Download Kyudo: Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma PDF

By Hideharu Onuma

Kyudo-the method of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan's conventional martial arts and the single so much heavily linked to bushido, the way in which of the Warrior. After the second one international warfare Eugen Herrigel brought the concept that of kyudo to the West in his vintage Zen within the artwork of jap Archery. yet formerly, no jap kyudo grasp has released a ebook on his artwork in English.

In Kyudo: The Essence and perform of jap Archery, Hideharu Onuma and his American co-authors, Dan and Jackie DeProspero, clarify intimately either the non secular and sensible features of kyudo. Written with either newcomers and complex scholars in brain, the e-book is gifted in uncomplicated, elementary language and lines 1000s of distinct illustrations, supplemented by way of infrequent images of grasp Onuma, sincerely demonstrating the elemental options and day-by-day perform of this manner of "standing Zen."

Including chapters on gear and kyudojo development, Kyudo: The Essence and perform of jap Archery is the main finished reference paintings at the topic on hand. distinct sections on challenge fixing and shitsu (errors) additionally make it a distinct educating and studying source, and the concluding shiteimondo (teacher-student discussion) offers unprecedented insights into the suggestions and teachings of a real grasp of the martial arts.

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Download Let's Get It On!: The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee by Big John McCarthy, Loretta Hunt PDF

By Big John McCarthy, Loretta Hunt

An intimate profile of the mythical combined martial arts (MMA) referee, this primary full-length autobiography of popular culture icon “Big” John McCarthy information each point of his life—from his strong-handed l. a. upbringing to his involvement within the naming of the game, his function in its rules, and MMA’s upward push in stature. The narrative follows “Big” John via his 22-year profession as a la police officer, the place he taught recruits arrest and regulate methods in addition to survival strategies, then his 15-year occupation as MMA’s optimal respectable within the chain-linked cage. A fixture of the game, “Big” John begun refereeing at UFC 2 in 1994 whilst MMA was once in its infancy and went directly to officiate at each significant UFC occasion yet until eventually 2007. Following a one-year hiatus as a colour commentator and on-camera analyst for MMA and boxing occasions, he lower back to MMA refereeing in 2008. In his personal phrases, "Big" John relates his insider’s viewpoint from the midst of the various sport’s maximum moments—from Tito Ortiz–Ken Shamrock I at UFC forty in 2002 to Randy Couture–Tim Sylvia at UFC sixty eight in March of 2007—along together with his account of the beginning of the game in the US, its evolution, and MMA’s ongoing struggles for reputation.

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Download Tonfa Tactics: A Strategy for Total Defense by Ted Gambordella PDF

By Ted Gambordella

What unmarried weapon combines the facility and adaptability to strive against and weigh down the knife, membership, crowbar, nunchaku - and mor? What assuming weapon has accomplished a brand new acceptance and should good develop into the police weapon of the long run? one of many greatest enthusiasts of the tonfa, Dr. Ted Gambordelia, provides the following a scientific plan of action that would have you ever flipping and smashing the tonfa like a professional very quickly.

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Download Mas Oyama's Karate by Bobby Lowe PDF

By Bobby Lowe

Written with complete cooperation of Karate grasp Masutatsu Oyama, eighth dan, the founder and Chairman of the Japan karate-do Kyokushinkai, this totally illustrated quantity thoroughly explains and demonstrates a number of the sorts of Karate, as perfected by means of grasp Oyama, winner of the All-Japan Karate Championships, 1947. Mas Oyama, who used to be chargeable for introducing Karate to the USA for the 1st time in 1952, considers the writer his most sensible Karate teacher outdoors Japan. step by step directions - each one step illustrated by means of images particularly taken for this booklet - lead the scholar via an entire process Karate. Chapters hide: Warm-up workouts; Stances; Nerve facilities; Karate Punching and extraordinary concepts; shielding blocking off; Kicking ideas; respiring Coordination routines; "Katas"; education in Pairs; One-Blow Sparring ("Ippon Kumite"); security opposed to Grabbing; Knife and membership safeguard; Freestyle Sparring ("Jiyu Kumit"); Board, Brick and Stone Breaking ("Tameshiwari"); protection opposed to a number of Attackers. --- from book's again conceal

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Download No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Submission by Mark Hatmaker PDF

By Mark Hatmaker

This educational consultant explains the origins of submission wrestling, the underlying combating ability linked to such occasions because the final struggling with Championships and the King of the Cage. It explores its a number of offshoots and impacts and lines countless numbers of pictures to illustrate concepts and coaching workouts. principles and rules concerning linked competitions, exercise routine courses, and fit etiquette are completely mentioned, and assets for additional learn are integrated. choked with self-defensive abilities and suggestions that enhance actual health, self belief, and psychological durability, this booklet begins the beginner at the route to right education and gives primary details for all ability levels.

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Download Self Defense Made Simple: Easy and Effective Self Protection by Phil Pierce PDF

By Phil Pierce

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Download Kendo,: Inherited Wisdom and Personal Reflections by Geoff  Salmon PDF

By Geoff  Salmon

No matter if you're a kendo enthusiast or in basic terms desirous about the martial arts, this publication will curiosity you. the writer, Geoff Salmon, has taken the teachings discovered over his forty five 12 months kendo occupation and distilled them right into a sequence of instructive, thought-provoking articles protecting kendo education tools and strategies, in addition to the attitudes and philosophies that make kendo a lifetime's pursuit for plenty of humans. It highlights the various adjustments among kendo education in Japan and different components of the globe and likewise contains a few light-hearted statement in this martial recreation. on the middle of this booklet are the direct teachings of a few of the good 2d and third new release kendo lecturers, which were both reproduced or paraphrased by means of the writer. Salmon additionally makes use of his personal event to steer readers in the direction of constructing right, effective kendo. Geoff Salmon holds the grade of seventh Dan and is without doubt one of the few westerners to have handed the recent All Japan Kendo Federation kyoshi exam. He has lived and expert in Japan and has dedicated forty five years to the examine of kendo. Geoff teaches kendo the world over and writes in regards to the paintings at; he's additionally the writer of 'Kendo, A accomplished consultant to jap Swordsmanship'.

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Download The Ring of Wind (Young Samurai, Book 7) by Chris Bradford PDF

By Chris Bradford

Book VII of younger Samurai

Jack Fletcher is combating the excessive seas.

Ambushed by means of the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his acquaintances have just one wish of break out - the Seto Sea. yet with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at each flip, their selected direction is fraught with hazard. A treacherous group basically provides to their difficulties as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord.

Unless Jack can harness the hoop of Wind, he and his pals are destined for a watery grave...

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