Warrior Mind

Strategy and Philosophy from the Martial Arts

by Dick Morgan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/4/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 420
ISBN : 9781438930480
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781452085753

About the Book

         Warrior Mind is a guide to understanding and developing the warrior’s essential mind-set.  Warrior mind has three components.  The first is inner strength—the development of unassailable integrity, clear intent, and unwavering tenacity.  The second is a thorough understanding of the principles of strategy—correct movement and balance, proper angles, proper timing, and proper entry.  The third is acquiring body intelligence- a spontaneous flow of movement in response to an attack without having to think about it.  Eventually, thought and movement become one expression.

       Warrior Mind is also a guide to a strong and proactive approach to life itself.  The principles that strengthen the warrior mind-set also empower and enrich one’s life whether or not one is involved in a martial study.   In fact, the goal of developing warrior mind is to become so internally strong that we discourage and minimize the violence around us.  Ultimately, achieving warrior mind is a spiritual journey.

About the Author

     Dick Morgan has been continuously involved in martial arts practice for the past 44 years.  For the last 34 years, he has been practicing Korean Hapkido, under Grandmaster James R. Garrison, Vice President of the World Oriental Martial Arts Federation.  He holds both a Master’s Certificate and 7th degree black belt in that art.  He also holds black belt rank in Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Chinese Kenpo.  He has been teaching martial arts for over 35 years, and has been teaching at his own club, Warrior Mind Dojang, for over ten years.

      Mr. Morgan has had four feature length articles published in Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine.  The World Oriental Martial Arts Federation quarterly newsletter has published his philosophy column “Zanshin” continuously since 1992.  Zanshin is now published on-line. 

      His writing experience includes fiction.  He was awarded an NEA grant for short fiction in 1982, and won first prize in the Kay Snow (Willamette Writers) writing contest in 1983.  His short story collection, Sailing Away, was published by Lost Horse Press in June, 2000.