When it comes to our tax laws, there has to be a limit to the amount of complexity that our government should and can constitutionally impose on the American people. Our income tax system is convoluted, expensive, and stressful requiring transformational changes. Stress is scientifically proven to be a contributing factor for so many diseases, setting back your immune system. Behzad (Ben) Compani explains that reducing stress and medical reasons are among other major outlined reasons as to why we need to change our income tax system. This book is pioneering, powerful, economically needed, humanitarian and it is for all taxpayers: The President, The Supreme Court Justices, The Legislators, Doctors and Psychologists, Professors and Teachers, Legislators, CPAs, Journalists, Government Employees, Students This book will give rise to a major movement and it will be grass roots.
Let William Beaver, a 17-year martial artist and former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, teach you how to use your hands and feet to deliver natural, reflexive strikes and holds to disarm and disable any attacker. Beaver provides step-by-step instructions and drills in such vital aspects of empty-hand combat as ground fighting, grab counters and firearm and knife defenses.
Author: Matt Hill
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for students and teachers, to enhance their training and teaching of the Russian Martial Art known as Systema. It examines in detail 25 drills to help expand the knowledge of the novice and the experienced martial artist.
One of the most complex yet simple, challenging and rewarding paths in the vast universe of martial arts is Systema, the Russian Martial Art. Systema is more than just a martial art. It is a complete and ever evolving process of mental preparation, martial training and health and longevity maintenance. Systema conforms to the individual, rather than asking the individual to conform to it. This allows people with differing abilities, and what some would call disabilities, to excel. The individual develops movement and applications of its principles which are not only suited to their apparent deficiencies, but are simultaneously more efficient, applicable, and effective for that individual. It is a way. It is a path. A path that potentially can change not only the way one fights, trains, walks, and breathes, but can also change how one conducts himself in all aspects of his life. This is your guide. All proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the Systema Warrior Foundation for the teaching of the Russian Martial Art to disabled children free of charge.
In 1998 while changing after a kali training session, a friend approached Kevin Secours with a videocassette and asked, "You ever seen the Russian martial arts?" Looking at the Cyrillic label on the video, Secours asked, "Any good?" "It's interesting," the friend replied. "Weird as hell but interesting." Little did Secours know that tape would be his introduction to a 16-year (and counting) journey into the unorthodox world of the Russian martial arts, including years of high-level training under top Russian masters. On the video Secours saw mobility exercises unlike anything he had ever experienced. As he was to learn, the uniqueness of the Russian martial arts stemmed from the uniqueness of the country itself. The Cold War in the 1950s, during which the superpowers battled for supremacy, was the final forge that refined the Russian martial arts into what they are today. In anticipation of global warfare, the Soviet government commissioned combat researchers to travel throughout the world to study different approaches. They tested these methods and integrated the best concepts with their own native traditions. This period of development led to the creation of distinct Soviet martial arts, including Sport Sambo, Combat Sambo, and Samoz, which was later modified and became known simply as Systema (literally "the System"). Approaching Systema from a decidedly Western perspective, Secours pressure-tested the strengths and benefits of every concept and technique, and ultimately took only what served him. He built his Combat Systema curriculum on a scientific approach to bio-mechanics, breath training, and combat psychology. In The Complete Book of Combat Systema, he keeps things practical, provable, and profitable for you to incorporate what works into your self-defense training.
Author: Matt Hill
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for students and teachers, to enhance their training and teaching of the health systems based on the Russian Martial Art known as Systema. It examines in detail 25 practises to help expand the knowledge of the novice and the experienced fitness instructor or martial artist.
JUICE Radical Taiji Energetics describes the entire process of generating maximal internal power (qi) through the slow motion martial art of Chinese Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan). All aspects of cultivation and deployment of Taiji's spirit energy are described in accessible terms. This book explains that the great past Taiji masters were not pointing at mere physical structure or mechanical principles in their teachings. Rather, they have left us a legacy of ecstatic internal energy methods that are unwrapped, unraveled, and demystified in this book. The presentation is clear, engaging, and profound, and includes working solo, working with a partner, and mastering the Taiji sword. JUICE is an essential companion for anybody from the raw beginner to the long-term veteran practitioner or teacher of Taiji. Which feels better, crack cocaine or Taiji energy? Why is spirit power (not physical structure) Taiji's true engine of mastery? Whether you're a seasoned player or merely Tai-curious, JUICE will hand you the hidden master keys to TAIJI (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) Contents include: The BRUTE level of internal energy; Taiji's MISSING BASIC for universal energy permeation; The ARC OF STEEL for Taiji's Full Body Activation; The SURGE and the STATE; The real purpose and method of Taiji's PUSH-HANDS exercise; The TAILOR'S TOUCH for supreme sensitivity; YINJECTION and YINFUSION for power emission; The SHELL and its SPIKE, SLIDE, SLURP, and NUDGE power concepts; Taiji's energy meta-tool: the Chinese STRAIGHT SWORD; and much more. JUICE isn't a photo-sequence textbook, illustrating a set of dance poses. JUICE doesn't blandly re-parrot the arcane Chinese philosophy from which Taiji emerged. This book lays out the specific mental "settings" that super-charge any style of Taiji and explains how to use Taiji for personal energy cultivation - with effects that anyone can experience immediately. Whether you currently practice Taiji or you're just thinking of getting into it, you should read JUICE before taking another step.
