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By Joe Hyams

ISBN-10: 0553275593

ISBN-13: 9780553275599

"A guy who has attained mastery of an paintings finds it in his each action."--Samurai Maximum.

Under the suggestions of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his greater than 25 years of expertise within the martial arts. In his illuminating tale, Hyams unearths to you ways the day-by-day software of Zen rules not just built his actual services yet gave him the psychological self-discipline to regulate his own problems-self-image, paintings strain, pageant. certainly, gaining knowledge of the religious targets in martial arts can dramatically regulate the standard of your life-enriching your relationships with humans, in addition to supporting you're making use of your entire talents.

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This type of training conditions the hand from the fingertips up to the elbow. The training dummies are used to build-up the power of one's punches and kicks. It is used for hand coordination, distancing, spacing, sensitivity, conditioning and focussing. The dummies were used in various ways in China. Probably the most famous were the ones used at the Sil Lum Temple (Shaolin Temple). Near the completion of their graduating test, the young monks were to enterrthb Hall of the 108 Wooden Men. In the passageway were 108 dummies set up in such a way that it attacked from every conceivable angle and wielding different w€apons in it's midst.

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