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Title:
In search of the warrior spirit
Author:
Strozzi-Heckler, Richard.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
xiv, 291 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781556431166
Format :
Book

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Expanded Third Edition with Marine Martial Art Update. In a top-secret U.S. military experiment, Richard Heckler was invited to teach Eastern awareness disciplines ranging from Aikido to meditation to a group of 25 Green Berets. This account chronicles his experiences in the training program and his attempts to revive traditional warriorship in a technological society. His book provides insight into the nature of war, the meaning of masculinity, and the need for moral values in the military. This new edition includes Heckler's response to 9/11, his connections to the Pentagon and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and his reflections on the movie Black Hawk Down , which depicts the deaths of two of his trainees. & " The new Marine Corps martial art...is focused as much on the soul as it is on soldiering...& " - The Wall Street Journal


Table of Contents

George Leonard
Preface to the New Editionp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Invitationp. 1
Preparationsp. 9
In the Bellyp. 43
Warp. 73
The Encampmentp. 85
The Original Warriorp. 119
Bodymindp. 143
Camaraderiep. 171
The Westernp. 187
Maritime Operationsp. 213
Integrityp. 235
In Search of the Warrior Spiritp. 257
Shadow and Lightp. 295
Epiloguep. 307
Five Years Laterp. 315
Fifteen Years Laterp. 343