Budō Taijutsu (Martial Arts Body Technique), combines the essence of nine classical martial art systems from Japan. Through his organisation, the Bujinkan, Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi-sensei has overseen the growth of Budō Taijutsu to many thousands of practitioners worldwide. Its training philosophy of developing your response in accordance with the situation provides both a dynamic martial art and practical form of self-defence.
In Budō Taijutsu: An Illustrated Reference Guide of Bujinkan Dōjō Budō Taijutsu, author and illustrator Duncan Mitchell provides a comprehensive training manual for both beginners and experienced students.
The book starts with basic training advice, physical preparation exercises and how to take a fall safely before moving on to providing clear diagrams and brief explanations for the essential basic techniques of striking, joint locks, throws, choking and self-defence. The second half of the guide then gives detailed descriptions of Kata (practice forms) for: Shinden Fudō Ryū DakentaijutsuKuki Shinden Ryū DakentaijutsuTakagi Yōshin Ryū JūtaijutsuGyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu Kotō Ryū KoppōjutsuTogakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu
Runners know there's a profound truth behind the old joke: Running is 50 percent physical and 90 percent mental. The Mindful Runner focuses on the mental side of running. It thoroughly explores the complex landscape of the runner's mind, offering fresh perspectives on how to get the most out of yourself while enjoying the journey along the way.
Do you enjoy books about running but think you've heard it all? Then this book will delight and surprise you. Full of great stories, it offers new ways to think about running. Running can be a transformative experience, or it can just be great exercise with a tidy bonus of enhanced self-esteem and self-awareness. Learn how to maximize your mental game out there to reach your goals; you're guaranteed to gain a greater appreciation for the rewards and possibilities inherent in running.
The Mindful Runner builds on the author's first running book, The Tao of Running, but broadens the focus to all runners going any distance, ensuring that you're covered with advice on mental strategies that apply in any running situation. Running is a great adventure. Make sure you're not missing out on it.
“Halliday is a pass master at assembling golden nuggets of fact . . . amusingly written . . . a fun way to brush up on your Olympic history” (Londonist). Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games? When did the Olympic event “shin-kicking” get banned? Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games? Who was the first official cheat in 388 BC? Find the answers to these questions and many other intriguing aspects of the Olympic Games in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics reveals the beguiling stories behind the well-known history of the Games. It delves into ancient origins in Greece, the predecessors to the modern Games from the seventeenth century onwards, and the little-known facts behind the Olympics in our era. Brush up on the hidden history and unusual facts of the “Greatest Show on Earth,” past and present.
The Sporting Gazette is a rousing gallop through the British sporting calendar of the last nine hundred years in the company of chroniclers, diarists and letter-writers as we eavesdrop on some of the most memorable events in the colourful history of British sport, as performed by an outstanding cast of actors.The Sports edition journeys from sword fights to boxing and jousting to motor racing, we join such diverse characters as A. A. Milne, Dick Francis, Queen Victoria, Kenneth Wolstenholme, Tony Jacklin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they share their experiences of England winning the 1996 world cup; the very first game of rugby football; Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, a game of cricket on horseback in 1794 and the death of England's finest cricketer W.G. Grace.Narrated Eileen Atkins; Cheryl Campbell; Nigel Davenport; Alex Jennings; Richard Johnson; Hugh Laurie; Michael Maloney; Geoffrey Palmer; Michael Pennington; Prunella Scales; Samuel West, and John Wood.
When all her islands are taken into consideration, the British coastline spans almost 8,000 miles, which is longer than both Brazil's and Mexico's. From the clear blue waters of serene Cornish bays to the tempestuous seas around rugged Pembrokeshire headlands, this new book journeys around the varied shorelines of England and Wales to complete the most comprehensive survey ever taken.
Stuart Fisher, bestselling author of the similarly comprehensive Canals of Britain, visits all the places of interest along the entire coastline of England and Wales: from remote countryside to modern cities, exploring history and heritage, striking architecture and dramatic engineering, wildlife, wonderful flora and fauna, art and literature.
His journey takes him from industrial hubs to small villages and fishing communities, providing a keen insight into what makes each stretch of Britain's shoreline unique and special. Evocative and often dramatic colour photographs help capture the great variety of the coast, and maps, book covers, stamps and local artefacts help convey the character of each area.
This comprehensive and absorbing survey is a treasure trove of interest and knowledge for walkers, cyclists, boaters, holidaymakers and indeed anyone with an interest in coastal Britain.
The 10th anniversary edition of this comprehensive guide from the editors of Field & Stream includes a new chapter on the Total Outdoorsman Challenge. The Total Outdoorsman Manual is the ultimate guidebook for the outdoors enthusiast. These hundreds of practical tips and techniques from T. Edward Nickens and the experts at Field & Stream magazine are guaranteed to improve your hunting, fishing, camping, and survival skills. This updated and expanded tenth anniversary edition includes a bonus chapter of new tricks and skills from Total Outdoorsman Challenge contestants. In this guide, you will learn how to: HUNT BETTER Track a buck, make the toughest shots, master bowhunting and knife skills, and haul, butcher, and cook wild game. FISH SMARTER The best techniques for flyfishing, baitcasting, and spinning, as well as surefire ways to get the most out of your motorboat, canoe, or kayak. CAMP ANYWHERE Stay warm, eat well, and build a fire in any situation—and in record time. SURVIVE ANYTHING Whether you fall through thick ice, are swept away by a raging river, or find yourself facing an angry bear, these skills means the difference between life and death.
Baseball inspired millions of people in the United States. It evolved from the old bat and ball games which used to be played in England during the 18th century. The immigrants who came to settle in North America were the ones responsible to bring this game to the Americans. Eventually they came up with the modern version of the game and by the end of 19th century baseball was being recognised as the National Sport of US. The first recorded American reference of baseball in US traces its way back to the year 1791, which was an ordinance passed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The uproar created by the cheering crowd was the reason on the game being banned from being played anywhere near 80 yards from the town meeting house.
Later in the 19th century the growing racism got the good of the sport. Things got worse and eventually ended by the first black baseball club called the Cuban Giants. Later in the year 1920 the Negro National League was established. The game war is on since then and there have been several popular teams. The Yankees dominated them all though.
The game saw an evolution over the years, from where it began, as a game which was the heart of the people and then media, marketing, agencies all came in and changed the purpose of the game all together. It became more of a higher brand and more popularity thing.
This eBook discusses about the history of baseball and how it evolved over the years to gain its place in the hearts of the people who so passionately play or watch the baseball games.
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