Includes practical, effective stretches for increasing flexibility, abdominal exercises that can be performed anywhere, and hard-hitting advice on running, biking, skipping rope, and shadowboxing. This book delves into the fundamental aspects of Bruce Lee's revolutionary combat philosophy, jeet kune do.
While technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics of a martial artist, true mastery of the art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. Here, Kenji Tokitsu--an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher--shows how cultivating ki (life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self-development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally and spiritually rewarding.Tokitsu emphasizes the mental aspects of martial arts practice including: - The importance of ki development
- Seme, or capturing your opponent's mind
- Understanding ma, the spatial relationship in combat Studying these concepts, he explains, gives martial artists the tools to train for a lifetime and at the very highest level. Tokitsu also gives a historical and cultural survey of budo, and explains how the Western view of budo training is different than the Japanese--a perspective rarely available to Western martial artists.
The author, a psychic from a family of psychics, shares her perspective on intuition, tracing its close relationship to psychic abilities and emphasizing the practical benefits that can come from listening to one's intuition. Original. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.In this collection of lively, detailed essays, Dave Lowry, one of the most well-known and respected swordsmen in the United States, illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals, training costumes, objects, and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts, including - the dojo space itself
- the teacher-student relationship
- the act of bowing
- what to expect--and what will be expected of you--when you visit a dojo
- the training weapons
- the hakama (ceremonial skirt) and dogi (practice uniform)
- the Shinto shrine Authoritative, insightful, and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience, In the Dojo provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure.