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Effective Taekwon-Do Sparring

By Jim Hogan,James Home
  • ISBN Code: : 1847974996
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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If you are a typical student of Taekwond-Do, or any other other martial art that practises semi-free, continuous sparring, then this book is for you. Written specifically for club-level martial artists, Effective Taekwon-Do Sparring bridges the gap between the wider Taekwon-Do syllabus and the particular demands of sparring. In order to do this, the authors go right back to basics. The fundamentals of stance, movement and defence are analysed in detail and significantly adapted for the sparring arena. Core attacking techniques are reviewed and, if necessary, modified in order to improve their effectiveness in typical sparring scenarios. Finally, basic elements of sparring strategy such as assessing opponents, creating openings, effective combinations and counter-attacks are examined.Based on Master Hogan's decades of competition and teaching experience, the book offers club-level martial artists a unique insight into the principles underpinning today's top international fighters, and encourages them to use that insight to analyse and improve every aspect of their own sparring. Aimed at Taekwond-Do practictioners and martial artists of any level of sparring ability and confidence.This book will be informative, challenging and thought-provoking through a combination of detailed explanations and practical exercises.Written for club-level martial artists it offers a unique insight into the principles underpinning todays top international fighters.Superbly illustrated with 603 colour photographs.Master Jim Hogan is an internationally renowned Taekwon-Do instructor, holds a 7th degree black belt and has decades of competition and teaching experience.James Home is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and assistant instructor of Master Jim Hogan.

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This practical guide for coaches, leaders and team members will help readers create team success in a modern context. Adaptability has now become a core skill and adaptable teams create foundations that withstand the increasing speed of change, allowing for quality in performance to be sustained. This book defines the core components of the Adaptable Team™ Framework, to embed the principles and practice of team support. As teams can often work in a range of volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environments, this book offers numerous tips for readers on their quest for team excellence: -Supporting the team coach and coaching psychologist in their preparation and design for team interventions, by providing both theory and practical application of evidenced-based approaches -Guiding leaders looking to coach their own teams and managers to lead success -Highlighting each leader’s unique contribution -Providing team members a map by which to navigate their professional development as leaders and team members “There are pearls of wisdom on every page which are invaluable to every leader, coach and team.” Professor Karen Middleton CBE, FCSP, MA, Chief Executive, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy “Whether you’re a CEO or CHRO working on team dynamics, or a coach seeking to deepen your practice, you’ll find excellent food for thought on every page.” Caroline Webb, Author of global best seller ‘How To Have A Good Day’ and Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company “David has a profound understanding of what makes teams resilient in change and positioned to perform in the modern world.” Andrew Shebbeare, Managing Partner, Counteract “Possibly the best book on teams and coaching I have read." Jonathan Passmore, Director, Henley Centre for Coaching & Behavioural Change David Webster is Founding Partner at Centre for Teams, UK and an award-winning coaching psychologist, specialising in senior teams. A former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Coaching Psychology Group, and a martial art black belt, David can also be found hill walking with his dog Molly, cycling and enjoying live music and theatre.

Karate

By José Antonio Vianna
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  • Publisher : Simplissimo Livros Ltda
  • Book Code : 8582453817
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: karate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nesta publicação se apresenta um conjunto de textos sobre a modalidade Karate, a sua maioria derivadas de abordagens qualitativas de cariz etnográfico, e também bibliográficas, mas distintas entre si, que contribuem para o enquadramento desta prática corporal de luta em outras formas expressivas que não as vinculada apenas ao seu formato tradicional de defesa-pessoal, estreitando-os com a perspectiva do rendimento, que no momento se fortalece com a sua participação nos Jogos Olímpicos de 2020, em Tóquio. Verificamos também através da diversidade dos conteúdos dos textos presentes neste livro, que estes se conjugam para promover uma maior e melhor compreensão de vários aspetos relacionados à prática do Karate, seja para melhor formação dos instrutores, para a motivação dos praticantes, para um melhor desempenho desportivo, para um melhor acompanhamento de elementos preventivos necessários e imprescindíveis no dia-a-dia dos intervenientes em diversos momentos (treino, luta, competição),[...] premiando os leitores com um conjunto de textos científicos sobre a prática do Karate, através da reflexão de especialistas nacionais e internacionais de modalidade de luta tradicional. Participaram nesta obra Autores: Hugo Lovisolo, Jitka Cihounkova, José Antonio Vianna, Luiz Cláudio B Froes, Marcelo Barros de Vasconcelos, Paulo Coelho Araújo, Wojcieh J Cynarski e Zdenko Reguli. Capa: Carlos Alberto Santiago

Combat Sports Medicine

By Ramin Kordi,Nicola Maffulli,Randall R. Wroble,W. Angus Wallace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9781848003545
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 909
  • Pdf File: combat-sports-medicine.pdf

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Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.

