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CHAIR/SEATED TAI CHI/QIGONG/YOGA STRETCHING FOR SENIORS AND THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED By Joseph Truncale
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Chair/Seated Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga was developed by Joseph J. Truncale, who has studied numerous martial arts for more than 55 years. He has earned high Black Belt Instructor ranks (9th Dan in Jujitsu,... More > 6th Dan in Karate, 5th Dan in Judo), in many martial arts and is certified to teach numerous combat systems. He has also studied the Yang Tai Chi style and Qigong with Laurie Manning for many years. He was awarded a Tai Chi teaching certificate from his teacher, Laurie Manning. He has also taught Seniors Seated (Chair) Tai Chi/Qigong at the Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines. He still teaches Chair/Seated Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga stretching once a week in a senior living facility.< Less
KARATE KATA: FACTS, LIES, AND MYTHS By JOSEPH TRUNCALE
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This book explores the positive and negative aspects of karate kata practice. It also provides ideas on how to create own kata based upon realistic self defense scenarios. The three parts of this... More > manual cover the facts about the benefits of practicing traditional formal karate facts, lies and misconceptions of karate kata and how to make the practice of kata more meaningful.< Less
SEATED ZEN KARATE FOR SENIORS AND THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED By JOSEPH TRUNCALE
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This book was written for those who love karate, or would love to study the art aspects of karate, but cannot practice the techniques standing because of their age or related medical problems. ... More > Seated Zen Karate is done slowly most of the time, focusing on the entire range of movement. This makes it a mindful exercise and a form of moving Zen meditation. It can also be practiced at full speed for practical self-defense. Seated Zen Karate has the same health benefits as Tai Chi and Yoga, but Seated Zen Karate is much easier to practice and learn than most Tai Chi forms and Yoga postures.< Less
ZEN POETRY MOMENTS: HAIKU AND SENRYU FOR SPECIAL OCASSIONS By JOSEPH TRUNCALE
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The haiku and senryu in this collection were created specifically for the many different occasions humans may celebrate, as well as the many emotions one may have experienced in a life time.
Pro-Systems Complete Baton Manual By Fernan Vargas & Joseph Truncale
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The straight stick has probably been used as a self-defense tool since a human made the first footprints on earth. Through the ages variations of the stick and staff have been created to make a... More > better self-defense tool. The straight stick was turned into spears and swords. Understanding the basic use of the straight police baton makes it possible to use numerous other objects for self-defense. In fact, the same techniques taught for using the police baton relate to a host of stick fighting and sword arts such as Hanbo- Jutsu, Jo-Jutsu, Wakizashi-Jutsu and similar weapon combat systems. It is hoped this book will provide a basic overview of the many ways a straight baton can be used for self-defense, control and takedowns for law enforcement, security officers and martial artists studying weapons.< Less
SHOTOKAN KARATE: PRACTICAL COMBAT KARATE FOR THE STREET By Joseph Truncale
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Shotokan Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defense but it is this area that is most ignored in traditional Shotokan dojos. This modest manual is different from most Shotokan Karate... More > texts because it focuses on the self-defense application of karate. Traditional Shotokan karate concentrates on three primary areas. They are basics or Kihon, Kata or forms, and sparring or kumite. The sparring may consist of five times sparring, three times sparring, one time sparring, semi-free sparring and free sparring. Self-defense training is seldom practiced and this manual hopes to fill that gap for students of Shotokan and other traditional styles of Karate. This manual covers the basic principles of self-defense, use of force factors in self-defense, simple and effective self-defense techniques to counter arm grabs, body grabs, choke attacks, punching and kicking attack counters, club attacks, knife attacks, gun attacks, ground attacks and multiple attacker self-defense techniques.< Less
FACTS AND FALLACIES ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND DEFENSIVE TACTICS By Joseph Truncale
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This is a manual will be of interest to not only all Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructors, but to anyone in the law enforcement field who is concerned about the facts and fallacies floating... More > around this field. The following are just a sample of the questions this basic guide will answer: • Is law enforcement defensive tactics a science • Do the techniques and tactics you were taught always work on the street • What is reality based training as it applies to defensive tactics • Is there any formal martial art which is perfect for police officers • Should officers be taught striking techniques • Is the PR-24 Police Baton just a Tonfa • Is training once a year sufficient to remain competent in defensive tactics< Less
FACTS AND FALLACIES ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE VOL. 1 By Joseph Truncale
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If you are into the martial arts, self-defense and combative fields this is a book that explores the many myths, misconceptions, facts and fallacies surrounding the martial arts, self-defense and... More > combatives. This is actually a two volume set but each one can stand alone. Volume two covers Facts and Fallacies about law enforcement and defensive tactics. This is just a small sample of the many questions you will find answers to in this manual: • What martial art has the best punching techniques • What martial art has the best throwing techniques • What martial art has the best grappling techniques • Can a black belt defeat any street fighter • Are Asian instructors always the best teachers • Are there any American martial arts masters • Are all black belts experts in self-defense • Do all martial arts really teach practical street wise self-defense This is a book for anyone interested in learning the truth and facts about the martial arts and self-defense.< Less
Pro-Systems: Baton Reverse Grip System By Joseph Truncale
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This baton manual takes a different approach on how to employ the standard straight police baton. Whether you carry the expandable type of baton or the standard rigid model, this text will provide a... More > different perspective on how to use the baton for control and self defense. The Baton Reverse Grip System (BRGS)was not created to take the place of any other baton system. It was designated to increase an officer's options when employing the law rnforcement straight baton in arrest and control situations.< Less
Pro-Systems: The Basic Use of 5 Weapons By Joseph Truncale
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Besides the body’s natural weapons, we also emphasize how to use five basic weapons that can relate to numerous other common items for self-defense purposes. They include the following: The... More > Short Stick, the Straight Stick (Straight Baton), the Side Handle (PR-24 Baton), the Knife and the Gun are the primary weapons in the Pro-Systems Combatives program.< Less