Moving at the Speed of Life is a vivid personal narrative from famed martial artist Ron Sieh. A shy, insecure youth, Sieh was pressured by his parents to pursue the American dream of a job, a house, and a family - in the author's words, "to stop growing." But Sieh resisted, determined to find his own way of living in the world. Sieh channeled his confusion and anger into martial arts. The eloquent story of his progress, set against a dramatic backdrop of late-20th-century cultural shifts, makes his story both uniquely American and compellingly universal.