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“A true warrior is always armed with three things: the radiant sword of pacification; the mirror of bravery, wisdom, and friendship; and the precious jewel of enlightenment.”—Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

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  1. T'ai Chi Classics

    T'ai Chi Classics

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    • Waysun Liao
    According to Master Liao, the great power of T'ai Chi cannot be realized without knowing its inner meaning. T'ai Chi Classics presents the inner meaning and techniques of T'ai Chi movements through translations of three core classics of T'ai Chi, often considered the "T'ai Chi Bible." The texts are introduced by three chapters explaining how to increase inner energy (ch'i), transform it into inner power (jing),… Read More

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  2. Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

    Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

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    • Marc Tedeschi
    This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions.… Read More

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  3. Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me?
  4. The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship

    The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship

    Manual of Taiji Jian

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    • Zhang Yun
    Most Westerners are familiar with Taiji Quan (often spelled T'ai Chi Ch'uan), the graceful, dancelike exercise movements practiced by the Chinese to promote health and longevity. However, many do not realize that Taiji is also a martial art, and that it includes practice with weapons, including the ancient sword called jian. As with Taiji Quan, the practice ofTaiji Jian is based on Chinese yin-yang, five-elements, and Daoist philosophical concepts,… Read More

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  5. Tai Chi for Health

    Tai Chi for Health

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    • Edward Maisel
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  6. The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

    The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

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    • John Stevens
    Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book introduces the basic principles and practices of this popular martial art and includes: The… Read More

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  7. The Principles of Aikido

    The Principles of Aikido

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    • Mitsugi Saotome
    Mitsugi Saotome—a principal student of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido—explains the philosophy and practice of the popular martial art, which emphasizes harmony and peaceful resolution of conflict. Over one thousand photographs illustrate the basic principles and techniques, including the use if the wooden sword, the wooden staff, and "empty hand" techniques. The reader is given guidance in the proper physical, mental, and spiritual attitudes with which to approach this… Read More

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  8. Japanese Swordsmanship

    Japanese Swordsmanship

    Technique and Practice

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    • Gordon Warner,
    • Donn F. Draeger
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  9. Eye of the Hurricane
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