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Mythologies of Martial Arts (Hardcover): Paul Bowman Mythologies of Martial Arts (Hardcover)
Paul Bowman
R2,485 Discovery Miles 24 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What do martial arts signify today? What do they mean for East-West cross cultural exchanges? How does the representation of martial arts in popular culture impact on the wide world? What is authentic practice? What does it all mean? From Kung Fu to Jiujitsu and from Bruce Lee to The Karate Kid, Mythologies of Martial Arts explores the key myths and ideologies in martial arts in contemporary popular culture. The book combines the author's practical, professional and academic experience of martial arts to offer new insights into this complex, contradictory world. Inspired by the work of Roland Barthes in Mythologies, the book focusses on the signs, signifiers and practices of martial arts globally. Bringing together cultural studies, film studies, media studies, postcolonial studies with the emerging field of martial arts studies the book explores the broader significance of martial arts in global culture. Using an accessible yet theoretically sophisticated style the book is ideal for students, scholars and anyone interested in any type of martial art.

The Tai Chi Book - Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robert Chuckrow The Tai Chi Book - Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert Chuckrow
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finalist 2008 IP's Book AwardThe Tai Chi Book is a detailed guide for students who've learned a Tai Chi form and want to know more. It also introduces beginners to the principles behind great Tai Chi, and answers common questions that all of us have.The Tai Chi Book shows you how to use Tai Chi to gain strength in your bones, muscles and vital organs, how to improve your balance and flexibility, and how to achieve remarkable vitality.The author also introduces complex elements of Tai Chi, including ways to develop the relaxed strength known as sung, how to cultivate and feel Chi, how to train mindfulness, and a helpful chapter on being a student.In addition, the author explores the debate over Tai Chi breathing patterns, explains in detail proper body alignment, and tells why Pushing Hands is more important than you might think.The Tai Chi Book is your guide to the fullest health benefits of Tai Chi and to higher levels of skill and ability.Like two books in one basic and advanced Tai Chi training.Find out how to choose and relate to a teacher.Develop remarkable vitality and longevity.Includes the Cheng Man-ch'ing short form.More than one hundred photos and illustrations."

Authentic Shaolin Heritage - Training Methods Of 72 Arts Of Shaolin (Paperback): Andrew Timofeevich, Jin Jing Zhong Authentic Shaolin Heritage - Training Methods Of 72 Arts Of Shaolin (Paperback)
Andrew Timofeevich, Jin Jing Zhong
R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book "Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin" by Jin Jing Zhong is devoted to the most enigmatic and little-known aspect of training of Shaolin monks. The book was written in 1934 with blessing and direct participation of the abbot of the Shaolin Monastery Reverend Miao Xing nicknamed "Golden Arhat," one of the best Shaolin fighters of all times. For the first time the book describes full training methods in all 72 Shaolin Arts. Being until recently for outsiders the most secret part of training of Shaolin monks, which made them invulnerable in fight, 72 Shaolin Arts at the present time become available to all who are ready to practice them persistently and with an open heart. Training methods described in the book allow to develop supernatural abilities, far beyond abilities of an ordinary man. The book has been translated from the Chinese language for the first time.

Neng Da - The Super Punches (Paperback): Hei Long Neng Da - The Super Punches (Paperback)
Hei Long
R390 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R110 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Every experienced martial artist knows that understanding the laws of physics is the key to generating maximum power. If you are interested in creating maximum power with minimum effort, Neng Da will show you the way. In his 12th book, veteran author Hei Long shares his research into the most perfect methods for executing punches, back hands, palm strikes and knife hands. Over 200 anatomically detailed illustrations to explain the laws of gravity, centripetal force, inertia, compound force and much more. The drawings and the relevant laws of physics are explained in plain English, allowing you to gain expert insight into each movement without years of research and experimentation.

Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts - Zhan Zhuang (Paperback): Noel Plaugher Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts - Zhan Zhuang (Paperback)
Noel Plaugher
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Standing qigong is a simple, effective form of exercise suitable for all ages that can increase health, balance and vitality. This complete and accessible guide introduces standing qigong for health and martial arts. Beginning with an introduction describing his own discovery of the practice and an exploration of the health benefits, the author provides detailed instruction on the basic health postures and the process for diaphragmatic breathing. The second part of the book focuses on the martial postures and provides guidance on the subtle variations of the movements that help to cultivate and strengthen healing and internal power. Practice sequences are also included to help readers get started immediately, including, in the third part of the book, the Xing Yi Five Element linking form. Easy-to-follow, and covering all the basics, this guide to standing qigong is perfect for anyone who is looking for ways to improve their health, or with an interest in the internal or martial arts, especially practitioners of Taiji, Qigong, XinYi, Bagua,YiQuan and yoga.

The Nine Halls Of Death - Ninja Secrets of Mind Mastery (Paperback): Haha Lung The Nine Halls Of Death - Ninja Secrets of Mind Mastery (Paperback)
Haha Lung
R350 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R32 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More than 1,000 years ago, the people of Iga, the mountainous region of Japan, were forced to rise up against their merciless Samurai oppressors. Out of this struggle, nine traditions of the ninja arts grew. The ninjas' strength enabled the mind to believe it was the master of its fate. This power is known as ninjitsu.

In his groundbreaking books "Knights of Darkness "and "Mind Manipulation, " Dr. Haha Lung has shown the ultimate power of controlling the mind of your enemy. In "The Nine Halls of Death "he reveals the mystical power of overcoming your opponent's body through the Japanese art of ninjitsu. Dr. Lung reveals the secret to mastering all nine "halls" (training areas) of the ninja;from unarmed combat and combat with various weapons to the mental crafts of stealth and spying.

Dr. Lung guides you through such invaluable ninjitsu techniques as:

  • The art of disguise;physical and mental discipline
  • The Seventh Hall;the art of Espionage
  • Mastering self and others through hand yoga (kuji-kiri) and upsetting balance (in-yo-jutsu)
  • The art of mysticism (which include memory enhancement, visualization, and even self-hypnosis).

By unlocking the ancient secrets of the masters, the modern fighter will learn to unleash the warrior within and discover the magical point where physical mastery melds with mental clarity.

For academic study only

Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including "Assassin , Mind Manipulation, Ninja Shadowhand, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, " and "The Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam."

The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja - Mastering the Four Gates to Freedom (Paperback, annotated edition): Ross Heaven The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja - Mastering the Four Gates to Freedom (Paperback, annotated edition)
Ross Heaven 1
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

MARTIAL ARTS / SPIRITUALITY "Ross Heaven is a spiritual warrior. If you apply the lessons of this book to your life, you will find the freedom and happiness you seek." Howard G. Charing, Director of the Eagle's Wing Centre for Contemporary Shamanism The Ninja are a mysterious warrior elite said to be so spiritually advanced they know the mind and will of God. Regarded as masters of invisibility and "warriors of the shadow self," their legendary skills include the ability to command the elements and transform themselves into Fire, Water, Air, Earth, and Void--the nothingness from which all things arise. In this book Ross Heaven reveals the training exercises and mental discipline used by the Ninja to develop these extraordinary physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual skills. Central to Ninja philosophy is the understanding that there is no higher power than the actualized human being. The Ninja believe there are four gates to freedom and to pass through them we must overcome four initiatory ordeals. Succeeding at these enables us to combat fear, find true power, clarify our vision, and overcome the soul fatigue that is at the root of our personal and social problems in order to embrace our inner positive energies (kuji-kuri) and realize our talents. Ross Heaven guides us through these four gateways with exercises and initiations that utilize the archetypal energy of the Lover, Seeker, Magus, Soul Warrior, and Mystic and their shadow manifestations that may be causing problems in our lives. We learn how to break the destructive habits of the past and create a bushido, a personal code to live by. Without initiation, we cannot access and channel our energies; they remain uncontrolled oreven work against us. Ross Heaven provides the key that allows us to turn these elemental forces into our allies. ROSS HEAVEN is a therapist and workshop leader in personal development and healing whose books include Vodou Shaman, Darkness Visible, Spirit in the City, and The Journey to You. He lives in England and teaches shamanic workshops internationally.

