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The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts

The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts is the definitive guide to the most popular disciplines such as Karate Judo Aikido Kung Fu Tai Chi and Ju Jitsu Each technique is demonstrated step by step by the highest qualified experts


Martial Arts

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Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts

These colorful tales trace the origins and illuminate the philosophies of each of the martial arts Karate kung fu judo aikido sumo each discipline of the martial arts is at its most developed point as much a philosophy as a code of war Like any culture each martial art has its founding myths which reveal its origins and make sense of its underlying principles These vivid parables of cowardice and valor pride and humility foolishness and wisdom and heroes and villains are gems of poetic wisdom culled from the fierce history of the East A unique collection offering enlightenment and enchantment to students of the martial arts and Eastern philosophy Peter Lewis a renowned authority on the martial arts is the author of many books on the subject including i Martial Arts Origins Philosophy Practice i and i Secret Art of the Ninja i


The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts

A richly illustrated overview of the martial arts this book covers well known disciplines such as karate kung fu and tai chi as well as little known practices such as kalaripayit from India eskrima from the Philippines and naginata jutsu from Japan There is a fascinating section on Bruce Lee s martial arts style and the connection between martial arts and entertainment in China Lavishly illustrated this is a classic text no martial arts practitioner will want to be without


Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts

A guide to stretching for martial arts from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice It teaches you nearly flexibility exercises that he has personally used to achieve the highest levels of flexibility


The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel

A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables written by Issai Chozanshi an century samurai brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way The stories which feature demons insects birds cats and numerous other creatures may seem whimsical but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts br br Infused with Chozanshi s deep understanding of Taoism Buddhism Confucianism and Shinto the tales elucidate the nature of conflict the importance of following one s own nature yin and yang the cultivation and transformation of ch i life energy and the attainment of mushin no mind Ultimately the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself


The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

From viet vo dao to Van Damme the most comprehensive martial arts reference book ever published This guide is intended to serve as a general reference tool for beginning martial artists advanced practitioners and those who are simply interested in learning more about martial arts


A Dictionary of the Martial Arts

This major reference book is unique and long overdue The entries treat the technical and historical aspects of all the martial arts and include rules of contest for the major martial arts Line drawings illustrate hundreds of techniques cross references show the relationships between the martial arts of one country to another and one style to another


The Essence Of Internal Martial Arts

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Women in the Martial Arts

Many women learn of martial arts through a male companion s interest in kung fu movies or a six week self defense course Some venture beyond This book contains the stories in essay and poetry form of a group of women who have trained for at least seven years in this demanding activity Many speak of martial arts as an equalizer of power with skill being more important than raw strength Other benefits include endurance confidence and determination There are a variety of viewpoints among this select group which ranges from a physically disabled student to a Native American practitioner This collection fills an important niche in a male dominated sport


Muay Thai (Martial Arts)

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The Search for the Warrior's Path: A Guide for the Martial Arts Enthusiast

No description available


English Martial Arts

This book investigates the weapons history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it The second half examines various English fighting techniques drawn from historical texts and manuscripts including bare fist fighting broadsword quarterstaff bill sword and buckler and sword and dagger


Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Offers insight into various aspects of martial arts experience This book provides an introduction to different martial arts styles from aikido to wing chun advice and instruction on getting the most out of every block strike and kick executed and explanations of techniques from lesser known arts


Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness

Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand as well as fist in throat Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand to hand combat And all of today s Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas In his interview with Bodidharma Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung Fu how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood not brawls But as Scott Farrell s chapter reveals Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories Several chapters look at ethical problems raised by the fighting arts How can the sweaty and brutal be exquisitely beautiful Every chapter is easily understandable by readers new to martial arts or new to philosophy


Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies

Your full color guide to this wildly popular combat sport br br Mixed martial arts is sweeping the globe In this practical guide legendary MMA Champion Frank Shamrock shares his expertise and love for the sport He introduces you to his famous training and fighting system explaining the virtues ethics and techniques of MMA in clear detail while showing you how to develop a safe effective training regimen br br br Begin with MMA basics discover the history the fighting styles and modern rules and training techniques Prepare to start training strengthen your body focus your mind learn the concepts of combat and find a good instructor br br Stand up for yourself your introductory course in stand up fighting from essential strikes and defense to inside fighting with the clinch and takedowns br br Get ready to grapple understand the essentials of ground fighting including the guard position submissions and escapes br br Become a well rounded fighter improve your nutrition develop a warm up routine expand your mental training and get the rest you need br br Open the book and find br br br Proven strategies to train your body and mind More than step by step full color photos illustrating proper technique br br The positions of power br br Necessary MMA training equipment br br The styles and strategies of MMA competition br br Fight specific training drills and games br br Tips for increasing your speed and avoiding injury br br Advice from the expert on improving your ground game


The Lone Samurai and the Martial Arts

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The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai

At last a book on the martial arts from a true Zen master b Taisen Deshimaru b was born in Japan of an old samurai family and he recieved from the b Great Master Kodo Sawaki b the Transmission of Mind to Mind when Sawaki died In Deshimaru Roshi went to France and taught as a missionary general of the Sato Zen School until his death in In Europe he learned how to make Oriental concepts understandable to the Western mind One of the results of that experience was this book a series of lessons question and answer sessions and i koans i riddles or anecdotes that point out general principles that provide practical wisdom for all students of the martial arts kendo aikido iai do jodo or archery as well as for the general reader interested in Zen


Martial Arts

Completely redesigned for today s young investigative reader True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection Each book guides readers through the facts that nurture their need to know


Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

strong In the vein of Bruce Lee s famous be water my friend speech as referenced by Tom Brady comes a guide to harnessing your energy to increase focus and peace strong br br strong A fascinating and helpful book for everyone trying to make sense of our crazy world Joe Hyams Author of strong em strong Zen in the Martial Arts strong em br br Joseph Cardillo Ph D and top selling author reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life in this entertaining and insightful guide Using the techniques outlined in this book you will feel more deeply and gain confidence in your ability to take care of yourself


Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

To be a warrior you must train like a warrior br br Discover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA Submission Grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo More than color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of your body You ll also learn br br br Nutrition and safe weight cutting tips br Information on dealing with injuries br Advice on the warrior mind and mental game br The ultimate week warrior workout plan br Whether you are a fighter or just want to look like one em Training for Warriors em is a proven comprehensive system to get you fit for whatever battle life throws at you


A beginner's guide to the martial arts


In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

Beginning students in Japanese martial arts such as karate judo aikido iaido kyudo and kendo learn that when they are in the dojo the practice space they must don their practice garb with ritual precision address their teacher and senior students in a specific way and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions gear and relationships in the dojo br br In this collection of lively detailed essays Dave Lowry one of the most well known and respected swordsmen in the United States illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals training costumes objects and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts including br br the dojo space itself br the teacher student relationship br the act of bowing br what to expect and what will be expected of you when you visit a dojo br the training weapons br the i hakama i ceremonial skirt and i dogi i practice uniform br the Shinto shrine br br br br Authoritative insightful and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience i In the Dojo i provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure


The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, And The Chinese Martial Arts

The Shaolin Monastery charts for the first time in any language the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world renowned martial arts In this meticulously researched and eminently readable study Meir Shahar considers the economic political and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to disregard the Buddhist prohibition against violence and instead create fighting techniques that by the twenty first century have spread throughout the world He reveals the intimate connection between monastic violence and the veneration of the violent divinities of Buddhism and analyzes the Shaolin association of martial discipline and the search for spiritual enlightenment


