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The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional G...
by Joe Varady

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

December 30, 2016

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<b>NINE LEVELS, EASY TO EXPERT</b><br /><br /><br /><br />This book stands apart from other staff training manuals. While most titles focus on forms and twirling, <i>The Art and Science of Staff Fighting</i> emphasizes the dynamics of combat. The author draws on thirty years of martial experience, presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions.<br /><br /><br /><br />Joe Varady lays out a comprehensive course of study in nine levels, from beginner to expert. He guides readers through such fundamentals as stances, striking, blocking, and footwork. In advanced lessons, readers learn disarming techniques, groundwork, and facing multiple opponents.<br />But this book is not just for staff enthusiasts. Even those unfamiliar with martial arts can adapt these techniques, increasing their skill and confidence in defending themselves.<br /><br /><br /><br />"Our environment is usually full of improvised weapons,” Varady writes. “Staff fighting techniques can be effectively applied in a self-defense situation using a walking stick, coatrack, curtain rod, floor lamp, hockey stick, fallen tree branch, broom, mop, shovel, or rake.”<br />Equipped with this knowledge, readers will begin to realize that, in one way or another, they are nearly always armed—and capable of defending themselves.<br /><br /><br /><br />This book features<br /><br /><br /> • Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert<br /><br /><br /> • Over 600 photos with motion arrows<br /><br /><br /> • A “nondenominational” approach to staff, utilizing the best of Eastern and Western arts<br /><br /><br /> • A comprehensive, methodical approach to building staff skills<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />If you are already a student of the staff, these lessons will not conflict with your katas or current style. Instead, they will augment your techniques, broadening your options.<br /><br /><br /><br />Whether you are an experienced staff fighter or a layman seeking practical techniques for self-defense, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting will help you develop the skills you need.
The Sky's the Limit: The Joe Dial Story
by Doug Eaton

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

October 11, 2018

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<p>JOE DIAL’S STORY IS ONE OF HARD WORK, perseverance, dedication and determination. Starting at age five when he began pole vaulting in the family’s front yard his under the watchful eyes of his father and long-time coach, Dean Dial, Joe had the sport literally ingrained in his DNA. </p><p>Just about every member of the Dial clan participated in the sport, including his grandfather, father, his siblings, his three sons, and several nieces and nephews.</p><p>Practicing for hours every day—often from breakfast until sunset—in the tiny Oklahoma town of Marlow, Joe knew early on that he wanted to make the sport of pole vaulting his life’s work.</p><p>Competing as a professional on the world stage and later serving as head track and field coach of  Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joe was able to make his dream come true. High school state championships, collegiate conference championships, NCAA championships, American records, and even a World record were ultimately achieved.</p><p>Besides including details of  his athletic and personal development and accomplishments through the years, the book also captures many of the interesting, humorous and sometimes embarrassing, moments behind the scenes which Joe experienced through his world-wide travels as he competed on five continents.</p><p>Taking his first international trip alone at age 17, suffering the tragic death of an adopted son, enduring and overcoming numerous injuries, meeting the Pope and nearly coming to blows with one of his chief rivals are just a few of the adventures detailed.</p><p>But his successes, titles, championships and records are outlined so the reader can fully appreciate the magnitude of Joe’s accomplishments. Hopefully, readers will learn more about Joe Dial and his role in the world of track and field.</p>
Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugen Herrigel

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English

Pages

55

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<p>The book sets forth theories about motor learning and control that provide lessons for learning any sport or physical activity. For example, a central idea in the book is that through years of practice, a physical activity becomes effortless both mentally and physically, as if the body executes complex and difficult movements without conscious control from the mind.</p>
Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Home Training Guide
by Loren W. Christensen

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 01, 2016

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<strong>Take your martial arts workout to the next level</strong><p>Loren W. Christensen shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. Whether you’re a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, this book has what you need. It is an incredible collection of drills, techniques, and exercises that will take your workouts to the next level.<br /><br />• Organize your solo workouts to get maximum results from even the shortest training sessions.<br />• Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks.<br />• Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions.<br />• Become a well-rounded fighter by adding essential skills your instructor may not be teaching you.<br />• Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of training.<br />• Get an edge on your opponents with training methods that will elevate your skills in the ring and on the street.<br /><br />Not only will you learn enough new training strategies and methods to keep you busy for years, but Loren W. Christensen’s no-nonsense writing style will get you up and moving, even on the days you’d rather skip your solo workout. This book is packed with insight, technique, and motivation. It will become your favorite training partner.
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Art...
by Jason Thalken

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English

Pages

184

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<b>CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT!</b><br /><br /> <b>An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts</b><br /><br /><br /><br /> Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know?<br /><br />• Momentum is for knocking people over<br /><br />• Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain<br /><br />• A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab<br /><br />• You are only an “object” when you are rigid<br /><br /><br />Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism.<br /><br />Highlights include<br /><br />• Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street<br /><br />• Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists<br /><br />• Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports<br /><br />• Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets<br /><br />• Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault<br /><br />• Busting up Hollywood action clichés<br /><br />Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.
Pros and Cons: Book Two in the Silver Shores Series
by Anne Polli

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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Life for Dannie Rossi is on an upswing; she's engaged to the man of her dreams, settling in to a new home in an oceanfront community and preparing to put her days of watching life from the back gate of a horse show arena behind her. But involvement in the competitive horse world of big money, envy, and even bigger egos will throw Dannie in the path of many imposters. Whether the small show manager striving for relevance, the philanthropic couple trying to belong, or the party guy with the Caribbean "hook"; everyone's a con of one sort or another. Dannie's loyalty, patience, and very sense of self are tested but when faced with losing that which is most precious will she find she is the victim of the biggest con of all?
The Emergency Survival Manual: 294 Life-Saving Skills
by Joseph Pred