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Family & Relationships
A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.
If your mind is not projected into your hands, even ten thousand techniques will be useless - Tesshu Yamaoka (Bodyguard to the Meiji Emperor) Dozens of incredibly effective methods for streaming the internal power of "ki" to and through your arms and hands, for martial arts, healing, calligraphy, or any other purpose. PACKING can be viewed as the most direct sequel to the original Tai Chi classic JUICE Radical Taiji Energetics, in that: It is style-neutral, sampling from a variety of methods It further details the ARC training process But though it picks up directly from JUICE, it also functions entirely stand-alone for anybody from any background or no background who desires to begin working directly with the internal power experience. PACKING presents dozens of straight-forward techniques for igniting the inner hand, drawn from a wide variety of Eastern disciplines. It is a 'Greatest Hits' collection of internal energy drill methods.
Author: James Miller
Release Date: 2008
A study of a widespread esoteric tradition in medieval China called the Way of highest Clarity (Shangqing dao) with translations of three of its important texts and essays on its doctrines regarding nature, vision, and revelation.
Author: S. E. Meredith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-12-17
The commanding heights of genius in any field seem remote, but it is written: What man has done, man can do. THE AIKI SINGULARITY is an analytical probe into the common foundation of internal power conditioning that connects the unearthly martial skills of peerless Japanese martial arts phenomenon Sagawa Yukiyoshi (1902-1998) to the legendary internal masters of 19th century China. THE AIKI SINGULARITY deconstructs and reassembles the hidden energy that unites all internal martial arts training, and teaches radically simple experiential methods for understanding and maximizing the universal power. Key movements and essential insights from Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu and other arts are assembled into three exceptionally effective regimens of internal conditioning. Each regimen consists of a primary drill and a cluster of related supplemental extensions that deepen and massively intensify the energy experience of each. The work is supported by voluminous references to the writings and teachings of legendary old-time masters of the internal arts. Is this an 'advanced' book? Yes and No. Yes - in the simple sense that some terminology from prior works is used - though everything is explained as needed here too. No - in the most important sense that you can do every drill in this book without any background in other materials, in fact, without any background in energy martial arts at all. The drills are profound in their effects but extremely simple, safe, and pleasant to perform. There are no long sequences of memorized movements, and the drills do not require a large practice space, a long time commitment, or any special equipment and clothing. They can be performed by anybody of any degree of athletic ability - including none whatsoever. But despite their simplicity and ease, they will develop your internal energy fundamentals more deeply, strongly and quickly than many full systems that require decades of expensive, onerous drudgery. This book will be a revelation for students of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Aikido, or Kung Fu and for anybody else who is seeking an adventure of inner exploration and power enhancement. Table of Contents Introduction The ARC Model The AIKI Enigma The AIKI Training Condition The ARC Drills ACCUMULATE Core Drill: Relaxation Santishi Inner Activation Hips The Forward Arm Flow Hip Check REBOUND Core Drill: Grounding Cat Step Shiko (A) - Work Stages Cat Step Shiko (A) - Energetic Experience Cat Step Shiko (B) - Preliminaries Cat Step Shiko (B) - Method Cat Step Shiko (B) - Energetics The Daling Throttle Grip Forearm Pressure Mode The Short Fist Wave High Foot Raise Angled Leg Extension Friction Step Shiko Tai Chi Quiet Standing Opening Raise Hands Stepping Turn Repulse Monkey The AIKI Singularity CATCH Core Drill: Extension Bengquan External Mechanics Energetics Fist Closing Fist Angling Arrow Concept Bengquan Wheel NULLIFICATION Defensive Nullification Offensive Nullification Comeback Nullification Conclusion APPENDIX A: Jade Pillow APPENDIX B: Tai Chi Mahamudra Bibliography
The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. "At once a love story and a philosophical meditation."--New York Times Book Review.