IN SEARCH OF THE WARRIOR SPIRIT: TEACHING AWARENESS DISCIPLINES TO THE GREEN BERETS 3RD EDITION
Author: Richard Heckler
Publisher: PERSEUS / RUNNING PRESS, Aug 2002
A martial artist trains U.S. Special Forces soldiers to become more effective fighters through self-examination. Provides insight into the nature of war, the meaning of masculinity, & the need for moral values in the military. This new edition includes Heckler?s response to 9/11. 6x9 inches, 325 pgs.
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.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
?The new Marine Corps martial art ...is focused as much on the soul as it is on soldiering....? ? The Wall Street Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Heckler has a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido. He lives in Petaluma, CA.