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Old Sword-Play The Systems Of The Fence

This, the second of Hutton’s books to be reprinted by Naval and Military Press (the other is Cold Steel: a practical treatise of the sabre) is extremely rare, for only 300 copies were printed. The author, ex-King’s Dragoon Guards, was an acknowledged fencing expert, who made it his business to know the history of his sport as well as the practical application of it. Here he looks at the 15th to 16th centuries, and starts by looking a...

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Siu Nim Tau: "Little-Idea" - The First WingTsun kungfu set. The Set, Theory, Main Points, Mottos & Applications

About this bookSiu Nim Tau or literally translated as the 'Little Idea' is the first bare-handed kungfu set of the WingTsun system. In this book you'll learn the set theory main-points mottoes and applications of Siu Nim Tau.About the AuthorProfessor Leung Ting is the founder of the Leung Ting WingTsun system permanent president and 10th level Master of Comprehension MOC of the International Wingtsun Association. He possessed a Bache...

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Aikido total. El curso maestro

Uno de los fundamentos del Aikido es el principio del mantenimiento de una línea central recta del cuerpo. Para la mayoría de la gente, incluso si intentan mantenerse erguidos, su línea central no es realmente recta. Si esto ocurre, el propósito del aikido, el desarrollo de la potencia de la respiración, resulta imposible. El libro explica detalladamente los movimientos que se repiten con frecuencia en la técnicas básicas. Profusamen...

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The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece

An in-depth guide to the modern practice of Greek martial arts and their beginnings in ancient Greece and Egypt • Examines the correlation between ancient depictions of one-on-one combat and how martial arts are practiced today • Explores the close relationship between Greek martial arts and spiritual practice • Distinguishes between Pammachon (martial arts) and Pankration (combat sports) The ancient friezes and decorative motifs of ...

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UFC's Ultimate Warriors: The Top 10

The lives, careers, fights, and accomplishments of the 10 most prominent fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are detailed in this mixed martial arts (MMA) book. The 10 fighters profiled include Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Frank Juarez Shamrock, Mark "The Hammer" Coleman, Don "The Predator" Frye, Randy "The Natural" Couture, Dan "The Beast" Severn, Tito Ortiz, Maurice Smith, and David "Tank" Abbott. The...

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Aikido: Die friedliche Kampfkunst

Aikido wird gern die friedliche Kampfkunst genannt. Ihre Verteidigungstechniken sollten so sanft sein, dass auch der Angreifer seine Freude an ihnen hat. Es gibt keinen Wettkampf und keine Verlierer, beide Teilnehmer sollten sich als Gewinner fuhlen. Diese Kunst zu lernen, dauert ein Leben lang und genauso lange halt die Faszination an. Dieses Buch stellt die Prinzipen und Grundideen von Aikido dar - tief verwurzelt in der ostlichen ...

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Aikido: Its Heart and Appearance

Morihiro Saito is the author of Aikido: Its Heart and Appearance as well as the highly acclaimed technical series Traditional Aikido, published in the early 1970s, and Takemusu Aikido, published in the mid - 1900s. Saito Sensei enrolled as a student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946 in Iwama. One of the art's foremost technicians, Saito Sensei was the acknowledged authority on Aikido weapons training. He operated Ueshiba's pr...

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Cultivating Qi : The Root of Energy, Vitality, and Spirit

How can Qi offer you the means, tools and will to live a life of balance? Explaining what Qi is, where it comes from, how we use it, and how we can cultivate it in order to achieve wholeness and balance, this much-needed book combines knowledge and practice to explore all aspects of Qi, including its modern, everyday implications. The book not only covers the history of Qi, but also demystifies the vital philosophies and practices su...

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Tiet Sin Kuen The Iron Thread

In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world. For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee per...

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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue

All of us have seen films in which the story and acting might be great, but the film suffers because the action and fight sequences are not convincing enough, are terribly shot or edited, or do not integrate seamlessly into the story, causing them to be ineffective, gratuitous, or worst of all, unintentionally humorous. However, when done well, fight and action scenes support and heighten the story and expand the characters. Fight Ch...