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Fighting from your Back: Fighting from Your Back (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 28 Feb 2022 20:28:03 | Comments : 0

Fighting from your Back: Fighting from Your Back
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers | pages: 96 | 2001 | ISBN: 1840241748 | PDF | 10,5 mb

Since time immemorial, being on your back in a real fight has been, it would seem, synonymous with defeat. The person underneath is only seconds away from being beaten by the
assailant on top. In the majority of cases the synonym was correct. Being pinned on your back (unless you are a trained ground fighter) is the final pre-cursor to defeat, even to a
trained ground fighter it is still not the favoured position, though it is certainly not the coup de grace.
Pins: Pins - The Bedrock (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 25 Feb 2022 20:54:50 | Comments : 1

Pins: Pins - The Bedrock
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers | pages: 96 | 2001 | ISBN: 1840241713 | PDF | 10,3 mb

Ground fighting is one of the most underestimated yet devastatingly ferocious of all the Martial Arts. Ninety-nine per cent of all street fights that are not finished within the first three seconds end up on the floor. The books in the "Ground Fighting" series prepare you with the very best of wrestling, ju-jitsu, judo etc., covering ground control, bars, locks, chokes, strangles, cranks, butts, reintroducing many of the illegal and banned techniques from the beginning of the century.
Bunkai-Jutsu: The Practical Application of Karate Kata (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 24 Feb 2022 20:08:05 | Comments : 0

Bunkai-Jutsu: The Practical Application of Karate Kata
Publisher: Neth Publishing | pages: 256 | 2002 | ISBN: 0953893219 | PDF | 11 mb

Bunkai Jutsu is extremely well done. Iain Abernethy is one of the few authors who truly understands and is able to communicate that martial arts are at their core about combat. Kata is not dance practice nor is it aerobic training (though that may be a legitimate side benefit of performing it). It is the fundamental basis of a fighting art. Bunkai are the kata applications practitioners can use for real-life self-defense. Abernethy provides an easy to read approach to understanding and utilizing these applications.
Microsoft Ancient Lands 1.0 Complete package
Posted By : hsawires | Date : 23 Feb 2022 12:11:00 | Comments : 0

Microsoft Ancient Lands | Explore the Mysterious World of the Past
Microsoft Press 1994 | Multimedia CD | 570 MB

The ancient world is yours to explore. What was life like for soldiers? Servants? Kings? Discover, through rich images, sound, animation, and video, the mysteries and marvels of life in ancient times.
Karate's Grappling Methods
Posted By : step778 | Date : 22 Feb 2022 20:46:12 | Comments : 0

Karate's Grappling Methods
Publisher: Neth Publishing | pages: 172 | 2001 | ISBN: 0953893200 | PDF | 10,3 mb

Iain Abernethy is the real deal. And I continue to wonder where and how he got so smart. And I'm not talking about all his credentials, including an advanced black belt and so on. Those are surprisingly common these days. But Iain brings rare insight to his study of karate. A lot of folks have studied karate for a long time, and gotten very good indeed in the kickee-punchee aspect of the discipline. But most dojos have taught the kata, discussed a few improbable applications, prepared the student to dance through the kata for an examination, and failed utterly to explore the actual use of the kata in self defense. And that's the case even though Gichen Funakoshi taught that kata was the core of karate training, and Choki Motobu pointed out that all you needed to know about fighting was contained in Tekki Shodan kata.
The Morrow Guide to Knots
Posted By : robin-bobin | Date : 17 Feb 2022 22:32:52 | Comments : 5

The Morrow Guide to Knots By Mario Bigon, Guido Regazzoni
Publisher: Collins Reference 2021-09-01 | 256 Pages | ISBN: 0688012264 | PDF | 53 MB

Here is an entirely different kind of knot book! For the first time, here are step-by-step instructions that take full advantage of color photography to teach the art of tying knots. Unlike illustrations in other books, these pictures show every step looking over the shoulder of the tier -- the way you see the knot as you make it. And when two or more ropes are involved, they are color coded so you can clearly tell them apart...
Real Grappling
Posted By : step778 | Date : 16 Feb 2022 20:56:08 | Comments : 1

Real Grappling
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers | pages: 96 | 1998 | ISBN: 1840240865 | PDF | 11,7 mb

Grappling, it would seem, has always lain hidden within the shadow of popular combat due to its unembellished demeanour, its devastating potency cloaked by a dishevelled curtain; people, naturally, being drawn more to the neon lighted, superfluously spectacular kicking arts.
Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D200 (Repost)
Posted By : boyscute | Date : 12 Feb 2022 07:38:28 | Comments : 0
Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D200

Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D200
Publisher: Thom Press | 2005 | ASIN: B000E1FXIO | 740 pages | PDF | 40 Mb

This eBook helps you master the use of the Nikon D200 digital SLR, with a full description of the camera features and lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual! Organized to help you learn. I've reorganized how I present material, with distinct sections for what you need to know before using the camera (background and setup), while using the camera (shooting features), and after using the camera (what to do with your images, including how to use Nikon's software). Want a more concise carry-it-with-you guide? Just print the middle section and have it bound to take with you.
Canon of Judo: Principle and Technique
Posted By : step778 | Date : 11 Feb 2022 19:35:26 | Comments : 1

