Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction (Tuttle Martial Arts)

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the true practitioner of aikido, one must achieve a very high level of integration of the powers of mind and body, the harmonious combination of physical means and ethical motives. By controlling body position and learning how to harmonize vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art.Written and illustrated by husband/wife team, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, with over 1,200 illustrations, includes many Aikido techniques in chapters such as: What is Aikido?The Foundations of AikidoThe Practice of AikidoThe Basic Techniques of NeutralizationAdvanced PracticeAnd more!

  • ASIN: B009SC9LGA

Success is Waiting: The Martial Arts School Owner's Guide to Teaching, Business, and Life

Success is Waiting: The Martial Arts School Owner's

Success is Waiting is your guide to running a thriving martial arts school by developing long-lasting relationships with your students and your community. Buzz Durkin, a Uechi-Ryu school owner for over 40 years, navigates the nuances of outstanding student service, teaching skills, and school management through his own anecdotal, and often humorous, personal experiences that provide practical insights for all business owners alike. Durkin employs business acumen, the martial way, and an understanding of human nature to show you how to connect better with people in all areas of your life, find peace and happiness in your work, and build a strong school and a constantly-evolving martial arts practice.

  • ASIN: 0996575804

Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century

Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First

In the global world of the twenty-first century, martial arts are practiced for self-defense and sporting purposes only. However, for thousands of years, they were a central feature of military practice in China and essential for the smooth functioning of society. Individuals who were adept in using weapons were highly regarded, not simply as warriors but also as tacticians and performers. This book, which opens with an intriguing account of the very first female martial artist, charts the history of combat and fighting techniques in China from the Bronze Age to the present. This broad panorama affords fascinating glimpses into the transformation of martial skills, techniques, and weaponry against the background of Chinese history, the rise and fall of empires, their governments, and their armies. Quotations from literature and poetry, and the stories of individual warriors, infuse the narrative, offering personal reflections on prowess in the battlefield and techniques of engagement. This is an engaging and readable introduction to the authentic history of Chinese martial arts.

  • ASIN: 0521878810

Chi Energy - Activation, Cultivation and Flow

Chi Energy - Activation, Cultivation and

This book explains real high level practices of Chi/Qi/Ki (Life-Force) activation, cultivation and flow that allow you to personally experience, build and work with Chi energy. Practices are explained in simple detail so that the average person can fully utilize and understand the knowledge imparted. There is a chapter on the role the mind plays in Chi Kung energy work and a basic definition of the word Chi and related terms. There are also specific chapters in the book on mind intent, breathing, body states, physical alignments, Wu Chi, Bone Marrow Washing, Kidney Breathing, the Energy Ball, Rooting, Body Connection secrets, the Dan Tiens, important energy points, the 3 Dan Tiens Linear and how to get the maximum benefits out of your Tai Chi Training. We are pleased to offer a text for Westerners to get a real understanding of Chi energy that will give beginners and more experienced practitioners enough working knowledge to truly advance their studies in this fascinating discipline.

  • Brand: Brand: Clear Silat inc
  • ASIN: 0981616704
  • UPC: 884249417573

Jiu-Jitsu University


Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, Jiu-Jitsu University is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.

  • Brand: Victory Belt Publishing
  • ASIN: 0981504434

The Seven Principles of Mastery (The Swordsman's Quick Guide Book 1)

The Seven Principles of Mastery (The Swordsman's Quick

*This instalment of The Swordsman’s Quick Guide has been included as a chapter in the author’s book The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts.*Guy Windsor has been training swordsmen and swordswomen for a very long time. This short book distills his principles of training swordsmanship into seven key ideas, divided into three internal principles, and four external principles. They are:Internal:1) Mindfulness2) Flow3) Adopt Useful BeliefsExternal:4) No Injuries5) The Pareto Principle6) Run a Diagnostic7) Distinguish between knowledge and skillThis essential short guide describes each principle, and gives exercises for developing your ability to apply each of them.Follow these for maximum effectiveness in your art, work, and life.


Iron Ball, Wooden Staff, Empty Hands: Understanding Structure, Flow, and Maneuver in Martial Arts

Iron Ball, Wooden Staff, Empty Hands: Understanding Structure,

Caylor Adkins has over 50 years of rigorous training with a bias for studying realistic combat. He has always sought broadly based sources of martial arts understanding for himself and his students beyond his original training in Shotokan Karate. His criterion is that the ideas really work. Some of the sources in the book include:* Ball and staff forms from Chinese masters* Western boxing* Russian Systema empty arm techniques* Stick work from Balintawak Cuentada Escrima* Experts in body structure and connection: medical physiologists, external martial arts styles, Ida Rolf structural integration, and Lu Wen Wei's four-center (tantien) model* Chi flow models from internal martial arts stylesThe goal of the book is to transmit Adkins martial arts understanding to improve the technique and combat ability of his readers. He uses basic techniques, forms, and combat drills in three complementary modalities (iron ball, wooden staff, and empty hands) to explain:* Structure: integrating the whole body and spirit to hit harder with less wasted power* Flow: using breathing, chi, and movement initiators to move quickly and efficiently * Maneuver: defeating a dangerous opponent by understanding focus, critical edge, disruptive techniques, and centering

  • Brand: Brand: Pine Winds Pr
  • ASIN: 0937663131

Wing Chun Kung Fu Bamboo Ring: Martial Methods and Details of the Jook Wan Heun of Wing Chun

Wing Chun Kung Fu Bamboo Ring: Martial Methods

The Wing Chun Bamboo Ring or Jook Wan is a rare and lesser known training method used in the system of Wing Chun Kung Fu. In this volume the details of the Sup Yat Wan, or 11 Ring Sets, are presented along with general history, structural details, martial maxims, terminology and much more for the Bamboo Ring of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

  • ASIN: 1492811432

Kempo-Jitsu Pre 1900 Martial Art: Vol. 2: The Flow Of Combat

Kempo-Jitsu Pre 1900 Martial Art: Vol. 2: The

Kempo-Jitsu Pre 1900 Martial Art: Vol. 2: The Flow Of Combatby: Kenneth Melbourne

  • ASIN: 1425923445
  • UPC: 884792080552

Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation: Book 2 - The Promise of Ten Years, Part Two

Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation: Book 2 -

The continuation of The Promise of Ten Years arc in the “Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation” series follows Xiao Chen through the daunting trials of the Gloomy Forest, where he must lead his clan against demonic beasts and unexpected foes alike. His education and cultivation progress, providing Xiao Chen with unusual advantages that he instinctively continues to hide from his own family, the Azure Dragon growing within him with each success. Although his power increases, so do his enemies and The Promise of Ten Years draws nigh, requiring every scrap of Xiao Chen’s abilities and powers to fight back against the tide of clans that have come together against the Xiao Clan. Will Xiao Chen survive to defeat his enemies in ritual combat?

  • ASIN: B07B65G9FG
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