Martial Arts

No description available


Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts

br Every martial artist knows the importance of strength flexibility endurance balance speed and agility Each aspect affects the performance of the fundamental skills involved in all forms of martial arts Improving these fitness components requires a wide range of specific exercises which have never been compiled into one easy to use resource until now br br i Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts i is the most comprehensive resource for preparing the body to excel in karate taekwondo judo aikido jujitsu kempo and other martial arts forms Loaded with exercises designed specifically to improve the execution of martial arts techniques this book provides the aspiring artist with a wealth of workout prescriptions Inside you will find exercises for br br optimal flexibility br joint stabilization br strengthening the torso or Power Zone br power development and br aerobic and anaerobic training br br Written by certified strength and conditioning specialist and black belt holder Sean Cochran this book combines his expertise in both disciplines into one outstanding and widely applicable resource You will find cross specific training exercises that are designed specifically to improve technique and execution by targeting muscle groups most involved in key maneuvers br br Develop the fundamental fitness and art specific conditioning needed to master your discipline With i Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts i you ll always be in peak form


The Law and Martial Arts

Carl Brown attorney author and black belt judo instructor describes the legal policies that can protect or indict an individual who uses martial arts techniques in self defense Topics include assault and battery the law and self defesne martial arts weapons and the law what s legal in your state and a table of cases


Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques

Yip Chun is a Grandmaster of Wing Chun and the eldest son of Yip Man Bruce Lee s mentor With the help of Danny Connor Yip Chun explains the moves the importance of the relationship between teacher and student and the Confucian theory Studentswill learn Chi Sau Siu Lim Tao Chum Kiu and Biu Tze from the many illustrations that show the forms photographs


Martial Arts for Beginners

Surveys the history and philosophy of martial arts systems from China Okinawa Japan the Philippines Brazil Korea Thailand and Indonesia and discusses the differences between fighting sport and meditational forms


Martial Arts: The Spiritual Dimension

Discusses the connection between martial arts and spiritual awareness in several cultures and shows techniques for using the mind and body as a weapon


The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts

The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts is the definitive guide to the most popular disciplines such as Karate Judo Aikido Kung Fu Tai Chi and Ju Jitsu Each technique is demonstrated step by step by the highest qualified experts


Martial Arts

No description available


Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts

These colorful tales trace the origins and illuminate the philosophies of each of the martial arts Karate kung fu judo aikido sumo each discipline of the martial arts is at its most developed point as much a philosophy as a code of war Like any culture each martial art has its founding myths which reveal its origins and make sense of its underlying principles These vivid parables of cowardice and valor pride and humility foolishness and wisdom and heroes and villains are gems of poetic wisdom culled from the fierce history of the East A unique collection offering enlightenment and enchantment to students of the martial arts and Eastern philosophy Peter Lewis a renowned authority on the martial arts is the author of many books on the subject including i Martial Arts Origins Philosophy Practice i and i Secret Art of the Ninja i


The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts

A richly illustrated overview of the martial arts this book covers well known disciplines such as karate kung fu and tai chi as well as little known practices such as kalaripayit from India eskrima from the Philippines and naginata jutsu from Japan There is a fascinating section on Bruce Lee s martial arts style and the connection between martial arts and entertainment in China Lavishly illustrated this is a classic text no martial arts practitioner will want to be without


Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts

A guide to stretching for martial arts from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice It teaches you nearly flexibility exercises that he has personally used to achieve the highest levels of flexibility


The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel

A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables written by Issai Chozanshi an century samurai brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way The stories which feature demons insects birds cats and numerous other creatures may seem whimsical but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts br br Infused with Chozanshi s deep understanding of Taoism Buddhism Confucianism and Shinto the tales elucidate the nature of conflict the importance of following one s own nature yin and yang the cultivation and transformation of ch i life energy and the attainment of mushin no mind Ultimately the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself


The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

From viet vo dao to Van Damme the most comprehensive martial arts reference book ever published This guide is intended to serve as a general reference tool for beginning martial artists advanced practitioners and those who are simply interested in learning more about martial arts


A Dictionary of the Martial Arts

This major reference book is unique and long overdue The entries treat the technical and historical aspects of all the martial arts and include rules of contest for the major martial arts Line drawings illustrate hundreds of techniques cross references show the relationships between the martial arts of one country to another and one style to another