Canon of Judo: Principle and Technique
Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha Publ | pages: 245 | 1958 | ISBN: N/A | PDF | 15 mb

Judo's origins date back to ancient times, and through the course of its long history it has evolved into one of Japan's most renowned heritages, assimilating many aspects of Japanese culture. In recent years, Judo has acquired heightened popularity, both in Japan and around the world, as a martial art and a path to spiritual enlightenment.
Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning-a Secret Skill of the Palace (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 10 Feb 2022 20:20:28 | Comments : 0

Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning-a Secret Skill of the Palace
Publisher: Singing Dragon | pages: 159 | 2008 | ISBN: 1848190093 | PDF | 10,7 mb

Bagua Daoyin emphasizes the perception and training of muscles (jin), bones (gu) and skin (pi), and combines elements of fitness, martial arts and medical science in order to promote harmony and balance in the body and mind. Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of the BaguaQuan line, sets out a programme of study underpinned by theory. He explains the development of Bagua Daoyin from a refinement of Daoist studies into a method of training the body and mind in which every external movement is echoed in the inner tissue of the body. Bagua Daoyin opens up the joints of the body and relaxes the muscles, encouraging an awareness of the body and posture at all times. With simple body movements, one can channel the hidden flow of Qi, or energy, and blood, giving a new lease of life to zones of the body that have lost their vitality and promoting a sense of tranquillity.
Sumo Sport & Tradition
Posted By : step778 | Date : 09 Feb 2022 21:04:02 | Comments : 0

Sumo Sport & Tradition
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing | pages: 96 | 1989 | ISBN: 0804810842 | PDF | 22 mb

his is the book the foreign fan of sumo (Japanese wrestling) has been waiting for . . . ideal for the armchair enthusiast who finds himself almost hypnotized in front of his television set during the six annual tournaments but wishes he knew a little more about what he is seeing.
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The Tai Chi Manual: A Step-by-step Guide to the Short Yang Form (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 08 Feb 2022 19:33:35 | Comments : 0

The Tai Chi Manual: A Step-by-step Guide to the Short Yang Form
Publisher: Piatkus Books | pages: 144 | 1997 | ISBN: 074991713X | PDF | 27,5 mb

Tai chi is a slow graceful sequence of movements, with its origins in ancient China. it combines slow, graceful movements with calm, regular breathing and is the perfect antidote to a stressful modern life. Today it is practiced the world over by people from all walks of life and is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of fitness training and recreation. The Tai Chi Manual is my second book on the subject, and is ideal for beginners and advanced students alike. Reflecting my own interests in oriental medicine and culture, the approach taken here is to encourage interest in the health and relaxation aspects of tai chi. You will find chapters on health and fitness, therefore, along with information on how tai chi relates to oriental culture - and of course lots of practical, step by step information on how to learn the physical movements of tai chi. The sequence of movements is called 'the form' and the Short Yang Form is the one featured in this book. Included in these pages, you will also find diagrams for feet placement, close up illustrations of hand positions, and detailed instructions on how to create the movements themselves. I hope you enjoy it. By the way, you can also find information on how to obtain audio and video cassettes to help you with your tai chi studies at the back of this book. So there is everything you need here to get started on your tai chi journey!
Prison's Bloody Iron: Deadly Knife Fighting Tactics Revealed
Posted By : step778 | Date : 04 Feb 2022 20:31:11 | Comments : 1

Prison's Bloody Iron: Deadly Knife Fighting Tactics Revealed
Publisher: Desert Pubns | pages: 119 | 1978 | ISBN: 0879474246 | PDF | 18,5 mb

Harold James Jenks practically grew up behind bars spending all of his teenage years in jails, reformatories and prisons. Jenks was not free until he was 24 years old-learned how to fight as a matter of survival. On the "outside" Jenks used knowledge acquired in prison for jobs managing unruly customers in nightclubs, etc.-getting upwards of $500 a day for occasional "trouble-shooting." In addition to knowledge acquired in prison Jenks dealt with knife experts on the streets whose tricks, moves and expertise had been passed down for generations-such as the "twirl" and "moves with the ice-pick grip." Jenk's forte in prison was his ability to command, control and "move" on other prisoners when the occasion required.
What is Self Defense? (Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 01 Feb 2022 19:49:03 | Comments : 1

What is Self Defense? (Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu)
Publisher: Kosho-Shorei Publishing | pages: 110 | 1981 | ISBN: 0939556006 | PDF | 11,8 mb

Originally published in 1953, "What is Self Defense? (Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu)" was reprinted in 1980 by the Kosho-Shorei Publishing Company. The second edition includes introductions from James Mitose's post-conviction students, Bruce Juchnik and Rick Alemany, and advisor Arnold M. Golub.
The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts (Repost)
Posted By : step778 | Date : 31 Jan 2022 19:29:45 | Comments : 1

The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts
Publisher: Multi-Media Books | pages: 281 | 1999 | ISBN: 1892515040 | PDF | 33,8 mb

This book is an entertaining read and is certainly well researched in parts. Amberger avoids some of the problem that Richard Cohen encountered in "By the sword" but by and large they both extend their considerable expertise just a bit too broadly to support their arguments. His personal experience in the German duelling halls are exciting to read. He wisely avoids much discussion concerning metalurgy and the actual production of blades and doesn't stray far from the European/American tradition which he knows well.
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