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Pammachon, Martial Art of the West By Kostas Dervenis
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From ancient times through to the Second World War, martial arts were practiced in Greece. Long before Bodhidharma travelled to the Shaolin Temple or the celebrated Samurai of Japan even existed, the... More > warriors of ancient Greece achieved legendary status on the battlefield. Over the millennia Pammachon, the Western art of Close Quarter Combat, evolved, its historical course following the development of weaponry and the necessary responses new weapons dictated for hand-to-hand fighting and melee combat. More than just a means of close quarter combat, this art was also a means of strengthening character and fortifying the mind, body and spirit. From reclaiming the Western battlefield heritage to explaining in scientific terms some of the greatest mysteries of the esoteric tradition, the author provides the reader with guidance and insight on how to thrive in the turmoil of the modern world, and how to grow as a person for the benefit of society as a whole.< Less
History of Japanese Martial Arts By Allen Woodman
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Turn of the century 1900`s Japan. Many people were turning toward the western ways and progressing toward a more united front. In the midst of all this change came many great teachers of Martial... More > arts. Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu and Karate in its many forms all started in Japan. These Arts are thriving in society today due to the rigid adherence of Japanese culture and tradition. Renshi Sensei Allen Woodman has spent nearly 40 years training in multiple forms of martial arts with 20 years training in Japan. A certified 6th degree black belt, he has devoted his life to learning the many facets that comprise traditional Japanese martial arts of Aikido, Karate, Judo, Karate and Jujitsu. Reading this book will give you a better understanding of the beginnings of all traditional Japanese martial arts from a unique perspective. Learn the foundation of the traditional arts, who started them and why.< Less
Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu - Study of the Martial Way By Filip Marić
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Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu - Study of the Martial Way is a unique account of the purpose, method and content of Budo study at Jikishin Dojo Auckland, New Zealand. It offers a very personal and open... More > insight into the ideas, questions, and ever-changing thought processes that underpin practice at Jikishin Dojo, based on and partially combining the author’s research in Zen, Shiatsu, physiotherapy, Western philosophy, Aikido and many other martial arts. This research has inspired an ongoing review of Budo study, from its very fundaments to its diverse technical expressions. Consequently, Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu offers a renewed and fresh perspective on a wide array of topics pertinent to Aikido and Budo practice, including: - The conditioning of mind and body - The place of forms, techniques and gradings - The methods and concepts of teaching - The concept of Do, the Way - The workings of a dojo, and - The ethics of the Budo< Less
Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu - Study of the Martial Way By Filip Marić
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Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu - Study of the Martial Way is a unique account of the purpose, method and content of Budo study at Jikishin Dojo Auckland, New Zealand. It offers a very personal and open... More > insight into the ideas, questions, and ever-changing thought processes that underpin practice at Jikishin Dojo, based on and partially combining the author’s research in Zen, Shiatsu, physiotherapy, Western philosophy, Aikido and many other martial arts. This research has inspired an ongoing review of Budo study, from its very fundaments to its diverse technical expressions. Consequently, Jikishin Dojo Budo Kenshu offers a renewed and fresh perspective on a wide array of topics pertinent to Aikido and Budo practice, including: - The conditioning of mind and body - The place of forms, techniques and gradings - The methods and concepts of teaching - The concept of Do, the Way - The workings of a dojo, and - The ethics of the Budo< Less
The Art of Boxing and Manual of Training By William Edwards
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Billy Edwards, born in England, traveled to the United States of America to pursue his passion of boxing. Facing such greats as Mike Donovan and Sam Collyer throughout his career, Edwards earned and... More > held the title of Lightweight Champion of America during 1868-1872. In 1888, Edwards published his manual, together with the help of his friend, long-time sparring partner, and oft-times professional ring opponent, Aurthur Chambers. This manual catalogs footwork, striking technique, throwing, diet, exercise, and training recommendations for both amateur and professional boxers. Edwards provided his manual liberally with illustrations, 26 in all, in which he and Chambers pose. Additionally, Edwards includes and recommends for amateur use the American Fair-Play Rules for boxing, a little known and never officially adopted rule set. Most uniquely, this manual was actually used a significant court case, namely Louisiana State vs. Olympic Club, 1894.< Less
The Art of Boxing and Manual of Training By William Edwards
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Billy Edwards, born in England, traveled to the United States of America to pursue his passion of boxing. Facing such greats as Mike Donovan and Sam Collyer throughout his career, Edwards earned and... More > held the title of Lightweight Champion of America during 1868-1872. In 1888, Edwards published his manual, together with the help of his friend, long-time sparring partner, and oft-times professional ring opponent, Aurthur Chambers. This manual catalogs footwork, striking technique, throwing, diet, exercise, and training recommendations for both amateur and professional boxers. Edwards provided his manual liberally with illustrations, 26 in all, in which he and Chambers pose. Additionally, Edwards includes and recommends for amateur use the American Fair-Play Rules for boxing, a little known and never officially adopted rule set. Most uniquely, this manual was actually used a significant court case, namely Louisiana State vs. Olympic Club, 1894.< Less
The Practice of Fencing By Daniel O'Sullivan
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The Practice of Fencing Or the principles of the science of arms By Daniel O’Sullivan Master of deed of arms of the King’s Academy Paris House of SEBASTIEN JORRY, Printer, - Rue de... More > Libraire, near the Comedie Francaise of the Great Monarch With approval 1765< Less
AlfonsoFalloppia By Steven Reich
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A word-by-word transcription of the 1584 fencing work of Alfonso Falloppia. This short book is perhaps the first work which can be considered to cover the classic "Italian Rapier" which... More > would be covered in detail in the next century by such authors as Giganti, Capoferro, and Fabris. Falloppia covers techniques for Sword-Alone, Sword and Dagger, and Sword and Cape. This work is in Italian with the Transcriber's Notes in English.< Less
Marco Docciolini By Steven Reich
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A word-by-word transcription of the 1601 fencing treatise of Marco Docciolini. This important fencing work describes a system of swordsmanship which falls between the older "Cut &... More > Thrust" systems of the 16th century and the classic 'Rapier' systems of the 17th century. Docciolini covers techniques for Sword-Alone, Sword and Dagger, Sword and Cape, Two Swords, Sword and Buckler, Sword and Targa, and Sword and Rotella. This work is in Italian with the Transcriber's Notes in English. 2nd Revision.< Less
Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence: Scholler's Edition By George Silver
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George Silver’s ‘Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence’ is considered one of the foremost works in the Western martial arts canon. Conceived as a companion piece to his... More > treatise ‘Paradoxes of Defence’ (1599); what is so remarkable is that from the start Silver explicitly sets out the theory and mechanics which underpin the Nobel Science of Defence. These principles are then illustrated through techniques for a wide range of weapons, including chapters on short sword, off hand grappling, sword and dagger, sword and buckler, two hand sword, staff, forest bill, pike and dagger fighting. This Scholler’s Edition has been designed with the new student in mind and accessibility as its primary concern. Silver’s language remains unaltered, but the spelling has been modernised and the work presented with a clear, contemporary layout accompanied by copious footnotes and supplementary material drawn from ‘Paradoxes of Defence’. The pocket-sized format makes this volume an invaluable training companion.< Less