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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
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
The Masters Manual -- Chuan Fa Kenpo Close Combat By Edward Orem
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For instructors of non-sport martial training, this Master’s Manual details 340 duan chuan fa or “Short Fist” extremely aggressive and terminal close range fighting techniques,... More > maneuvers and strategies against specific aggressions. As this is oriented toward seasoned instructors, no photos are included, nor are they necessary with the detailed written directions. This is not “self defense” material: that is not its genesis and it is patently inappropriate for those who do not train seriously. The techniques present combinations of throws, locks, breaks, holds, chops, kicks, punches and other strikes arranged in 11 levels of belt ranks up to 5th Black, as presently used in the Chuan Fa Kenpo system. Each technique will easily suggest 10 optional and equally effective maneuvers, i.e. these are “seeds” for dynamic, adaptive responses.< Less
The Masters Manual -- Chuan Fa Kenpo Close Combat By Edward Orem
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For instructors of non-sport martial training, this Master’s Manual details 340 duan chuan fa or “Short Fist” extremely aggressive and terminal close range fighting techniques,... More > maneuvers and strategies against specific aggressions. As this is oriented toward seasoned instructors, no photos are included, nor are they necessary with the detailed written directions. This is not “self defense” material: that is not its genesis and it is patently inappropriate for those who do not train seriously.The techniques present combinations of throws, locks, breaks, holds, chops, kicks, punches and other strikes arranged in 11 levels of belt ranks up to 5th Black, as presently used in the Chuan Fa Kenpo system. Each technique will easily suggest 10 optional and equally effective maneuvers, i.e. these are “seeds” for dynamic, adaptive responses. There has been a deliberate attempt in the Manual’s layout to allow room for you to leave tracks as you modify these seminal maneuvers.< Less