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.
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.
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.
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: Robert Beverly Hale
Release Date: 2000
This classic book is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind 100 inspiring masterpieces, this book presents works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and others. 230 illustrations.
Zen practitioner and non-profit community developer Bernie Glassman offers powerful teaching stories that illustrate ways of making peace one moment at a time. Each chapter focuses on an event or person and demonstrates how a particular peacemaker vow is put into practice. Through these stories and Glassman's personal testimony we come to understand the essence of peacemaking.
Author: Thomas Brothers
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable…The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." —Tim Page, Washington Post Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of the great jazz musician into his most creatively fertile years in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Armstrong created not one but two modern musical styles. Brothers wields his own tremendous skill in making the connections between history and music accessible to everyone as Armstrong shucks and jives across the page. Through Brothers's expert ears and eyes we meet an Armstrong whose quickness and sureness, so evident in his performances, served him well in his encounters with racism while his music soared across the airwaves into homes all over America. Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from Armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his enduring contributions to jazz and popular music at a time when he and his bandmates couldn’t count on food or even a friendly face on their travels across the country. Thomas Brothers combines an intimate knowledge of Armstrong's life with the boldness to examine his place in such a racially charged landscape. In vivid prose and with vibrant photographs, Brothers illuminates the life and work of the man many consider to be the greatest American musician of the twentieth century.