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The Martial Arts Book

Author : Laura Scandiffio
ISBN : 1550377760
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an overview and history of martial arts such as karate, taekwando, and judo, and offers facts on each of the disciplines and anecdotes about famous martial artists.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Zen In The Martial Arts

Author : Joe Hyams
ISBN : 9780307755506
Genre : Philosophy
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"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum. Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.
Category: Philosophy

The Way To Black Belt

Author : Lawrence A. Kane
ISBN : 9781594391491
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Earning a black belt can be the most rewarding experience of one’s lifetime. Getting there takes considerable planning. Whether your interests are in the classical styles of Asia or today’s Mixed Martial Arts, this book prepares you for the challenge. Whatever your age, whatever your gender, you will benefit from the wisdom of master martial artists from around the globe who share more than 300 years of personal training experiences. Benefit from their guidance during your development into a first-class black belt. Featuring... • Iain Abernethy • Dan Anderson • Loren Christensen • Jeff Cooper • Wim Demeere • Aaron Fields • Lawrence Kane • Rory Miller • Martina Sprague • Phillip Starr • Jeff Stevens • Kris Wilder ...and many more. Packed with actionable information, this book will teach you how to set goals, find a good instructor, monitor your progress, overcome plateaus in your training, take advantage of every learning opportunity, and work through the inevitable injuries that come with rigorous martial arts training. Putting your skills to the test at each developmental stage of your training requires a certain mental ‘clarity.’ The authors examine what this means, how to find it, and how to make sure that when the time comes you are 100% prepared. If you are serious about your martial arts training, The Way to Black Belt will arm you with the information you need to swiftly become a highly skilled, well-qualified black belt.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Martial Arts And Philosophy

Author : Graham Priest
ISBN : 9780812697230
Genre : Philosophy
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Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today’s Asian martial arts—like Karate, Kung-Fu, Judo, or Aikido—were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. The Japanese martial tradition of Budo, for instance, was influenced by the three philosophical traditions of Shinto, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, and these philosophies are still taught in Japanese martial arts schools all across the world. As Damon Young explains in his chapter, the Japanese martial arts customs of courtesy are derived from Shinto purity, Confucian virtues, and the loving brutality of Zen. In his interview with Bodidharma (included in the book), 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. The Western martial art of fencing is explored by Nick Michaud, who looks at the morality of selfishness in fencing, and Christopher Lawrence and Jeremy Moss, who try to pin down what makes fencing unique: is it the sword, the techniques, the footwork, the aristocratic aura, or something else? Jack Fuller argues that his training in Karate was an education in Stoicism. Travis Taylor and Sasha Cooper reveal the utilitarian thinking behind Jigoro Kano’s Judo. Kevin Krein maintains that the martial arts are a reply to the existentialist’s anxiety about the meaninglessness of life. Patricia Peterson examines Karate’s contribution to feminism, and Scott Beattie analyzes the role of space in the martial arts school. Joe Lynch pits the Western ideas of Plato against the Eastern ideas of the Shaolin monks. Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka uncover the meaning of human action as it appears in Kendo. Rick Schubert explains the meaning of mastery in the fighting arts. Moving to ethical issues, Tamara Kohn discovers what we owe to others in Aikido. Chris Mortensen questions whether his own Buddhist pacifism is compatible with being a martial artist. In different ways, Gillian Russell and John Haffner and Jason Vogel assess the ways in which martial arts can morally compromise us. How can the sweaty and the brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Judy Saltzman looks into the curious charm of fighting and forms, with help from Friedrich Nietzsche.
Category: Philosophy

Pointing At The Moon Teaching Martial Arts To Change Lives

Author : Neal Dunnigan
ISBN : 9780692240151
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Teaching martial arts is not merely the development of skills and techniques in others. Teaching martial arts is a life-changing transformational process for both the students and teachers. The Zen expression of "pointing at the moon" acknowledges the inherent difficulties in bringing other people to a higher level of personal understanding. This book describes the issues and considerations involved in teaching martial arts to change lives.
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Shaolin Lohan Kung Fu

Author : P'ng Chye Khim
ISBN : 9781462903450
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Master the ancient Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated martial arts guide. The style of marital arts described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin Temple by the Indian monk Bodhidharma. Called Shih-pa lohan shou (Eighteen Arhat Hands), it was the original Lohan form. Its purpose was to provide monks with exercises that would not only strengthen their bodies and minds, but also arm them with a formidable system of self-defense. The authors present the Lohan techniques of south China (as taught by the Hood Khar Pai) in both solo—and partner— practice forms. Intended as a supplement to actual training, Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu gives the history of the Shaolin arts and then continues with a detailed explanation of the Lohan form. Accompanied by almost 30 sketches and over 400 black-and-white photographs, this straightforward introduction to the Lohan system is a must for any serious student of Shaolin techniques. Chapters include: Background of Shaolin Kung Fu; Fundamentals of Shaolin; The Lohan Pattern; Shaolin Training Methods; and more!
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Art Of Shaolin Kung Fu

Author : Wong Kiew Kit
ISBN : 0804834393
Genre : History
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This unique book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to kung fu and all the other aspects of Shaolin wisdom. An inspirational read, it shows how kung fu and other Shaolin arts can bring you health, vitality, and spiritual joy. It includes many practical exercises and meditation techniques and provides a fascinating history of various styles of kung fu, how kung fu patterns and sets are constructed, and the strategies for victory developed. This is a seminal guide which will be invaluable to everyone interested in martial arts, meditation, stress management, healing, and spiritual development.
Category: History

Iron And Silk

Author : Mark Salzman
ISBN : 9780307814234
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee S Fighting Method

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0897500539
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legendary fighter teaches how to perform jeet kune do's most devastating strikes and exploit an opponent's weaknesses with crafty counterattacks like finger jabs and spin kicks. In addition, Lee breaks down the attributes that make up the ultimate warrior and reveals how to develop the proper tactics and attitude for victory. As the fourth and final volume in the Bruce Lee's Fighting Method series, it contains detailed illustrations and vintage photos capturing Lee in his prime. This essential series, compiled and organized by his close friend, Mito Uyehara, is the perfect companion to Bruce Lee's classic text, Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Anatomy Of Martial Arts

Author : Norman Link
ISBN : 9781569757871
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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THE ULTIMATE TRAINING SUPPLEMENT FOR MARTIAL ARTISTS With detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text make it easy to identify the specific muscles you need to train for maximum speed, power and accuracy. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, prevent injury and improve form. *Kicks *Strikes *Takedowns *Throws The Anatomy of Martial Arts is designed for a variety of disciplines, including: *Hapkido *Jiujitsu *Judo *Karate *Kendo *Kung Fu *Muay Thai *Taekwando
Category: Sports & Recreation