Martial Virtues

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ISBN: 9781462900541
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Number of pages: 224
Author: Charles Hackney
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Download and read online Martial Virtues in PDF and EPUB This martial arts books explores the role of martial philosophy and history in personal character development. Martial Virtues explores the role of martial arts in character development. It focuses on the spiritual aspects of martial arts training, attempting to answer the question of what it means to be a good warrior. In this ground-breaking analysis, Charles Hackney draws from the psychological literature on the development of positive character traits, and from the lives and experiences of admirable warriors of fact and fiction. He analyzes how the virtues of ancient and modern warriors can be developed by practicing the martial arts. Using examples from the ancient Greeks to the samurai practitioners of bushido, from Confucius to Bruce Lee, Martial Virtues explores such qualities as courage, wisdom, justice and benevolence in turn, employing the lessons of modern psychology to understand how these virtues can be cultivated within ourselves and others. You will learn what Bruce Lee and Sun Tzu have to say about wisdom, what Miyamoto Musashi has to say about audacity and courage, and what Yagyu Munenori has to say about justice. You will also learn the stories of many of history and literature's greatest warriors including: Aeneas and Hector of Troy; William the Marshal, called the greatest knight who ever lived; Kuo Chieh, the Chinese Robin Hood; the famous Shaolin master Tid Kiu Sam; the 300 Spartans that turned aside a Persian Army at Thermopylae; the 47 Ronin of Japan who revenged the unjust punishment of their master; Korean General Kim Yu-shin, and Toshitsugu Takamatsu, 33rd Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu.


Martial Virtues

Filename: martial-virtues.pdf
ISBN: 0804848874
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Number of pages: 224
Author: Charles Hackney
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Download and read online Martial Virtues in PDF and EPUB This martial arts books explores the role of martial philosophy and history in personal character development. Martial Virtues explores the role of martial arts in character development. It focuses on the spiritual aspects of martial arts training, attempting to answer the question of what it means to be a good warrior. In this ground-breaking analysis, Charles Hackney draws from the psychological literature on the development of positive character traits, and from the lives and experiences of admirable warriors of fact and fiction. He analyzes how the virtues of ancient and modern warriors can be developed by practicing the martial arts. Using examples from the ancient Greeks to the samurai practitioners of bushido, from Confucius to Bruce Lee, Martial Virtues explores such qualities as courage, wisdom, justice and benevolence in turn, employing the lessons of modern psychology to understand how these virtues can be cultivated within ourselves and others. You will learn what Bruce Lee and Sun Tzu have to say about wisdom, what Miyamoto Musashi has to say about audacity and courage, and what Yagyu Munenori has to say about justice. You will also learn the stories of many of history and literature's greatest warriors including: Aeneas and Hector of Troy; William the Marshal, called the greatest knight who ever lived; Kuo Chieh, the Chinese Robin Hood; the famous Shaolin master Tid Kiu Sam; the 300 Spartans that turned aside a Persian Army at Thermopylae; the 47 Ronin of Japan who revenged the unjust punishment of their master; Korean General Kim Yu-shin, and Toshitsugu Takamatsu, 33rd Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu.


The Soldier s Life

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ISBN: 0995671702
Release Date: 2017-01-15
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Author: Michael Edward Stewart
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Download and read online The Soldier s Life in PDF and EPUB This monograph examines the various ways martial virtues and images of the soldier's life shaped early Byzantine cultural ideals of masculinity. It contends that in many of the visual and literary sources from the fourth to the seventh centuries CE, conceptualisations of the soldier's life and the ideal manly life were often the same. By taking this stance, the book challenges the view found in many recent studies on Late Roman and early Byzantine masculinity that suggest a Christian ideal of manliness based on extreme ascetic virtues and pacifism had superseded militarism and courage as the dominant component of hegemonic masculine ideology. Though the monograph does not reject the relevance of Christian constructions of masculinity for helping one understand early Byzantine society and its diverse representations of masculinity, it seeks to balance these modern studies' often heavy emphasis on "rigorist" Christian sources with the more customary attitudes we find in the secular, and indeed some Christian texts, praising military virtues as an essential aspect of Byzantine manliness. The connection between martial virtues and "true" manliness remained a powerful cultural force in the period covered in this study. Indeed, the reader of this work will find that the "manliness of war" is on display in much of the surviving early Byzantine literature, secular and Christian.


Life Lessons of the Dojo

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ISBN: 1608362418
Release Date: 2009-02
Number of pages: 64
Author: J. M. Gallego
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

Download and read online Life Lessons of the Dojo in PDF and EPUB Life Lessons of the Dojo is a unique self-help book. It is an experiential book that adapts martial arts philosophy to modern living. This is not a martial arts book, but rather incorporates core martial arts principles and adapts them to successful living. As an educator, martial arts practitioner and teacher, martial virtues have been taught and recited during training sessions for countless years; for the first time, these martial virtues have been explained in detail. This book covers practical living, finance, relationships and general practices that enhance a success driven life. Life Lessons of the Dojo offers practical insight to living life to the fullest through understanding the precepts of the Dojo Kun. The premise of this book is to educate, enlighten, and give direction to individuals wanting to positively change their lives. Each section offers a martial virtue, an explanation, and an affirmation quote. I believe that this book is one of kind. It transcends the classical self-help book because it is not a mystical book, but rather a book of concrete examples of general wellness, and spirituality.