Fit to Fight

By Jason Ferruggia
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101097698
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: fit-to-fight.pdf

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The ultimate strength and conditioning book for ultimate fighters. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is America's fastest-growing combat sport, with millions signing up for MMA classes and many more tuning in to "pay-per-view" to watch events with names like "Cage Rage" and "No Limit." MMA is not for wimps, and participants take a real pounding-they must be ready for anything. However, there is one way to predict a winner in any bout: conditioning. When facing an opponent with equal technical skill, the better-conditioned athlete will win-every match, every round, every time. Now, with amateur fight leagues springing up across the country, top conditioning coach Jason Ferruggia reveals the ultimate conditioning program for the ultimate fighter. By gaining overall strength, stamina, speed, and flexibility, athletes can substantially reduce their risk of injury in this intense contact sport. The key to Ferruggia's system is his emphasis on matspecific conditioning techniques. Too many would-be fighters use training programs borrowed from football or bodybuilding-methods that are all wrong for MMA. Included are: - A first-rate warm-up guaranteed to make a fighter more explosive and to reduce injuries - Off-the-charts strength-building secrets - Dozens of exercises to develop crushing grip strength - Top speed-building methods, including Olympic lifts, plyometrics, and throws - Incredibly effective exercises for building a thick, powerful neck that could be the difference between victory and serious injury Each exercise is accompanied by black-and-white photos illustrating proper technique and form, and "Inside the Cage" tips share the secrets to success from top professional fighters.

Kicking and Screaming

By Melanie D. Gibson
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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Book Code : 1647420296
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: kicking-and-screaming.pdf

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Melanie Gibson was an independent woman with a good job, multiple college degrees, and a condo in the trendy part of town. She also had a few mental illnesses, a minor substance abuse problem, and rotten relationship skills. She was a high-functioning crazy who needed a good kick in the pants, literally and metaphorically. In early 2013, as a last desperate means to save her sanity, Melanie turned to a nearly forgotten childhood activity: the Korean martial art of taekwondo. As if the universe were listening, she discovered her West Texas childhood taekwondo instructors’ Grandmaster operated a taekwondo school a few miles from her home in Fort Worth, Texas—and she decided to start her training over as a white belt. In taekwondo, Melanie felt like she had a fresh start in more ways than one. She found an inner peace she’d never known before, a sense of community, a newfound confidence, and a positive outlook on life. The kicking and screaming she was doing in class quieted the long-term kicking and screaming in her mind. Funny and frank, Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Marital Arts is the story of Melanie’s life-changing journey from troubled, lost soul to confident taekwondo black belt.

May I Kill?

By Jeffrey K. Mann
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532652038
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: may-i-kill.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Today, we live in a world where we are less exposed to violence than at any other time in history. However, we also know that violence can come knocking on our door at any moment. Preparing for this possibility means more than physical safety; it means being clear with ourselves about the ethics of violence. Can violence be justified? When should we fight? How should we fight? And in situations when things have gone badly, may we kill? These questions are not only for politicians, soldiers, and police officers, but are also important considerations for civilians whose lives do not normally intersect with violence. Whether advocating for government policies, marching in the streets, or defending ourselves and loved ones, a coherent moral framework is essential to good decision-making. May I Kill? examines the efficacy of different approaches to non-violence and Just War Theory. By scrutinizing these ethical theories, the reader is encouraged to critically examine occasions for the use of force from a moral perspective, whether nations at war or violent encounters in our own neighborhoods. We may then determine how best to develop ourselves—body, mind, and spirit—to respond effectively and make the world a safer place.

Rhythm and Hues

By Corey B. Collins
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1638670080
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: rhythm-and-hues.pdf

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Rhythm and Hues – Twenty-Three Stories of Hardship and Hope By: Corey B. Collins Rhythm and Hues – Twenty-Three Stories of Hardship and Hope is a collection of stories that explore the challenges and triumphs experienced by marginalized communities. In America, hardship and hope are strange bedfellows that often travel in tandem through many communities of color. From families and friends mourning the loss of loved ones taken too soon to youngsters striving to achieve through difficulties not of their own making, these pages lift the veil and offer the hued reader a look at the sometimes familiar. They also offer the non-hued reader some understanding of how communities often burdened by crosses so heavy manage time and again to summon the strength to continue looking upward.