Dan Ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, to make a Sentimental Journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, to practice spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, to fly low and slow in New Jersey, to make a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, and to have a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A delightful read for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot. About 11,000 words (44 print pages).
This little book offers you the opportunity to learn from the tennis experts to help you develop your own mental toughness. Whether you’re an aspiring Federer or simply want to play better at local club level you’ll find some great tips and techniques that will improve your game. Enjoy!
This book is dedicated to tennis coaches, tennis instructors and everyone who is looking for efficient, fun and creative ways to spend time on a tennis court. It consists of 24 one-hour-long fun and creative tennis lessons that include 111 exercises.
I have tried to show people of all ages the benefits of tennis. It is a spring board to almost any other sport or activity one may pursue. I started competing in a wide range of sports at an early age. Tennis combines the best for all sports. The movement on the court is up, back, side to side, reaching and the use of both hands. This also includes strategy and endurance. In singles one is out there by themselves and the result comes based upon how much the individual works. Nothing worthwhile comes easy.
It is this experience combined with my love of teaching that I want to get across to the reader. Tennis is a great life lesson but should be fun. It also can be played by all ages, regardless of skill or ailments. There are too many things that we have to do, tennis should not be one of them.
Enjoy the game.
Tennis is awareness. This study of technical, strategical, tactical, physical and mental awareness, as
well as that of a person’s own personality, is the common theme of each chapter of this book and in every approach I take to coaching.
Tennis exposes strengths and weaknesses. It is an equalizer, putting everyone on equal footing. On the court, there is no one you can ask for help.
There is only you, your abilities and your experience in an unpredictable situation, where the only certainty is the awareness forged by experience.
I took my inspiration from the Spanish Method of Luis Bruguera for who needs certainties and solid points, to the development of stances and podalic proprioceptivity of S. Sosa and A. Musulin, fundamental for a solid technique. Visual training analysis by postural and behavioral optometrist is
the starting point to search motorial awareness. Chapters about psychomotor development analyze motor literacy building in which you can grasp that you can’t omit any letter. Criticalities in losses of balance accustom to adapt yourself to any situation E. Meyer affirms. American methodology by G. Jaramillo suggests the monothematic approach to automate learning.
My work is also founded on my studies in Sport Science, following in-depth study and then, more importantly, on testing – first on myself and then on thousands of athletes that have truly brought “The game of awareness” to life.
Former professional player and WTA coach Mark Tjia shares the tennis knowledge gained through junior, collegiate, and professional playing experience, as well as coaching experience.
This book offers insightful information on the mental, physical and emotional elements of the game of tennis, breaking down the mental strategies that will help players get to a higher level of overall competitivity.
The book uses narratives, real-life situations, and real statistics to illustrate important concepts - concepts that are applical to players of all ages and levels.
Loving the Battle has been mentioned in newspapers and magazines such as Florida Tennis, Baselines, the Gainesville Sun, and ADDVantage.
Foreword by former NFL-All Pro Neal Anderson.
Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement, how to effectively remove an opponent's balance, and how to unify the mind, the body and technique. The author's objective is to improve both the reader's mental and physical skills and to promote harmony between mind and body. A wide-ranging introduction covers the history of Ninjutsu and mental and physical attitude. The following chapters cover principles, fitness and stretching, postures, break falls, Sanshin No Kata, the Kihon Happo, basic and additional techniques, Sixteen Secret Fists, training pointers and advice, and pressure points.
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