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This book is your first big step in learning some self-defense. The techniques are designed strictly for beginners and preparation and lessons are based on the asumption that you have no prior self-defense training. Each technique will be broken down step-by-step for you to learn easily. This book will serve at least three essential purposes for the reader: to alert and educate individuals on the potential dangers that are in our neighborhoods today, to realize the importance of self-defense, and to get you started on learning the self-defense martial art of Ken-Ryu Kenpo.
This book is a manual for individual human to maintain and improve health and to develop self-defense techniques.
In Chapter One, the writer presents to the readers and Tai Chi doers the step-by-step instructions to complete the whole sequence of 100 postures in 100 days. TIME is the main factor in doing Tai Chi.
Tai Chi is an exercise for people to make, collect, and conserve energy, "Ch'i", the vital energy of life. Tai Chi is an individual who needs Tai Chi, the exercise, to refill the energy to fulfill daily activities. In Chapter Two, Energy, the readers will understand "Ch'i".
The Mind and Body are examined in Chapter Three. The theory in psychology is applied to the Tai Chi theory explaining that the mind leads the body (movement) in order to make, to collect and conserve energy. The interrelations of Mind, Body and Energy are fully illustrated.
In Chapter Four, The Experience, the writer states his experience in doing Tai Chi. The yard stick is set for the doer to measure his/her level without examination, which is unnecessary in the process of Tai Chi.
Health is the primary goal in doing Tai Chi. Without health one can hardly develop self-defense techniques. Health is a very individual matter and should be taken care of by the individual him/herself. Medical Care is sickness care for the public, while Tai Chi is Health Care for the individual. In Chapter Six some fine points on Health are found.
In Chapters Five and Seven the readers will find the way to develop the powerful self-defense techniques. New theory is introduced and the Tai Chi doers will see why Tai Chi is so powerful.
In Chapter Eight the writer tells the history of Tai Chi in a new and interesting way.
Practiced by millions of people the world over, Qigong is actually an approach to life itself. It is a state of mind characterized by complete relaxation and complete acceptance, and deep meditation; it is open to the healing energy of the universe, and it offers healing for the whole world. Qigong practice not only aligns your own body, mind and spirit, but also aligns us with the universal body, mind and spirit. By regulating our minds through meditation, deep breathing and gentle movement we can facilitate a smoother and stronger flow of energy throughout our bodies, giving us greater health and freedom of movement throughout our lives. This unique book will familiarize you with the cultivation and healing concepts of Qigong. This book is beautifully illustrated with over 370 photos and more than 80 drawings.
"We must practice Qigong with the intention of not only healing ourselves, but becoming a healing influence on all those around us."- Dr. Michael Steward Sr.
In Dragonfly Qigong Dr. Michael Steward Sr. adapts ancient Chinese Qigong exercises, utilizing new modern enhancement tools to develop and improve the energy flow within the human body. Dragonfly Qigong offers a series of mind directed bodily movements which exercise and condition the whole being. The conscious mind directs the movements of the body in accordance with the principles of Qigong. The result is a harmony of the mind, body and spirit, which is unique to the practise of Qigong.
Practiced on a regular basis, Dragonfly Qigong exercises will improve your internal and external energy flow. Added health benefits are as follows:
- An added increase in energy
- Unifies and relaxes the body, mind and spirit
- Decreases stress levels
- Improves circulation
- Increases efficiency of ones heart, lungs, other organs and muscles
- Improvement of ones overall health and mental outlook
Another significant attribute of Dragonfly Qigong is that the exercises are gentle enough for individuals of limited health (but who are still reasonably functional) to practice right away. There are many cases of people with respiratory problems, metabolic disorders and spinal ailments, who, with the consent of their physician, have shown positive improvement from practicing Dragonfly Qigong exercises.
Dr. Michael Steward Sr. is an international authority on a wide range of martial arts, including Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Karate, and Ju-Jitsu. He has been teaching for almost three decades. Besides being the creator of Dragonfly Qigong © 1999, he is also the creator of Head Smart Body Safe© 1988 women's self-defense program, Raising Some Cane © 1996 a Ju-Jitsu weapons system and Progressive Coaching © 1997.
Aikido is a Japanese art and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido primarily includes techniques for unarmed and armed attacks. These techniques include numerous joint twisting and pinning techniques, as well as striking techniques. An advanced student of Aikido has a mastery of these techniques that enables them to disturb an opponent's balance or ward off grasps and strikes. The techniques of Aikido have the power to injure or kill, but primarily their purpose is to control one or more opponents.
A few of Ueshiba's students decided to spread their knowledge of Aikido by opening their own schools. Each of these students interpreted the Aikido that they were taught differently, which has resulted in many different 'styles'. One student of Jigoro Kano, Tomiki Sensei devised a systematic and logical curriculum that can be practiced both in kata and randori, which enables a student to make steady progress and regular improvement. the resulting style of Aikido is commonly referred to as Tomiki Aikido.
Aikido - The Tomiki Way introduces a new student to Tomiki Aikido, while also providing useful reference material to an advanced practitioner of Aikido., regardless of style. This book contains over 1100 photographs demonstrating the kata system (including all six Koryu-No-Kata) of Tomiki Aikido, as well as explaining etiquette, basic movements, and ukemi that are used in this system.
Unlocking the secrets of the Karate Kata, Elmar Schmeisser meticulously explores the core of Shotokan's Heian Kata. This text is a "must-have" for any serious karate student who wants to truly understand how Kata works and where real applications seem "hidden".
