THE ANATOMY OF MARTIAL ARTS

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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

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

Biomechanics Of Human Motion

Author : Emeric Arus, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781466563247
Genre : Medical
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Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts delineates the general laws governing the human biomechanics through an extensive review of martial arts techniques and references to fundamental theory. Using straightforward mathematics and physics, the book covers in depth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics, the biomechanical and physiological foundation of human motion, and the fundamentals of biomechanics. Divided into four parts, the book covers: The musculoskeletal anatomy of the major muscles, their functions, and the different roles of the muscles in human mechanics The biomechanical and physiological foundations of human motion, including the very basic conceptions about lever systems, center of gravity, kinematic chain systems, and Newton’s laws Kinematics and kinetics via complex examples from martial arts and their comparison to different sports techniques The biomechanical principles and analysis of the martial arts, including anatomical and physiological considerations, and the analysis of the physical properties of a range of techniques Focusing on martial arts and sports activities, this book is designed to be used by undergraduate and graduate students of human movement science, physical education, and fitness, as well as college instructors and martial artists.
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Healthy Hips Handbook

Author : Karl Knopf
ISBN : 9781569758830
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Should I Eat The Yolk

Author : Jamie Hale
ISBN : 9781569758403
Genre : Health & Fitness
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IS IT TRUE? OR IS IT A MYTH? This handy guide gives you real answers to all these and many more common health and fitness claims. Plus, it provides the scientific evidence that separates the fact from fiction for every question, like: • Does everyone need to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day? • Do high-protein diets increase the risk of coronary heart disease? • Are all calories created equal? • Will performing sit-ups shrink my waistline? • Will exercise get rid of cellulite? • Does calcium intake enhance weight loss? • Is bottled water safer to drink than tap water? • Does eating grapefruit speed up fat loss?
Category: Health & Fitness

Sandokan

Author : Les Kiersnowski
ISBN : 1491092181
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Grandmaster Les Kiersnowski was appointed as the head coach of the Arnis Division for the US National Karate Team, They were victorious in the 2006 and 2007 World Cup. Team Sandokan were National Champions in 2008 and 2009. Grandmaster Les was inducted into NAFMA Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2006, World Karate Union Hall of Fame and ICKO Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2009, he was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors for Outstanding Contribution to Martial Arts and in January 2010, where he also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award. USA Hall of Fame as Martial Art Founder of the Year, March 2013, he received Master of the Year award for Sandokan at the Atlantic City Kung Fu and Karate Expo. In June, 2013 he was awarded the Golden Lifetime Achievement award for over forty years in the martial arts by the World Karate Union. In July, 2010 and was recognized by Colonel Lisa McManus, Grandmaster and Founder of Military Arnis. In 2011 Grandmaster Les Kiersnowski was awarded as Martial Arts Founder of the Year for Sandokan by the United Federation of Martial Artists. The Sandokan system is based on physics, principals of martial science and the science of anatomy. Achieving this martial arts system has encompassed many years of research and practical development. It is a system based on the perfecting of body positioning for maximum output of energy.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Anatomy Of Stretching

Author : Brad Walker
ISBN : 1556435967
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An in-depth instructional manual on the anatomy of the stretching body features full-color illustrations that demonstrate how muscles are worked during 115 key stretches, in a reference that discusses the benefits of stretching, rules for safe stretching, and more. Original.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Anatomy Of Change

Author : Waliyyuddin A. Sabir
ISBN : 9781468916799
Genre : Self-Help
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The Anatomy of Change is a book of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The "past" is looked at as relevant; the “now” is discussed with enlightened passion and the "future" is filled with hope and reconciliation according to the author, Waliyyuddin Sabir. I found myself anxious to go to the next page to read more of the straight-forward truth that was provoking me to think thoughts that I had buried in the past. Yet, causing me to realize that those thoughts are relevant to today and painfully helpful for better tomorrows. This book is powerful and necessary in our society and the real blessing will come when we go past reading the book and “do the book”. Reverend Linda K. Shepard
Category: Self-Help

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