Mindful Mixed Martial Arts - Thich Nhat Hanh
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.
What has always been lacking from MMA is the spirit Mindfulness. While pummeling your opponents head to the ground Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to pause and Mindfully places hands to palms in a gentle slapping technique. Only the skilled gentle hand of a true Zen master like Thich could bring such beauty and grace to such a violent sport. Thich explains various techniques and moves such as Mindfully breaking dishes on opponents head, Flower Power Strike and the dreaded Flying Monk Iron Butterfly Downward Facing Leg Kick.