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The Ultimate Athlete George Leonard

The Ultimate Athlete

George Leonard

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ISBN : 9780380430673
Mass Market Paperback
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We are born with the God-given right to move efficiently, gracefully, and joyfully. We lose this right only through societys mind-body split, faulty modes of physical education, and overemphasis on winning. George Leonards simple and radicalMoreWe are born with the God-given right to move efficiently, gracefully, and joyfully. We lose this right only through societys mind-body split, faulty modes of physical education, and overemphasis on winning. George Leonards simple and radical notion is that within each of us, regardless of age, sex, or physical condition, there exists an ultimate athlete waiting to be born. With a poets passion, fifth-degree aikido black belt Leonard evokes the transcendent moment in sport--the catch that defies gravity and chance, the play that makes time stand still--as emblematic of the Greater Game of embodiment itself, of life and death, a Game we all can play to depth and breadth of body and soul. The Ultimate Athlete helped create the participatory sports boom of the 1970s and 1980s. This revised edition is addressed to a new generation of ultimate athletes.