Atketics and philosophy in the ancient world
Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World
Contests of Virtue

By: Heather L. Reid

Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415818353
Publication Date: November 13, 2012

Heather L. Reid is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Her work connects the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport, and Ancient Sports History. Her first book, The Philosophical Athlete was inspired by her experience as an elite cyclist.

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Combat Sports in the Ancient World
Competition, Violence, and Culture

By: Michael B. Poliakoff

Publisher: All Points Books
ISBN: 0300063121
Publication Date: April 26, 1995

Michael B. Poliakoff has taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Hillsdale College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Wellesley College. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in classical studies.

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Martial Virtues
Lessons in Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion from the World’s Greatest Warriors

By: Charles Hackney

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804840237
Publication Date: January 10, 2010

Charles Hackney, Ph.D. has been a student of the martial arts since 1995. He has a doctorate in psychology and is currently a psychology professor at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Mind Over Muscle
Writings from the founder of judo

By: Jigoro Kano

Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 1568364970
Publication Date: May 6, 2013

Jigoro Kano became a professor at the age of twenty-five and, as an influential educator, played an important role in transforming Japan into a modern nation. He served as Chairman of the Japan Amateur Sports Association and was the first Asian to be elected to the International Olympic Committee.

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The Martial Spirit
An introduction to the origin, philosophy, and psychology of the martial arts

By: Herman Kauz

Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 0879513276
Publication Date: April 26, 2005

Herman Kauz is a fourth-degree black belt in Judo and a second-degree black belt in Karate. He has taught martial arts for over 35 years and is the author of the best-selling Tai Chi Handbook.