Shaolin Monastery - The Cradle of Zen Buddhism & Kungfu (English, Spanish, Hardcover, Multilingual edition): Shaolin Monastery - The Cradle of Zen Buddhism & Kungfu (English, Spanish, Hardcover, Multilingual edition)
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Hwa Rang Do - Defend, Take Down, Submit (Paperback): Taejoon Lee, Mark Cheng Hwa Rang Do - Defend, Take Down, Submit (Paperback)
Taejoon Lee, Mark Cheng; Photographs by Gregg N. K. Wetzel
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Hwa Rang Do: Defend, Take Down, Submit, authors Taejoon Lee (the eldest son of founder Dr. Joo Bang Lee) and Mark Cheng present a variety of easy-to-understand self-defense technique combinations complete with setups and variations for different attack situations. Through detailed photographs and instructions, this well-rounded collection of striking, joint-manipulation, throwing, grappling and submission techniques will help you develop empty-hand defenses for any position from any angle. Also included is a comprehensive technical analysis of hwa rang do submissions and a detailed history of the art, complete with archival photographs and representative artwork. The military, cultural, mythical and philosophical origins of Korea's legendary Hwarang Corps are discussed in unprecedented detail, providing a multi-dimensional history that leads all the way up to hwa rang do's founder and current leader, Dr. Joo Bang Lee. Hwa Rang Do: Defend, Take Down, Submit is the first official publication produced by the World Hwa Rang Do Association in more than 25 years. Black Belt is proud to present this guide to hwa rang do's technical and cultural significance for a new generation of historians, instructors and practitioners.

Japanese Sword Fighting - Secrets of the Samurai (Paperback): Masaaki Hatsumi Japanese Sword Fighting - Secrets of the Samurai (Paperback)
Masaaki Hatsumi
R620 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Renowned budo (martial arts) and ninja grandmaster Hatsumi explains how Japanese sword fighting embodies the essence of budo and the spirit of the samurai. For centuries, sword masters like Miyamoto Musashi have been revered, and have fascinated and inspired people everywhere. Now, in his definitive work, Masaaki Hatsumi, the world's most famous living budo and ninja grandmaster, shares his vast knowledge of Japanese sword fighting as it's been practiced through the ages: its history, techniques, styles, and core philosophies, along with the deepest secrets of this venerable martial art.

Meditations on Violence - A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence (Paperback): Sergeant Rory Miller Meditations on Violence - A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence (Paperback)
Sergeant Rory Miller
R367 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R42 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work. Section Two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections Three and Four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight. Section Five centers on training for violence, and adapting your present training methods to that reality. It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method. Section Six is all about how to make self-defense work. Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context, and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence. The last section deals with the aftermath-the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments, how it can change you for good or bad. It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student/survivor. You'll even learn a bit about enlightenment.

