The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Narrated by Josh Waitzkin

In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City's Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor's life lessons in a pause-resisting narrative.


The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance


A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? "I've come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess," he says. "What I am best at, is the art of learning."



Attacking Chess

Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.  His unique introduction to the game combines solid instruction with stories about his personal experiences that capture all the excitement and tension of playing chess at the championship level.


Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition

Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition expands the scope of chess to include broader principles of learning. Josh Waitzkin's much-anticipated book The Art of Learning, is designed to pave the road to successful long-term growth on and off the chessboard. The eight-time National Chess Champion and two-time martial arts World Champion puts users in his shoes in some of the most riveting and formative moments of his chess career, including the legendary climactic game from the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer.


Searching For Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian.  Based on the life of prodigy chess play Josh Waitzkin, played by Max Pomeranc, and adapted from the book of the same name by Joshua's father Fred Waitzkin.


Chess Starts Here!

Winner of four Gold prizes, Chess Starts Here! is taught by Josh Waitzkin. Learn the fundamentals of the game of Chess. Even a child will be able to play the game after viewing and learning the lessons on the DVD. Intended for viewers six years old through adulthood.