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The Shaolin Way: 10 Modern Secrets of Survival from a Shaolin Kung Fu Grandmaster

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Born in the projects of Spanish Harlem to a disabled mother and an abusive father, Steve DeMasco spent most of his childhood lost and angry. Drifting from one job to another, he stalked the streets as a troubled youth, barely surviving while all of his peers were either dead or in jail, until he found himself on the steps of the Shaolin Temple.

Originating more than 1,500 years ago in ancient China, the Shaolin monks were simple farmers and worshippers of Buddhism who learned to protect themselves from the constant danger of bandits and overlords with a kind of meditation in motion, a nonlethal form of self-defense that didn't violate their vows of peace. As their legend grew, they became known as the Shaolin Fighting Monks, revered across the land for their spiritual dedication, enlightened message, and amazing fighting skills.

DeMasco entered the Shaolin Temple to battle the demons of his past. But he got more than he bargained for. Besides learning how to wield weapons and take on multiple attackers at once, he discovered an ancient philosophy that helped melt away preconceived notions of the world, and gave him a powerful platform on which to live and grow. In The Shaolin Way, he adapts these teachings for the modern world, singling out ten secrets of survival that can help anyone live a more fulfilled life.

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A child abuse survivor and former petty criminal recounts how he turned his life around by embracing the philosophies of the Shaolin Fighting Monks, in a collection of inspirational stories that illustrates ten principles of individual growth. Reprint.

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ISBN:
9780061751677
Subtitle:
10 Modern Secrets of Survival from a Shaolin Kung Fu Grandmaster
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Demasco, Steve
Author:
Joseph, Alli
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Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Spiritual
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"Synopsis" by , A child abuse survivor and former petty criminal recounts how he turned his life around by embracing the philosophies of the Shaolin Fighting Monks, in a collection of inspirational stories that illustrates ten principles of individual growth. Reprint.
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