The A-z of Judo (Paperback): Syd Hoare The A-z of Judo (Paperback)
Syd Hoare
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Memory of Songshan Shaolin Temple (English, German, Hardcover, Multilingual edition): A Memory of Songshan Shaolin Temple (English, German, Hardcover, Multilingual edition)
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Xiantian Bagua Zhang - Gao Style Bagua Zhang - Circle Form (Paperback): C. S. Tang Xiantian Bagua Zhang - Gao Style Bagua Zhang - Circle Form (Paperback)
C. S. Tang; Foreword by Sebastian Gonzalez
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With clear instruction and expert guidance, this fully illustrated guide to Bagua Zhang teaches all you need to know about this subtle, powerful martial art. There is no other martial art system or style, internal or external, which combines so many fighting techniques in one practice - and expert Master C S Tang provides lucid, detailed descriptions of the entire training system. Bagua is divided into several sets of exercises, and this guide begins by covering the history behind these, and explaining the basic exercises. It goes on to detail the training in more complex practices - including circle walking, single palm change, the eight palm changes, the special weapons of Bagua, and more. Tying into higher spiritual practices of Daoism, this guide not only covers the practical applications of Bagua Zhang, but explores the reasons why it calms the mind, coordinates the body, and develops health.

Qigong Meditation - Embryonic Breathing (Paperback, 1st ed): Yang Jwing-Ming Qigong Meditation - Embryonic Breathing (Paperback, 1st ed)
Yang Jwing-Ming
R618 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R106 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finalist - 2006 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineThe Root of Spiritual Enlightenment Chinese Qigong can be generally categorized into External Elixir (Wai Dan) and Internal Elixir (Nei Dan) Qigong. The first step of practicing Internal Elixir Qigong has been known as Small Cyclic Heaven (Small Circulation or Microcosmic Meditation). After completing Small Cyclic Heaven, a practitioner will learn Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand Circulation or Macrocosmic Meditation). The purpose of Grand Cyclic Heaven is to re-open the Heaven Eye (Third Eye) to unite the natural spirit and human spirit. This is the ultimate goal of spiritual enlightenment in both Daoism (Taoism) and Buddhism. Although these kinds of meditations are popular, very few scientific books or documents are available to the public. The Foundation of Internal Elixir Cultivation In order to reach the goal of longevity and spiritual enlightenment, the Qigong practitioner must learn Internal Elixir Qigong. The first step to learning is to understand the theory and the method of Embryonic Breathing. Practicing this breathing technique will help you to establish your central energy system, conserve your energy, and store this energy to abundant levels. Once you have established this foundation, you will be able to practice Small Cyclic Heaven (Small Circulation or Microcosmic Orbit) and Grand Cyclic Heaven (Grand Circulation of Macrocosmic Orbit) effectively. It is understood that without this foundation, the root of spiritual enlightenment will not be established and the study and the practice of spiritual enlightenment, through meditation, will be in vain. * Embryonic Breathing theory and techniques were kept secret in Buddhist and Daoist (Taoist) monasteries.* Dr. Yang discusses most of the available documents, translates and comments upon them.* Scientific analysis and summary of the practice methods.* A comprehensive, straightforward way to understand and practice Embryonic Breathing.

New Gladiators, The - Mixed Martial Arts Revealed (Paperback): J. Alexander Poulton New Gladiators, The - Mixed Martial Arts Revealed (Paperback)
J. Alexander Poulton
R337 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R93 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bone-smashing action, brutal finishes and fighters that leave it all in the cage. Mixed Martial Arts has exploded onto the scene to become one of the fastest growing sports in the world. MMA was born with one single, bloody question: Which fighting style is the toughest? To reach the top, a fighter must master various fighting techniques -- kickboxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu and more -- and blend them together: The great Georges St-Pierre steamrolls through his opponents in the UFC, but in school he was mercilessly targeted by bullies, that is, until he learned karate; Most fighters respect their opponents, but they don't have to like them; some of the greatest rivalries of all time feature bad blood (and lots of real blood, too) -- Chuck Lidell vs. Tito Ortiz, Matt Hughes vs. Georges St-Pierre and Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie; Before going on to have one of the greatest careers in MMA history, Randy Couture won a gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in wrestling; In the early days of the UFC there were no weight classes; in one match, a karate master was 400 pounds lighter and nine inches shorter than his sumo wrestler opponent, but the karate master still won; Legendary UFC hall-of-famer Royce Gracie was born to be a champion: his father and uncle invented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an art that any self-respecting MMA fighter with a ground game must learn.

