The Art And Science Of Staff Fighting

Author: Joe Varady
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594394121
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ForeWord Reviews Indie Award FINALIST - 2016 USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2016 This book stands apart from other staff training manuals. While most titles focus on forms and twirling, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting emphasizes the dynamics of combat. The author draws on thirty years of martial experience, presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions. Joe Varady lays out a comprehensive course of study in nine levels, from beginner to expert. He guides readers through such fundamentals as stances, striking, blocking, and footwork. In advanced lessons, readers learn disarming techniques, groundwork, and facing multiple opponents. But this book is not just for staff enthusiasts. Even those unfamiliar with martial arts can adapt these techniques, increasing their skill and confidence in defending themselves. "Our environment is usually full of improvised weapons,” Varady writes. “Staff fighting techniques can be effectively applied in a self-defense situation using a walking stick, coatrack, curtain rod, floor lamp, hockey stick, fallen tree branch, broom, mop, shovel, or rake.” Equipped with this knowledge, readers will begin to realize that, in one way or another, they are nearly always armed—and capable of defending themselves. This book features • Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert • Over 600 photos with motion arrows • A “nondenominational” approach to staff, utilizing the best of Eastern and Western arts • A comprehensive, methodical approach to building staff skills If you are already a student of the staff, these lessons will not conflict with your katas or current style. Instead, they will augment your techniques, broadening your options. Whether you are an experienced staff fighter or a layman seeking practical techniques for self-defense, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting will help you develop the skills you need.

Winning Fights

Author: Dr. Phillip Stephens
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594396019
Size: 62.21 MB
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USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2018 Winning Fights focuses on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts and proceeding to the modern era. This book is for pugilists seeking an edge in competition as well as soldiers and law enforcement officers facing conflict. Like The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, however, many of its lessons also apply to the world of business and negotiation. The majority of martial art books are dedicated to technique. They feature photos and descriptions of strikes, blocks, evasions, and submissions. While many of these titles are important and influential, it is clear that if our martial study is simply about acquiring new tactics, we risk leaving a void in our training—and possibly in our own character. Dr. Phillip Stephens conducted extensive research in developing this work. He drew from his years of martial training and his experience as a member of the North Carolina Boxing Commission. He even reached out to combat personnel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who offered additional insight on what it takes to prepare for combat—and to prevail. Dr. Stephens looked beyond the technical to the conceptual and found that winning fights requires twelve core principles: preparation, awareness, commitment, lethality, efficiency, discipline, power, focus, fierceness, surprise, timing, and fortitude. This book features • Twelve principles for winning fights • A survey of Eastern and Western traditions • An intelligent yet accessible discussion of these concepts With this book you will • Learn to see beyond fighting tactics, which change, to fighting principles, which endure • See your training in powerful new ways “Winning fights is based on principles, not techniques,” Dr. Stephens writes. “Technique is important, but techniques change, adapt, and evolve. Principles are timeless.”

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style

Author: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594392234
Size: 35.23 MB
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IP's Living Now Award GOLD WINNER - 2011 eLit Award GOLD WINNER - 2011 Eric Hoffer Award FINALIST - 2011 divUSA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2011 Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is one of the most popular and effective health and exercise activities practiced today. This revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice. In this guide, you will learn: • History of Tai Chi Chuan • The relationships between Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi • Tai Chi Chuan’s Thirteen Postures • Tai Chi Qigong Sets • The Complete Yang Style Long Form, step by step • How to practice Tai Chi for best long-term results

The Pain Free Back

Author: Jwing-Ming Yang
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594395381
Size: 49.57 MB
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The spine is the root of all motion, and a helthy back is vital to well-being. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For many, the condition progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication. But for the millions of others with back pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain a strong, healthy back. Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion and balance with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and healing back pain. This book presents 54 gentle qigong movements to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal and maintain a strong back for a lifetime. You will learn • What qigong is and why it is a good choice for healing and maintaining a healthy back • 3 back-loosening movements • 12 back-stretching movements • 30 back-healing movements • 7 movements for immediate relief • 2 back-strengthening movements • A 12-step plan for keeping your back healthy. Many people rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own back, with less reliance on others. Pain-free motion is the goal, and qigong movements will help you accomplish that goal.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Air Force Officer S Guide

Author: Stephen E. Wright
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760154
Size: 40.57 MB
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.