Author: Rob Price
Publisher: Price World Publishing
"Weight Training for Running" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date running-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by runners worldwide. This book features year-round running-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other running book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables runners of all skill levels to increase their endurance, stamina, speed and strength. By following the programs contained in this book, you will no longer run out of gas before the race is over, but instead you will be able to sprint at record paces until the finish line.
Author: Morihei Ueshiba
Publisher: Japan Publications
TRANSLATOR' S INTRODUCTION We would like to begin by thanking Doshu Ueshiba Kisshomaru and the Aikikai Foundation for making this family treasure available for publication. We also wish to express our appreciation to those teachers who gave their invaluable help in explaining difficult passages. Due to the historical nature of this work certain difficulties arose, especially in deciding to what degree we should try to produce clear and precise English. Any precise translation could easily become a personal translation, limiting the contents and range of the translator's individual understanding at this particular point in his or her training. Therefore, after consulting some of the highest Sensei in Aikido and other arts it was decided to strive for a translation that would both preserve the simplicity of the original expression and at the same time leave open to the reader at least the possibility of coming up with the broad set of ideas and associations indicated in the Japanese. This book appeared in 1933 and is the first published account of O-Sensei's art. Although not actually written down by him, it is a transcription of lectures and explanations which was later reviewed by the founder and approved as a teacher's manual. The political and historical context of the times should be kept in mind. No attempt has been made to edit the text. The original copy has O-Sensei's title which was simply "Budo Renshu", i.e. "Budo Training". Later the second Doshu annotated this with the word "Aikido". The Dojo decided on using the original name here despite the fact that most Japanese copies are entitled Aikijujutsu Ogi", or "The Secrets of Aikijujutsu". The latter is actually an interpretive heading used by the copyists. The original was hand-written and illustrated. Later this was copied out several times, using tracing paper to reproduce the illustrations. During this process errors easily crept in. By comparing various copies, most of the poems could be deciphered despite their flowerly writing style. However only a few of the tracing mistakes have been corrected here. In other cases the terms 'left' and 'right' had been reversed. This seems to be the result of confusing Nage's point of view Uke's. In this edition these obvious errors have been corrected to match the illustrations. The poems presented the biggest problems. Much effort was spent to offer the reader a translation which presents as closely as possible the same degree of lee- ay for interpretation, insight and error, as appears in the original. Two versions are offered. One reflects the 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structure of five line, Japanese Waka poetry. Each line in English contains the same groups of words found in the corresponding line of Japanese. The second attempt is to put the poem into a somewhat clearer English syntax. Another interesting point about the poems is that not all of them are original compositions of O-Sensei. At least a few can be traced to other martial traditions. Please note that the parentheses indicate the insertion, for your reference, of a Japanese word used in the text for the preceding English word (except for a few cases in the technique section where O-Sensei used parentheses in the original). Square brackets are the translator's insertions for the sake of the English. By simply deleting the sections enclosed by them, they allow readers to refer to O-Sensei's exact words, if they choose to do so. Although not for the beginner, it is hoped that access to this historically important text will be useful in understanding Aikido and its origins for those who have taken Budo as their 'Way'. Larry E. Bieri Seiko Mabuchi
Author: Mike Young
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement provides clear and straightforward lessons to law enforcement officials so they can effectively defend themselves in the line of duty. A comprehensive handbook of law enforcement self-defense, this martial arts guide offers instruction in techniques and tactics taken from a variety of martial arts forms that specifically cater to the situations unique to police officers. These simple, easy-to-follow lessons teach readers the theory behind: Stikes and Kicks Come-Alongs and Takedowns Psychological Defensive Tactics Defensive Maneuvers, including One-Hand Defenses Defensive Techniques against Weapons and Guns
Author: Takahiko Ishikawa, Donn F. Draeger
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese Judo. Written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion and instructor Takahiko Ishikawa, it is an expert martial arts guide. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable for all martial artists and athletes, whatever their art or sport. Judo Training Methods is an "encyclopedia of judo" covering not only Judo techniques and training methods but also dojo etiquette, tournament rules, and promotion requirements. This illustrated judo book features over 1,000 photos and 200 conditioning exercises. A perfect introduction to Judo for beginners, the exercises in this classic text are also valuable conditioning exercises for football, basketball, track, swimming, wrestling, boxing, tennis, baseball, mixed martial arts and more! Chapters introduce readers to the principles and practice of Judo, including: Physical Judo Re-Examined Classification of Exercises and Muscle Groups Kinesiological Principles About Muscle Judo Training Advice Judo and Weight Training Judo Training Routines Preparatory Exercises Supplementary Exercises Compound Exercises Auxiliary Exercises
Author: Fred Brouns
The text begins with a general overview of nutrients and is followed by a detailed discussion of carbohydrates, fats, liquids, proteins, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Every chapter gives an introduction into the metabolism and biochemistry of the food type and explains other points, such as storage and the influence of exercise on usage, food intake and requirements. Finally, an impressive reference list is provided for further reading. Each section is easy to read and well organized, ensuring that the book will be of interest to a large audience ranging from students of sports science, sports teachers and dieticians to athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians and nurses.
