Author: Jigoro Kano
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system, of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published. Over a hundred years ago Jigoro Kano mastered swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat. Failing to discover any underlying principle, he set about designing a new martial art to reflect the concept of maximum efficiency in the use of physical and mental energy. Today, the concepts and techniques of judo taught at the Kodokan are the ones originally devised by their creator and collected together in this book. Covering everything from the fundamental techniques to prearranged formal exercises for both men and women, the book offers detailed explanations of how techniques are combined in two types of practice: randori (free practice) and kata (the practice of forms). In addition to a discussion of traditional methods of resuscitation, the book concludes with a useful appendix of information on the founder and the Kodokan International Judo Center, and a glossary of judo terminology. Fully illustrated throughout, Kodokan Judo will help students and instructors everywhere to discover the principles, techniques, and spirit of this popular martial art.
Getting to Yes
Author: Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Practiced regularly, Taiji Qigong has been show to increase energy, improve health, and help prevent illness through simple movements and focused breathing. This in depth instruction manual brings the practice to the average reader. Written for every level of skill and interest and constructed for easy customizing for particular goals, the book is broken into three parts that cover the theory and practice of Qi and Qigong; the general principles of Qigong practice; and the 18 movements of Taiji Qigong in detail.
Essence of Ninjutsu
Author: Masaaki Hatsumi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Looking back almost 1,000 years, the mists of Japan's chaotic past shroud the development of a way of life, an ancient struggle waged against fierce feudal lords who ruled the island nation with swords of steel and a code of death before dishonor. The people of the mountainous regions of what is now Iga prefecture wanted to live in peace, but their lords had other plans-so the people learned the martial arts of self-defense and used their meager farm tools as weapons against the samurai blades of their oppressors. Nine traditions of the ninja arts grew out of this seemingly endless struggle, and legends were told of the supernatural abilities of the ninja fighters. The ninja never gained the kind of power that topples tyrants, but they gained a reputation that made tyrants cautious. And they gained the kind of power that makes the spirit endure and the mind the master of its fate. Told in actual stories of past grandmasters and in dojo lectures on techniques-with photographs, drawings, and paintings-the last surviving grandmaster of the ancient art of ninjutsu, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, presents Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions. In it, he explains why, after more than 900 years, the art of the shadow warriors continues to inspire and serve practitioners from around the world. Dr. Hatsumi's book contains historic ninja scrolls and describes techniques for self-defense, and it debunks tricks that are attributed to the ninja but actually derive more from the circus than the martial arts. Essence of Ninjutsu is a fascinating, authoritative look at the roots of ninjutsu and how it continues to enrich the lives of its practitioners today. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi is a bone doctor, artist, and writer, as well as the 34th grandmaster of the nine schools of the ninja arts in Japan. He has toured the United States in recent years to help Americans better understand the ninja and their way of life. His articles have appeared in all of the major martial arts magazines.
This comprehensive translation of the Bubishi—the ancient manual of karate—is the most complete available. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi.
The Bible of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a special book for studying and perfecting the "soft art" of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It displays in a step by step fashion the technical aspects of various techniques and submissions in details using pictures to make it easy to understand. Grand Master Francisco Mansur shows us how to get out of submissions with a theme that no one has yet explored as deeply. The book continues with the arm lock immobilization using kioto jiu jitsu system practiced in allowing the practitioner to obey a progressive form of reflexive acts, control and intelligence that includes: propioceptive capabilities, psycho motor skills, multiple intelligence, cardio-vascular system, and muscular -skeletal. The kioto jiu jitsu system transforms practitioners into confident people by eliminating the common fear of a physical strikes from the unconscious.
Author: Gozo Shioda, Yasuhisa Shioda, David Rubens
Publisher: Kodansha International
Explains the principles, and basic postures and movements of aikido with special emphasis on key points to perfect one's technique, develop greater strength, and increase one's speed
The Child Savers
Author: Anthony M. Platt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Analyzes the motives and concerns of the nineteenth-century reformers who helped to establish correctional institutions for problem children of the lower-class
This pocket-sized handbook is didactic and practical, providing guidance to the area of sports science and the treatment of sports injuries. Written for students in sports science and medicine, trainees and specialists in sports medicine and related disciplines such as rehabilitation, orthopaedics and other physicians working with athletes in the field, it complements the Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine 2/e. The book presents the clinical management of both acute and chronic sports injuries and medical problems alongside the background and basic science of sports medicine. As well as giving systematic guidance about emergency treatment of injuries on and off the field, this book includes sections on sports injuries in specific groups of athletes: women, children, older people and people with disabilities. There are also sections on nutrition, dermatology, rehabilitation, drugs in sport, psychology and sport, and organizational issues.
More than 12 million preparticipation exams (PPE) are conducted yearly in the USA, most schools require a PPE for athletic clearance, and the PPE form is the gold standard for conducting the exams. Featuring an expert panel of six leading medical societies as authors, this improved and expanded edition includes new full-color diagrams, new chapters on disabled athletes, and a more detailed physical examination section.
The Essence of Karate
Author: Gichin Funakoshi, Hirokazu Kanazawa, 義珍·船越
A following book of 'The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate'. It is presented in the same size, and the same format. This book is the following book of 'The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate'. The same size, and the same format.
This book is written in the belief that the essential basic principles underlying good singing are in themselves rather few, and very simple, but that their application is amazingly varied in light of the individual's needs. It is not intended as a manual of voice production, and does not concern itself with medical matters, nor directly with anatomy, physiology, and acoustics. While not belittling the value of appropriate scientific investigation, Hemsley believes that modern methods of training have gone too far in the direction of the materialistic approach; that singing in all its aspects and at all times should be guided by the imagination, the feelings, and the intuition; that we have become so pre-occupied by voice per se and the vocal function since the advent of vocal science, that we too easily forget that singing is not voice, but modification of voice - `not only a language through which we understand the emotions of others, but also a means of exciting oursympathy with such emotions.' (H. Spencer). This book can be seen as an attempt to redress the balance. Quote from reader's report by Professor David Galliver: Here is a comprehensive and well-ordered philosophy of the art of singing; one which integrates both technical and interpretative aspects. While the technical principles of the classical tradition of singing as expounded by the late Lucie Manen lie at its basis, what is put forward here is very much an extension and development, illumined by Thomas Hemsley's long and exceptionally wide experience as a professional singer and teacher, as well as by a wealth of historical evidence. The second part of the book applies these principles, emphasising the fundamental role played by artistic imagination aund understanding. The picture which emerges is essentially comprehensive, and offers a holistic approach to the art of singing. "The book is addressed to those `with a gift for singing who would like to understand better how to approach putting that gift to use'. It will appeal to a wide range of singers, professional and others, and will challenge those pedagogues who rely heavily on the so-called `scientific' approach at the expense of fundamental human and artistic considerations. Hemsley's own scientific qualifications give additional authority to his hard-hitting arguments. The book is engagingly written, with many personal examples and anecdotes; it certainly makes good reading.""
Author: Stanley Keleman
Publisher: Center Press (Berkeley, CA)
Author: Yves Klein