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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Assess. Respond. Protect. From break-ins to basement flooding to broken bones, in the Emergency Survival Manual you’ll find everything you need to be prepared for any emergency that comes your way.<br /><br />Who’s better suited to write a book about handling emergencies than an Emergency and Risk Management Consultant and the CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS). Joseph Pred is the go-to-guy for assessing and handling emergencies. When you combine his knowledge with that of the experts at Outdoor Life magazine what do you get? An epic book filled with lifesaving skills. This book also covers what to do before the first responders arrive…or if they never do. <br /><br />Basic Tools & Skills: Everything you need to know to assess and start handling an emergency. From stocking a first aid kit and treating burns, cuts and broken bones, to protecting yourself when using pepper spray and performing CPR.<br /><br />Home and Family Safety: Protect your house and keep you and your family safe. Learn how to deal with a lost child, handle house fires, public transit scares, car accidents, and help a sick or hurt pet. <br /><br />Community Safety: All the ways to help your neighbors and keep your community safe. From what to do if you see a house being broken into and dealing with school tragedies, to coping with a major natural disaster and handling a toxic spill – and everything in between.<br /><br />When disaster strikes you want to be ready, and you can be with the Emergency Survival Manual. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!
Chasing Kona: From back of the pack smoker to racing the Ironman ...
by Rob Cummins

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English

Pages

204

Publication Date

November 23, 2017

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Sitting watching TV with a cigarette in one hand, a black coffee in the other and nursing a crushing hangover I switched channels until I found sports. There was some sort of bike race on and I half watched while lighting another cigarette off the butt of my last one for a minute before switching channels again. <br />Just as I hit the button on the remote the commentator mentioned something about the athletes swimming before and running afterwards as well as racing the bike. I thought he said something about the run being a marathon but that couldn't be right.<br />This sparked my interest and I switched back, but he was talking about something else so I waited for him to get around to describing exactly what this race was. I didn't have long to wait as he said they first did a 2.5 mile swim, then 112 miles on the bike all topped of with running a marathon. I was stunned. I didn't think that would be physicially possible and as I lit another cigarette I wondered how many days did they have to do it. I guessed it would have to be three days. Swim the first day, bike the second and run the third but it still sounded like a crazy thing to do. <br />Then he said that they did it all in the one day, one after another without stopping. I was completely incredulous. And hooked. I remained glued to the TV and learned that these bronzed, muscular Greek God looking athletes weren't all professionals either. There was an amateur or "age group" race as well Although I could hardly tell the difference between the pros and amateurs. They all looked unbelievably fit. As I sat there mesmerised I swore to myself that I'd race there someday. I'd stop smoking and drinking and somehow do "The Ironman"<br /> <br />At the time I had no idea what that meant or how I would do it and after a while as things have a way of doing I got busy with life and I forgot all about The Ironman and Hawaii. I forgot until several years later when I had actually given up smoking and had taken up triathlon. <br /><br />It had taken me two years and sixteen races of swimming breast stroke before I learned to swim properly. I never once looked even remotely like Kona material but I wanted to have a go at doing an Ironman. It took another three years before I plucked up the courage and lined up for my first one in Nice, France. I finished in the last quarter of the field, hours behind the athletes racing for those precious Kona slots. <br /><br />Nothing I had done up to then had given any indication that I should have had a reason to believe I had a chance at qualifying, but three years later when I asked Aisling, my wife if she thought it was possible she immediately said yes and then she added let's do it. <br /><br />Aisling's belief in me started us on a journey that led to me treading water on the most iconic start line in triathlon, waiting for the cannon to fire at the start of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. <br /><br />This is how we overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships. <br /><br />This is our Kona story.
The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired
by Ryan Robert

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English

Pages

140

Publication Date

January 24, 2012

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Several years ago Ryan Robert noticed his niece was having body image issues. She obsessed about her weight and let it take control of her life. Eventually she even lost the confidence she once effortlessly displayed. <br /><br />As an avid runner, Ryan knew if he was able to get his niece to start running she would gain self-confidence, better mental and physical acuity. It would also allow her a better focus on health rather than weight. Ryan started writing notes to his niece about different aspects of running. These notes became the impetus for his book Running Inspired.<br /><br />Running Inspired provides a wealth of information for the non-runner and beginning runner. The book covers everything from proper form, to shoes, to running schedules, and food. There is also information on how to stay motivated including visualization exercises. These are the tools Ryan used to teach his niece to run inspired and they will help you too.<br /><br />Ryan's writing style is friendly, easy to read, and non-judgmental. If you have ever thought about running, even if you've never tried it, Running Inspired is the perfect place to start.
Freefall: Book Three in the Defining Gravity Series
by Genevieve Mckay

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English

Pages

234

Publication Date

July 12, 2018

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Moving back to Vancouver Island with her new horse, Red, seemed like a good idea at the time but now Astrid is seriously doubting her decision. Her family is just as crazy as ever, her archery career is taking a path she doesn’t like and her best friend Hilary is acting so strange. The only solid thing in her life is the horses and her friend Rob who is turning out to be someone she doesn’t want to lose. But when life at home becomes unbearable Astrid has to decide if finally standing up for herself is worth risking everything.

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