A celebration of Yiquan for enthusiasts seeking a deeper and richer appreciation of the magnificence of the Internal Arts
A departure from the standard "how-to" manual, Yiquan 360 provides the often missing theory and associated practice that will allow students of the Internal Arts to unlock their full potential as practitioners. It will demystify and fill knowledge gaps that exist outside of what is commonly taught and available in Internal Arts literature.
Yiquan 360 was written to fulfill a promise made by Ling Seto to the late Francis H.T. Chan, a school mate and sparring partner of Bruce Lee, who served as a combat instructor to British troops stationed in Hong Kong. This book contains insights and teachings from almost fifteen years of training, observation and direction under Mr. Chan that are supported by Ling Seto's own experience and discoveries from five decades of martial arts study.
As one of the rare texts to comprehensively describe and clarify the theory and practice behind the types of Internal Power and the techniques used by Yiquan to produce them, this book also reveals the founder's ultimate aim for Yiquan, and provides insight into other martial arts that utilise Internal Power, answering questions including the following:
The rationale behind the slow pace of TaijiYiquan's equivalent to Bagua's circle walkingThe role of Xingyi in influencing YiquanThe relation of the Internal Arts to Shaolin Qigong
For current practitioners, this book is an invaluable resource that provides a bird's eye view of Yiquan, explaining all aspects of the art and the proper training progressions required to advance. For other internal arts students, this volume provides key insights into the methodology to produce Internal Power in their own practice. Through the understanding of Yiquan training procedures and their purpose, students can rediscover methods in their respective arts that will enhance their training and skills.
From the beloved American heritage brand, The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping is a helpful companion for outdoor enthusiasts and weekend adventurers. Organized into three sections, this handbook offers practical advice on where to go camping, how to go camping, and how to enjoy it once you're there.The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping begins with a brief overview of the best parks and trails in the United States. The second section contains camp essentials—what to pack and how to plan your camping trip—and the final section contains a series of how-tos.• Entries include a brief history of national parks, packing lists, and step-by-step tutorials for starting a fire, pitching a tent, and brewing a cup of coffee in the wilderness.• Filled with tried-and-true advice, illustrations, and informative text• An inviting and instructive tool for anyone who wants to explore the great outdoorsWhether you're an avid outdoorsperson, a weekend explorer, or an aspirational adventurer, this handbook will inspire you to pack a bag and spend some time in the wilderness.For over 150 years, Pendleton Woolen Mills has been one of America's most beloved heritage brands. Known for their woolen blankets and clothing, their products are revered by those who love the great outdoors.• An inviting and instructive tool for those who want to start sleeping under the stars• Great book for Pendleton fans, outdoorsy types, and longtime campers and first-timers alike• Add it to the shelf with books like Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury, Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting, and How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier
“. . . open your eyes to what is possible.” —Chris Ward, host of Like a Bigfoot podcast
Run 200 miles? “How do you even prepare for something like that? What’s it even like? And what is wrong with you?” Ultra-marathons have become extremely popular over the last decade with events previously having only a handful of participants to now selling out and some having to go to a lottery system. The popularity of 50Ks, 50 milers, 100Ks, and 100 milers have shown that the human body is capable of astonishing physical and mental feats. Join ultra-marathon author Ryan Chukuske as he describes what it’s like to take on the Bigfoot 200. Follow along as he provides a narrative tale of competitors, crews, pacers, volunteers, and race director Candice Burt. From workout plans prior to the event, tales of awesomeness during the challenge, struggles, physical and mental breakdowns, hallucinations, the Bigfoot 200 changes the lives of all involved.
The true story and bizarrely brilliant art of the creative duo Mashable called "the Rembrandt and Picasso of vandalized baseball cards." Every day since 2012, brothers Beau and Bryan Abbott have drawn crude jokes on their old trading cards from the '80s and '90s and posted them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram as Baseball Card Vandals. Now the fruits of this completely unnecessary labor have been collected in this stunningly absurd book. Inside you'll find a collection of over 200 "expertly" vandalized cards—including dozens of never-before-seen artworks—that blend the Vandals' signature oddball humor and artistic flair with a charming dose of sports nostalgia. Featuring an introduction on the Baseball Card Vandals history and process as well as a beautiful design inspired by vintage baseball cards, this book will be a hit with sports fans, art lovers, memorabilia collectors, pop culture watchers, Internet geeks, comedy connoisseurs, and permanent marker sniffers everywhere.
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2020 – CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR***
***LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019***
'A joy.' – Ned Boulting
Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires.
In The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman, committed Belgophile and road cycling obsessive Harry Pearson takes you on a journey across Flanders, through the lumpy horizontal rain, up the elbow juddering cobbled inclines, past the fans dressed as chickens and the shop window displays of constipation medicines, as he follows races big, small and even smaller through one glorious, muddy spring.
Ranging over 500 years of Flemish and European history, across windswept polders, along back roads and through an awful lot of beer cafes, Pearson examines the characters, the myths and rivalries that make Flanders a place where cycling is a religion and the riders its lycra-clad priests.
‘I am confident they play cricket in heaven. Wouldn’t be heaven otherwise, would it?’
Bowl yourself over with this mini-collection of cricket humour – the very best quips and quotes for lovers of the gentleman’s game.
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Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel
Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history.
But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first
agreed on a paper napkin?
Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying
his growth hormone deficiency?
And do you know why he refused to collect his first ever
Champions League winner’s medal?
Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli’s classic portrait
of a footballing icon, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him
best and even Messi himself.
Includes all the action from the 2017/18
season and the 2018 World Cup
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