Inspiration, Self-Improvement, and Martial Arts Training – New Book Available!

Hey all!

My new book, Mind in the Martial Arts: Why YOU Must Train is now available on Amazon Kindle.

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I’m really excited about this start to the Mind in the Martial Arts book series project!  I hope it helps educate, inspire, and motivate both martial artists and non-practitioners alike.

Here’s the book description from Amazon:


What Are Your Goals?

Do you want to:
– Get physically fit?
– Build self-confidence?
– Strengthen your willpower?
– Learn to defend yourself and your loved ones?
– Become more spiritually centered and mentally tough?

Then you must read Mind in the Martial Arts: Why YOU Must Train.

Who is this book for?

This book will benefit:
– Potential martial artists – people new to the game, who want to learn what martial arts training can do for them.
– High achievers – people into self-improvement and personal development, who are excited to take on another challenge and create a new vehicle for personal growth.
– Practicing martial artists – especially those who are looking for inspiration to get back in the gym or to take their training to the next level.
Anyone interested in martial arts, sports psychology, Zen philosophy, or positive motivation.

Do any of these descriptions fit you? Do you want them to?

Why YOU must train Martial Arts

Martial arts training can make you a better, happier, more kick-ass person.

Benefits of martial arts training include:
– Great physical fitness and health
– Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
– Stronger self-discipline and willpower
– Opportunities to prove yourself in competition
– Self-defense
– Personal development and spiritual growth
– Mental focus and emotional therapy
– A team of like-minded, goal-driven people at your back

Sounds good, right?

What this book provides

Mind in the Martial Arts: Why YOU Must Train isn’t just a pump-up manual for martial artists. It not only lists the benefits that martial arts study provides, it describes how to maximize those benefits in your practice.

In short, this book is for anyone looking to get the most out of his or her life.

Give it a read, put its lessons to use, and see for yourself. You’re worth it!


The Author

Luke Morris has been training martial arts for over fourteen years. He is a second-degree black belt in Jeet Kune Do concepts and Mixed Martial Arts under Sifu Dion Riccardo, and an instructor and coach at Victory Martial Arts Academy in Forest Park, Illinois. He has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Hillsdale College.

In addition to this book, Luke is the author of The Martial Artist’s Mindset: Mental Practices for Fighters, Students, Teachers, Coaches, and Artists of All Kinds. He also hosts the Fun with Fiction podcast, and has published a number of fiction books under ‘Luke J. Morris’, available at Amazon.

The next book in the Mind in the Martial Arts series is coming soon. Sign up for Luke’s newsletter at the Mind in Martial Arts website to be the first to hear about that, and to receive great free material on martial arts, personal development, and other cool topics.


Topics covered

– Zen in martial arts
– personal development
– self improvement
– physical fitness
– self defense
– positive psychology
– martial arts philosophy



If you pick the book up, be sure to read it and let it drive you to kick ass.

And please, let me know what you think!  Leave me a review on Amazon, and send me an email at

Thanks all.  Train hard, fight easy!


– Luke M

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