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Research Of Martial Arts

Author : Shifu Jonathan Bluestein
ISBN : 9781499122510
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is a book about the true essence of martial arts. It includes neither instruction on deadly killing techniques, nor mystical tales of so called super-human masters. Rather, it is a vast compilation of seriously thought-out observations made on the subject by the author, as well as many other martial artists and scientists, with a slight touch of history and humour. The goal of this project had from the start been to surpass the current standard in the martial arts literary market, and offer readers worldwide something which they have never seen before. In essence, a book in which are found countless answers for martial arts practitioners which they cannot be read elsewhere, which address commonly discussed martially-related topics with breadth and depth unparalleled in other works to this day (in any language). It holds among its pages no less than 220,000 words, containing knowledge which would be coveted by many. The aim of this book is to present the reader a coherent, clear-cut, and in-depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts, as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects (from various individuals). At its core is the author's aspiration to build a stronger theoretical foundation for the discussion of martial arts, while addressing matters in innovative ways, which I have come to believe, would help people to better grasp the nature of these arts. There are books by authors who will tell you that some aspects of the martial arts are too complex for concrete, coherent and defined explanations. Others have used ambiguous terminology to explain what they could not pronounce otherwise. This is no such book. This book was written to provide you with the solid, applicable answers and ideas that you could actually understand, and take away with you. This book is mainly comprised of three parts: | Part I: From the Inside Out – External and Internal Gong Fu | This is essentially mostly a very long & thorough discussion of martial arts theory and practice. Traditional and modern concepts and methods are discussed through the mediums of Physiology, Biology, Anatomy, Psychology, Philosophy (Western and Oriental alike), sports science, and the author's personal experiences. The Internal Martial Arts of China receive a special, lengthier treatment in this part of the book. | Part II: Contemplations on Controlled Violence | This one is of a Philosophical and Psychological nature, and contains the author's thoughts on the martial arts and their manifestation in our daily lives, with guest-articles by various martial arts teachers. | Part III: The Wisdom of Martial Spirits: Teachers, and the Things They Hold Dear | This part includes various interesting and comprehensive interviews with distinguished martial arts masters, spanning dozens of pages each. Every one of the interviewees is a person whose views and ideas are thought provoking and well-worth reading. The teachers interviewed in this book are: Master Chen Zhonghua (Chen Taiji Quan) Master Yang Hai (Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Chen Taiji Quan) Shifu Strider Clark (Tongbei Quan, Wu style Taiji, Shuai Jiao and more) Shifu Neil Ripski (Traditional Drunken Fist and many others) Sifu James Cama (Buddha Hand Wing Chun and Southern Praying Mantis) Itzik Cohen Sensei (Shito-ryu Karate) No matter the age, rank, status or experience – this book was written for everyone who see themselves part of the martial arts community. It is my sincere hope that any person who reads this book will benefit from the time he or she had spent doing so. May this work encourage others to continue intelligent writing and research in the field, as I was pushed forth and built upon the knowledge others have shared before me. May you have a pleasant reading experience! =]
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Martial Arts Studies Reader

Author : Paul Bowman
ISBN : 178660549X
Genre : Martial arts
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The first authoritative overview of martial arts studies, written by pioneers of this dynamic and rapidly expanding new field
Category: Martial arts

Academic Approaches To Martial Arts Research

Author : Michael DeMarco M a
ISBN : 197767724X
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As soon as its first issue was published, readers of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts knew that it was unique in providing reliable materials on the subject. The journal brought a clearer perspective of Asian martial traditions. It presented valuable details on the history, theory and practice of various styles. Of greater importance, the journal set a standard for scholarly research to build the field. This anthology conveniently assembles sixteen journal articles that contain useful academic tools for studying the combative arts. Each chapter will prove special to all interested in the intellectual side to the martial arts. What martial art do you wish to research? Is it really a "martial" art? Or is it a martially-inspired art, practice only for health or for theatrical performance? - A number of chapters provide fine details for categorizing the variety of what we commonly refer to as "martial arts." While demonstrating the complexity of the martial arts as a field of study, the authors provide insights and methods that actually clarity and facilitate any discussion of this fascinating subject. Other chapters focus on the martial arts as living culture. We learn about the physical side of these arts just as we learn about other aspects of culture, except that often the martial arts being taught are from Asia. It is extremely important to understand just how a foreign art enters and adapts to another culture minus much of its associated history and culture. The social implications are enormous as shown in some of the chapters. Anyone who practices an Asian martial art may be exposed to related cultural aspects, such as Oriental philosophy and social customs. These can have an effect on the practitioner's character. When elements of different cultures are absorbed, their embodiment can be seen in the individual's daily actions. The question of violence is paramount in this potentially activity. With proper instruction, chances are better for a practitioner to experience a self-transformation that improves character, nurturing qualities such as patience and respect. This anthology's table of contents hints the in-depth material that fills nearly 300 pages. This publication is for those who take researching martial traditions very seriously.

