We are born with the God-given right to move efficiently, gracefully, and joyfully. We lose this right only through society's mind-body split, faulty modes of physical education, and overemphasis on winning. George Leonard's 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 poet's passion, fifth-degree aikido black belt Leonard evokes the transcendent moment in sport--the catch that defies gravity and chance, the ...

The Ultimate Athlete 2001, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781556433498

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The Ultimate Athlete 1979, Avon Books

ISBN-13: 9780380430673

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The Ultimate Athlete 1975, Viking, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670738458

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