The Homing Beacon of Martial Arts

Front Cover, Mar 16, 2016 - Self-Help - 114 pages
This book presents a harmonized approach to three major martial arts namely, karate, jiu-jitsu, and judo. The first part deals with the philosophical aspect of life and looks at how balance should be achieved between opposites such as soft and hard, hot and cold, violence and non-violence, masculine and feminine, etc. (yin-yang) which are found in nature, rather than adopting the modern tendency which is to try to favour only one side of the equation to the detriment of the other. It illustrates how martial arts can help us develop ""mastery"" of these so-called opposites so as to live in harmony with our spiritual being instead of ignoring it and favouring the development of the ego, source of all our misery. The second part of the book covers the basic technical aspect of gross and fine motor skills and is addressed to advanced practitioners. It stresses the need to keep an open mind with reference to cultures and provides an extensive glossary (Japanese, English, and French).

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Chapter One The philosophical Aspect
Chapter Four Simplicity versus Complexity
Chapter Seven The technical aspect
Offensive or Defensive?
Strangulation techniques shimewaza
Blocking throws
In conclusion
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