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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Can't cope? Elope! Admit it. You always thought eloping sounded kind of romantic, right? Too bad everyone expects you to have The Big Wedding -- the kind you always thought you wanted. So now that you're engaged and knee-deep in wedding planning, why are you secretly wishing you could just fly off to a tropical island and say your I do's in your bathing... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 24.95
Taekwondo is defined as a hard-style system of the martial arts with penetrating kicks, punches, and forceful linear attacks. In Advanced Taekwondo , Scott Shaw presents an in-depth look at the complete art of Taekwondo-from the underlying philosophies that drive the techniques and strategies to advice on mastering basic and advanced techniques... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkido techniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. In fact, as the author... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95
From classic stances, blocks, kicking, and strikes to its philosophical principles and history, Taekwondo Basics prepares the reader for years of successful practice. Author Scott Shaw walks the reader through the first class and preliminary training methods and shares his insights on conditioning exercises, working with a partner, competitions,... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2001; US$ 12.95
These are Zen meditations for modern times -- cold comfort, maybe, for some of us who might want platitudes and the promise of peacefulness being handed to us on a silver platter. Because, as Shaw points out, conflict is a part of life. Zen Buddhism was even founded in conflict. No one can give anyone else peace. Peace comes to those who seek it --... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95
Learn how to call up extra energy on demand! Shaw shows you how to strengthen the Ki you were born with, so you can harness the Ki around you to help you through the many periods of stress in daily life. He gives suggestions for changingyour diet to improve Ki flow, and discusses how to actively focus Ki into specific regions of the body or into... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 11.95
The Little Book of Yoga Breathing is a great little package that offers a lot. Pranayama, the practice of breath control, is detailed here in an easy-to-understand and even easier-to-practice format. Professional yoga instructor, Scott Shaw introduces 16 breathing exercises and how to get the best benefit from each of the forms by training, refining,... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2002; US$ 14.95
Nirvana is not to be found in the fulfillment of endless desires, the analysis of profound thoughts, or even hours, days, or years of meditative contemplation. In fact, it is the very act of seeking to obtain happiness, peace, and enlightenment that keeps them out of reach. Nirvana in a Nutshell offers 157 Zen meditations to help you discover... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1999; US$ 16.95
In this book, Shaw draws upon his knowledge of Asian culture and years of study in the martial arts to show us how we, too, can achieve higher understanding through the tenets of Zen Buddhism. Iado - the meditative way of the sword becomes a path to enlightenment. The first step is to learn to control the physical body; once physical senses are honed,... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 14.95
This complete guide to "street smart" self-defense covers a wide range of subjects including: rapid assessment of potentially dangerous situations, fast and simple response to an attack, continuous flow of defensive techniques, vital strike points, first strike advantage, fighting techniques and body weapons, specific attack responses, grappling... more...