The Essence Of Internal Martial Arts

No description available


Women in the Martial Arts

Many women learn of martial arts through a male companion s interest in kung fu movies or a six week self defense course Some venture beyond This book contains the stories in essay and poetry form of a group of women who have trained for at least seven years in this demanding activity Many speak of martial arts as an equalizer of power with skill being more important than raw strength Other benefits include endurance confidence and determination There are a variety of viewpoints among this select group which ranges from a physically disabled student to a Native American practitioner This collection fills an important niche in a male dominated sport


Muay Thai (Martial Arts)

No description available


The Search for the Warrior's Path: A Guide for the Martial Arts Enthusiast

No description available


English Martial Arts

This book investigates the weapons history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it The second half examines various English fighting techniques drawn from historical texts and manuscripts including bare fist fighting broadsword quarterstaff bill sword and buckler and sword and dagger


Ultimate Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Offers insight into various aspects of martial arts experience This book provides an introduction to different martial arts styles from aikido to wing chun advice and instruction on getting the most out of every block strike and kick executed and explanations of techniques from lesser known arts


Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness

Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand as well as fist in throat Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand to hand combat And all of today s Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas In his interview with Bodidharma Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung Fu how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood not brawls But as Scott Farrell s chapter reveals Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories Several chapters look at ethical problems raised by the fighting arts How can the sweaty and brutal be exquisitely beautiful Every chapter is easily understandable by readers new to martial arts or new to philosophy


Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies

Your full color guide to this wildly popular combat sport br br Mixed martial arts is sweeping the globe In this practical guide legendary MMA Champion Frank Shamrock shares his expertise and love for the sport He introduces you to his famous training and fighting system explaining the virtues ethics and techniques of MMA in clear detail while showing you how to develop a safe effective training regimen br br br Begin with MMA basics discover the history the fighting styles and modern rules and training techniques Prepare to start training strengthen your body focus your mind learn the concepts of combat and find a good instructor br br Stand up for yourself your introductory course in stand up fighting from essential strikes and defense to inside fighting with the clinch and takedowns br br Get ready to grapple understand the essentials of ground fighting including the guard position submissions and escapes br br Become a well rounded fighter improve your nutrition develop a warm up routine expand your mental training and get the rest you need br br Open the book and find br br br Proven strategies to train your body and mind More than step by step full color photos illustrating proper technique br br The positions of power br br Necessary MMA training equipment br br The styles and strategies of MMA competition br br Fight specific training drills and games br br Tips for increasing your speed and avoiding injury br br Advice from the expert on improving your ground game


The Lone Samurai and the Martial Arts

No description available


The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai

At last a book on the martial arts from a true Zen master b Taisen Deshimaru b was born in Japan of an old samurai family and he recieved from the b Great Master Kodo Sawaki b the Transmission of Mind to Mind when Sawaki died In Deshimaru Roshi went to France and taught as a missionary general of the Sato Zen School until his death in In Europe he learned how to make Oriental concepts understandable to the Western mind One of the results of that experience was this book a series of lessons question and answer sessions and i koans i riddles or anecdotes that point out general principles that provide practical wisdom for all students of the martial arts kendo aikido iai do jodo or archery as well as for the general reader interested in Zen


Martial Arts

Completely redesigned for today s young investigative reader True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection Each book guides readers through the facts that nurture their need to know


Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

strong In the vein of Bruce Lee s famous be water my friend speech as referenced by Tom Brady comes a guide to harnessing your energy to increase focus and peace strong br br strong A fascinating and helpful book for everyone trying to make sense of our crazy world Joe Hyams Author of strong em strong Zen in the Martial Arts strong em br br Joseph Cardillo Ph D and top selling author reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life in this entertaining and insightful guide Using the techniques outlined in this book you will feel more deeply and gain confidence in your ability to take care of yourself


Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

To be a warrior you must train like a warrior br br Discover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA Submission Grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo More than color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of your body You ll also learn br br br Nutrition and safe weight cutting tips br Information on dealing with injuries br Advice on the warrior mind and mental game br The ultimate week warrior workout plan br Whether you are a fighter or just want to look like one em Training for Warriors em is a proven comprehensive system to get you fit for whatever battle life throws at you


A beginner's guide to the martial arts

Learning to fight and learning to defend your self are two very different things In this book A beginners guide to the martial arts we will attempt to inspire you to gain an interest in the martial arts In this book we briefly explain to you how to do the universal beginners techniques to most any combat art The beginners punches blocks strikes and kicks that you will learn in about all martial arts schools In this book he tells you how to properly execute the four main beginners techniques in each of the four main areas of the martial arts blocking punching striking and of course kicking After reading this book you will have learned all of the physical techniques that you need to know in order to advance to yellow belt from white


In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

Beginning students in Japanese martial arts such as karate judo aikido iaido kyudo and kendo learn that when they are in the dojo the practice space they must don their practice garb with ritual precision address their teacher and senior students in a specific way and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions gear and relationships in the dojo br br In this collection of lively detailed essays Dave Lowry one of the most well known and respected swordsmen in the United States illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals training costumes objects and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts including br br the dojo space itself br the teacher student relationship br the act of bowing br what to expect and what will be expected of you when you visit a dojo br the training weapons br the i hakama i ceremonial skirt and i dogi i practice uniform br the Shinto shrine br br br br Authoritative insightful and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience i In the Dojo i provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure


The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, And The Chinese Martial Arts

The Shaolin Monastery charts for the first time in any language the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world renowned martial arts In this meticulously researched and eminently readable study Meir Shahar considers the economic political and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to disregard the Buddhist prohibition against violence and instead create fighting techniques that by the twenty first century have spread throughout the world He reveals the intimate connection between monastic violence and the veneration of the violent divinities of Buddhism and analyzes the Shaolin association of martial discipline and the search for spiritual enlightenment


Martial Arts

No description available


Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts

br Every martial artist knows the importance of strength flexibility endurance balance speed and agility Each aspect affects the performance of the fundamental skills involved in all forms of martial arts Improving these fitness components requires a wide range of specific exercises which have never been compiled into one easy to use resource until now br br i Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts i is the most comprehensive resource for preparing the body to excel in karate taekwondo judo aikido jujitsu kempo and other martial arts forms Loaded with exercises designed specifically to improve the execution of martial arts techniques this book provides the aspiring artist with a wealth of workout prescriptions Inside you will find exercises for br br optimal flexibility br joint stabilization br strengthening the torso or Power Zone br power development and br aerobic and anaerobic training br br Written by certified strength and conditioning specialist and black belt holder Sean Cochran this book combines his expertise in both disciplines into one outstanding and widely applicable resource You will find cross specific training exercises that are designed specifically to improve technique and execution by targeting muscle groups most involved in key maneuvers br br Develop the fundamental fitness and art specific conditioning needed to master your discipline With i Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts i you ll always be in peak form


The Law and Martial Arts

Carl Brown attorney author and black belt judo instructor describes the legal policies that can protect or indict an individual who uses martial arts techniques in self defense Topics include assault and battery the law and self defesne martial arts weapons and the law what s legal in your state and a table of cases


Wing Chun Martial Arts: Principles & Techniques

Yip Chun is a Grandmaster of Wing Chun and the eldest son of Yip Man Bruce Lee s mentor With the help of Danny Connor Yip Chun explains the moves the importance of the relationship between teacher and student and the Confucian theory Studentswill learn Chi Sau Siu Lim Tao Chum Kiu and Biu Tze from the many illustrations that show the forms photographs


Martial Arts for Beginners

Surveys the history and philosophy of martial arts systems from China Okinawa Japan the Philippines Brazil Korea Thailand and Indonesia and discusses the differences between fighting sport and meditational forms


Martial Arts: The Spiritual Dimension

Discusses the connection between martial arts and spiritual awareness in several cultures and shows techniques for using the mind and body as a weapon