Van Canna wrote:
Harlan's link is another 'kick in the ass'
Here is something really good that helps understand and clear the fog of the MAist's mind. http://www.lwcbooks.com/books/warriorsonliving.html
I think Harlan's link is a great point of what we do NOT want to be speaking about when we talk about warrior's spirit...no kitchy controlling logos here, please!
on the book...you keep my reading list growing Van...um..thanks??!?!?!
from the link posted:
Warriors On Living With Courage, Discipline and Honor Written and edited by Loren W. Christensen
In recent years "warrior" has become a buzzword. Most often it’s used properly, though sometimes its use is a stretch of the definition. To seek out the true meaning of warrior and warriorhood, Loren W. Christensen - retired cop, war veteran, high-ranking martial artist and prolific author - went to the source, to those who live it.
The writers who contributed to this work are some of the finest warrior authors, warrior trainers and warrior scholars today. They have been there and done that. Many have fought on the edge of death’s yawning orifice, survived, and now teach others to do the same. Some are still in the trenches.
Here are just a few of the 37 warrior writers who tell you what warriorhood is all about.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman — retired Special Forces, warrior scholar, lecturer, writer.
Massad Ayoob — prolific law enforcement writer, lecturer and instructor.
Gavin de Becker — expert on predicting violence, author of The Gift of Fear.
Stephen Hayes — ninja master, Black Belt Hall of Fame recipient, lecturer, author and bodyguard to the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Tony Blauer — martial arts teacher, author and creator of the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM
Hoch Hochheim — veteran policeman, soldier, lecturer and publisher of Close Quarter Combat Magazine.
Dr. Alexis Artwohl — police psychologist, lecturer, and author of Deadly Force Encounters.
Michael Janich — renowned knife fighting expert and prolific author.
and many other soldiers (American and Vietnamese), SWAT officers, kickboxers, and other experts in such fields as workplace violence, theology and school safety.