The Tai Chi Concepts and Experiments book clarifies and makes accessible critical aspects of the art that only a small number of high-level practitioners currently understand and manifest.
Numerous step-by-step experiments are provided for readers to experience and perfect these critical tai chi aspects.
This interdisciplinary book utilizes, elementary physics, physiology, anatomy, psychology, and spirituality. It contains detailed analyses and explanations for achieving internal, expansive strength, known as nei jin, and for attaining optimal timing and natural movement.
MARATHON MAN is an uplifting story of an extraordinary achievement – all the more inspiring given that the author was an inexperienced long-distance runner and only 20 when embarking on his mission to run 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days. Alan Corcoran’s response to the shock of his dad’s stroke, was to get active, create positive from negative and raise money for charity. Alan faced many obstacles along the road – beyond the sheer physical endurance challenge of running 1,500 kilometres around Ireland's coast. He candidly submerges the reader into his world with an endearingly light touch, showing how through sheer perseverance, you can achieve your objectives. Alan’s Irish humour, positivity and pure determination shine through this new sports memoir. Whatever your challenge, this motivational book will show you that you can succeed.
From the bestselling authors of Musashi’s Dokkodo, 10 Rules of Karate, and The Little Black Book of Violence…
Everyone likes to believe that they are extraordinary. As it turns out, in many ways martial artists genuinely are.
To understand the full flavor of the martial arts experience, with all its depth and nuance, we conducted a comprehensive, worldwide study of practitioners. Nothing as consequential about the fighting arts and their disciples has ever been published before.
In absorbing our analysis, and meeting some remarkable individuals we highlight, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the allure and significance of the martial arts. You will see yourself more clearly and better understand those who have gone before.
Genuine karate is an Okinawan martial art for self-defense; its ongoing globalization has jeopardized its inherent effectiveness.
“The changes made to karate in mainland Japan and in America have altered karate so intrinsically that it can no longer claim to be genuine karate.”
Dr. Hermann Bayer, Ph.D., examines how Japan re-interpreted Okinawan karate to create its own unique style of karate-do, and how Japanese and American changes resulted in a modern karate-sport business.
Practitioners of karate are often confused, misguided, and even led to believe that karate is just karate?this is far from the truth. Practitioners need a clear understanding of what their training can offer them. This can only be achieved by understanding karate's true purpose and by discerning misconceptions from facts.
Five NCAA Championships, 22 Big Ten Conference Championships—this is the candy-striped legacy of the Indiana University men's basketball team. In its 120-year history, Indiana basketball has become a giant in college basketball and earned a legion of fans.
In Heart of a Hoosier: A Year of Inspiration from IU Men's Basketball, authors Del Duduit and Michelle Medlock Adams show readers how the famous moments and personalities of the Indiana Hoosiers can inspire them to reach for success, overcome adversity, be a great team member, and more. Readers will be inspired by a year's worth of stories featuring fierce rivalries with Purdue and Kentucky and legendary players and coaches such as Steve Alford, Isiah Thomas, Calbert Cheaney, George McGinnis, Branch McCracken, and Bobby Knight.
This book introduces and codifies big-picture thinking to take you to the next level of self-defense expertise. The material is designed to conform to your strengths; you need not conform to the system.
In this latest volume from David Kahn, you will find practical, battle-tested stratagems and insights that are equally applicable across the spectrum of martial arts and fighting systems. The text is supported by 180 dynamic separate photo series representing a rich krav maga gamut of self-defense strategies and tactics.
Shortly before he died in 1645 Miyamoto Musashi, the venerable “Sword Saint” of Japan, passed along his wisdom. He called this treatise Dokkodo, which translates as “The Way of Walking Alone.” Dokkodo was a short essay, a mere 21 passages, yet both profound and lifechanging for the lucky few who were able fathom and follow it. When scrutinized it proves as extraordinary today as when Musashi first wrote it centuries ago.
Musashi blazed the trail, now you have the privilege of following in the Sword Saint’s footsteps. This manual serves as a portal. In using it you will grow stronger, wiser, and more insightful. The structure is open-ended and expansive, helping you discover new insights and opportunities from Musashi’s words. In this fashion, The Musashi Field Manual aligns your heart and mind. It guides you toward insightful discernment and enduring self-improvement.
As a result, you will walk away stronger and more prepared for all of life’s tests.
History tells us that early God of the Game Christy Mathewson, a volunteer in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I, was exposed to poison gas in a training accident in France that led to his premature death.
But accounts from some close to Mathewson and other evidence some recently discovered cast doubt on this story. And the question is raised: If the poison gas incident is merely a myth, what really happened? What uncomfortable truths might lie behind the official history, now thoroughly entrenched in baseball lore? What secrets perhaps involving the institution of baseball itself are being protected?
The novel THIS NEVER HAPPENED jumps off from authentic recently discovered documents about a WWI army unit that included all-time baseball greats Mathewson, Honus Wagner, Big Ed Walsh, the fiery Ty Cobb, and others. In a seamless blending of fact and fiction, author and political scientist JB Manheim imagines answers to the mystery behind Christy Mathewson s death. It s a multigenerational story filled with intrigue, adventure, and a shocking event that triggers a cover-up, one that continues to this day.
Welcome To Karate offers what you need to begin successful martial arts training
Welcome To Karate is a curricular guide and sourcebook for new karate students.
We will introduce you to dojo principles, traditions, etiquette, and involvement along with technical support for the variety of materials that you will encounter during your first months in a traditional karate dojo.
All of the techniques relevant to your rank are clearly explained and accompanied by anecdotes, history, humor, and encouragement.