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Author: Roberto Pedreira
ISBN: 1505487161
Pages: 442
Year: 2015-02-16
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Choque 1 Third Edition
Author: Roberto Pedreira
ISBN: 1533568626
Pages: 754
Year: 2016-06-02
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Choque (pronounced "shock") was one of the Portuguese words often used in Brazil to refer to athletic competitions, including "ring sports" as they were generally called. Choque: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil Volume I covers the Formative Period between 1856 and 1908, the First Boom of 1909 to 1916, the Glacial Age of 1916 to 1928, through the Golden Age of 1928 to 1940, up to the Dark Ages of 1941 to 1949, terminating with the virtual disappearance of jiu-jitsu in Brazil. During the Formative Period, organizational structures, venues, expectations, and cultural practices were established. Essential forms of media, transportation, and technology evolved. The man who more than any other single individual brought jiu-jitsu to Brazil, Paschoal Segreto, emerged. The First Boom covers the rise and fall of the first jiu-jitsu representative in Brazil, Sada Miyako, and his alleged Brazilian student Mario Aleixo. It continues with the arrival of Conde Koma (Maeda Mitsuyo) and his "troupe" of Japanese jiu-jitsu fighters in 1914. The Glacial Age chronicles the events that took place in São Paulo and Rio between Conde Koma's virtual and actual retirement and the arrival of the first super-hero of the mixed martial arts in Brazil, Geo Omori. With Geo Omori, the Golden Age began. Following in his wake were the now famous names of Carlos, George, Oswaldo, and Helio Gracie, Takeo Yano, Yassuiti and Naoiti Ono, and many more. All of their legendary fights and publicity stunts are chronicled in fully documented detail. In the lead-up to World War Two, interest in jiu-jitsu declined precipitously. During the war, professional sports and entertainment of all varieties were curtailed or modified to meet the objectives of the war effort. Jiu-jitsu was highly dispensable. When the war was over, jiu-jitsu was supplanted by a different form of fighting known locally as "luta livre" and generically as "catch." Jiu-jitsu men had no recourse but to accommodate to this new reality. Choque contains four extensive fact-filled appendices that will prove to be invaluable for researchers. They include an inventory of every known jiu-jitsu representative in Brazil between 1856 and 1949, opponents, promoters, managers, writers, organizations, referees, as well the names and addresses of major venues, gyms, and academies. Also provided is a chronology of all known and confirmed contests between jiu-jitsu representatives and other stylists. Separately indicated are unconfirmed but probable contests. Other appendices include teacher-student lineages and a glossary of jiu-jitsu terminology used up to 1949. Readers who are interested in the history of luta romana, capoeiragem, luta livre, boxing, and catch-as-catch-can in Brazil will also find a great deal of new material in Choque: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil Vol. I, 1856-1949.The third edition (June 1, 2016) contains new information and illustrations.
The Way of Judo
Author: John Stevens
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829010
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-08-13
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Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.
Choque Volume 3, 1961-1999
Author: Roberto Pedreira
ISBN: 1507851146
Pages: 548
Year: 2015-09-01
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Choque: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Volume 3, 1961-1999, describes the big and small fights of the famous names and forgotten heroes and legends of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, based on verifiable Portuguese and Japanese sources. A few of the many individuals discussed are Carlos Gracie, Helio Gracie, Sumiyuki Kotani and Chugo Sato, Oscar Santa Maria, George Gracie, Robson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Relson Gracie, Reyson Gracie, Reylson Gracie, Rocian Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Rilion Gracie, Roger Gracie, Reila Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Clair Gracie, Oswaldo Fada, Almir Ribeiro, João Alberto Barreto, Helio Vigio, Pedro Hemeterio, Waldemar Santana, Valdo Santana, Ivan Gomes, Arturo Emidio, George Mehdi, Zulu, Marcelo Behring, Edson Carvalho, Murilo Bustamante, Wallid Farid Ismail, and hundreds of others. Includes full references, extensive notes, index, and six appendixes (fighters, fighters, records, academies, technical evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and terminology) and 31 pictures.
