Josh Waitzkin knows the road to excellence. Catapulted into a media whirlwind as a child, the subject of the book and movie
” Searching for Bobby Fischer ” , he has mastered both the rigorous mental game of chess - winning his first National Championship at the age of nine - and the strenuous physical challenge of martial arts, becoming a master of Tai Chi Chuan and earning the title of World Champion. His phenomenal success is due to the learning techniques he developed to bring both his mind and body to peak performance. In a riveting narrative that takes readers on his journey of discovery, conquering the high- pressure challenges of intensely competitive chess face- offs and heart- stopping martial arts wars, he reveals the inner workings of his methods, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to building resilience, to mastering the art of performance psychology.