- Nutrition profiles, photos, and detailed training notes on some of Tom's high-profiles clients including Andrei Arlovski, Amir Khan, and Manny Pacquiao.
- Case studies offer examples of the book's methods and info in action, to help you not only learn but use the nutrition approached to make a difference in your performance.
- In-depth interviews with famed trainer Freddie Roach and Sensei Peter Freedman.
Here is the precise, practical guidance that you need to enhance your martial art conditioning.
This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the author's unique perceptions and experiences that only a lifetime of practice can cultivate. Taken in this context, this is a most valuable book.
The body's innate capacity for feeling, intuition, and compassion can enable us to heal our physical and emotional wounds. In The Anatomy of Change, Richard Heckler draws on Aikido and Lomi Body Work to demonstrate how a set of practices can bring new awareness and choice into our daily life.
In the bestselling tradition of classics such as Zen and the Art of Archery and Peace Is Every Step, The Way of Aikido translates the teachings of an intricate Eastern philosophy into life lessons for American readers. For three decades, George Leonard has taught more than 50,000 people a unique form of Aikido, in which life's unanticipated blows become gifts, attacks lead to reconciliation, discord is transformed into harmony, and pain is reborn as vital energy. The Way of Aikido is the culmination of these teachings, designed not only for students of the martial arts, but also for all who seek to improve themselves.
- Why Tai Chi?
- A Glimpse into the History of Tai Chi
- The Basic Movements
- Tai Chi Forms; including: Part the Horses's Mane, White Crane Spreads Its Wings, Hands Strum the Lute, Wingle Whip, Kick with the Right Heel, Needle at the Bottom of the Sea, Cross Hands, and more
How to become a more effective leader by applying martial arts techniques to the demands of today's workplace.- Learn the techniques taught to executives at Boeing, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, GTE, and other major corporations. - Improve your concentration, self-control, intuitive judgment, and influence over others. - Shows how to encourage dedication and improve focus in group members. Self-discipline and leading effectively: these are the simple and practical principles behind many martial arts techniques that have been used for centuries in combat and in personal development. Those who have integrated these same techniques into their style have excelled in the business arena, many with the help of Robert Pater, a consultant to American Express, Boeing, Intel, and many other Fortune 500 companies. In Leading from Within Pater shows how by using martial arts concepts we can maintain inner calm, influence others by controlling ourselves, develop intuitive judgment, sustain concentration on goals, react quickly to change, and turn minimum effort into maximum gains.
- Twenty-four women martial artists discuss the physical and spiritual challenges of martial arts training and how it helps bring meaning and purpose to their lives- Women aged 12 to 83 are interviewed on the importance and meaning of martial arts in their lives. - Explores in-depth why many women are dedicating themselves to the martial arts. - An inspiration for anyone concerned with enhancing the physical, spiritual, and social dimensions of life, and for those interested in women's self-defense and safety. Sharp Spear, Crystal Mirror explores in depth how, why, and to what effect considerable numbers of women are dedicating themselves to the martial arts. The twenty-four women interviewed here discuss the physical and spiritual challenges of martial arts training and how it helps to bring meaning and purpose to their lives. Their disciplines include T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Aikido, Capoeira, Wing Chun, Judo, Kajukenbo, Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kung Fu, and their backgrounds are equally diverse. Some were accomplished athletes before beginning, while others had never been comfortable with their physical bodies until discovering the martial arts. All have received deep spiritual nourishment through their practice, integrating and healing their bodies and minds as well as enriching community bonds. Those interested in women's studies will find a wonderful sample of contemporary American women who speak articulately about the forces that have shaped their lives.