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    1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path
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    4. Aikido Exercises for Teaching
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    1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path to the Black Belt (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)
    by Invisible Cities Press Llc
    Paperback (20 April, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Resource Not To Be Missed
    After reading Rodrigo's The Path to the Blackbelt, I have adopted it as one of the primary curriculum resources for my school of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
    "The Path to Black Belt" is the best Jiu-Jitsu book on the market and is a must for anyone who wants to become a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.The typical instructional book reads like an encyclopedia of technqiues, but this approach only gives the reader a cursory idea of how to master the art.In Jiu-Jitsu, knowing dozens of techniques is only the first step in becoming proficient.The coveted jiu-jitsu black belt only comes after years of smart training.Being consistent, avoiding injuries and understanding how to develop a complete game over several years are the factors that will separate a black belt from an aspiring black belt.Rodrigo's book covers all of these areas, articulating the fundamental concepts in Jiu-Jitsu in a way that only a life-long practiioner and ADCC champion can do.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I have seen them all, and this is the BEST of the BEST!!!
    WOW, I am amazed by this books instruction level. VERY VERY detailed, and great detail is spent to give a view from the instructors viewpoint. Rodrigo has left me in shock with this one - absolutely essential, especially if you are an instructor looking for a GREAT reference book for your class.
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    Subjects:  1. Judo    2. Martial Arts & Self-Defense    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense   


    2. Passing the Guard: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Details and Techniques: Volume 1 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
    by Grappling Arts Publications, L.L.C.
    Paperback (February, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference and instructions!
    I'll start off by mentioning the only negative I can think of or noticed:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Study on an Important Facet of Groundfighting
    Too many books try to cover too much in their text. This often results in poor details, a small snapshot of someone's game, or unconnected techniques that don't integrate well. It is a fantastic idea to spend an entire volume on one aspect of the game.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Best Single Subject BJJ Book out there
    This is probably the best single-subject BJJ book on the market.
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    3. Best Aikido: The Fundamentals (Illustrated Japanese Classics)
    by Kodansha International (JPN)
    Hardcover (September, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand
    I have read several aikido books that demonstrate visually, proper aikido techniques.This is the first book I have read that was easy to follow, easy to understand and easy to remember.Although it was easy in all these areas, it wasn't at all lacking.The information in this book is "must have" for any beginning aikido practitioner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book on the Basics of Aikido
    I have 4 other titles on Aikido and have browsed through quite a few others.I must say this is by far the best on the basics of Aikido.The pictures are reasonably clear and the descriptions are reasonably detailed.However, I would have liked all the techniques executed (and pictures taken) without the hakama on so that the readers can have a good look at the footwork as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Fundamentals, from the second Doshu
    _Best Aikido_ is a fine translation of the original Japanese textbook by the noted scholar of Buddhism and aikido, Dr John Stevens.Read more

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    4. Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training
    by North Atlantic Books
    Paperback (November, 1999)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars aikido exercises for teaching and training
    Book was interesting and informative. Book covered some items that I haven't seen addressed anywhere else. I would recommend this book especially for people new to Aikido.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Full of useful tips and tricks
    I'd sincerely recommend this book to very beginners and... yes, to sensei.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Learning And Teaching Resource
    Lots and lots of exercises and other really helpful information related to Aikido not only on the mat but also for daily life. This book is a great resource, not only now but also for future reference. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aikido    2. Martial Arts    3. Martial Arts & Self-Defense    4. Martial Arts - Aikido    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Oriental martial arts   


    5. The Book of Five Rings
    by Kodansha International (JPN)
    Hardcover (15 June, 2002)
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    Isbn: 4770028016
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This guy knows Japanese
    I've read several versions of this book and William Scott Wilson seems to have the best understanding of the Japanese language and desire to keep it as "word for word" as he can keep it without making the text obscure. I highly recommend this translation. Oh yeah, and this book is highly valuable for philosophers and martial artists alike. Musashi was a genius of both martial arts and life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best translation available
    I have studied this book for years, and have read five different translations. The William Scott Wilson translation is by far the best. I always get the feeling that other translators are putting too much of themselves or their ideas about what Musashi is saying into the translations. Wilson's translation is clear and concise and yet does not feel filtered.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Master
    There is only one reason to fight an apponent and that is to cut him down and win.The "Way" is the only way to assure victory in any engagement, at anytime, anywhere, with anyone.One must dedicate and commit all one has to living the "Way" and then one can reach the level of complete mastery over oneself.Nothing else matters.Not fighting stances, thoughts, beliefs, but only the single determintion to cut down your opponent and win.Nothing can come between your goal and the outcome you desire.If you think about doing anything, you have lost before you have started.While the other person is thinking about how to strike, or how to stand, or where to look, you have already cut him down.He's dead or close to it.
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    Subjects:  1. Eastern - General    2. General    3. Philosophy    4. Japan    5. Oriental & Indian philosophy    6. Oriental martial arts    7. Other prose: 16th to 18th centuries   


    6. The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets of Health, Longevity, & Enlightenment
    by YMAA Publication Center
    Paperback (25 September, 1997)
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    Isbn: 1886969507
    Sales Rank: 43493
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The search
    This is a great book as an encyclopedia dealing in the development and history of Chinese Chi Kung, at a practical level I prefer the tapes of Al.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    I've been studying Qigong for a while now and credit Dr. Yang for most of my progress. His books and DVDs are packed with accurate and substantial information with good form and detail. However it is obvious that Dr. Yang did not write this by himself. No offense to Dr. Yang but he can barely speak English and while he is able to communicate effectively verbally he is not by any stretch of the imagination fluent.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
    Very detail book for anyone practicing Qigong.It is a "must read" copy.If you need to jump start this book, go straight to Page 101 and thereafter. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Alternative Therapies    2. Exercise    3. General    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. New Age (Self Help)    7. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    8. Qi gong    9. Health & Fitness / Healthy Living    10. Oriental martial arts   


    7. Martial Arts After 40
    by Turtle Press (CT)
    Paperback (01 October, 1999)
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    Isbn: 1880336294
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You are never too old
    I started my martial arts journey 10 years ago when I was just 40 years old with my autistic son.Now, as an instructor I have many parents say they are too old to start martial arts.I show them this book and we talk about effective modifications like starting out slow, eating right and going at a pace that works for them as individuals.This book explains how to successfully spar a younger, faster apponent.It offers tricks of the trade that I've never learned before which have been helpful for me.This is a great book for those who are just starting in martial arts as well as those who have been doing it for a while.Getting into martial arts at 40, or older, is a great way to keep yourself in shape which in turn will drasticly slow down your aging process.It can be as mild or agressive as you like.Not only will you stay in shape, which can save your life, but you will also learn skills that can save your life as well or the lives of someone else.A training partner of mine (who is 65)once asked me; "What happens to a tomato when it stops growing? It dies!The same will happen to us."We have to keep growing mentally, physically and spiritually.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very encouraging and informative
    This book actually convinced me that it wasn't such a crazy idea to take up taekwondo at 48. I'd always wanted to learn a martial art but never had the opportunity until recently. A little voice in my head said "too late" but after taking a few introductory classes and then finding this book I realized that it's definitely not too late. Kim's book is 80% instruction and 20% inspiration. I learneda lot about what's "normal" for someone in my age bracket, especially what to expect to be able to do and what to focus on improving, both in class and at home on my own. Very helpful guide if you are "of a certain age" and interested in taking up a great new sport.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Somebody get this guy a copyeditor!
    This book had its moments, but the writing needs a lot of cleaning up.In particular, the consistent misuse of "it's" was very distracting to me.Also, one of the pages repeated the last few lines from the previous page.
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    8. Advanced Pressure Point Fighting of Ryukyu Kempo: Dillman Theory for All Systems Point Fighting
    by Dillman Karate Intl
    Paperback (01 December, 1994)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars My Personal Experience May Be of Some Small Interest
    God knows I wouldn't claim my experience to be either exhaustive or authoritative, but of the two times I've knocked someone out, one was with a pressure point.I didn't know it at the time.I just knew that I had barely touched the guy with my kick, just inflicting a very light, barely noticeable on my end, "thump."But the location I hit him at was pretty clear, and imagine my surprise years later to learn that there is a knock-out point at that location. (The other time I knocked someone out was with a pugil stick during Marine Corps bayonet training.)
    5-0 out of 5 stars Seeing is believing
    The reviewer below is an uninformed moron. I have attended several of Mr. Dillman's seminars and have had many of the knockouts described in the book performed on me personally. I am a trained scientist and biologist who is not fooled by hocus-pocus mystical nonsense. Anyone who is a doubter need only attend one of Mr. Dillman's seminars. NO ONE goes home an unbeliever. The methods outlined in this book DO work. This book is THE book to get on pressure point karate!! I have gone back to it so many times my copy is almost worn out.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Junk Fu
    This stuff doesn't work. Only the willing will it work on. The rest of us will be pounding your head in. Dillman is a charlatan and so are his cronies.
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    9. The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
    by Tuttle Publishing
    Hardcover (January, 1999)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good
    The author does a good job translating the text into modern day principles.Definitely a good read for those interested in Bushido and it's ideas.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    I found this book educational, comical, and well worth reading. In less than a hundred pages it taught me a lot about medieval Japan. What I enjoyed more is the way its original author's voice comes shining through in the text. His condescension, his bluntness, his matter-of-fact all make for a hilarious introduction to the mind of the samurai. Some of the statements that come out of Shigesuke's mouth are a world apart from what we hear in textbooks today. He has no problem telling the student that he is a "lazy" "moron" "coward" unless he is exactly what a warrior should be. But beneath all this there is wisdom here. A very interesting book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars informative and delightful
    Wonderful read, and unlike such weightier classics as THE ART OF WAR or THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS, this one is readily accessible to the western mind.
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    Subjects:  1. Bushido    2. Conduct of life    3. Eastern - General    4. Japanese Philosophy    5. Martial Arts    6. Martial Arts & Self-Defense    7. Philosophy    8. Samurai    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Customs    12. Japan    13. Oriental & Indian philosophy   


