am 20. Dezember 2014
Kung Fu (Gung fu auf "kantonesisch") ist eine philosophie für alle Lebensbereiche, der Kampsport ist ein Teilbereich davon. Auch wer nichts mit Kampsport am Hut hat kann für's Leben nützliches Lernen, wenn er bereit ist seine Vase lehr zu machen, so dass etwas anderes ohne Vorurteile hineinpasst. Unsere westliche Welt mit all Ihren angeblich wissenschaftlich felsenfest fundierten Behauptungen ist noch lange nicht der Stein der Weisheit, zumindest nicht der Einzige.
Bruce Lee hat nicht nur in seiner Kampfkunst die Anwendung von Kung Fu demonstriert sondern auch in anderen Lebensbereichen. Es ging ihm m.E. vor allem um alle Lebensbereiche und das Leben an sich, so wie um das Miteinander zwischen Menschen und Kulturen. Das ist glaube ich der Öffentlichkeit im Allgemeinen nicht so bewusst. In diesem Buch kann man das lernen.
am 15. Januar 1998
Coming from a background that includes a long-term interest in martial arts, Bruce Lee and philosophy, I had a hunch that a book that combined all these interests would be good value.
I was not disappointed :)
John Little has written a book that is easy to get involved in and helps the reader to understand the differences between Eastern and Western approaches to living a satisfying life. By using smallish sections within each chapter, he has created a book that is easy to pick up and read for a short time and yet still learn a lot.
I particularly enjoyed discovering the contrasts between Bruce Lee's views and those expressed in the classic texts of Chinese philosophy, such as the Tao Te Ching and the writings of Chuang Tzu.
In short, a most accessible and enlightening book about Bruce Lee's "way of no way".
am 17. November 1999
This book proves that philosophy can be both powerful and relevant to everybody's life! I'm a teenage girl who has suffered from low self-esteem but Bruce Lee's teachings have opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at life! Now I see and..more importantly.. understand that we are all the same and that looking at others as "different" or "better" or "worse" than us is truly the mind's worst disease. John Little is a masterful philosopher himself to have seen and presented such a deep philosophy in such an enjoyable manner. And with this book, he has shared Master Lee's brilliant and penetrating observations on love, relationships, racism and life. What a mind-opening book. I call it "therapy for the sane!" Read this book and really get to know about life.
am 8. Oktober 1999
Excellent book by John Little to capture the essence and philosophical thoughts of Bruce Lee. His explanation of the way Lee thought and lived through his own personal study of Chinese and Western philosophy is made very clear in this book. Not only does the author explain Lee's thinking, but also puts in layman's terms as to how you can apply these same principles in your own life. Great examples are given throughout the book as to how Lee used philosophy to realize his own personal growth both in his own life and that of his fighting art of Jeet Kune Do. After reading this book, one comes to learn that Lee wasn't only a great martial artist, but also an extremely intelligent man whose mind was very sharp and keen. Until this book, I was not interested in philosophy, but after reading this, I'm very much interested in it, especially Eastern philosophy and the way that it can enhance my life and those of others around me. Excellent book by all means!
am 7. November 1999
"The Warrior Within" is not what its title implies. I thought it would be about combat, but it is rather an engaging and profound work of philosophy that (unlike most philosophical works) is both a joy to read and full of extremely practical insights from a phenomenal human being -- Bruce Lee! Bruce Lee's philosophy is anti-external authority, indicating that the only light you need to "follow" is the light within your own soul. Unlike most of the "self-help," "new-age" type guides, this book is thoroughly researched and presented with a scholar's flair. Compelling and highly informative. If the material found within its pages is put to daily use, it has the power to change anybody's life for the better. This is what all philosophy books should be.
am 9. November 1999
I have whole heartedly enjoyed reading this book and htas off to John Little for his efforts in the preservation of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, the philosophy of Bruce Lee. I have truly enjoyed all of his literary efforts thus far, both for content and the effot put forth in their organization. "The Warrior Within" is my all-time favorite book -- period, and one which I have recommended and bought for many people I know and care about. The wisdom found within the pages of this book is eternal, and once reading it, you have an appreciation for Bruce Lee that you never had before. Please! Give us more!
am 15. Oktober 1999
After reading Tao of Jeet Kune Do , and absorbing some of the concepts and applying them to how I view the world and finding it changed my life for the better , I was hungry for more Bruce Lee philosophy. This book does an excellent job of interpreting Bruce's philosophies and is an excellent supplement to Tao of Jeet Kune Do. A fufilling and enlightening read which aims towards the core of Bruce's philosophies--helping a person develop their own philosophy.
am 26. Juli 1999
John Little achieves with this book something that has been often overlooked and unrecognised by many Bruce Lee critics: the presentation of Bruce Lee's philosophical legacy. Here it becomes clear how important philosophy, both Eastern and Western, was for the personal development of the man, actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. The book is divided into three major parts ("Seeing the Totality", "Defeating Adversity" and "Warrior Within") and each part is divided into further sub-chapters. This enables the reader to choose the chapter he is most interested in and still being able to see "the whole picture". To me this book is mainly a philosophical book, dealing with many aspects of life and presenting Bruce's personal view on them. So the reader does not need to be a Bruce Lee expert or a fan, he should just enjoy a clear presentation of Eastern (for example, from Lao Tse) and Western (for example, from Alan Watts) philosophy. Of course, there is a lot for the Bruce Lee fan, such as many of Bruce Lee's quotes and some from his son, Brandon. Unfortunately there are not many photos of Bruce in this book which would help to promote it further among the average Bruce Lee fan. I immensely enjoyed this book due to its content and the way it was presented by John Little and so I can recommend it to every Bruce Lee fan, martial artist and everybody who is interested in philosophy. By the way, the whole book is available on audio cassette as well, it is narrated by John Little himself and it's great to hear Bruce and Brandon Lee's original voice. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
am 17. August 1999
I agree with another reader who called this book "The best philosophy book ever written!" I read this book and it changed my life. I had problems believing in myself, a poor understanding of those around me and of my place in the world. I've read other "self-help" books and even a few philosophy books, but most of them seem to deal with life as an abstract concept -- there was nothing in their writings that spoke to me as a human being and addressed the serious issues in my life. Bruce Lee's teachings have opened my eyes to an entirely new world -- or, at least, an entirely new way of looking at the world. I had always thought that Lee was just an actor or a fighter -- how wrong I was! Mr. Little has done both Bruce Lee and the world of a philosophy a huge favor by taking the time and effort to write this amazing and, quite literally, life-changing book. This is quite simply the best and most helpful book I have ever read. I can't recommend it highly enough.
am 18. Oktober 1999
What an amazing book! Bruce Lee was so far ahead of his time in his way of thinking that it blows my mind! John Little, you are to be commended for bringing this amazing philosophy to light! This is truly a book that cuts across cultures and prejudices and deals with "real-world" issues in a "real-world" way. No more racism, no more ignorance, just understanding, tolerance and a whole new way of looking at life. This is a VERY powerful book.