Karate master Tom Muzila, a direct student of the great Tsutomu Ohshima, presents for the first time a complete series analyzing the mental aspects of combat. This book is a through study of the theory and practice of the mental elements used by the great and legendary masters in Karate-do history. The author discusses in-depth many of the different psychological elements necessary for combat as used by the legendary Samurai warriors. This book is for all practitioners of martial arts and combat sports, like Thai Boxing, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and other mainstream arts who wish to tap into their mental resources and improve their level of performance in competition and fighting. It is a retrospective step back into the warrior's psychology, rediscovering the ancient ways of combat and applying it to modern day martial arts.
Tom Muzila is one of the most appropriate individuals to teach and speak on these topics, concepts and principles. He has challenged the human spirit numerous times ... beyond all mental and physical limitations. He has accomplished many mental and physical feats that were thought to be next to impossible. He has proven that with proper spirit, conditioning and technical training, anything can be achieved. He is also considered one of the best karate and martial arts teachers around. Muzila has trained with the legendary karate master Tsutomu Ohshima for most of his life. He has taught and practiced karate and the martial arts for close to 40 years. Muzila has devoted his entire life to studying, researching and practicing optimum peak performance mental concepts and mind-over-matter accomplishments. Muzila is a 5th-degree black belt in Shotokan karate, but he has practiced numerous martial arts, various fighting styles and boxing. He has participated on the U.S. Shotokan Karate Team. He holds many karate athletic world records, which exhibit incredible physical, mental stamina and endurance, one of which is practicing karate techniques for 24 hours straight.