A Goju Ryu Guidebook: The Kogen Kan Manual for Karate gives the reader a tool to navigate the history, exercises, equipment, techniques, kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) of Okinawan Goju Ryu Karatedo. The purpose of this guidebook is to serve as a training aid in furthering the development of karate students and instructors from the Kogen Kan specifically and all karate students generally; however, if it helps only one person, then I will consider it a success.
Please keep in mind that much of this information is in notation form and may only make sense with proper instruction. This guidebook is only a tool to help in the retention of instruction and is not a substitute for it. Also, please keep in mind, that although others have assisted with this guidebook, all errors are my own. This guidebook is formatted in such a way as to be the beginnings of a filing and retrieval system. As each student collects more information, they can organize it by adding it to the "notes" area of the respective sections. It is hoped that all students will research, collect and share material about karate. It is this type of systematic approach that brings science to the art.
It is also written so that a lesson plan can be developed quickly by choosing one or more activities from several sections. If more details are needed while teaching, they can quickly referenced in the rest of the manual. Each chapter is given a table of contents to further hasten referencing. It has a spiral coil binding so it will lay flat for easy viewing during training. Large font also helps in referencing the information from a distance.
Much of this guidebook is written in Japanese. This is done for two reasons: first, it is important to learn Japanese, as it will help standardize everyone's martial arts training; and secondly, this will help keep this information in the purview of the serious. It is a barrier, which will hopefully weed out some who may not use the martial arts for purposes which they were intended, namely the protection of self and others.
Thank you for reading this guidebook.
Michael P. Cogan, MSE
The Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu Crash Course is the system of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu stripped down to its core. Only the most vital self-defense concepts and techniques are extracted. The course teaches you how to perform basic hand, elbow, leg, and knee strikes, and how to use them effectively against an adversary. This manual effectively shows you how to defend yourself from over 40 scenarios including: an adversary trying to strike you, an adversary who is trying to choke you, defenses from inside a car, as well as defenses while sitting at a table. In addition, two Bonus Chapters will focus on ground survival, teaching you how to fall to the ground without getting injured, as well as applying Jiu-Jitsu joint manipulations against a resisting adversary.
This book makes up for the lack of literature on this fascinating combat art of wrestling Sambo of the former Soviet Union, which is gaining increasing popularity particularily between no holds barred fighters and self protection experts in general. This book is suitable for all people, starting from beginners, enthusiasts, and finishing with experienced athletes, also it is a strong guide for martial arts trainers, grappling and wrestling coaches and no holds barred fighters.
Recommendations and 89 actions, including 44 throws, takings down, sweeps, 23 submission techniques, 11 holdings down in ground work, 11 over turnings, presented in the book, equips people with adequate skills, qualifying them to be much mentally, physically, emotionally stronger and confident in real combat street situations and even for participation in important tournaments and competitions.
Aiki is a principle of energy that holds a powerful potential for individuals to reach beyond to limitations and boundaries of the self to take advantage of every opportunity to create peace and harmony in their own lives and the world around them.
An Expose' on Wing Chun Kung Fu delves into the mysteries of this beautiful but deadly Chinese system. It gives an in-depth explanation on the concepts, principles and theories behind the intricate art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. The training methods behind the Sil Lim Tao form are revealed. The book also covers a variety of diverse and complex training methods unique to the Wing Chun system, with photos showing the exact training sequences.
An exciting book for any martial artist who would like to understand the science behind the Art of Wing Chun more deeply.
Whether you are a martial artist, a historian, an avid reader of biographies or just looking for a humorous, interesting read, Fisher's work offers a true look at the life and times of a an American martial artist. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, his recollections of life and experiences, wrapped around a lifelong love of combat and martial arts training is truly fascinating. The work is peppered with many amusing anecdotes and memories and a view of American life in that wonderful period of the late 20th century in America. His colorful life ranged across the United States and to many foreign countries as he pursued his passion for martial arts and brought him into contact with many interesting characters, some of them quite well known to most readers. At the time of this writing he continues to teach and practice at his school in the mountain ski resort town of Big Bear Lake, California. Many well-known martial artists visit him frequently. He offers training in self defense, mixed martial arts for present-day UFC and WEC fighters, as well as boxing, kick boxing and the traditional martial arts. Settle in for an unusual experience as Fisher shares his life and stories with you. Read about: ● The making of the "Karate Kid" from the man who was the Tournament Consultant responsible for creating the tournament scenes for the film. ● The formation of the TPA, the Tournament Promoters Association. ● The adventures of the first American martial artist in mainland China in 1975. ● The experience of the saving of the half-American Vietnamese orphans during the fall of Saigon. ● The producer of many years of Ed Parker's Internationals ● Dozens of hilarious inside stories including many famous martial artists.
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Learn how to protect yourself anytime and anywhere—and have fun at the same time. Play the Game—Protect Your Life! presents instructions for playing a simple game that teaches you methods to protect yourself from predators.
Developed by Master Dominick Ruggieri, who has more than twenty-six years of experience in the martial arts, this method provides an easy and straightforward approach to self-defense. Appropriate for people of all ages and from all walks of life, Ruggieri relates simple movements to typical life experiences. This non-combative approach draws from actions, ideas, and concepts you already know.
With step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs, learning to Play the Game―Protect Your Life! is fun. Within minutes of playing, you will find yourself comfortable with the methods, laughing as you attempt to score points, and assured you will be able to defend yourself. Play the Game—Protect Your Life! provides you with the tools and confidence so you can act when confronted with a threatening situation.