Martin Faulks is a martial arts champion and Mystical adventurer. He has a black belt in Japanese Ninjutsu (Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu) and the Korean martial art, Kuk Sool Won and is proficient in the spiritual disciplines of China, including Tai Chi, Qi Gong and the legendary form of Yi Jin Jing. He is a three time national martial arts champion* and a regional fencing champion. Martin has travelled extensively and trained with some of the world's most skilled martial arts masters, including such famous masters as Bo ou Mander, Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi, Noguchi Sensei, Stephen Hayes and Michael Pearce. He won gold medals at the (Kuk Sool Won) National Korean Martial Arts Association tournament 1993, 1994, and 1995. For Martin the Ninja arts are about secret knowledge. Knowledge that can lead to enlightenment and can allow you to aid your fellow man, through which he feels he gains a complete and balanced view of the spiritual mysteries. His previous works include: Gateways to Health: Secrets of Rejuvenation and Butterfly Tai Chi: Health, Energy and Tranquility in 10 Minutes a Day
By turns thrilling, funny and spiritually enlightening, this is a real-life Kick-Ass. Martin Faulks grew up in a Norfolk village. Returning from the rec with a friend one day they were attacked by a gang of older boys. Martin ran away leaving his friend to be beaten up. He vowed that would never happen again. He trained in the martial arts and in his teens he began to hear intriguing rumours of two local Norfolk Ninjas said to have been in the special forces and to have trained in Japan. They proved highly elusive but one day Martin was watching a stage magician in a club, and realised that the man on the stage was one of the guys he had been looking for. So began a series of initiations that would take him eventually to being trained by the Dalai Lama's bodyguard and living with the Yamabushi, the most secretive of the Ninja sects, living in the mountains of Japan.
By turns thrilling, funny and spiritually enlightening, this is the real-life Martial Arts adventure. Martin Faulks grew up in a Norfolk village. Returning from library with a friend one day they were attacked by a gang of older boys. Martin ran away leaving his friend to be beaten up. He vowed that would never happen again. He trained in the martial arts in his teens with growing success, he gained his black belt and even won tournaments but he wanted something more. He wanted to train as a Ninja. So started a series of initiations that would take him eventually to being trained by the Dalai Lama's bodyguard and travelling to Japan stay with the Yamabushi, the legendary spiritual teachers of the Ninja, living in the mountains of Japan.
The problem with all fad diets like the Cabbage Soup Diet, Atkins Diet, Maple Syrup Diet and many, many others is that they don't encourage a permanent change. In fact they introduce a change that it would be extremely unhealthy to maintain for the long term. Anyone who has tried one of these approaches for any length of time will know that these diets bring nothing but low blood sugar, bad moods, hunger cravings and disruption to digestive function and to life patterns. All the focus is on the initial loss of weight and then the dieter goes back to their normal eating habits without solving the issues that caused the problems in the first place. With the Zen Diet it is different, since the focus is on the small but permanent changes that you will continue for life. Each change is a positive evolution in behaviour, that brings vitality, harmony and well-being. No big dramatic change, just small, positive ones. The Zen Diet is the first diet to offer a long-term solution based on Kaizen and other harmonious spiritual principles from Japan. This is the first diet, also, to work in harmony with how your body burns fat. You make subtle adjustments to how you eat so that the nutrients feed your body while starving your fat stores. All the changes in the Zen Diet work synergistically to transform your physical health, lifestyle and mental outlook, profoundly altering your view of your self and your interaction with food.
The author was inspired by observing butterflies to develop a system of Tai Chi that could be performed in a limited space and within a relatively short time. He designed Tai Chi movements that naturally enhance the Qi flow in the order directed by Chinese medicine and whilst it can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses, its real power is in preventing illness. Succinct and effective the reader can learn this form of Tai Chi within a day and can be performed anywhere -no matter how little space available.
These simple exercises and meditations are based on an ancient regime created by the Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma - the founder of Zen Buddhism. He gave it to the monks of a shaolin temple so that they could be free of illness, halt the ageing process - and even reverse it. There have been many amazing stories of how these exercises have produced extraordinary results - including how, after one person practised the sequences for just one month, his grey hair turned black again! Begin working through these simple easy-to-follow routines today and you too can enjoy the health benefits within four weeks - including a younger, stronger body and a feeling of inner peace and spiritual tranquillity.