Author: Christopher M. Clarke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1506196217
Pages: 100
Year: 2015-01-27
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Everyone who has watched a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match or tournament has heard of “the kimura,” a specialized arm lock that many people try to use, but few are successful in applying. Few, even among jujutsu and MMA aficionados, however, know what the lock called a “kimura” was derived from an early link to karate as well as judo and jujutsu. The story is at once fascinating, inspiring, and tragic. The “kimura” is named after perhaps the best judo competitor who ever lived, Kimura Masahiko (1917-1993). In an age before weight lifting became an integral part of judo practice, Kimura was an avid weight lifter and body builder. He was, and remained, one of the strongest judo competitors throughout the 1930s and 1940s—strongest in both its senses. A judo prodigy in high school, he reportedly lost only four formal judo matches in his entire career, all during his freshman year in college. In 1935, shortly after entering college, he defeated eight fourth-dan opponents in a row, losing only to the ninth man he faced. For this performance he became the youngest fifth dan in Japan. Through the late 1930s and early 1940s, Kimura dominated the judo competition circuit, repeatedly winning the All-Japan championship; he resumed his winning ways after judo was reinstated in 1947. Financially stretched trying to pay for his wife's medical care on a teacher's salary, in 1951, Kimura accepted an invitation to travel to Brazil to teach and compete with the increasingly famous Helio Gracie in Brazilian-rules competition. His bout became legendary: after exhausting minutes of scuffling for position and successful throws, Kimura finally downed Gracie and followed up with an attempt to smother him into submission. He saw the opportunity to apply his favorite ude-garami (“kimura”) lock. Refusing to surrender, Gracie suffered a broken arm, and Kimura was declared the winner. Paradoxically, the loss made Gracie even more famous. Kimura's return to Japan was not greeted with acclaim and plaudits, however. Because he had awarded judo promotions without the permission of the Kodokan Headquarters, his promotions were frozen, and he watched as his juniors and inferiors surpassed his 7th dan for the next 40 years. Sadder yet, Kimura entered the shadow world of professional wrestling, largely to make money, where he was betrayed and humiliated. Despite these setbacks, Kimura's spirit never wavered. He taught judo at his alma mater, Takushoku University, from 1960 until his death in 1993, training Olympic bronze and silver medalists and an All-Japan Champion. Although his rank was frozen at 7th dan from the age of 30 until his death at 75 by the petty vindictiveness of the Kodokan authorities, Kimura never lost his spirit. A life-long smoker, Kimura was diagnosed with lung cancer. Hospitalized after surgery, and in his 70s, Kimura started doing push-ups in his room. He died on April 18, 1993 at the age of 75, arguably the best judo competitor ever—and one of the most important judo figures ever to be mistreated by the leaders of his art.
Mastering Jujitsu
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450407692
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The Gracie Way
Author: Kid Peligro
ISBN: 1931229287
Pages: 228
Year: 2003
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This is a behind-the-scenes look at an incredibly close-knit clan that brought Brazilian jiu-jitsu to the world. 600 color photos.
Research of Martial Arts
Author: Shifu Jonathan Bluestein
Publisher: Jonathan Bluestein
ISBN: 1499122519
Pages: 418
Year: 2014-07-27
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Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is a book about the true essence of martial arts. It includes neither instruction on deadly killing techniques, nor mystical tales of so called super-human masters. Rather, it is a vast compilation of seriously thought-out observations made on the subject by the author, as well as many other martial artists and scientists, with a slight touch of history and humour. The goal of this project had from the start been to surpass the current standard in the martial arts literary market, and offer readers worldwide something which they have never seen before. In essence, a book in which are found countless answers for martial arts practitioners which they cannot be read elsewhere, which address commonly discussed martially-related topics with breadth and depth unparalleled in other works to this day (in any language). It holds among its pages no less than 220,000 words, containing knowledge which would be coveted by many. The aim of this book is to present the reader a coherent, clear-cut, and in-depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts, as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects (from various individuals). At its core is the author's aspiration to build a stronger theoretical foundation for the discussion of martial arts, while addressing matters in innovative ways, which I have come to believe, would help people to better grasp the nature of these arts. There are books by authors who will tell you that some aspects of the martial arts are too complex for concrete, coherent and defined explanations. Others have used ambiguous terminology to explain what they could not pronounce otherwise. This is no such book. This book was written to provide you with the solid, applicable answers and ideas that you could actually understand, and take away with you. This book is mainly comprised of three parts: | Part I: From the Inside Out – External and Internal Gong Fu | This is essentially mostly a very long & thorough discussion of martial arts theory and practice. Traditional and modern concepts and methods are discussed through the mediums of Physiology, Biology, Anatomy, Psychology, Philosophy (Western and Oriental alike), sports science, and the author's personal experiences. The Internal Martial Arts of China receive a special, lengthier treatment in this part of the book. | Part II: Contemplations on Controlled Violence | This one is of a Philosophical and Psychological nature, and contains the author's thoughts on the martial arts and their manifestation in our daily lives, with guest-articles by various martial arts teachers. | Part III: The Wisdom of Martial Spirits: Teachers, and the Things They Hold Dear | This part includes various interesting and comprehensive interviews with distinguished martial arts masters, spanning dozens of pages each. Every one of the interviewees is a person whose views and ideas are thought provoking and well-worth reading. The teachers interviewed in this book are: Master Chen Zhonghua (Chen Taiji Quan) Master Yang Hai (Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Chen Taiji Quan) Shifu Strider Clark (Tongbei Quan, Wu style Taiji, Shuai Jiao and more) Shifu Neil Ripski (Traditional Drunken Fist and many others) Sifu James Cama (Buddha Hand Wing Chun and Southern Praying Mantis) Itzik Cohen Sensei (Shito-ryu Karate) No matter the age, rank, status or experience – this book was written for everyone who see themselves part of the martial arts community. It is my sincere hope that any person who reads this book will benefit from the time he or she had spent doing so. May this work encourage others to continue intelligent writing and research in the field, as I was pushed forth and built upon the knowledge others have shared before me. May you have a pleasant reading experience! =]
Jiu-Jitsu University
Author: Saulo Ribeiro, Kevin Howell
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 0981504434
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-11-17
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Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, Jiu-Jitsu University is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.
