2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts

Author: Jessie Bowen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387161539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

View: 7952

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.

Zen in the Martial Arts

Author: Joe Hyams

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307755509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 2795

"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.

Meditation and the Martial Arts

Author: Raposa

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813924595

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 447

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.

Legends of the Martial Arts Masters

Author: Susan Lynn Peterson

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 8730

Whether you're an inspiring black belt or just a fan of martial arts action, you'll enjoy this collection of twenty exciting stories about the great heroes of the martial arts. The stories include dramatic victories, wily strategies, and triumphs over long odds—from the great Tsukahara Bokuden's cunning defeat of a troublemaking samurai to Wing Chun's brave self–defense against a brutish warlord. Children can read about Robert Trias, known as the "father of American karate" and Miyamoto Musashi, known as the "greatest sword fighter in history" and the author of the bestselling Book of Five Rings. Filled with action and amazing feats of martial arts wizardry, Legends of the Martial Arts Masters will inspire readers with stories of courage, combat, and self-discovery. Stories include: The General Fights a Bull The Great Wave The Hard Way to Find a Teacher The Three Sons The Style of No Sword A Bully Changes His Ways The Ballad of Mu-lan Twelve Warriors of Burma Wing Chun The Eighteen Hands And many more…

The Martial Arts Book

Author: Laura Scandiffio,Nicolas Debon

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781550377767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 4272

Provides an overview and history of martial arts such as karate, taekwando, and judo, and offers facts on each of the disciplines and anecdotes about famous martial artists.

Martial Mechanics

Maximum Results with Minimum Effort in the Practice of Martial Arts

Author: Phillip Starr

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583942116

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 3284

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Risk, Failure, Play

What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Author: Janet O'Shea

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190871539

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 9009

Decried as mere brutality on display and celebrated as viscerally real, combat sport has escaped nuanced reflection. Risk, Failure, Play illuminates the many ways in which competitive martial arts differentiate themselves from violence. Presented from the perspective of a dancer and writer,this book takes readers through the examination of the politics of everyday as experienced through training in a range of martial arts practices such as jeet kune do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, Filipino martial arts, and empowerment self defense. The book suggests that play gives us theability to manage difficult realities with intelligence and that physical play, with its immediacy and its heightened risk, is particularly effective at accomplishing this task. Despite its association with frivolity and ease, play is not the opposite of danger, rigor, or failure. Indeed, Risk, Failure, Play demonstrates the many ways in which physical recreation allows us to manage the complexities of our current social reality. Risk, Failure, Play intertwines personalexperience with phenomenology, social psychology, dance studies, performance studies, as well as theories of play and competition in order to produce insights on pleasure, mastery, vulnerability, pain, agency, individual identity, and society. Ultimately, this book suggests that play allows us torehearse other ways to live than the ones we see before us and challenges us to reimagine our social reality. The book will be of interest to martial artists and martial arts scholars, dancers and dance researchers, sports studies scholars, cultural theorists and philosophers of everyday life andsports administrators.

Martial Arts America

A Western Approach to Eastern Arts

Author: Bob Orlando

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 3637

Challenges teachers of the Asian martial arts to explore their own philosophies and look beyond cultural trappings that do not impact the art and may be inconsistant with Western culture

Striking Distance

Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America

Author: Charles Russo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803269609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 9113

In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth, and quickly inserted himself into the West Coast’s fledgling martial arts culture. Even though Asian fighting styles were widely unknown to mainstream America, Bruce encountered a robust fight culture in a San Francisco Bay area that was populated with talented and trailblazing practitioners such as Lau Bun, Chinatown’s aging kung fu patriarch; Wally Jay, the innovative Hawaiian jujitsu master; and James Lee, the no-nonsense Oakland street fighter. Regarded by some as a brash loudmouth and by others as a dynamic visionary, Bruce spent his first few years back in America advocating a more modern approach to the martial arts and showing little regard for the damaged egos left in his wake. In the Chinese calendar, 1964 was the Year of the Green Dragon. It would be a challenging and eventful year for Bruce. He would broadcast his dissenting view before the first great international martial arts gathering and then defend it by facing down Chinatown’s young ace kung fu practitioner in a legendary behind-closed-doors high noon–style showdown. The Year of the Green Dragon saw the dawn of martial arts in America and the rise of an icon. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews and an eclectic array of sources, Striking Distance is an engrossing narrative chronicling San Francisco Bay’s pioneering martial arts scene as it thrived in the early 1960s and offers an in-depth look at a widely unknown chapter of Bruce Lee’s iconic life.

The Warrior Is Silent

Martial Arts and the Spiritual Path

Author: Scott Shaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550717

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 1577

A master illuminates the spiritual foundations of martial artspractice in this fully illustrated guide. • Presents an overview of the spiritual foundations of the martial arts. • Takes the reader through a well-illustrated series of self-defense techniques that utilize Ki energy. • An essential guide for anyone interested in a spiritually-centered martial arts practice. The Warrior Is Silent presents an overview of the spiritual foundations of martial arts practice in the East and its intimate connection with the perfection of the art itself. In addition, the author, an accomplished martial artist, takes the reader through a well-illustrated series of self-defense techniques that utilize Ki energy. Establishing a balance between the spiritual and physical aspects of the martial arts, The Warrior Is Silent is an essential guide for anyone interested in a spiritually-centered martial arts practice.

Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts

Author: Kenji Tokitsu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570629983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 105

View: 9176

Students of the martial arts know that while technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics in a fighter, true mastery of a martial art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. In Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts, Kenji Tokitsu-an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher-shows how cultivating ki (or life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self- development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally rewarding. Tokitsu emphasizes the more mental aspects of martial arts practice including cultivating ki; seme, or capturing your opponent's mind; and understanding ma, the spatial relationship in combat. These practices allow martial artists to make techniques more effective, and give them the tools to train for a lifetime and at the very highest level. Tokitsu gives a historical and cultural survey of budo, and explains how and in what ways the Western view of budo training is different than the Japanese-a perspective rarely given to Western martial artists. Although Tokitsu is best known as a karate master, he directs his explanation of budo principles and the importance of ki development to all practitioners of Japanese martial arts, including kendo, judo, and aikido. KI and THE WAY OF THE MARTIAL ARTS offers dedicated martial artists the possibility of finding a deeper, more spiritual dimension in the practice of a physical discipline.

The Way of the Martial Artist

Achieving Success in Martial Arts and in Life!

Author: Kevin L. Brett

Publisher: Kevin Brett Studios, Inc.

ISBN: 0981935001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 563

Success in anything begins with a dream, but to achieve that dream you must first adopt a mindset for success. Learn how to develop a concrete action plan to identify your goals and begin to achieve them with black belt determination. Leverage your existing positive qualities and talents into a toolset for success that can positively change every aspect of your life. With commitment and determination, anything is attainable! - Supplement your dojo training with new knowledge, skills, techniques, strategies and life lessons. - Understand how to combine your newly improved skills and strategy in the ring, and on the street. - Learn how to develop strength, inner-harmony and excellence in martial arts and in everything you pursue! - Find your passion and pursue it with the same techniques all successful people use to achieve your own endless string of life successes! - Find answers to questions that all martial artists ask during their quest for excellence, purpose and enlightenment. - Learn what it means to mature into a servant-warrior (even if you are not a martial artist) whose focus is on serving a purpose greater than yourself. - Includes a detailed seven level framework for martial arts study that highlights essential skills in everything from close-quarters combat to wilderness survival, first aid, grappling and weapons to techniques of camouflage, concealment and character development. Learn how to develop a determined black belt mindset to enrich your life as a martial artist and a human being and excel at both. Join the ranks of warriors throughout history who not only mastered their art, but found ways to serve a cause greater than themselves. Through martial arts, your potential for human development is unlimited.

Who Was Bruce Lee?

Author: Jim Gigliotti,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540067

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8004

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Andrea Harkins

Publisher: Kaizen Quest

ISBN: 9781937884185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7375

The Martial Arts Woman shares the stories and insights of more than twenty-five women in the martial arts, and how they apply martial arts to their lives. Unlike most other martial art books, the reader will catch a glimpse into the brave and empowered woman who dares to be all that she can be. Many of these women had to overcome great societal or personal challenges to break into the men's world of martial arts. This book will motivate and inspire you to go after your goals in life and to fight through every challenge and defeat every obstacle. The Martial Arts Woman will open your eyes to the power of the human spirit and the martial art mindset that dwells in each of us!

2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts

Legends Edition

Author: Jessie Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781974413218


Page: 430

View: 8631

2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts Autobiography Book Volume 3Many 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 200 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. Through their hard work, they were able to pull together all of the amazing martial artists to share their journey.

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800218

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 7643

Brings eighteenth century martial arts parables to life in graphic novel format.

Street Stoppers

The Martial Arts' Most Devastating Trips, Sweeps, and Throws for Real Fighting

Author: Mark Mireles,Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 9781934903117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 283

View: 7037

This is your guide to the martial arts most devastating trips, sweeps and throws. Mark Mireles has combined his knowledge of wrestling and jujitsu with his many years of experience as a member of the LAPD to put together this collection of street effective takedowns that will stop an attacker cold. Together with veteran cop, author and martial artist Loren W Christensen, Mark takes you step-by-step through each technique and shows you exactly how to apply it when your life depends on it. Mark kicks off your crash course in Street Stoppers with the basics of positioning and targets. From there, jump directly into the trips, sweeps and throws -- over 50 solid techniques demonstrated in realistic fighting situations. Mark and Loren also include 15 combination techniques so you will always have a Plan B to fall back on. And throughout the book you will get inside tips on choosing the right technique, gaining the upper hand over your assailant, avoiding injuries and ending a fight quickly. Because this book is written by two expert martial artists who have decades of experience subduing criminals on some of America's meanest streets, you can rest assured that you re getting proven techniques that work.

Fight Like a Physicist

The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts

Author: Jason Thalken, PhD

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594393397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 975

CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT! An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know? • Momentum is for knocking people over • Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain • A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab • You are only an “object” when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism. Highlights include • Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street • Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists • Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports • Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets • Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault • Busting up Hollywood action clichés Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts and Other Tales

Author: Chozan Niwa,William Scott Wilson

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770030184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 646

Chozanshi was a swordsman with a deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism,onfucianism and Shinto. "The Demon's Sermon" is a masterful syncreticreatment of these philosophies and religions, bringing their centraleanings to bear on the essence of the martial arts. The demon delivering theermon is the long-nosed half-man, half-bird Tengu, a terrifying but notecessarily malevolent figure who inhabits the recesses of Mount Kurama.pening this volume is a selection of short, humorous tales from Chozanshi's "he Hayseed Taoist" ("Inaka Soshi"). The stories are lessons aboutpontaneity and non-attachment, and prime the reader philosophically for 'Theemon'. The final section is a translation of "The Mysterious Technique ofhe Cat" ("Neko no Myojutsu"), also from "The Hayseed Taoist" and araditional favourite of the martial artists of Japan. The section summariseshe entire work and adroitly illustrates Lao Tzu's dictum that "The mastercts, relying on nothing."