinking critically about violence, and adapting training methods to reality.
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Bagua and Tai Chi

Beginning with an overview of both bagua and tai chi and their origins in Chinese culture, a noted black belt offers comprehensive advice on how to incorporate these practices into daily Western life. Original.

Author: Bruce Frantzis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583943595

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

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Beginning with an overview of both bagua and tai chi and their origins in Chinese culture, a noted black belt offers comprehensive advice on how to incorporate these practices into daily Western life. Original.
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Duke Moore on Zen And Meditation

He was way ahead of his time and it was a great loss to the Martial Arts world when he passed." * James Moses: "This text teaches meditation as a skill that can be learned, taught, practiced, and mastered." * Ferol Arce: "Duke always had a ...

Author: Raymond Duke Moore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595357024

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Now back in print, these two classics by Raymond "Duke" Moore explore the power of Zen and the meditation in the Martial Arts. Fighting Spirit of Zen is Duke's 1974 treatise on how the spirit of Zen relates to the martial arts, and life generally. First published in 1980, Holistic Meditation tells how this powerful technique can help you succeed in your goals. * Jerry Kunzman: "Duke was one of a kind and, like the other 'greats of yesteryear', can never be replaced. But his words and teachings can live forever in his writings." * Rick Alemany: "We were all fortunate to have known Duke. He was way ahead of his time and it was a great loss to the Martial Arts world when he passed." * James Moses: "This text teaches meditation as a skill that can be learned, taught, practiced, and mastered." * Ferol Arce: "Duke always had a twinkle in his eyes, and always made you feel as though you were on the right track with what ever you were trying to accomplish."
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Meditations on a Russian Martial Art

This book will be of interest not only to Systema and other martial arts enthusiasts, but also to historians, sociologists, and philosophers of martial practice.

Author: James Sommerville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798657037852

Category:

Page: 262

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A critical introduction to Systema, the Russian Martial Art. Written by a long-time student, this book explores the complex origins of Systema, diving deep into the ancient past before traveling to modern Russia and North America. From there, the book examines some subtle facets of Systema's training method, highlighting the purpose of the art, unveiling its drama and private language. This book will be of interest not only to Systema and other martial arts enthusiasts, but also to historians, sociologists, and philosophers of martial practice.
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Living the Zen Arts

Break away from the rush of getting and spending, and enter the ancient Zen practice of doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

Author: Andy Baggott

Publisher: Godsfield Press

ISBN: 184181265X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Break away from the rush of getting and spending, and enter the ancient Zen practice of doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Breathtaking photos illustrate the beautiful mystery of Zen, while meditation instructions show how to sit and breathe so you can think with koans--spiritual paradoxes that create new ways to understand yourself and others. Then explore these energy sources: the way of the samurai as expressed in Aikido, Judo, Kendo, and Kyodo; language power with calligraphy and haiku; sacred spaces of rock gardens and flower arranging; and tea ceremonies that free your senses to awaken your spirit.
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The Search for Mind Body Energy

The most comprehensive discussion of the "life force" ever presented. From East to West, from ancient practices to modern scientific inquiry, the beliefs and practices concerning "internal energy" are presented and penetrated.

Author: John Bracy

Publisher: That Guy

ISBN: 1913479412

Category:

Page: 656

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The most comprehensive discussion of the "life force" ever presented. From East to West, from ancient practices to modern scientific inquiry, from Tibetan meditators to sexual yogis to energetic healers, the beliefs and practices concerning "internal energy" are presented and penetrated.
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Zanshin

Author: V. Morris

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 0091751764

Category: Martial arts

Page: 96

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