Martial Arts For Dummies

This high-kicking guide is chock-full of tips to help you get started in martial arts and brush up on techniques in Karate, Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, T’ai Chi, and more!

Martial Arts For Dummies

Martial Arts For Dummies

There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts. Besides the fact you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t find anywhere else. Plus, it can be a lot of fun! No matter what shape you’re in, martial arts is a great way to drop extra pounds, learn to defend yourself, and develop personal and physical discipline. Whether you’re already studying a style of fighting or you’re just considering it, you’ll find everything you need to know in this helpful, friendly guide (including which movies to check out!). The book breaks down the differences and presents the basics of each style of fighting, so you can make an informed choice about which style you want to study. You’ll also find out what makes for a good instructor, so you can be sure that you’re learning from the best. And there’s much more. You’ll find out: What martial arts is and is not Five resolutions you must accept Understanding the role of the instructor How to set goals for yourself All about the proper clothes, shoes, and equipment How to prevent injuries The philosophy of self defense All about competing in tournaments About Meditation and breathing techniques The lowdown on weapons There’s also a helpful glossary of foreign-language terminology that you’ll frequently encounter in the dojo – that’s the training hall – so you’ll always be prepared. Whether you’re looking for a new way to get in shape, or a new way to sharpen your mind, Martial Arts For Dummies is all you need to get started in Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, or any other style!

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Martial Arts in the Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Joseph Svinth
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Though generally perceived and advertised as means of self-defense, body sculpting, and self-discipline, martial arts are actually social tools that respond to altered physical, social, and psychological environments. This book examines how practitioners have responded to stimuli such as feminism, globalism, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, slavery, and the commercialization of sport.
Martial Arts in the Arts: An Appreciation of Artifacts
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Michael DeMarco
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-13 - Publisher: Via Media Publishing

Combative forms of movement meet all the criteria required to be called “arts”. Additionally, items associated with martial art theory and practice can be shown in a variety media and appreciated as objets d’art in their own right. This anthology presents the aesthetic side of the martial arts as they
Martial Arts in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Fan Hong, Gwang Ok
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-20 - Publisher: Routledge

The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their transformation from
2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Jessie Bowen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-13 - Publisher:

Who's Who In The Martial Arts Legends Edition 2017 Who's Who in the Martial Arts Autobiography Book Volume 3 We Proudly Pay Tribute to Grand Master Jhoon Rhee and Extend Our Great Gratitude for His Life of Dedication and Service to So Many in the Martial Arts World. Many great
Martial Arts of the World: A-Q
Language: en
Pages: 894
Authors: Thomas A. Green
Categories: Martial arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an

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