    10. Zen in the Martial Arts
    by Bantam
    Mass Market Paperback (01 June, 1982)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Modern Classic
    This is a simple little book, easily read in a single sitting, but filled with memorable lessons that will remain with you for a lifetime.I especially recommend this book to the beginning martial artist, and have given many copies away.I read Zen in the Martial Arts very early in my training and it affected me greatly.It made me a better martial artist and a better human being.More importantly, it started me down a path towards greater self-discovery.That was twenty years ago.I still own a copy of the book and refer to it from time to time.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    "Zen in the Martial Arts" is the sort of book that you read to remind you why you began the martial arts to begin with.Hyams writes about his brushes with such luminaries as Bruce Lee, Ed Parker (Elvis's bodyguard and sensei) and screenwriter Sterling Silliphant ("The Poseidon Adventure").Hyams's storytelling technique is somewhat like biblical parables, where each chapter tells a little story and has a lesson woven within.Hyams explains how the martial arts took him from being a stressed-out, excitable person to being serene and more type "B".And excellent little book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My review
    Excellent book really changes the way you look at karate in a whole the stories and the things explained are good. ... Read more

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    11. The Book of Five Rings
    by Shambhala
    Mass Market Paperback (11 January, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Musashi vs Yagyus: Duels In Writing
    MUSASHI is no doubt the legendary Samurai hero dramatized into a number of plays and novels most famous of which is by Yoshikawa Eiji. Thomas Cleary not only translated this classic by Musashi's own writing into English, but he also introduced Musashi's archrival bushido school by Yagyus' chief Munenori's "The Book of Family Traditions of Book of War". Such coupling should cause much uproars from pure bushido followers which take sides of either ideas of the way of sword.
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    12. Practice Drills For Japanese Swordsmanship
    by Weatherhill
    Paperback (01 August, 1995)
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    Sales Rank: 29234
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    A clear book with the basis drills without sticking any martial arts shool in particular.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily average
    Despite the fact that it claims to have some advanced techniuqes this really is a very basic book of sword drills. The writing is adequate, the knowledge is for the most part correct, the pictures while small and elementary are serviceable, and the information is okay but frankly nothing in this book stands out as special at all. There are stepping/footwork drills, solo drills, and two person drills that are usable as a supplement for just about any Japanese sword art. There is nothing truly wrong with this book but in my mind it is about 100 pages of extraordinary averageness. Find it used if you want to pick up a copy.
    4-0 out of 5 stars For the record
    For the record...
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    13. Timing in the Fighting Arts:Your Guide to Winning in the Ring and
    by Turtle Press
    Paperback (July, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Turn the autopilot off
    Yes.. that's basically the main message of this book. Don't fight blindly.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists
    Timing in the Fighting Arts is a guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists, from boxing professionals to ordinary men and women honing their skills for self-defense. Written by two expert martial artists, both with extensive experience in police work, Timing in the Fighting Arts covers everything from Hick's Law (that reaction time increases the more choices one has - therefore it's faster and more effective to have one simple defense than a dozen complex ones) to improving one's posture to approaching a potentially dangerous person and timing a grab, to "need-to-know" information - and debunked myths - about translating sport fighting to a street situation. A wealth of recommended drills and exercises for physical self-improvement round out this valuable supplementary self-defense resource.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists
    Timing in the Fighting Arts is a guide for intermediate to advanced martial artists, from boxing professionals to ordinary men and women honing their skills for self-defense. Written by two expert martial artists, both with extensive experience in police work, Timing in the Fighting Arts covers everything from Hick's Law (that reaction time increases the more choices one has - therefore it's faster and more effective to have one simple defense than a dozen complex ones) to improving one's posture to approaching a potentially dangerous person and timing a grab, to "need-to-know" information - and debunked myths - about translating sport fighting to a street situation. A wealth of recommended drills and exercises for physical self-improvement round out this valuable supplementary self-defense resource.
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    14. In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    by Weatherhill
    Paperback (26 September, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    A great resource for martial artists and Japan aficionados alike, this book covers all aspects of etiquette and tradition in the classical Japanese martial arts. If you plan to study aikido, iaido, judo, karate, kyudo, or kendo this is a must read. Subjects include layout of the traditional dojo, accommodating visitors, wearing traditional uniforms, handling weapons, the Shinto shrine, contemplative meditation, ritual bowing, martial language, interacting with teachers and other students, and training fees. The author covers not only the obvious traditions but also the "unwritten" behavioral expectations as well. You will also learn a whole lot of useful Japanese words and phrases. The book is a very easy read, filled with colorful vignettes to entertain as well as educate.
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    15. Kodokan Judo
    by Kodansha International (JPN)
    Paperback (July, 1994)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars very good martial art book
    This is very good book for all judo and grappling practioners out there.... It gaves you little history about Judo, and plenty of waza with pictures. if you are true martial artist, you need to know about throwing and submission on the groud, this is a good
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE reference source
    What can I say?This is the BIBLE for Judoka, and very useful for jujutsuka (like me).A classic, now and forever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book of Judo
    The book is very useful for judo's practicers, from the beginners to the more experts. Very detailed approach on the katas (forms). ... Read more

