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Shin Gi Tai

Author : Michael Clarke
ISBN : 9781594392450
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Prepare to have your beliefs challenged about what karate really is. Within these pages, you will discover traditional karate; along the way, perhaps many of your own beliefs about karate will be confronted. You might have a body capable of mastering karate’s physical techniques, but do you have a mind with a level of awareness that is able to grasp the true spirit of karate? For adults only. Regardless of how many people you can defeat in combat, the deeper aim of karate has always been to conquer your own ego, and by doing so, to increase the likelihood of avoiding conflict. When you can control your ego, you have a chance to establish peace in your life—this is the tradition of budo karate. Shin Gi Tai has a literal translation: mind–technique–body. A karate-ka’s mind (shin) must be developed ahead of his technique (gi) if he is to discover a sense of balance within his body (tai). While the mental and physical aspects of karate are daunting and cause many to stop training, if you can just endure the early years—say, the first decade—then there is opportunity for real and lasting benefits. Budo is a concept more often discussed than put into practice. Yet, as part of traditional karate training, it has the capacity to dramatically change lives for the better, but only if you are prepared to move past the obvious and strive to understand the philosophy and the morality of budo. Your life is yours, your karate is yours; accept ownership of both and reap countless rewards.
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Author : Michael Clarke
ISBN : 9781594393792
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A British “karateka” offers a bone-crushing, lip-splitting, and often elegant memoir of a tough guy searching for higher meaning through the study of martial arts." "In this memoir describing how karate turned his life around, Clarke displays passion and grit in spades." Michael Clarke was an angry, vicious kid, a street fighter. He grew up in the late sixties and early seventies in Manchester, England, in a tough neighborhood where, he writes, “Prostitutes worked the pavement opposite my home, illegal bookmakers took bets in back alley cellars, and street brawls were commonplace.” He left school at fifteen and began his education as a pugilist on the streets. He fought in bars and clubs, at football matches, in parks, and in bus stations—and he was good. He reveled in the victories and the admiration they brought. It was a life of knuckles and teeth, of broken bones and torn flesh—and the arrests that followed. Clarke was seventeen when a judge sentenced him to two years in Strangeways Prison, an infamous place also known as “psychopath central.” In prison he resolved to change his life and stay out of trouble, but trouble was everywhere. He discovered a world of violent gangs, abusive guards, and inmates engaged in an endless struggle for dominance. Strangeways was a place where a person could get stabbed to death for taking the bigger piece of toast. In time Clarke was released, but the transition was difficult and he almost fought his way back to prison. Then one night he entered a karate dojo and his life changed forever. He began a lifetime pursuit of budo, the martial way. He sought knowledge, studied with masters, and traveled to Okinawa, the birthplace of karate. Redemption: A Street Fighter’s Path to Peace is a true account of youth wasted and life reclaimed. Michael Clarke reminds us that martial arts are not simply about punching and kicking. They forge the spirit, temper the will, and reveal our true nature.
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Empty Hand

Author : Kenei Mabuni
ISBN : 9783938305249
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Lifework of a Grandmaster of Karate Budo is the path of the Japanese traditional martial arts. Mabuni Kenei has followed this path for almost eight decades until now. He belongs to the last masters taught directly by the founders of modern karatedo. The son and heir of Mabuni Kenwa - the founder of Shito ryu - has acquired a deep understanding of the essence of Karate as a budo art during his course of life. He communicates this extremely complex knowledge to the reader in a vivid and fascinating way. For this purpose he uses his own memories and experiences, technical descriptions, historical and philosophical considerations, legends and anecdotes of the lives of famous samurai and budoka (masters of sword fighting, aikido, Okinawa-te and karate). For the beginner the book provides an idea of the inexhaustible possibilities of budo as a school of life, and the experienced practitioner will find numerous stimuli for his further development and also for his own teaching activities.
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The Way Of The Warrior

Author : Chris Crudelli
ISBN : 9780756651855
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Drawing on the vast body of styles practiced around the world, including ancient and obscure styles from every continent on the planet, The Way of the Warrior is an indispensable, one-stop reference work for anyone interested in the martial-arts canon.
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The Art Of Hojo Undo

Author : Michael Clarke
ISBN : 9781594392047
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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ADDING POWER TO THE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF KARATE Hojo Undo means ‘supplementary training,’ and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo training, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training. This book details how to construct and use many training tools, provides accurate mechanical drawings, comprehensive training methods, and discusses the historical context to understand why Hojo Undo was created in ‘old’ Okinawa. • Warm up exercises • Detailed construction drawings • Build your own Hojo Undo tools! • Learn how to use the tools to develop devastating power • Link your increased power to fighting techniques • Hear what Okinawan Masters say about Hojo Undo training
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Black Belt Karate

Author : Chris Thompson
ISBN : 1583942548
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Once a student of karate obtains his or her black belt, what’s next? For too many students, the black belt marks the end of serious training. In Black Belt Karate, noted karate instructor and 8th-dan black belt Chris Thompson explains that real yudansha (black belt level) is not just about physical prowess but about self-improvement, and that because of this, further study is vital for all students. The rank should not be the goal, Thompson says—everyone has something more they can learn. Neither a beginner’s guide nor a manual of advanced techniques, Black Belt Karate is both inspirational and informative for students of all levels. The book sheds light on the world of international karate, providing a solid history of the basic schools of karate and their development, and details the WKF (World Karate Federation) rules and traditions that govern the sporting element of the discipline. Drawing on years of study with senior sensei in Japan, Thompson describes every aspect of karate training in clear, simple language, including detailed exercises and stretches to warm up and cool down. Beautiful color photographs demonstrate step-by-step sequences of forms.
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Shin Tai Ryu Tai Jitsu

Author : Martinus Wilhelmus Jan Maria Sterke
ISBN : 9789071735417
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The Ky Gy Shin Sh

Author : Shinran
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005354928
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Classic Kata Of Shorinji Ryu

Author : Leroy Rodrigues
ISBN : 9781491865248
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Richard `Biggie' Kim, Lefty Nakayama, Clarence Lee, Richard Lee, and Herbert Lee taught me all the katas contained in this book. These katas are very rare and only a few people around the world practice them. That is the reason why I decided to document and share these kata. I felt an obligation to not allow these beautiful and effective forms to be lost to history. In a sense, this book is a tribute to Richard `Biggie' Kim, one of the most knowledgeable martial artists the world has ever known. Please be aware that this book is meant for high level traditional martial artists and for those who already are familiar with these katas.
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