Author: Paul Walker
Release Date: 2007-06-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
A detailed and unique training resource, Lessons with the Master is a meticulous account of the teaching methods and lesson strategies of world-famous karate master Hirokazu Kanazawa, chief instructor and president of the Shotokan Karate International Federation of Japan. Author and karate instructor Paul Walker spent three years studying karate under the direct guidance of Master Kanazawa and his expert instructors and has now compiled his diary entries of those years into this easy-to-understand reference for all students and instructors of Shotokan karate. Lessons with the Master offers ideas, tips, and guidance on the use of authentic Shotokan karate-do to supplement and improve current training and drill-teaching. Using the database of lessons, the additional explanations on lesson components, and the many other instructional tips, students and coaches can design an endless number of coherent and effective workouts and incorporate them seamlessly into their regular karate training. Detailed lesson notes, a glossary, and Walker's engaging anecdotes make Lessons with the Master an indispensable resource for all karate practitioners.
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2003
In the efforts of the disciples of such masters as Socrates and Jesus, in the passion narratives inspired by their deaths, Steiner sees the beginnings of the inward vocabulary, the encoded recognitions of much of our moral, philosophical, and theological idiom.
"The Purpose of Aikido is to remind us that we are always in the state of grace," said Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei). If anyone embodied that state of grace, it was O-Sensei himself, the founder of Aikido and perhaps the greatest martial artist who ever lived. But who was the man who created this martial art known as the "Art of Peace"? What were the principles—always more spiritual than physical—that this "warrior for peace" espoused? And how did O-Sensei's own movements embody the high standards he set for himself and others? Training with the Master addresses all these questions, centering around 157 photographs of unrivaled quality, shot when O-Sensei was eighty-four years old and at the peak of his career as a teacher, martial artist, and spiritual seeker. Here, frozen forever in time, is a day in the life of the Founder, on and off the mat. We see him in training, from his initial bow before the dojo shrine and warm-up movements, through a series of exercises, postures, pins, and throws, to the concluding "seated breath-power training" and mutual back-stretching. We see him demonstrating his immobilizing wrist grip; explaining the mysteries of Ki, the vital life force, and how to control it; speaking to his students; taking refreshments—and flashing the smile that itself drew many to the practice of Aikido. Framing the photographs are a biography of O-Sensei by John Stevens; a compilation of quotations from the Founder's talks, sayings, and poems; and examples of his calligraphy.
Author: Robert Gendler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-08-13
There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today. “Lessons from the Masters” includes a brilliant body of recognized leaders in astronomical imaging, assembled by Robert Gendler, who delivers the most current, sophisticated and useful information on digital enhancement techniques in astrophotography available today. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, but the book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of events such as eclipses, using DSLRs, and deep-sky, planetary, widefield, and high resolution astronomical image processing. Recognized contributors include deep-sky experts such as Jay GaBany, Tony Hallas, and Ken Crawford, high-resolution planetary expert Damian Peach, and the founder of TWAN (The World at Night) Babak A. Tafreshi. A large number of illustrations (150, 75 in color) present the challenges and accomplishments involved in the processing of astronomical images by enthusiasts.
Has true love eluded you? Are you feeling overwhelmingly stuck in relationship hell? Good news! Soul Lessons to Soul Mate is here to set you free. Be ready for some heavy heart-lifting material to revive your love fatigued life and find your soul mate. Julie Kay has spent many years helping thousands of people with relationship problems. Her Soul Mate School Workshops have helped thousands to fulfill their romantic potential. She has discovered a unique formula that confirms that relationship lessons and issues are not just coincidence—they are destiny! Set up in childhood and repeated through one relationship disaster after another, these lessons and issues will continue to affect your relationships—until you release and heal them. Soul Lessons to Soul Mate guides you in expanding your consciousness to help you go deeper into setting your heart free, so you can discover your soul mate and have the blissful love life of your dreams. If you’ve been waiting far too long for your true love, what are you waiting for? It’s time for your happily ever after.
