2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts

Author: Jessie Bowen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387161539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

View: 9492

Who's Who In The Martial Arts Legends Edition 2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts Autobiography Book Volume 3 We Proudly Pay Tribute to Grand Master Jhoon Rhee and Extend Our Great Gratitude for His Life of Dedication and Service to So Many in the Martial Arts World. Many great Martial Artists have lost the chance to tell their life story. We want to preserve and share their journey with the world through the Who's Who in the Martial Arts Book. This autobiographical publication serves as a history book for today's Martial Artists. It is an essential guide for learning the history of our martial arts pioneers who have paved the way for today's martial arts. The book features over 250 martial artists sharing their journey, hard work, and personal achievements. Without the help and support of Grandmaster Jeff Smith and Joe Corley, this book would not have been possible.

2016 Who's Who in the Martial Arts

Author: Jessie E. Bowen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537762722


Page: 336

View: 4618

Many great Martial Artists have lost the chance to tell their life story. We want to preserve and share their journey with the world through the Who's Who in the Martial Arts Book. This autobiographical publication serves as a history book for today's Martial Artists. It is an essential guide for learning the history of our martial arts pioneers who have pave the way for today's martial arts. The book features over 200 martial artist sharing their journey, hard work, and personal achievements. Without the help and support of Grandmaster Jeff Smith and Joe Corley this book would have not been possible. Through their hard work they were able to pull together all of the amazing martial artist to share their journey.

The Secret Royal Martial Arts of Ryukyu

Author: Kanenori Sakon Matsuo

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833419938

Category: Hand-to-hand fighting

Page: 188

View: 8794

This book presents the history, philosophy and techniques of one of Okinawa's most misunderstood martial arts, Ryukyu Oke Hiden Bujutsu: The Secret Royal Martial Arts. Originally passed down from generation to generation within the Royal family of Okinawa, this is a complete martial art, including weaponry and empty handed techniques. The weapons techniques include not only the classical Okinawan kobudo weapons, but also various swords, spears and halberds, whereas the empty hand techniques include not only strikes to vital areas, but also a plethora of grappling to subdue an opponent with minimal damage. The author was a student of Uehara Seikichi, the legendary heir to the art, and this book is his tribute to the late master.

Women in the Martial Arts

Author: Carol A. Wiley

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556431364

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 145

View: 3218

Essays discuss various types of martial arts, and looks at how the martial arts help women to develop positive self-images and break free of the role of victim

Zen in the Martial Arts

Author: Joe Hyams

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307755509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 4813

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum. Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.

Philosophy and the Martial Arts


Author: Graham Priest,Damon Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703545

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially the nature and value of its practice. The second section deals with the other direction of the dialectical interplay between philosophy and the martial arts: how the martial arts can inform philosophical issues important in their own right. Finally, because many of the notable martial arts are of Asian origin, there are particularly close links between the arts and Asian philosophies – and Buddhism in particular – and therefore the last section is devoted to this topic. The essays in this collection deal with a wide range of philosophical issues: normative ethics, meta-ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, Ancient Greek and Buddhist thought. By demonstrating the very real nature of the engagement between the martial arts and philosophy, this book is essential reading for any serious student or scholar with an interest in the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, the philosophy of sport, or the study of physical culture.

The Martial Artist's Book of Yoga

Improve Flexibility, Balance and Strength for Higher Kicks, Faster Strikes, Smoother Throws, Safer F

Author: Lily Chou

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757658

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson,Issai Chozanshi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828081

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 7012

A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18-century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way. The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts. Infused with Chozanshi’s deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales elucidate the nature of conflict, the importance of following one’s own nature, yin and yang, the cultivation and transformation of ch’i (life energy), and the attainment of mushin (no-mind). Ultimately, the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self-knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself.

The Reality of Fighting

A Straight-Forward Look At the Martial Arts and the Truth About Fighting In the Real World

Author: R. J. Defaye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456844042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 6804


Pointing at the Moon: Teaching Martial Arts to Change Lives

Author: Neal Dunnigan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0692240152


Page: 180

View: 7234

Teaching martial arts is not merely the development of skills and techniques in others. Teaching martial arts is a life-changing transformational process for both the students and teachers. The Zen expression of "pointing at the moon" acknowledges the inherent difficulties in bringing other people to a higher level of personal understanding. This book describes the issues and considerations involved in teaching martial arts to change lives.

Martial Arts and Philosophy

Beating and Nothingness

Author: Graham Priest,Damon A. Young

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697235

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2938

Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today’s Asian martial arts—like Karate, Kung-Fu, Judo, or Aikido—were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. The Japanese martial tradition of Budo, for instance, was influenced by the three philosophical traditions of Shinto, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, and these philosophies are still taught in Japanese martial arts schools all across the world. As Damon Young explains in his chapter, the Japanese martial arts customs of courtesy are derived from Shinto purity, Confucian virtues, and the loving brutality of Zen. In his interview with Bodidharma (included in the book), Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu—how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell’s chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions. Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. The Western martial art of fencing is explored by Nick Michaud, who looks at the morality of selfishness in fencing, and Christopher Lawrence and Jeremy Moss, who try to pin down what makes fencing unique: is it the sword, the techniques, the footwork, the aristocratic aura, or something else? Jack Fuller argues that his training in Karate was an education in Stoicism. Travis Taylor and Sasha Cooper reveal the utilitarian thinking behind Jigoro Kano’s Judo. Kevin Krein maintains that the martial arts are a reply to the existentialist’s anxiety about the meaninglessness of life. Patricia Peterson examines Karate’s contribution to feminism, and Scott Beattie analyzes the role of space in the martial arts school. Joe Lynch pits the Western ideas of Plato against the Eastern ideas of the Shaolin monks. Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka uncover the meaning of human action as it appears in Kendo. Rick Schubert explains the meaning of mastery in the fighting arts. Moving to ethical issues, Tamara Kohn discovers what we owe to others in Aikido. Chris Mortensen questions whether his own Buddhist pacifism is compatible with being a martial artist. In different ways, Gillian Russell and John Haffner and Jason Vogel assess the ways in which martial arts can morally compromise us. How can the sweaty and the brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Judy Saltzman looks into the curious charm of fighting and forms, with help from Friedrich Nietzsche.

