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On Jiu Jitsu

Narrated by: Saethon Williams
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

We will develop only the strength our environment demands of us. When our environment fails to challenge our depths, we are tasked to create one that does. 

Practitioners across the globe continue to use jujitsu as a tool for personal development. For many, the jujitsu academy is the one place in which we purposefully practice virtuous action. On Jiu Jitsu seeks to codify the mechanisms by which jujitsu shapes the individual, as the character traits required to achieve mastery in sport are the same that our highest humanity requires. 

It is the hope of the author that the articulation of these benefits will ensure the listener's continued practice of self-mastery through this sacred medium.

©2017 Chris Matakas (P)2019 Chris Matakas

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-19

The Highest Version of Ourselves

I have loved the art of jiu jitsu for years but perhaps never saw so clearly that it's really the art of living well. In his book, Professor Matakas elegantly articulates so much of what jiu jitsu not only is, but also what it brings to our lives off the mat. This is a beautiful study of life through the lens of our practice and I was not only moved by it, but so much that I am gifting it to close friends for them to enjoy. Thank you, Professor Matakas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-19

A must read for any martial artist and anyone seeking self improvement

This is an excellent book. I own both physical and audio versions and reread it constantly.

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  • Tim
  • 12-02-19

Jiu Jitsu is the best medicine against PTSD

this book was absolutely amazing and in so many various different ways it has encompassed the passionate love for an art form that so many other people already love. No matter if you loved you Jitsu or have never spent one minute on the map, this book will change your life. The amount of times that he quotes CS Lewis alone makes my heart Happy. But above and beyond the quotes the depth and honesty with which he speaks about this subject is I believe unseen in any other book that I have read best far. if you are looking to change your game in Life or in martial arts, this book is for you. Please read this book at least five times and then on your 6 time share it with somebody else. Cannot say enough how the simple $30 it cost to purchase it was not enough. This is truly a gem among the variety of different ridiculous books and I'm so happy I stumbled upon it. Chris, if you read this I really appreciate your words sir. I look forward to the possible chance to be able to slap and pound and roll around on the map while you submit me until I can't breathe straight. :-)

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  • njam1e
  • 09-02-19

a look at the philosophical side of jiu-jitsu

A fantastic view of the gentle art. We should all strive to be the highest version of ourselves everyday.

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  • Camilo Olivieri
  • 02-02-19

Life lessons through the lens of Jiu Jitsu.

Great book by a great modern philosopher. This is a must read for anyone considering training jiu Jitsu, and for anyone training jiu Jitsu.

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