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Okinawan Kobudo

Author : Andrea Guarelli
ISBN : 9781634509626
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Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted from the tools of farming and fishing. Okinawan Kobudo reveals, for the first time through print and photographs, the rich history and techniques of this most prestigious martial art known worldwide as Matayoshi. Andrea Guarelli traces the history of Matayoshi Kobudo, explores the background of each weapon, and demonstrates the form and technique of practice through rare photos, many of which the author took while a student of Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei (1921–1997). Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Okinawan Weaponry Hidden Methods Ancient Myths Of Kobudo Te

Author : Mark D Bishop
ISBN : 9781326916749
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This work clearly defines and catalogues the fifty historical hand-held weapons that were used in Okinawa Prefecture and the Ryukyu Islands from the dawn of its history. It show the stages of development and introduction of these weapons to the islands and how they affected the culture through the ages. The 'standard five' popular weapons of the modern era (bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku & kama) are described in detail with many scale drawings, but surprisingly, it clearly shows the influence of bladed weapons, such as the curved sword. Firearms also made a huge contribution to Ryukyuan weapon development, so these are also introduced in their historical context. Most surprising is the contextual detail of the historic eras, such as the affects of the Satsuma Invasion of the Ryukyu Islands in 1609 & the dissolution of the monarchy in 1879. Contrary to popular myth, between these years Okinawans did not adopt farmers tools for self protection, for quite a different history is revealed herein.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Nipponia

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Warrior Arts And Weapons Of Ancient Hawai I

Author : Sid Campbell
ISBN : 1583941606
Genre : History
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"A comprehensive resource on the weapons and martial philosophy and techniques employed by the ancient Hawai'ian warrior, a little-known part of our American heritage"--Provided by publisher.

Japanese Jiu Jitsu

Author : Darrell Max Craig
ISBN : 4805313242
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With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an efficient tool for mastering this ancient martial art. The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few. Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this martial arts book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These methods teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots. Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense). Learn specific techniques such as: The use of hands Throwing an opponent Attacking vital points with strikes and kicks The use of weapons (like the staff). This fascinating Jiujitsu book was designed as a training manual and serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.

Bo Karate Weapon Of Self Defense

Author : Fumio Demura
ISBN : 0897500199
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Fumio Demura covers stances, striking, blocking, combinations, sparring, and an entire bo kata.

Barefoot Zen

Author : Nathan Johnson
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Genre : Philosophy
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Most books about Kung Fu or Karate deal with techniques or history. Few examine the underlying purpose of these arts, or approach them as a tool for spiritual, rather than physical, development. Barefoot Zen is a brave new approach to the martial arts, which clearly demonstrates that the traditional movements of both Kung Fu and Karate, contained in the solo choreographed sequences of movements known as forms (or kata), grew out of the spiritual practices of the Shaolin order of Buddhist monks and nuns. Nathan Johnson explains that this mystical and non-violent teaching is a profound and beautiful expression of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and its pur-suit of wisdom, peace, and enlightenment. Contrary to popular assumption, he contends that it was never intended to be an actual means of self-defense. Barefoot Zen bridges the gap between Kung Fu and Karate, and reveals their common origin through the disclosure of vital research material on three of the world's most important Karate kata. Part I explains the spiritual disciplines that contributed to what we know as the martial arts. Part II explains the creation of the art along with practical instruction for performing kata. Part III explains the formation of many of the world's Kung Fu styles. We learn that the original "empty hand art" was used as a method of kinetic meditation between pairs and was designed as a practical tool to assist practitioners in transcending the fear and insecurity of everyday living. Barefoot Zen makes the legacy of the Shaolin way accessible to all, releasing the art from the clutches of popular images and painful concerns about self-defense. The legendary courage of the Shaolin (Chan/Zen) order was not developed by fighting with enemies, but by not fighting! The Shaolin teaching was designed to free us from fear, the only true enemy.

International Encyclopedia Of Women And Sports S Z Index

Author : Karen Christensen
ISBN : 0028649532
Genre : Sports for women
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"No other encyclopedia covers the world of women in international sports with such depth, currency, and detail. This three-volume, illustrated reference set provides articles on all aspects of the history and the current state of women's sports. Included are more than 230 biographies, 170 individual and group sports, and 75 country profiles, plus examinations of cultural, societal, health, and ethical issues."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Journal Of Asian Martial Arts

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Microsoft Office 97 Unleashed

Author : Paul McFedries
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A guide for experienced users explains how to use the software integration program to combine Microsoft products such as Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint

Nunchaku

Author : Jiro Shiroma
ISBN : 0865680914
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One of the most feared Okinawan weapons was nunchaku, traditionally used to pound grain. But placed in the hands of a trained practitioner, the lightweight nunchaku became a symbol of speed and power. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than through the eyes of Jiro Shiroma, inarguably one of the most talented and exciting weapons practitioners on the scene today.

A Student S Guide To Knowing More Than Your Martial Arts Master

Author : Len Losik, Ph.d.
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A Student's Guide to Knowing More Than Your Martial Arts Master is not a how-to martial arts book, its an academic passage through the gates of martial arts at a level beyond what today's Masters in 3 Years are taught. A Student's Guide to Knowing More Than Your Martial Arts Master is the result of the author's desire to increase all student's and Instructor's knowledge beyond their own styles information and is for those who know little about martial arts or believe they do. This book comprises previously unpublished writings together with simplified and complex explanation to expand the reader's ability to utilize new found knowledge-synthesized by the author from the traditional Korean, Okinawa, Chinese and Japanese Kata, Kuens and Hyungs. The author begins by exploding some of the myths of Karate, Taekwondo, Shaolin Fighting Art and Tang Soo Do as a noble art, and the reader can rest assured that those who take pride in breaking boards, smashing tiles or those that boast of performing outlandish feats of stripping flesh or plucking out ribs, are proving their training to create humility and humbleness did not work and are only doing carnival quality side show tricks. These individuals are playing in the leaves and branches of a great tree, without the slightest concept of the existence of a trunk. In his descriptions of Karate, Taekwondo, Chuan Fa and Tang Soo Do martial arts, the author defines the origins in the ancient methods of unarmed combat in China, Korea and Japan and their explosive growth as independent fighting methods. The author included in this book and his many others the need to formulate precisely the communications and explanations between Master and student for what is being taught and why, to establish a standard of academic knowledge of martial arts as well as the physical, kick-punch aspects. The charts and graphs are not traditional, but they serve to establish the tools for understanding many aspects of any style's Instructions, thought and actions, and to facilitate the mastery today of the academic requirements of every style of martial arts that is being ignored for the physical kick-punch aspects. All these characteristics are explained to the reader by charts and tables that allow comparisons between styles and systems never available in the past. Lastly, the author recalls the explosion in information and oral traditions as a result of his past articles published around informing students and masters alike of the post World War II and the Korean War conditions that caused the greatest spread in martial arts in recorded history. This is a book that no martial arts Master wants his students and Instructors to read because it illustrates what little is known by the Masters academically about others styles and oral traditions and how much more their is too learn.

Karate

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An introduction to the origins, basic techniques, and training methods of karate.

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The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Author : Larry Winderbaum
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A comprehensive reference on the historical development and contemporary impact of the Oriental fighting arts is illustrated with carefully selected photographs and original drawings

Bowker S Complete Video Directory 1999

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