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Aikido is a highly developed martial art form. It is based on standardized principles. In this book, Aikido: The Basics, you are offered numerous examples of movements that will help explain the standardized principles. Both the theoretical background and the method of learning Aikdo are clearly explained. For example chapters are dedicated to hand movements, foot movements, learning the role of Uke, and so much more. In this way, Aikdo: The Basics will hold the interest of advanced pupils in addition to extending help to beginners students alike. This book is loaded with photographs demonstrating proper positioning and movement.
The self-defense system, Krav Maga, initially developed for the Israeli army and practiced in areas of war and conflict, is booming worldwide. The prompt use of these techniques and its effectiveness have led to its success and international spread. As a civilian, author Carsten Draheim teaches members of military units and police in addition to ordinary people in daily self-defense training. He is also the owner of Krav Maga Institute which is one of the biggest providers worldwide with more than 1,700 students and teaching modules per year. He is the best known instructor of Krav Maga in German speaking countries. The author presents all of his broad experience and knowledge in this supplement to Krav Maga lessons.
Taekwondo Kids is the first practical guide to the Korean Martial Arts System of Taekwondo and has been specially written with children and youths in mind. It serves as an accompaniment to training as well as providing an introduction to this particular sport. Using simple, easily understood language and numerous appropriate illustrations suitable for children and youths, all the exercises can be carried out or practiced without any difficulty.
The readers are introduced to special characters who will be with them throughout the book. They will meet 9 year old Kira, 12 year old Mike, Joanne who is 11 years old, 10 year old Farid, and Suko, who is the oldest at 13 years. Because these characters are all at different training levels, they will be able to show the reader different techniques based on their level and which ones will take them to the next grade. Taekwondo Kids is beautifully illustrated and four-color throughout.