An Ode on Martial Virtue

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ISBN: BL:A0017871771
Release Date: 1750
Number of pages: 12
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Killing by Remote Control

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ISBN: 9780199339792
Release Date: 2013-05-30
Number of pages: 296
Author: Bradley Jay Strawser
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Killing by Remote Control in PDF and EPUB The increased military employment of remotely operated aerial vehicles, also known as drones, has raised a wide variety of important ethical questions, concerns, and challenges. Many of these have not yet received the serious scholarly examination such worries rightly demand. This volume attempts to fill that gap through sustained analysis of a wide range of specific moral issues that arise from this new form of killing by remote control. Many, for example, are troubled by the impact that killing through the mediated mechanisms of a drone half a world away has on the pilots who fly them. What happens to concepts such as bravery and courage when a war-fighter controlling a drone is never exposed to any physical danger? This dramatic shift in risk also creates conditions of extreme asymmetry between those who wage war and those they fight. What are the moral implications of such asymmetry on the military that employs such drones and the broader questions for war and a hope for peace in the world going forward? How does this technology impact the likely successes of counter-insurgency operations or humanitarian interventions? Does not such weaponry run the risk of making war too easy to wage and tempt policy makers into killing when other more difficult means should be undertaken? Killing By Remote Control directly engages all of these issues. Some essays discuss the just war tradition and explore whether the rise of drones necessitates a shift in the ways we think about the ethics of war in the broadest sense. Others scrutinize more specific uses of drones, such as their present use in what are known as "targeted killing" by the United States. The book similarly tackles the looming prospect of autonomous drones and the many serious moral misgivings such a future portends. "A path-breaking volume! BJ Strawser, an internationally known analyst of drone ethics, has assembled a broad spectrum of civilian and military experts to create the first book devoted to this hot-button issue. This important work represents vanguard thinking on weapon systems that make headlines nearly every day. It will catalyze debates policy-makers and military leaders must have in order to preserve peace and protect the innocent. - James Cook, Department Chair/Head of Philosophy, US Air Force Academy "The use of 'drones' (remotely piloted air vehicles) in war has grown exponentially in recent years. Clearly, this evolution presages an enormous explosion of robotic vehicles in war - in the air, on the ground, and on and under the sea. This collection of essays provides an invaluable contribution to what promises to be one of the most fundamental challenges to our assumptions about ethics and warfare in at least the last century. The authors in this anthology approach the ethical challenges posed by these rapidly advancing technologies from a wide range of perspectives. Cumulatively, they represent an essential overview of the fundamental ethical issues involved in their development. This collection makes a key contribution to an urgently needed dialogue about the moral questions involved." - Martin L. Cook, Adm. James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics, Professor Leadership & Ethics, College of Operational & Strategic Leadership, U.S. Naval War College


Martial Arts of the World A Q

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ISBN: 9781576071502
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 894
Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Martial Arts of the World A Q in PDF and EPUB "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.


Homiletic Review

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ISBN: NYPL:33433089981413
Release Date: 1910
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Meditation and the Martial Arts

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ISBN: 0813924596
Release Date: 2003-12-11
Number of pages: 192
Author: Raposa
Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Download and read online Meditation and the Martial Arts in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Homiletic Review

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ISBN: UCAL:B3078716
Release Date: 1910
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Physics and Politics

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ISBN: OSU:32435063513501
Release Date: 1875
Number of pages: 224
Author: Walter Bagehot
Publisher:

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Flashing Steel

Filename: flashing-steel.pdf
ISBN: 1583941975
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 338
Author: Masayuki Shimabukuro
Publisher: Blue Snake Books

Download and read online Flashing Steel in PDF and EPUB Iaijutsu is the art of samurai swordsmanship in self-defence. Iaijutsu is distinguished from kenjutsu (the samurai sword employed in attack) by the fact that the practitioner begins each technique with the sword sheathed. This book refers to the art of iaijutsu in order to emphasize how Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu is among the various schools of iaijutsu.


The Use of Comparative Sociology

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Release Date: 1985
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Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Understanding Terrorism

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ISBN: 9781452299754
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Number of pages: 616
Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Understanding Terrorism in PDF and EPUB The Fourth Edition of Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism, once again offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidents as well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. An entirely new chapter is devoted to homeland security in the United States and Europe.


Military Ethics and Virtues

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ISBN: 9781136894299
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Number of pages: 192
Author: Peter Olsthoorn
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Military Ethics and Virtues in PDF and EPUB This book examines the role of military virtues in today's armed forces. Although long-established military virtues, such as honor, courage and loyalty, are what most armed forces today still use as guiding principles in an effort to enhance the moral behavior of soldiers, much depends on whether the military virtues adhered to by these militaries suit a particular mission or military operation. Clearly, the beneficiaries of these military virtues are the soldiers themselves, fellow-soldiers, and military organizations, yet there is little that regulates the behavior of soldiers towards civilian populations. As a result, troops trained for combat in today's missions sometimes experience difficulty in adjusting to the less aggressive ways of working needed to win the hearts and minds of local populations after major combat is over. It can be argued that today's missions call for virtues that are more inclusive than the traditional ones, which are mainly about enhancing military effectiveness, but a convincing case can be made that a lot can already be won by interpreting these traditional virtues in different ways. This volume offers an integrated approach to the main traditional virtues, exploring their possible relevance and proposing new ways of interpretation that are more in line with the military tasks of the 21st century. The book will be of much interest to students of military ethics, philosophy, and war and conflict in general.