Health & Fitness

Forza The Samurai Sword Workout

Forza The Samurai Sword Workout

Author: Ilaria Montagnani

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569754788

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 146

View: 648

First the author teaches basic sword movements: thrusts, slices etc. Although she keeps it fun, she draws on her years of martial arts training to teach the true movements that combine balance, focus and precised muscle control. Then the author explains the benefits of each movement and her sword fighting program as a whole. In part three of the book she brings it all together showing how to string movements together into a heart-pounding, full-throttle workout.
Sports & Recreation

Total Sports Conditioning for Athletes 50+

Total Sports Conditioning for Athletes 50+

Author: Karl Knopf

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569756478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 146

View: 279

Outlines sport-specific workouts designed to help mature athletes to retain their flexibility, strength, and speed, in a step-by-step reference that draws on professional techniques and shares complementary injury-prevention guidelines. Original.
Health & Fitness

Weights for Weight Loss

Weights for Weight Loss

Author: Ellen Barrett

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569755143

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 114

View: 415

The author shows readers how to combine weight training and calorie burning, offering a series of weight training exercises that are designed to slim areas of the body while also providing the heart and circulatory system with an effective work out regimen. Original.
Sports & Recreation

Black Belt Krav Maga

Black Belt Krav Maga

Author: Darren Levine

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569756676

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

View: 587

As the official defensive tactics system of Israeli police, military, and elite special operations units, krav maga has proven its effectiveness from front lines and back streets to prisoner transport and "take no prisoners" missions. For the first time,"Black Belt Krav Maga" teaches and illustrates the discipline's most lethal fighting and self-defense moves in book format. These no-holds-barred street fighting techniques are designed to do one thing and one thing only: end a fight as quickly as possible by completely disabling an opponent. Extensive counterattacks are illustrated for the most dangerous situations, including neutralizing attackers armed with guns, knives, and other weapons. The program in Black Belt Krav Maga trains readers to functionduring the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter and react with a perfectly coordinated counterattack--quickly, automatically, and with deadly accuracy.
Sports & Recreation

The Secret Art of Pressure Point Fighting

The Secret Art of Pressure Point Fighting

Author: Vince Morris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569757567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 225

TARGET YOUR OPPONENT’S VITAL POINTS TO DISABLE ANYONE USING MINIMAL FORCE •Over 300 step-by-step photos show each point and strike •Written by a 9th - Dan Master and renowned expert on pressure point fighting Martial arts lore tells of masters who possessed a mysterious ability to defeat an opponent with a single perfectly placed blow. The Secret Art of Pressure Point Fighting transforms the ancient legend into a modern reality—an anatomically based fighting and self-defense system that allows a smaller defender to defeat a larger attacker by striking at the key points on his body. Straightforward and easy to understand, The Secret Art of Pressure Point Fighting provides a complete overview of the body’s vulnerable points and teaches how to stop an attacker as quickly as possible using a minimal amount of physical strength.
Health & Fitness

Balance Training

Balance Training

Author: Karon Karter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569757482

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 234

GO BEYOND THE BALL WITH TODAY’S NEWEST STRENGTH AND BALANCE EXERCISES. Balance training—or working out on unstable surfaces like the BOSU, ball and core board—forces you to use the deep, inner muscles that other workouts miss. These are the muscles that make you look sleek, toned and sexy. Whether exercising on the mat at home or working on a balance tool at the gym, Balance Training will help you dramatically sculpt your legs, butt and stomach while improving overall strength and posture. Your core and foundational muscles will never be weak and flabby again. This book takes balance training to the next level, providing the benefits of yoga and Pilates as well as strength and core training—all in one easy-to-follow program.
Health & Fitness

Krav Maga for Beginners

Krav Maga for Beginners

Author: Darren Levine

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569756614

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

View: 870

An accessible primer on the disciplinary form's principles explains how to draw on street fighting skills in order to build self-defense capabilities and promote overall fitness, in a resource that includes coverage of such areas as strength training, fat burning, and escaping a threatening situation. Original.
Social Science

Now with Kung Fu Grip!

Now with Kung Fu Grip!

Author: Jared Miracle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476624464

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 210

Why do so many Americans practice martial arts? How did kung fu get its own movie genre? What makes mixed martial arts so popular? This book answers these questions for the first time with historical research. At the turn of the 20th century, the United States enjoyed a time of prosperity but feared that men were becoming soft. At the same time, the Japanese government sponsored research to develop the best fighting techniques for its new empire. Before World War II, American men boxed and Japanese men practiced judo and karate. Postwar Americans began adopting Chinese, Brazilian, Filipino and other fighting styles, in the process establishing a masculine subculture based on physical and social power. The rise of Asian martial arts in America is a fascinating untold story of modern history, from the origin of karate uniforms to the first martial arts themed birthday party. The cast of characters includes circus strongmen, professional cage fighters, an award winning comic book artist, the inventors of judo, aikido and Cornflakes, and Count Juan Raphael Dante, a Chicago hairdresser and used car salesman with the “Deadliest Hands in the World.” Readers will never look at taekwondo class the same way again.
Health resorts

SPA.

SPA.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095721886

Category: Health resorts

Page:

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American literature

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822030169320

Category: American literature

Page: 984

View: 822

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Author: Marc J. Dollinger

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060920058

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 612

View: 456

Based on the premise that entrepreneurship can be studied systematically, this book provides a single, practical volume that presents the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and starting new businesses. Providing practical applications of new venture techniques, this bookOs resource-based point of view yields practical, hands-on information such as acquiring and using resources and assets for a competitive advantage. Focusing on the business plan, the book demonstrates how to put together a document for guidance and financing. It also illustrates problems and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs as well as important day-to-day issues. An essential resource for every professional and business owner as well as for everyone seeking to start a new business venture."
Fiction

Scones and Scoundrels

Scones and Scoundrels

Author: Molly MacRae

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681776910

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 218

The new mystery in the Highland Bookshop series, bringing together a body outside a pub, a visiting author determined to find the killer, and a murderously good batch of scones . . . Inversgail, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, welcomes home native daughter and best-selling environmental writer Daphne Wood. Known as the icon of ecology, Daphne will spend three months as the author in residence for the Inversgail schools. Janet Marsh and her business partners at Yon Bonnie Books are looking forward to hosting a gala book signing for her. Daphne, who hasn’t set foot in Scotland in thirty years, is . . . eccentric. She lives in the Canadian wilderness, in a cabin she built herself, with only her dog for a companion, and her people skills have developed a few rough-hewn edges. She and the dog (which she insists on bringing with her) cause problems for the school, the library, and the bookshop even before they get to Inversgail. Then, on the misty night they arrive, a young man—an American who’d spent a night in the B&B above Yon Bonnie Books—is found dead outside a pub. Daphne did her Inversgail homework and knows that Janet and her partners solved a previous murder. She tries to persuade them to join her in uncovering the killer and the truth. To prove she’s capable, she starts poking and prying. But investigating crimes can be murder, and Daphne ends up dead, poisoned by scones from the tearoom at Yon Bonnie Books. Now, to save the reputation of their business—not to mention the reputation of their scones—Janet and her partners must solve both murders. And Daphne’s dog might be able to help them, if only they can get it to stop howling . . .