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Packing: Supercharge Your Hands

If your mind is not projected into your hands, even ten thousand techniques will be useless - Tesshu Yamaoka (Bodyguard to the Meiji Emperor) Dozens of incredibly effective methods for streaming the internal power of "ki" to and through your arms and hands, for martial arts, healing, calligraphy, or any other purpose. PACKING can be viewed as the most direct sequel to the original Tai Chi classic JUICE Radical Taiji Energetics, in th...

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Kalarippayattu: the Martial and Healing Art of Kerala

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 3

Description: Third Volume in Lee's series of instructional manuals for Jeet Kune Do. Orig. published in 1977 by Lee's widow, this is the 38th Printing from 1994. In 127 pages, thoroughly illustrated with black-and-white photos demonstrating techniques. Paperback book is very clean, binding strong & straight, white pages, NO writing/underlining/highlighting; NOT ex-lib. One diagonal crease to back cover & very minor edgewear a...

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Striking Distance

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 ...

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Filipino Martial Culture

Widely practiced but not always understood, the Filipino martial arts have a rich history and distinctive character that have not fully been documented until now. Written in the context of Philippine history and culture, Filipino Martial Culture uncovers the esoteric components of the Filipino martial arts and the life histories of the men who perpetuate them. Included are: the history of turbulence and war in the Philippines from pr...

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Kalarippayat: The Structure and Essence of an Indian Martial Art

Although most of India's martial arts have been lost, the southwestern state of Kerala maintains a rich martial tradition in the ancient art of Kalarippayat, a complete system that incorporates empty-handed fighting, weaponcraft and a sophisticated method of massage and healing. After 10 years of intensive study, D.H. Luijendijk is one of a handful of Westerners to reach the instructor level in this obscure art. In this book, he reve...

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Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua Zhang: Eight Diagram Palm

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 What is Ba Gua Zhang? 1 History of Liang Zhen Pu Ba Gua 2 About the Chief Instructor 3 Lineage And Teachers 4 Student Guidelines 5 Advice For Training in the Chinese Martial Arts 7 The Ba Gua Zhang Curriculum 9 LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL 11 Introduction to the Beginner Level 12 Tips for Practice 19 LEVEL 2: CORE PATTERNS & MOVEMENTS 20 Introduction to Level 2 21 Tips for Practice 30 LEVEL 3: INTE...

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Kurash: Uzbek-Bukhara wrestling style

Basic Techniques Manual with Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions. Kurash is a traditional Uzbek wrestling style dating back to 1500 BC, a truly speedy, dynamic and exciting sport to watch and participate. The book gives a concise description of grips and throws practiced in this wrestling style, and proposes the new wrestlers’ rating approach to be discussed. Contents: Acknowledgements. Preface. History. Age and weight categories o...

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The Complete Book Of Jiu Jitsu

This is the Complete Book of Jiu Jitsu Techniques for beginners through Masters. You will learn throws, chokes, hold downs, submissions, escapes, wrist locks. Everything you need to be a Jiu Jitsu Master

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Manual of Instruction In Locks and Holds And Self-Defence and Unarmed Combat

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...