Martial Arts Revealed

Benefits, Problems, and Solutions

Author: Jamie A. Seabrook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469723730

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 3766

Learn about the enormous benefits one can receive from consistent martial arts training-physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Martial Arts Revealed reports on issues that are critical to every person involved in the martial arts: What steps should be taken to avoid a potential fight situation? Which factors affect the psychosocial characteristics of children involved in martial arts? Are the martial arts as safe as other mainstream sports activities? How can Tai Chi benefit the elderly? At the same time, Martial Arts Revealed will outline some of the more common challenges occurring today. For example, it will also address important subtopics such as: The association between competitive martial artists and eating disorders The problem of competing martial arts organizations Martial arts rivalries Head injuries in highly competitive tournaments


Author: Robert L. Akikta

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434984583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

View: 7404

Mushin is book that may help those to see how the state of your mind Mushin reflects on any part of your life regardless of being in the martial arts, in a school setting, at home, at work, or trying to understand yourself. It’s a book that deals with deep reflection that might help you open your heart to receive new knowledge in a different way. The philosophy is so different because it is coming from a martial art science approach that is new in mainstream society. Its demonstrating and illustrating how to, which in turn can be used as a tool that will help a person strengthen themselves regardless what area of their life. If you are a person who is looking to grow and learn new things to better yourself, then Mushin will do that do that for you. Look beyond the martial arts because there is a martial artist in every one of us. It’s just inside each of us waiting to come out.

KARATE-DO: Traditional Training for All Styles, 2Ed

Author: Kevin Seiler,Donald Seiler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557024196


Page: 361

View: 9525

Karate-do evolved as a martial art in Okinawa, where it was nurtured bycenturies of Okinawan culture and innovation. What inspired the ancientmasters to develop these martial techniques and practices was the humaninstinct for self-preservation, not a desire for entertainment or sportingcompetition. Traditional Karate-do should be practiced with this in mind.Here you will find a complete personal training handbook to supplementtraining in any Karate-do system or other martial art style. This 2nd Edition is fully revised and greatly expanded. Featuresinclude martial philosophy, theory and practice; optimizing nutrition;physical training; and strategic studies. Bruce Lee advised all martialartists to âAbsorb what is usefulâ and every martial artist will findsomething of value here. The authors sincerely hope this book will inspireyou to train even more diligently, and that the experiences and researchshared here will be useful on your lifelong journey as a martial artist.

Martial Arts Movies

Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617843458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2595

Explores martial arts movies, weaving together history, culture, geography and politics.

The Ultimate Weapons Manual with Grandmaster Ted Gambordella

Master all the Martial Arts Weapons

Author: Ted Gambordella

Publisher: Dr. Ted Gambordella


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

View: 1803

The Ultimate Weapons Manual with Grandmaster Ted Gambordella Cane Knife Sai Bo Tonfa Nunchaku Staff Yawara Gambretta

Meditation and the Martial Arts

Author: Raposa

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813924595

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 3408

The relationship between meditation and the martial arts is a multifaceted one: meditation is one of the practices in which martial artists engage in order to prepare for combat, while the physical exercises constituting much of the discipline of the martial arts might well be considered meditative practices. Michael Raposa, himself a martial arts practitioner, suggests there is a sense in which meditation may in turn be considered a form of combat, citing a variety of spiritual disciplines that are not strictly classified as "martial arts" yet that employ the heavy use of martial images and categories as part of their self-description. Raposa, in this extraordinary alloy of meditation manual, historical synthesis, and spiritual guide, provides a fascinating approach to understanding the connection between martial arts and spirituality in such diverse disciplines as Japanese aikido, Chinese tai chi chuan, Hindu yoga, Christian asceticism, Zen Buddhism, and Islamic jihad. What happens when spiritual discipline is appropriated for exercises meant for health or recreation? How might prayer, meditation, and ritual be understood as martial activities? What is the nature of conflict, and who is the enemy? These are some of the questions Raposa raises and responds to in Meditation and the Martial Arts, his rumination on the martial arts as meditative practice and meditation as a martial discipline.

Karate Dojo

Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art

Author: Peter Urban

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901808

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6340

Learn the background of Japanese Karate along with the ins and outs of belonging to a dojo with this readable martial arts guide. The Japanese martial art of Karate is not only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and a philosophy. The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art examines each of these aspects—through the colorful legends, tales, and traditions that are associated with the art—and explains why educators and parents are becoming increasingly interested in karate. This karate book shows how karate training can change the lives of those who practice it, by giving them health, self-confidence, both physical and mental discipline, as well as calm maturity. This martial arts book includes information about: the dojo, the belt system, kata and jiu-kumite, potential and goals, famous dojo stories, Okinawan martial arts fighters, ninjutsu, and more!