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The theory of blocks in wing chun
by , Neskorodev Semyon

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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The traditional approach, established in many Wing Chun schools, includes certain set of blocks. These blocks are thoroughly described; the distinct recommendations about observance of hands trajectories, angles of elbows deviation from the central line and relative to trunk, hands distance from the body and so on are given. <br />The distinct description of blocks with indication of exact parameters (angles, distances) is acceptable for the training process. But it becomes unacceptable in combat practice – it is impossible to execute the training variant of block completely with real attacking adversary. <br />The approach to the blocking techniques, offered in this book is blocks can be made by any blocking part of hand, on any trajectory depending on combat situation. At setting blocks the main accent is made on observance of Wing Chun main principles, but not the observance of concrete angles and exact trajectories that are not observed in combat practice in any case.
Following the Martial Path: Lessons and Stories from a Lifetime o...
by , Kenneth Jeramiah

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Following the Martial Path illuminates the lessons learned in the martial arts, which transcend techniques of attack and defense. It is a journey of self-discovery, originating in physical training and leading to the spiritual dimensions. Walther G. von Krenner, trained with numerous talented and famous martial arts practitioners, including Gene LaBelle, Hal Sharpe, Tohei Koichi, Takahashi Isao, and Aikido founder Ueshiba Morihei O-Sensei. Explaining good times and lessons in humility, Following the Martial Path is von Krenner’s account of his martial art journey.<br /><br />This book stresses the connection between Zen, art, and martial pursuits. Besides conveying the important lessons learned throughout decades, Following the Martial Path contains calligraphy, artwork, and invaluable photographs (of Aikido founder Ueshiba Morihei and others) that have never before been published. In addition, it contains lectures given by the founder of Aikido that have not previously been published.
My Kill Play: When a Virus Hijacked the Roller Derby
by Tim Patten

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Ever since the birth of modern roller derby in the 1930s, this dangerous and dynamic sport has lit up the souls of millions of fans worldwide. Players risk life and limb in dazzling displays of daring, skill and strength, and audiences shower them with enthusiastic adulation and affection.<br /><br />During the 1970s, roller derby became a sports entertainment phenomenon in North America. Matches were broadcast live on television and banked-track arenas were packed out with crowds cheering wildly for their favorite teams. In the 1980s, a deadly virus threatened to strike down many talented players. This book tells the inspiring story of one of these athletes.<br /><br />As a child, Tim Patten watched his first roller derby match and initiated his lifelong love affair with the sport. After training incessantly, he eventually joined its ranks. He competed professionally for twelve years before going on to own a derby league.<br /><br />With honesty and wit, he recounts the true story of his rise in this thrilling sport, and of his battle with the disease that threatened to end his life. You'll experience his most intense and spectacular moments on the banked track and meet some of the friends he made along the way. This is a tale of passion, ambition, and the indomitable human spirit, and about finding and keeping true love.
Safety First: Basic Skateboard Tricks
by Morris Miller

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Once you have properly learned the methods of skateboarding, such as balancing, rolling, pushing, stopping, turning and certainly falling, it’s about time to begin learning a few new skateboard tricks. A skateboarding trick is a sort of movement done on a skateboard while you are skateboarding. Skateboarding tricks varies tremendously in difficulty.
Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU
by Julie Foudy

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English

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304

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. In her Leadership Academy, Julie encourages young women to find the leader that exists in all of them, whatever their personality or vocal chord strength might be. Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives. Julie believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter. So go ahead, start now. Because you can.
See No Evil (Brotherhood Trilogy Book 1)
by Jordan Ford

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

October 22, 2016

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<i><h3>The first book in a trilogy about three "brothers" and the girls they must protect.</h3></i><br />All Christiana wanted was a little flirty fun.<br />What she got was a one-way ticket to her personal nightmare.<br /><br />Her friend is dead…and she knows who did it. Now a key witness in a murder trial, she’s been hidden away in the one place no one will think to look for her: Eton Preparatory School for Boys.<br /><br />It’s a stupid move. Insane. But she doesn’t have a choice.<br />Instead of completing her senior year with the popular crowd, she’s being forced to hide in a school with exactly zero XX chromosomes. Even worse, she’s somehow supposed to act like the Neanderthals walking the halls.<br /><br />But then she meets the guys next door—the smoking-hot ones. And it doesn’t help that one in particular could unravel her in a heartbeat…and potentially blow her cover. How’s she supposed to resist Trey Calloway, the star hockey player who never backs down from a fight…and who never takes no for an answer?<br /><br />She’s supposed to be focused on staying safe, not on the guy who’s getting under her skin. Her chilling past isn’t going to suddenly disappear.<br />In fact, it might just be catching up with her.<br /><br /><br /><b><i>If you're looking for a fast paced thrill ride packed with drama, suspense, romance and unexpected twists, then See No Evil is just the book for you.</i></b> <br /><br /><br /><i>COMING SOON: <br />Speak No Evil - due for release in Jan 2017<br />Hear No Evil - due for release in Feb/Mar 2017<br /><br />For exclusive access to an unpublished short story about how Christiana's nightmare began, sign up for Jordan's newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/u5u0a3</i><br />
My Life In Story: The Outside Groove
by , Braxton Cosby