DIDACHE! HORA'AH! Lessons of the Master for All the Tribes by the Twelve, a new Hebraic-English (only) translation of this classic ancient teaching utilizing True Names & Hebraic technical terms. Included are the last four chapters of the Epistle of Barnabas - the "the two roads" parallels. Topics include Rules for the Assembly, Successful engagement of Life's Road, Choosing Morim, Shlichim, and Neviim, Washings / Miqvot, the Todah Rabbah (Communion), the Sacrifices, Rules for Giving Money, Hospitality, Personal Conduct, and signs and wonders of the last days.
Author: James Borg
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
Read People Like a Book--7 ESSENTIAL SKILLS for getting exactly what you want The most important 90% of communication is nonverbal. It's silent--but not hidden. It's instinctual--but you can control it. This book shows you how. You'll learn how to: * Read the nonverbal signs that tell you exactly what people are thinking, feeling, and planning. * Control your own nonverbal communication so you deliver the right message and get the right results. * Decipher gestures and read minds. * Stop sending signals that undercut your words. * Communicate more successfully with friends, family, colleagues, customers, strangers...everyone! Are you trustworthy? Likable? Interesting? Are you the right person to hire? To buy from? People start judging you the instant they meet you--and they never stop. You do the same for them. Based on what? Not just words: 90% of the information people present about themselves is nonverbal. Body Language is about understanding that 90%--and making the most of it. It's about learning to consciously read the silent messages other people are sending...so you know what they're really feeling, thinking, and intending to do. It's about learning to control your own body language so that you communicate more powerfully and successfully with everyone in your life. Need an edge? Ever worry that you're not getting your message across? Then these are the most important communication skills you will ever learn. * Recognize lies, fears, and how people are responding to you Sharpen your intuitions and perceptions and use them to communicate more effectively * Overcome bad body language habits that convey the wrong impression Stop making the innocent mistakes that turn people off * Read people through "context, congruence, and clusters" Use body language together with everything else you know, hear, and see * Gain the charisma that comes with effective listening People want to be heard--learn how to give them what they want
Author: R. Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-06-18
The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier. In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America’s greatest literary geniuses—Ernest Hemingway. Noted writing teacher Dr. R. Andrew Wilson calls writers to an adventure in writing Hemingway himself would love. Along the way they discover what really makes him a Great Writer, and how they can apply those lessons in voice, character, setting, and more to enhance their own writing. Whether agonizing over style, perfecting prose, or puzzling out plot, student writers find the answers they need to write their own masterworks. They’ll also benefit from Papa’s advice to beginning writers, comments on the work of other great authors, and daily writing habits. In this enlightening and informative book, writers find the mentor they need to master the art of writing.
Author: Adam Tokunaga
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
Have you had great sex? Oh, you may think you have, at times eliciting vocal responses or squirms of seeming pleasure from your partner. And in comparison to your peers, your intimate moments may be a step above the curve. But according to author of Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur Adam Tokunaga, you haven't. Why? Because only he has had truly earthshattering sex, and because only he has unlocked the secrets to the kind of sex that even the ancient Indian masters of the Kama Sutra envy. A word-of-mouth bestseller in Japan, Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur enlightens today’s selfish man to the debilitating effects of self-centered sex. Through in-depth analyses, based on more than a thousand sexual encounters with women, Japanese sexpert Adam Tokunaga reveals the secrets to having mind-blowing sex. Concepts and strategies include: • “Time”—the magic word. But don’t be fooled; “longer” is not necessarily the key, but an important facet to be married with “quality.” • The plague of “junk sex”—men’s concept of orgasming as if the act were the finish line of a race to be run as quickly as possible, leaving women to become disillusioned with sex, causing them to become “frigid.” • The “Adam Touch”—Tokunaga’s secret massage-derived technique that drives women wild. • Adam’s G-spot, the amazing T-spot, and uncovering the secrets of the mysterious A-spot.
Author: Robert Beverly Hale
Release Date: 2014-06-03
This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats. These superb portrayers of figures knew that the secret of drawing them was seeing how underlying bone and muscle structures mold the body’s surface forms. Readers are shown how to learn from these great examples as the authors guide them through all the steps they would take in a life class or studio working with live models. From the Trade Paperback edition.