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Martial Arts - Legends and Truths By Simone Marini
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The world of martial arts has always been surrounded by an aura of mystery, fueled by the legends and myths that have come down to us. We know, however, that in every story there is a grain of truth,... More > but how to distinguish? In the book I will analyze various aspects of these disciplines, from the most practical as the fighting techniques to the most mysterious as the use of inner energy, all seen with rational and analytical eyes. In addition a section on how the oriental arts have influenced our culture through films and comics. A guide for people who want to have a broader view on the martial arts, a trip between legend and truth.< Less
WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS ! By ROBERT HILL
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The martial arts are various methods of armed and unarmed combat, originally used in warfare in the Far East and shaped by Oriental philosophical concepts. The history of martial arts is challenging... More > to document precisely, because of the lack of historical records, secretive nature of the teacher-student relationships and political circumstances during much of its history. The martial arts are popular in many parts of the world today as forms of self-defense, law enforcement tactics, competitive sports, and exercises for physical fitness. Among them are KARATE , Kung fu, jujitsu, JUDO, aikido, Tai chi chuan, Sumo wrestling, and kendo. This informative book takes it's reader on a journey throughout time and across the globe for a close up look at the history of many martial arts styles .< Less
WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS ! By ROBERT HILL
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The martial arts are various methods of armed and unarmed combat, originally used in warfare in the Far East and shaped by Oriental philosophical concepts. The history of martial arts is challenging... More > to document precisely, because of the lack of historical records, secretive nature of the teacher-student relationships and political circumstances during much of its history. The martial arts are popular in many parts of the world today as forms of self-defense, law enforcement tactics, competitive sports, and exercises for physical fitness. Among them are KARATE , Kung fu, jujitsu, JUDO, aikido, Tai chi chuan, Sumo wrestling, and kendo. This informative book takes it's reader on a journey throughout time and across the globe for a close up look at the history of many martial arts styles .< Less
Martial Artist's Illustrated Guide to Acupressure By Gary Bennett
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"Martial Artist's Illustrated Guide to Acupressure" is a comprehensive look at the use of acupressure to help alleviate many general health and injury symptoms. This is a fully illustrated... More > 256 page guide. While acupressure is not intended to take the place of professional medical attention, many minor ailments and injuries can be helped tremendously through its application. The author is a certified Master of G-Jo Acupressure and has made use of the techniques taught here many times during his teaching at the American Tejitsu Academy. “Martial Artist's Illustrated Guide to Acupressure” takes a different approach to acupressure than most books of its kind. Instead of taking up a lot of space highlighting the flowery oriental names for each point, this book focuses on what specific physical complaint needs to be addressed and illustrates the points to help it.< Less
Shapes, Changes & Ideas - An Orientation Guide to Bujinkan Training By Kevin Millis
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This 97 page manual by Kevin Millis covers the many typical questions, concerns and considerations that the new student faces when entering the Bujinkan Martial Art. This shortcut guide best suited... More > to "smoothing the way" and removing learning hindrances and obstacles before they appear.< Less
MILITARY HAPKIDO ENEMY NEUTRALIZATION By Gus Michalik
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Military Hapkido or Kuk Bang Hapkido as it is known in Korean was developed in Canada by Grand Master Gus Michalik of London, Ontario. The system has been recognized through the World Ki-do... More > Federation and the Korean Government through the martial arts federation known as Han Min Jok Hapkido Association. Military Hapkido is not an orthodox form of Hapkido. Kuk Bang Hapkido is a modern style of Hapkido which liberally incorporates elements of other combat systems. Military Hapkido combines the best of many Martial Arts streaming mainly from Hapkido, Kenpo and Jiu-Jitsu. The system was designed as a straight forward self defense system utilizing simple movements in combination with pressure point manipulation to achieve effective and sometimes devastating results. This style is strictly self defense oriented. Due to this nature anyone can learn Black Arts Military Unarmed Combat and achieve a reasonable level of effectiveness quite quickly.< Less
The Anatomy Of Motion By Dan Anderson
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The Anatomy Of Motion - Combat Analysis Of Traditional Karate Kata creates a setting by which every student of karate, whether novice or expert, can unlock the secrets contained in traditional karate... More > kata. For decades the exact fighting applications of the katas have been guesswork. Now with this groundbreaking work, the secrets of oriental karate kata begin to unfold. As Prof. Dan Anderson's books on sparring have scientifically explained the art of kumite (free fighting), this book does the same for kata. Regardless of what art you study this book is an invaluable aid to the study of the forms of your discipline. You can reach Prof. Dan Anderson at www.danandersonkarate.com< Less
The Anatomy Of Motion By Dan Anderson
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The Anatomy Of Motion - Combat Analysis Of Traditional Karate Kata creates a setting by which every student of karate, whether novice or expert, can unlock the secrets contained in traditional karate... More > kata. For decades the exact fighting applications of the katas have been guesswork. Now with this groundbreaking work, the secrets of oriental karate kata begin to unfold. As Prof. Dan Anderson's books on sparring have scientifically explained the art of kumite (free fighting), this book does the same for kata. Regardless of what art you study this book is an invaluable aid to the study of the forms of your discipline. You can reach Prof. Dan Anderson at www.danandersonkarate.com< Less
Zen Stories of the Samurai By Neal Dunnigan
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Intriguing encounters between Zen practitioners and samurai warriors are recaptured in this breviloquent collection of short stories drawn from the literature of feudal Japan. These encounters deal... More > with the nature of immediacy and its role in understanding the essence of human existence. For the martial artist faced with a conflict, the Zen state of mind, without distractions and illusions, can determine the difference between life and death. The warrior experience, as revealed in these traditional stories, is retold in a style that is relevant and graspable to the contemporary American martial artist. No particular religious background is required to appreciate these stories, but rather a curiosity about what allows people to achieve extraordinary performance when faced with life and death circumstances. Zen ink paintings by John Hrabushi offer a meditative and intellectual “cross training” throughout the collection. Foreword by noted Aikido Shihan Lorraine DiAnne.< Less
Taekwondo Forms By B. T. Milnes
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How many forms are there in Taekwondo? Twenty-four? Twenty-five? Actually there are at least seventy-one. This book explores and compares all seventy-one forms from four different styles of... More > Taekwondo: Songdo-kwan Gongsudo, Changheon-yu Taekwondo, Jukam-yu Taekwondo, and Kukki-won Taekwondo. (See the back cover for a full list of the forms included.) Note: there are no photos of the movements in this book - it only describes the movements and then compares forms from different styles.< Less