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English

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Publication Date

May 11, 2017

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Do You Wanna Ride On the Edge?<br />Kristian Aleixo lived the typical life of any young boy who dreamed to one day make it to the big leagues. For Kristian, the occupational hazard of racing brought more near death experiences than his tour of Iraq. But despite the many hardships and challenges he endured to make it to the top, Kristian never fainted or shied away from the thrill of strapping himself to the wheel of a hot-rod, laced with the expectation of taking home the checkered flag. His vision of success parallels that of great racers before him, who no doubt ground out the same pattern of success and failures on their way to the top. The Outside Groove is the autobiographical story that details Kristian's life from the bowels of LeHigh Valley General, where a near death accident almost claimed his life, to the war torn cities of the middle-east. The Outside Groove is the third book in the autobiographical Bestselling My Life In Story series penned by award-winning author Braxton Cosby, that follows the lives of interesting people and their amazing stories of sacrifice and dedication on the road to success.
Courage (The Eventing Series Book 3)
by Natalie Keller Reinert

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English

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338

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She's already proven she's willing to do whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer, even spending the summer in an intense dressage program.<br /><br />Now she's back in Ocala and ready to tackle the winter eventing with her usual bravado, but neither she nor her partner, Pete are ready for the next struggle the eventing gods have cooked up. Their farm is locked in a legal battle, their income depends on galloping racehorses, and Amanda the Hunter Princess is way too friendly with Pete for Jules' tastes.<br /><br />This fall, Jules has to learn courage goes deeper than kicking on through sticky situations. Courage means hanging on for dear life, and knowing when to let go.
The Right Girl For The Job: Book III of The Dressage Chronicles
by Karen McGoldrick

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

November 06, 2016

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Margot tells Lizzy that nothing in life is ever really settled, not until they “pack the earth over your grave, darling.”<br /><br />And of course, as usual, Margot is right.<br /><br />Although Lizzy is living her dream at “Equus Paradiso Farm” there is no guarantee that her future is settled. She is terrified to think that despite her hard work, despite her commitment and desire, her efforts may not be enough.<br /><br />Regardless of the shifting sands beneath her feet, Lizzy still has a job to do. It is a job with growing responsibilities, without regular hours, without weekends off, that pays almost nothing and keeps beating her up physically and mentally.<br /><br />And while success is not guaranteed, failure in part or whole appears to be.<br /><br />Maybe she is foolish with her rainbow and unicorn thinking; maybe her nay-sayers were right all along and reality is coming to kick her in the rear and eject her out of paradise and back out into the ordinary world.<br /><br />Not all good deeds are rewarded, or efforts even appreciated as the territory of her daily routine gets trickier to navigate.<br /><br />Life is not fair. But giving up before the battle is finished is not an option.<br /><br />Though she’ll be tested, though she’ll know doubt and failure, she will come to discover, she is indeed, the “right girl for the job.”<br /><br />Lizzie's saga continues in Book III of the critically acclaimed Dressage Chronicles series.
Horse Gone Silent
by Shane Ledyard

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English

Pages

136

Publication Date

January 29, 2016

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Inspired by a true story, 'Horse Gone Silent' delivers adventure, drama and life lessons in a perfectly tidy package that will speak to your heart like no horse story ever has before. <br /><br />Champion show jumping horse Calebo gives a divinely critical message of hope in his inspirational tale of perseverance and courage. Calebo's story follows him from his charmed youth, to the top of his sport to finding himself moments from death by slaughter. Never sure of his ultimate fate, he relies on his faith, family and friends to give him strength on his incredible journey. <br /><br />Written by professional horse trainer Shane Ledyard, 'Horse Gone Silent' takes you right into the barn aisle and onto this fabled horse's back for a great ride you won't want to end.

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