Author: Jwing-Ming Yang, Jeffery A. Bolt
Publisher: Action Pursuit Group
This book is a comprehensive study guide to the fundamental and intermediate levels of Shaolin long fist kung-fu. In terms of showing and preserving knowledge for the students and instructors of long fist, this volume provides an invaluable aid for teaching sequences and explaining other aspects of the style. This book lays a foundation for beginning and advanced stages of long fist in terms of giving the student of kung-fu a grounding in fundamental and intermediate knowledge and skill.
Author: Chris Denwood
British karate teacher Chris Denwood presents a collection of his articles and short philosophical thoughts on the analysis of traditional karate for civilian self-protection and personal growth. Heavily illustrated with over 230 pictures, covered in this book are thought-provoking sections on history, kata bunkai (analysis), training methods, theoretical study, pragmatic application, overarching concepts, as well as some of the author's personal insights, experiences and stories.
Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Publisher: Frog Limited
"Bruce Frantzis' comprehensive guide reveals why tai chi is effective at helping millions improve their health, relieve stress and reverse the effects of aging, and helps advanced students upgrade their practice and beginners choose the appropriate stylea
Author: Claudio A. Iedwab, Roxanne L. Standefer
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Take performance to the next level! Martial artists have long been admired for their discipline and feats of mental and physical strength as well as the ability to shut out distraction and focus precisely on the task at hand. Martial Arts Mind & Bodyreveals how you can achieve excellence through mind and body training for enhanced performance and enjoyment in martial arts or any other sport. Martial Arts Mind & Bodycombines the best mental and physical training principles of various martial art forms. Centered on the Japanese concept of kiai, the book explains how to unite your mental, physical, and spiritual energies. As a result, you will be able to - sharpen concentration and awareness, - improve your ability to learn new skills, - perform better in training and competition, and - remain focused under stress. As you learn how to integrate the energy of the mind and body, you will increase your resistance to fatigue, discomfort, and distraction. You'll also learn techniques to control the body's responses to respiration, metabolism, and muscle relaxation. Make Martial Arts Mind & Bodypart of your training and soon you will think, feel, and move better than ever.
Author: David Jones
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Learn the techniques of Japanese martial arts along with the cultural background and philosophy! Martial Arts Training in Japan: A Guide for Westerners is the first book of its kind. Part travel guide, part survey of the many martial arts styles practiced in Japan, and part introduction to the basics of Japanese etiquette in and out of the dojo, this martial arts book is an excellent introduction to the ways of the Japanese martial arts and the philosophy that energizes martial arts practice even today. With information ranging from the mundane but crucial—such as how to go about testing for rank in a Japanese dojo—to a discussion of the four philosophical worlds of budo, author David Jones has provided an essential reference. Martial Arts Training in Japan includes contact information and advice for training in Japan in the traditions of: Aikido: The Way of Harmony Iaido: The Way of Drawing the Sword Jodo: The Way of the Staff Judo: The Gentle Way Karate: The Way of the Empty Hand Kendo: The Way of the Sword Kyudo: The Way of the Bow Naginatado: The Way of the Halberd Ninjutsu: The Art of Stealth
Author: Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This essential work provides modern explanations of principles, varieties, and techniques of combination maneuvers, plus the ideas behind them. Examples from the games of many great players provide illustrations. 200 diagrams.
Author: Karen Levitz Vactor, Susan Lynn Peterson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Learn the ins and outs of managing a successful martial arts school with this practical business guide. Do you dream of opening your own martial arts dojo some day? Are you in the process of planning and building a school? Do you have a school but struggle to run it efficiently and pay the bills? Then Starting and Running Your Own Martial Arts School is for you. This practical business guide teaches you the skills you need to ensure the success of your martial arts business. It includes advice on how to: Build a memorable identity for your school Find funding to get started Unravel government red tape Create a realistic fee schedule Choose a location that will bring students through your door Turn potential students into paying students Hold on to your current students Hire and develop good employees Develop a feeling of financial security Be ready for emergencies Create and run a profitable pro shop Pinpoint and solve problems Starting and Running Your Own Martial Arts School contains proven business advice to help you create the martial arts school you want. This small business book turns time-tested business practices into simple, practical solutions to the business challenges you face every day.
Author: Chema Madoz, Fernando Castro Florez
Publisher: LA Fabrica
Features the work of Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, best known for precise and luminous surreal still lifes in black and white. With wry humour, he creates visual jokes and puns - a spoon casts the shadow of a fork, or a spent match becomes a thermometer bulb.
Author: Bruce Lee
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
In the months leading up to his death, Bruce Lee was working on this definitive study of the Chinese martial arts—collectively known as Kung Fu or Gung Fu. This book has now been edited and is published here for the first time in its entirety. Bruce Lee totally revolutionized the practice of martial arts and brought them into the modern world—by promoting the idea that students have the right to pick and choose those techniques and training regimens which suit their own personal needs and fighting styles. He developed a new style of his own called Jeet Kune Do—combining many elements from different masters and different traditions. This was considered heretical at the time within martial arts circles, where one was expected to study with only a single master—and Lee was the first martial artist to attempt this. Today he is revered as the "father" of martial arts practice around the world—including Mixed Martial Arts. In addition to presenting the fundamental techniques, mindset and training methods of traditional Chinese martial arts, this marial art treatise explores such esoteric topics as Taoism and Zen as applied to Gung Fu, Eastern and Western fitness regimens and self-defense techniques. Also included is a Gung Fu "scrapbook" of Bruce Lee's own personal anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of the martial arts of China. After Lee's death, his manuscript was completed and edited by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee Estate. This book features an introduction by his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell and a foreword from his close friend and student, Taky Kimura. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
Author: Lawrence A. Kane
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
The Principles for Understanding Kata are Largely Unknown – Until Now The ancient masters developed kata, or "formal exercises," as fault-tolerant methods to preserve their unique, combat-proven fighting systems. Unfortunately, they deployed a two-track system of instruction where an 'outer circle' of students unknowingly received modified forms with critical details or important principles omitted. Only the select 'inner circle' that had gained a master's trust and respect would be taught okuden waza, the powerful hidden applications of kata. The theory of deciphering kata applications (kaisai no genri) was once a great mystery revealed only to trusted disciples of the ancient masters in order to protect the secrets of their systems. Even today, while the basic movements of kata are widely known, advanced practical applications and sophisticated techniques frequently remain hidden from the casual observer. The principles and rules for understanding kata are largely unknown. This groundbreaking book unveils these methods, not only teaching you how to analyze your kata to understand what it is trying to tell you, but also helping you to utilize your fighting techniques more effectively—both in self-defense and in tournament applications. * Fifteen general principles to identify effective techniques * Twelve discrete rules for deciphering martial applications * Comprehensive insights into kata history, strategy and tactics * Vital physiological considerations * Well organized materials for easy reference and comprehensive understanding