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    16. Dynamic Strength
    by Unique Publications
    Paperback (January, 1990)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Trying to get the whole story..
    Slow controlled movement while tensing, (not only the muscles that are causing the movement, but also the opposing muscles, which has a braking effect), is an effective way to exercise.It is similar to the static tension of isometrics, but avoids the pitfall of only working a specific angle. It is limited: Unless you are supremely motivated you will need to include a weight workout every few sessions. The only tool to measure your effort in this system is your own sense of how hard you are working, and that simply can't be trusted every time.Weightswill monitor your progress with an inarguable constant; iron doesn't lie. If you do these workouts to avoid the difficulty of lifting weights, you will also miss the benefits. Not only must you work just as hard as with any other style, but you have only yourself to judge the effort, which actually makes a proper workout even more difficult. Most people simply can't do it, and would make better progress with weights to motivate them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS FOR EVERYONE!!!
    WHETHER YOUR YOUNG OR OLD THIS BOOK IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE.I USED IT WHEN I FIRST STARTED MARTIAL ARTS AND I BELIEVE IT HELP ME AVOID MAJOR INJURIES SUCH AS KNEE INJURIES, WHICH ISA BIG PROBLEM IN MARTIAL ARTS.WHETHER MARTIAL ARTS OR JUST WALKING ON THE STREET YOU NEED THIS BOOK.I'M 42 YEARS YOUNG & I'M GOING TO READ ITAGAIN AND AGAIN.THINKING ABOUT GETTING INTO MARTIAL ARTS AGAIN.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NO WEIGHTS NEEDED!!!!
    I have been doing John Peterson's Miracle 7 workout and loving it! Harry Wong's book is wonderful in the same way. Different exercises than the M7, so they are nice additions to my workout. The book is good to read and gives great advice. Every workout is well explained. The pictures can be followed easily. Who needs expensive exercise equipment when everyone is their own gym! I recommend Harry Wong's book. ... Read more