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: Joseph J. Rishel, Suzanne L. Stratton, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Museum), Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Publisher: Yale University Press
Essays by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Clara Bargellini, Dilys E. Blum, Elizabeth Hill Boone, Marcus Burke, Mitchell A. Codding, Thomas B. F. Cummins, Cristina Esteras Martín, M. Concepción García Sáiz, Ilona Katzew, Adrian Locke, Gridley McKim-Smith, Alfonso Ortiz Crespo, Jorge F. Rivas P., Nuno Senos, Edward J. Sullivan, and Marjorie Trusted. By the end of the 16th century, Europe, Africa, and Asia were connected to North and South America via a vast network of complex trade routes. This led, in turn, to dynamic cultural exchanges between these continents and a proliferation of diverse art forms in Latin America. This monumental book transcends geographic boundaries and explores the history of the confluence of styles, materials, and techniques among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas through the end of the colonial era--a period marked by the independence movements, the formation of national states, and the rise of academic art. Written by distinguished international scholars, essays cover a full range of topics, including city planning, iconography in painting and sculpture, East-West connections, the power of images, and the role of the artist. Beautifully illustrated with over 450 works--many published for the first time--this book presents a spectacular selection of decorative arts, textiles, silver, sculpture, painting, and furniture. Scholarly entries on some three hundred works highlight the various cultural influences and differences throughout this vast region. This groundbreaking book also includes an illustrated chronology, informative maps, and an exhaustive bibliography and is sure to set a new standard in the field of Latin American studies.
Author: Octavian Ulici
Publisher: Self publishing
Short notice, in this first part, reveal several issues accepted by most experts on IndoEuropeans. Existing populations about 6,000 years ago, located in the centraleastern Europe and joined several personal notes, identify for IndoEuropean civilization, the ancient stories, which also established with some accuracy, the name and place of origin. I note at the end that IndoEuropean society has professional fighters, and how the war needs physical and mental preparation, it demanded, preparing the participants, for unarmed combat techniques, then spread in India and Asia. Unarmed combat techniques from different parts of the world seem to have a common origin, which followed, can lead to "rediscover" IndoEuropean martial arts. In this chapter I tried to reconstruction processes by establishing links at least 3 elements, such as linkage between specific processes martial Asia and Europe. Identification of these connections can lead to the establishment, with a reasonable degree of certainty, the IndoEuropean origins of the techniques and concretely illustrate a number of possible 8 original fighting techniques. Finally, I suggest possible name for this protomartialarts.
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.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
This comprehensive translation of the Bubishi—the ancient manual of karate—is the most complete available. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi.
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: Richard Chun
Publisher: Black Belt Communications
Dr Richard Chun covers the intermediate forms and techniques of moo duk kwan taekwondo: palgwe sa chang; palgwe o chang; palgwe yook chang; kibons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; chulki cho dan; and bal-sek.
Author: Gozo Shioda, Yasuhisa Shioda, David Rubens
Publisher: Kodansha International
Explains the principles, and basic postures and movements of aikido with special emphasis on key points to perfect one's technique, develop greater strength, and increase one's speed
Author: Kyong Myong Lee
Publisher: Hollym International
Provides a guide to the Korean martial art, including its history, philosophy, and basic movements
Author: Annemarie Mol
**Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2010** What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with 'patient choice' and, therefore, creating more opportunities for patient choice will not improve health care. Although it is possible to treat people who seek professional help as customers or citizens, Mol argues that this undermines ways of thinking and acting crucial to health care. Illustrating the discussion with examples from diabetes clinics and diabetes self care, the book presents the 'logic of care' in a step by step contrast with the 'logic of choice'. She concludes that good care is not a matter of making well argued individual choices but is something that grows out of collaborative and continuing attempts to attune knowledge and technologies to diseased bodies and complex lives. Mol does not criticise the practices she encountered in her field work as messy or ad hoc, but makes explicit what it is that motivates them: an intriguing combination of adaptability and perseverance. The Logic of Care: Health and the problem of patient choice is crucial reading for all those interested in the theory and practice of care, including sociologists, anthropologists and health care professionals. It will also speak to policymakers and become a valuable source of inspiration for patient activists.