Martial Arts As Embodied Knowledge

Author : D. S. Farrer
ISBN : 9781438439686
Genre : Art
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A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.
Category: Art

Mythologies Of Martial Arts

Author : Paul Bowman
ISBN : 1786601915
Genre : Social Science
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Mythologies of Martial Arts is an introduction to the key myths and ideologies around martial arts in contemporary popular culture internationally. It is the first book to draw together practical experience and seminal texts across a multitude of disciplines to offer original insights into the complex, contradictory world of martial arts. It is an accessible but theoretically sophisticated book aimed at student, scholars and anyone interested in martial arts practice.
Category: Social Science

Modern Martial Arts Warrior Training

Author : James Dolmage
ISBN : 0615440878
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Revised Edition 50 years of research, training and open minded study of various mixed traditional martial art styles and non traditional fighting has been condensed into this Warrior Training book. Your brain controls the physical techniques your body performs so this book offers food for your brain. Learn from those who fought, defeated, survived and conquered others on the street, mat, ring, Octagon, or battlefield. Learn training methods, wisdom, tricks, philosophies, creeds, rules and inspirational personal backgrounds of many of the Worlds Best Fighters and Warrior types. This is NOT a new 'Style' of martial arts. This book just shares a half century of time, energy, sweat, blood, bruises, breaks and money, tracking down and absorbing knowledge from Winners. From Apaches to wrestling, chokes to 300 yard eye pokes, it contains a wealth of invaluable life saving and competition winning strategies, techniques and ideas. Dolmage began toy weapons training 60 years ago and competitive wrestling in 1965. Boxing was next in 1968, tae kwon do in 1969, jujitsu and judo in 1971 and 1973. Over a 23 year span he competed and won tournaments in wrestling, boxing, black belt judo, and black belt karate, shot USPSA handgun competitions and ran distance running races. In the early 1990's he promoted and traveled across the U.S. assisting the founder of Hapkido Dojunim Ji, Han Jae teach seminars. There is no substitute for experience. Regardless of your martial arts background, anyone with an open mind and martial inclination will be inspired, mentally stimulated, entertained and educated with the useful wisdom gathered here. For more information: YouTube: JDsModernMartialArts Facebook: JDsModernMartialArts

Martial Arts Studies

Author : Paul Bowman
ISBN : 1783481285
Genre : History
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This book disrupts disciplinary boundaries to make a case for the future direction and growth of martial arts studies as a unique field
Category: History

Warriors Of The Octagon

Author : Brenda Downes
ISBN : 1906015422
Genre : Martial artists
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This title introduces the sport of mixed martial arts to new fans and adds to the knowledge of existing fans. It includes a number of exclusive interviews with some of the most compelling figures in this colourful sport.
Category: Martial artists

Enigma Ignorance Liquidation Part 3

Author : Oleg Viktorovich Maltsev
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book in your hands is the third one in the series of Enigma Ignorance Liquidation. According to a dictionary «Enigma» means: “something that is mysterious and seems impossible to understand completely”. Correspondingly, this book was not titled this way without a reason. The fact is that people rarely see the essence in ordinary things; modern approach often excludes the capability to understand the history of the phenomenon, its structure, its functional designation of elements of its structure. Respectively, one who is going to use that kind of approach, will find very difficult to see the effectiveness of what he has. We recommend to start with such a concept as «LOGIC» of ignorance liquidation in the context of this book. With all due respect to colleagues, scientists, historians, and people who are interested in different systems and martial arts, the notion of martial art logic as such is not even taken into account. Within the book «Enigma 3. Ignorance Liquidation» reader is invited to look at martial arts from a different position, not exactly ordinary one. Needless to say, you will see a line of reasoning; we recommended to bring into view the logic of presentment of this reasoning, to historical facts and circumstances, to motor patterns from perspective of effectiveness and to an extent to which your understanding of martial arts will change, as “before and after” studying this book. Ultimately, this kind of logical approach is adaptable to different kinds of critically important life categories as well.
Category: Sports & Recreation