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    17. Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method - for Fitness and Self-Defense
    by St. Martin's Griffin
    Paperback (30 September, 2004)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0312331770
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A blend of fitness and self-defense
    I have to start by saying that I love this concept.I am so tired of hearing products pushed in the fitness industry.The latest ab machines, cardio machines, etc. are all pushed as if no decent workout existed prior to their invention.David Kahn gives his readers a path to a phenomenal workout using nothing more than a few feet of space and their own body.Now there is NO excuse.You have enough room to perform these workouts in your own hotel room, and if you don't you can always walk outside.
    5-0 out of 5 stars And after 30 pounds less....
    I originally got into Krav Maga as a mean to help me reduce weight while doing some type of "useful" workout.I mean by useful some type of workout that I could get something out from it besides the original purpose of losing weight.In this case it was personal defense.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The very best Krav Maga book you can buy!!
    A truly inspirational book!
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    18. The Speed Bag Bible
    by Rehabilition & Sports Consulting
    Paperback (July, 1995)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $18.87
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    Isbn: 0964182769
    Sales Rank: 84861
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Training Course!
    I bought the book and the DVD and I am thoroughly impressed with the level of detail Alan goes to in both. Anyone who has seen a demo of Alan hitting the speed bag knows he is exceptional at this skill, but what became clear to me after reading the book and watching the DVD is that he is equally skilled at teaching novices how to master the techniques and nuances of the speed bag.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Put A Little Rythm In Your Workout!
    I was trained to hit a Speedbag by my ex- Father-in- Law Raliegh Martin, when I was in my twenties.He also taught me street stuff he had picked up through life.Very different to the Taekwondo and wrestling I had previously studied.He began boxing at twelve years of age and boxed eleven years in the Navy, and he also learned Navy Jujitsu.My Ex-Father-In-Law used to take nitroglicerin pills after we worked out, but when his daughter and her mother would go to town we always forgot about any health problems or pain.He was disappointed when his daughter decided it was too much of a strain on his heart.He told me that his brother George was more skilled than he was, but that they both could hit a speedbag fast years prior.Well, that was years before I knew him.I have seldom seen anything close to what Alan Kahn shows you in his videos.The book breaks down the details of what you see in the videos.Your hands will know what to do when you include the speedbag in your workout, and you will know a real confidence!5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely, THE bible of speed bag training...
    The speedbag has always been the most technically baffling devices for boxing for me. I could never figure out how to hit the bag, the timing, and how to control it. But after reading this book, I have alot more confidence in my speedbag training. Alan definitely breaks down the do's and dont's to speedbag training right down from equipment to proper punching technique. He gives little tips on the advantages/disadvantes of wall speedbag platforms and freestanding platforms, s-hook/chain link swivels, speedbag covers, etc. He also deals quite a bit on proper safety and common injuries associated with speed bag training. Definitely answers alot of questions for those wanting to buy their first speedbag set. In his techniques section, he goes over all the basic punch/elbow combinations, their rhythms, and how to flow from one technique to the next. Let me tell you, the first four chapters deal mostly with basics but the later chapters are filled with different punch combinations that everyone from beginner to advanced people will be challenged. And he really does create an interesting technique of blending music like reading to his speedbag sets. At first it might seem daunting, but if you really do spend time in his techniques section, which he recommends, you'll be able to read and follow his routines like second nature. Near the end of his book, he'll also include some applications for the martial artist as well as setups on different workout devices like a stationary bike to include speedbag training. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it as a must buy for the basic boxing fan to the regular fitness enthusiast. ... Read more

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    19. The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
    by Kodansha International (JPN)
    Paperback (March, 1988)
    list price: $9.00 -- our price: $9.00
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    Isbn: 087011851X
    Sales Rank: 41343
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I like Takuan's Zen...
    ...I'd like to meet him.But not in a duel.The title of the book is appropriate.Do not park your mind.Zen is a no-parking zone.It is alright to park your tail on a cushion, though.To understand this book, you need to be a bit of a martial artist, and a bit of a zennist to begin with.Not for beginners, or for those who like their gruel thin.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the unfettered pickle
    i know this is completely unhelpful and i'm going to be berated for this review, but i think it's funny. in japan there's a kind of pickle named after takuan.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Neither zen nor sword
    I got interested in the book because of its references to swordsmanship and Buddhism, two seemingly incompatible subjects. I knew for a fact that the Japanese used Buddhism as a vehicle for training the warrior class, and learning that the book consisted of letters from a Zen monk to a swordsman, expected the book to contain reasons why Buddhism and swordsmanship were compatible.Read more

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    20. Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 4: Advanced Techniques (Bruce Lee's Fighting Method)
    by Ohara Publications
    Paperback (June, 1977)
    list price: $12.95 -- our price: $10.36
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    Isbn: 0897500539
    Sales Rank: 61393
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Requires re-reading and reference to the other volumes also
    Review of Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Volume 4,Advanced Techniques
    5-0 out of 5 stars Required reading
    IN MEMORY OF MARIO PONTILLO4-0 out of 5 stars Another good book in a series.
    This is a book that is almost immediatly applicable to a point sparring situation, but also just good for learning one-on-one fighting techniques.I think the only "advanced" principle is feinting, and maybe the parts on stop-hitting and dealing with different kinds of fighters.I consider this book as part of a whole, although it can stand alone for the average martial artist.The basic techniques, such as the side kick and backfist, are probably familiar to most "hard" stylists, but I think the idea of having your dominant side forward, and striking primarily with your lead weapons, may be new to some.This approach to JKD emphasises fluidity and adaptability, and some of that comes out in this text.I would recomend also picking up the other books in this series, as well as "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" for a more complete coverage of this unique style. ... Read more

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