Homeopathic Therapeutics of Tuberculosis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Wm H. Burt Homeopathic Therapeutics of Tuberculosis (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Wm H. Burt
R121 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R18 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The authors have divided pulmonary tuberculosis into twelve of it's most prominent characteristic symptoms, and given a plenary treatment of each symptom, believing that in doing so it would greatly aid the practitioner in successfully combating it's fatal ravages: General atonic condition of the body; Emaciation; Debility; Haemoptysis; Asthma; Hectic fever; Night Sweats; Aphthae; Diarrhoea; Pain; and, Bed sores. The pathology of the disease has been entirely omitted, it being so fully written in our works on pathology, which are n hands of every practitioner. In writing the treatment of each symptom, the authors have collected together from textbooks and journals a vast amount of information that has been written on this disease, and put in such shape that the busy physician and student can grasp and utilise it at once, without having to search over their whole library whenever a case presents itself for treatment.

Rape Awareness and Prevention for Women (Region 1 Import DVD): Remy Presas, Robert Fergussen Rape Awareness and Prevention for Women (Region 1 Import DVD)
Remy Presas, Robert Fergussen
R805 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R220 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This video provides precautionary and preventative self-defence measures backed with more than 100 practical safety tips that can be used to avoid and escape assault, kidnapping, and rape. Apprxoimate running time: 40 minutes.

Fighting Visibility - Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC (Paperback): Jennifer McClearen Fighting Visibility - Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC (Paperback)
Jennifer McClearen
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ultimate Fighting Championship and the present and future of women's sports Mixed martial arts stars like Amanda Nunes, Zhang Weili, and Ronda Rousey have made female athletes top draws in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jennifer McClearen charts how the promotion incorporates women into its far-flung media ventures and investigates the complexities surrounding female inclusion. On the one hand, the undeniable popularity of cards headlined by women add much-needed diversity to the sporting landscape. On the other, the UFC leverages an illusion of promoting difference-whether gender, racial, ethnic, or sexual-to grow its empire with an inexpensive and expendable pool of female fighters. McClearen illuminates how the UFC's half-hearted efforts at representation generate profit and cultural cachet while covering up the fact it exploits women of color, lesbians, gender non-conforming women, and others.Thought provoking and timely, Fighting Visibility tells the story of how a sports entertainment phenomenon made difference a part of its brand-and the ways women paid the price for success.

Taekwondo Spirit and Practice - Beyond Self-Defense (Paperback, 1st ed): Richard Chun Taekwondo Spirit and Practice - Beyond Self-Defense (Paperback, 1st ed)
Richard Chun
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Master Richard Chun takes us on a first hand account of his life story and his dedication to the art of Taekwondo. We begin in Korea just before the Korean war and learn why Taekwondo is a noble and positive recreation for children, offering them challenges and lessons that they will reflect upon for their entire lives. We follow as he takes Taekwondo to America not knowing how he and his art will be received. We see how Taekwondo plays a major role in this Grand Master's pursuit of a life in America and we cheer him on as he overcomes the difficulties a non-english speaking immigrant discovers in the USA. From celebrity students and their families (Donald Trump, Mayor Guliani, Gregory Hines) to everyday citizens, Master Richard Chun offers us the key to living a life of contribution to humanity through Taekwondo.* Deepen Your Understand of Taekwondo Traditions.* Inspiration and Advice for a Lifetime of Practice.* For All Styles and All Levels of Eperience.

The Throws and Takedowns of Judo (Paperback): Geoff Thompson The Throws and Takedowns of Judo (Paperback)
Geoff Thompson
R260 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Judo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw. Including the original "blow before throw" techniques banned from sport grappling at the beginning of the century.

