Review of "Martial Arts Madness: A User's Guide To The Esoteric Martial Arts" by Glenn Morris. Martial Arts Madness is the third in a series of published books by practitioner Glenn Morris delving into the esoterica of Martial Arts. At the time of this review the book is >12 years old and is out of print. To obtain a copy you will most likely have to pay dear for it. I had read and enjoyed Morris' first volume "Path Notes of An American Ninja Master," Path Notes of an American Ninja Master as well as his second volume "Shadow Strategies of An American Ninja Master." Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master It only followed suit that I complete the series. It has been my experience that martial artists fall into two camps: Those that train and believe in the martial aspect for fighting/defense, and those that believe the mind can be conditioned to open doors or "pathways" to new thoughts and inner experiences and awareness in addition to the conditioning of the body. Dr. Morris obviously fell into the latter category. His "Martial Arts Madness" represents the culmination of his understanding that meditation (Kundalini, et. al.) is an inherent part of the martial arts experience. This is a unique book that covers the areas of "Esoteric Budo" to "Chi Sickness" and everything in- between. Although it can stand alone I suggest starting with "Path Notes" to see which side of the martial arts spectrum you fall into. If you have always believed that your martial arts training felt incomplete then chances are you will like this book and it's companions. Well done at ten stars with no reservations or hesitations.
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In a series of short, witty essays, jujitsu and chi kung teacher Glenn Morris looks at the vaulted self-importance and sense of indestructibility that the practice of martial arts can engender in its adherents. "Martial Arts Madness" is for adventurous souls who enjoy experimenting with the unknown.