The Shaolin monks of ancient China were simple farmers and practitioners of Buddhism who learned to protect themselves from the constant danger of bandits and overlords with a kind of "meditation in motion" -- a nonlethal form of self-defense that didn't violate their vows of peace. Their legend grew, and they became known as the Shaolin Fighting Monks, revered across the land for their spiritual dedication, enlightened message, and amazing fighting skills. Born in the projects of Spanish Harlem to a disabled mother and an abusive father, Steve DeMasco spent most of his early life lost and angry -- until he found himself on the steps of the Shaolin Temple. Once there, he discovered an ancient philosophy that helped melt away his preconceived notions of the world, giving him a powerful platform on which to live and grow. In "The Shaolin Way," he adapts these teachings for the modern world, singling out ten secrets of survival that can help anyone live a more fulfilled life.Demasco, Steve is the author of 'Shaolin Way 10 Modern Secrets of Survival from a Shaolin Kung Fu Grandmaster', published 2006 under ISBN 9780060574574 and ISBN 0060574577.