The Pyjama Game
Author: Mark Law
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781310068
Pages: 280
Year: 2008-06-25
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DIV It is a sport of balletic beauty and extraordinary violence. Where else are you allowed to strangle an opponent unconscious? But while its aim is to inflict symbolic death, judo is a form of combat which also rigorously insists on the most formal courtesies. When Mark Law joined his local judo club he was able to observe at close quarters the sport practised at its highest level – finding himself face-to-face with world champions and Olympic medallists. His journey into judo took him to Osaka, Japan to see the World Championships and to Athens for the Olympics. He delved into the sport’s history, exploring everything from its origins in 17th century Samurai culture, to its legendary proponents - past and present. The Pyjama Game is a fascinating account of this most enigmatic of sports. We are taken behind the scenes of the international tournament circuit, populated by some of the most fearsomely single-minded and self-denying competitors of all time -men and women who have arrived at the apex of a sport from thousands of local clubs all over the world. Through a series of colourful encounters we experience the irresistible drama of tournament judo as figures grapple, whirl and fly through the air or struggle for arm-locks and chokes; each contest culminating in that symbolic death. Funny, alarming and mesmerising, The Pyjama Game is one of the best sports books of recent years. /div
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Author: Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro, Ricardo Azoury
ISBN: 1931229082
Pages: 255
Year: 2001
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Step-by-step photographs and illustrations demonstrate more than one hundred maneuvers from the traditional martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with an overview of the history of jiu-jitsu and its uses.
Honduras and the Bay Islands
Author: Greg Benchwick
ISBN: 1741048869
Pages: 304
Year: 2010
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Lonely Planet knows Honduras. Whether you want to dive into the deep blue off the coast of the Bay Islands, explore the forests and cobblestoned coffee towns of La Ruta Lenca or tramp around the ancient Mayan temples of Copan, this 2nd edition gives you all you need to enjoy the best of Honduras. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Full-Color chapter showcases the best to see and do in Honduras Detailed coverage of the Mayan archaeological ruins of Copan Comprehensive chapter on diving and other outdoor activities
Mind Over Muscle
Author: 嘉納治五郎
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770030150
Pages: 155
Year: 2005-11-21
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In 1882, Jigoro Kana (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while at the same time taking great care to retain its classical traditions. As Kano explains in Kokokan Judo, as a youth he studied jujutsu, a martial art practiced in Japan since feudal times, which involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs - and the defenses against these attacks. After years of studying many different jujutsu techniques, he realized that although many different techniques were taught, there was no one core value holding them together. After thorough consideration, Kano was able to identify an all-pervasive principle: to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energy. He then looked at the different techniques again, and chose only those in which this principle was correctly applied. This was judo. "Ju" means gentleness or giving way. "Do" means principle or way. Judo, therefore, is the Way of gentleness, which implies that first giving way leads to ultimate victory. The Kodokan is literally "the school for studying the Way." This book is a collection of Kano's essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty-one years. Throughout his life, Kano emphasized the importance of understanding the correct meaning of judo and putting it into practice. According to its founder, judo is the way by which we make the best use of our mental and physical energy - by using that energy for the good of society. According to this definition, judo, which once would have been a martial art - a fighting skill used to defend against an attack - became a richer, more complex and universal art, which in turn, evolved into a principle that can be applied to all aspects of human life.
Peanut King
Author: Zee Avery
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524651524
Pages: 858
Year: 2016-11-22
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Ascending into power, supernatural occurrences transforms this man into the new super evil villain known as the Peanut King. This scary villain displays powers and unique abilities that other villains do not have, allowing this villain to inflict havoc, mayhem, and death on anyone that has unfortunate encounters with him. He can attack you at anytime of the year, day or night.
Taekwondo Basics
Author: Scott Shaw
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462904858
Pages: 192
Year: 2012-02-07
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Are you ready to learn taekwondo, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the flying kicks? With Taekwondo Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! With Taekwondo Basics you'll learn about: The origins of taekwondo — philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art What really happens in a taekwondo class — invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods The essential elements of the style — stances, blocks, hand and arm strikes, and kicks How to complement your taekwondo training with other conditioning exercises, such as running and biking Effective ways to improve your technique through target training, partner training, competitive training, free-sparring, and more Resources that can help you further develop your knowledge of and training in taekwondo Whether you're considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Taekwondo Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to taekwondo so that you can feel confident and be successful in your practice.