Small-Circle Jujitsu
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Wally Jay
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Black Belt Communications

The complete system of small-circle jujutsu. Fully illustrated, this book covers falling, key movements, resuscitation, all forms of joint locks, throwing techniques, chokes and self-defense applications. Wally Jay is a member of Black Belt's Hall of Fame.
Striking Distance
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Charles Russo
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-01 - Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth. Although the martial arts were widely unknown in America, Bruce encountered a robust fight culture in the Bay Area, populated with talented and trailblazing practitioners such as Lau Bun, Chinatown’s aging kung fu patriarch; Wally Jay, the innovative Hawaiian jujitsu master; and James Lee, the Oakland street fighter. Regarded by some as a brash loudmouth and by others as a dynamic visionary, Bruce spent his first few years back in America advocating for a modern approach to the martial arts, and showing little regard for the damaged egos left in his wake. The year of 1964 would be an eventful one for Bruce, in which he would broadcast his dissenting worldview before the first great international martial arts gathering, and then defend it by facing down Wong Jack Man—Chinatown’s young kung fu ace—in a legendary behind-closed-doors showdown. These events were a catalyst to the dawn of martial arts in America and a prelude to an icon. Based on over one hundred original interviews, Striking Distance chronicles Bruce Lee’s formative days amid the heated martial arts proving ground that thrived on San Francisco Bay in the early 1960s.
Okinawan Martial Traditions: Te, Tode, Karate, Karatedo, Kobudo - Vol. 3
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Michael DeMarco, M.A., et al.
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-06 - Publisher: Via Media Publishing

What would you like to obtain from your research and practice of an Okinawan martial art? For an academic, it would be to obtain historical and cultural facts and details. For a practitioner, it would be to gain expertise in the combative skills. If you’re interested in both, this first of a three-volume anthology is assembled for your convenience to facilitate your endeavors. These volumes assemble a wealth of material originally published during the two decades when the Journal of Asian Martial Arts was in print. Hundreds of pages and photographs present the richness of Okinawan martial traditions, from the original combatives to those influenced by Chinese and mainland Japanese martial art styles. The variety of topics shown in the table of contents indicate the depth and breath in the chapters, along with the authors who are well-known for their meticulous research and practical skills in specific arts. These three volumes dive deep into the history and culture of Okinawan martial arts. You’ll find coverage of the actual artifacts—the material culture related to weaponry and training methods. Instructions from the masters details both open-hand techniques as well as with weapons. The chapters offer insights into “the lives of many masters over the past few centuries, giving the raison d’être for these unique fighting arts—their reason for being. Many streams of arts have contributed to the martial traditions found on the small island: Naha-te, Shuri-te, Fukien White Crane, Shorin, Goju, Motobu, Shotokan, Isshin, Kyokushin, Pwang Gai Noon, Shito, Uechi, and the list continues … Along with the various styles come the associated training methods, such as conditioning exercises with weights and creatively designed apparatus, such as the punching post (makiwara), or stone lever and stone padlockshaped weights. Some become battle-hardened by active and passive breaking of objects (tameshiwari), including wooden boards, baseball bats, rocks, and ice. The extensive use of weaponry is found in many Okinawan styles, often associated with their farming and fishing occupations. Such a blend of history and culture make the Okinawan fighting traditions a fascinating field of study. Besides being such vital sources of information, these three volumes will prove enjoyable reading and permanent at-hand reference sources in your library.
Palgue 4, 5, 6 of Tae Kwon Do Hyung
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Pyung Soo Kim
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher: Black Belt Communications

Books about Palgue 4, 5, 6 of Tae Kwon Do Hyung
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: George A. Kirby
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Black Belt Communications

Some of the basic history, theory, and philosophy of jujitsu, along with an explanation of ki and how it's used is explained in this book. It outlines the circle theory, the use of ki as an essential element, the basic mechanics of jujitsu, how techniques should be practiced and executed, what attitude should be maintained, and how theory should be applied to the learning of techniques. It's true of jujitsu that what appears to be simple on the surface becomes more complex as one probes deeper. As one's knowledge increases, the serious student will find more than meets the casual eye.