Kata And Kumite For Karate (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Chris Thompson Kata And Kumite For Karate (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Chris Thompson
R344 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Three areas of karate are covered in this training guide:

1. Combination techniques (renraku waza) is best described as a relentless onslaught of attacks. It will make your technique instinctive, enabling you to follow through on every occasion with controlled power.

2. Pair techniques (yakusoku kumite) is the best way to keep the fine edge on your karate technique. By practicing pre-arranged sparring the ingredients for good free sparring are developed.

3. Kata is the life and soul of karate. The kata shown are: Bassai, Wanshu, Ji'in, Rohai, and Useishi.

This is an invaluable training manual for all karate practioners, irrespective of style.

Surviving Armed Assaults - A Martial Artists Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, and Countervailing Force (Paperback): Lawrence... Surviving Armed Assaults - A Martial Artists Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, and Countervailing Force (Paperback)
Lawrence A. Kane; Foreword by Loren W. Christensen
R515 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fair Fight? Not likely. Least of all from a criminal who is looking to make a quick profit at your expense. A sad fact is that weapon-wielding thugs victimize 1,773,000 citizens every year in the United States alone. Even martial artists are not immune from this deadly threat. Consequently, self-defense training that does not consider the very real possibility of an armed attack is dangerously incomplete. Whether you live in the city or countryside, you should be both mentally and physically prepared to deal with an unprovoked armed assault at any time. Preparation must be comprehensive enough to account for the plethora of pointy objects, blunt instruments, explosive devices, and deadly projectiles that someday could be used against you. This extensive book teaches proven survival skills that can keep you safe on the street. A multitude of real-life scenarios and case studies analyzing violent encounters will help you to internalize this crucial knowledge. Contents include: *Awareness*Avoidance*De-escalation*Countervailing force*Armed conflict*Managing the aftermath of violence*Weapon features and functions If you are serious about self-defense this book is for you. Everyone, including experienced martial artists, security and law enforcement professionals, and concerned citizens will benefit from this vital information.

Muay Thai Unleashed (Paperback, Ed): Erich Krauss Muay Thai Unleashed (Paperback, Ed)
Erich Krauss
R426 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Let elite Muay Thai warriors turn your body into an unbeatable weapon . . .

Written by professional Muay Thai fighters and trainers, "Muay Thai Unleashed" shows you how to master this feared and dangerous martial art. Author and trainer Erich Krauss, along with Muay Thai pros Glen Cordoza and Tana (Chun) Yingwitayakhun, teach you the same body-punishing techniques that are used at the highest levels of Muay Thai competition. Whether you use these skills in the ring or on the street in self-defense, your opponents will regret the day you read this book.. .

Unleash your potential with:
. * Kicks * Punches * Elbow strikes * Knee strikes * Clinching techniques * Defense and counters * An arsenal of combinations

Tai Chi Chin Na - The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jwing-Ming Yang Tai Chi Chin Na - The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jwing-Ming Yang
R567 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R45 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Seize and Control Skills for Tai Chi Chuan Hundreds of chin na grappling techniques are hidden within tai chi movements. You can achieve these seize and control skills by including Tai Chi Chin Na in your training regimen. Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have begun pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi chin na. The effective martial skills of traditional tai chi chuanTai chi chin na will help you include martial art skills in your tai chi training. Chin na, along with punching, kicking, and wrestling, is one of the four categories that are required in a traditional martial arts. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi chin na accurately and quickly. You will learn specific techniques that flow from each movement, the proper hand forms to use when striking or pressing cavities, and the locations for targeting cavities on the body. Includes 858 photographs with motion arrows! *General concepts of chin na*Basic chin na theory and training*51 chin na techniques for peng, lu, ji, and an*41 chin na techniques for cai, lei, zhou, and kao*103 chin na applications for the 37 primary tai chi postures*17 chin na techniques for tai chi pushing hands No matter your age or martial prowess, tai chi chin na is a necessary and enjoyable way to explore the depths of tai chi-a formidable martial art.

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