"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." Samurai Maximum.
Joe Hyams passed away quickly of natural causes on November 8, 2008, at the age of 85. Joe ws a man that lived life to the fullest. He was author of Zen in the Martial Arts and wrote and coauthored numerous other books. Zen in the Martial Arts recounted his 25 years in the martial arts where he was guided by Ed Parker and Bruce Lee and revealed how daily application of Zen principles developed his physical expertise and gave him the mental discipline to control his personal life. He went to Harvard, earned a Purple Heart in the army and became a Hollywood columnist and Los Angeles Bureau Chief for New York Herald Tribune. He was one of Ed Parker's first black belts and a student of Bruce Lee. Joe was instramental in introducing Bruce Lee to Hollywood. Before Bruce left for Hong Kong, Bruce introduced Joe to Jim Lau who became his Wing Chun instructor. He gave much to the Martial Arts and will be remember!!!