Due largely to its effectiveness, Escrima is one of the world's most popular martial arts systems. Grandmaster Leo M. Giron designed this method to overcome a larger and stronger opponent in life-or-death encounters. Giron's Escrima contains many ingenious exercises and strategies while remaining the essence of simplicity. Giron's Escrima knowledge has been in great demand by thousands of Escrima, Arnis, and Kali students from all over the world-and now for the first time, the original work of Grandmaster Giron is brought to the public with the most comprehensive information ever published in an Escrima book. Packed with photos taken with painstaking care to assure correct positioning and execution, this volume covers all of the fundamental and advanced principles as taught by the late Grandmaster Leo M. Giron.
Are you ready to learn all about Bruce Lee's JKD? If so you've come to the right place... Here's a preview of what JKD for Beginners contains: An introduction to the origins of Jeet Kune Do Jeet Kune Do - the style that isn't a Style Bruce Lee's combat principles How to become the total martial artist - a well-rounded fighter How to be economical with your movement Technical strikes The four basic ranges Three alternate ranges you need to know about Punches in Jeet Kune Do - hand techniques explained Throwing kicks & kicking styles - the JKD way How to trap your opponent correctly And much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072766/bk_acx0_072766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's not enough to be right these days - especially when you're not left. To survive, the right must learn how to express nonliberal principles as effectively as possible and persuade others of their point of view. It is an art that demands patience, research, humor, understanding, creative thinking, learning from your opponent, and even mimicking their tactics. In How to Be Right: the Art of Being Persuasively Correct, Gutfeld reveals the strategies that have helped him keep a steady job for almost three decades. From "Discard Your Outrage" and "Outcompassion Them" to "Find the Right's Obama" and "Use your Mom", Gutfeld gives listeners the tools they'll need to argue, influence, and convince their friends, family, and foes throughout the 2016 election cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004359/bk_rand_004359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you aspire to lead, whether in business or your community, this book is just what you need. Leadership authority Donald T. Phillips offers a uniquely inspiring approach. He presents real-life scenarios from the American Revolution to illustrate how to overcome the toughest odds and achieve success. As you learn the strategies that worked for our founding fathers, you will share in the very principles that founded America. When the colonists' situation under British tyranny became desperate, dynamic leaders arose from the masses. Washington, Paine, Franklin, and other men of integrity banded together to manifest a shared vision. They forged a team of patriots who withstood impossible conditions and overcame an opponent who seemed invincible. As a leadership consultant, lecturer, and best-selling author, Donald T. Phillips has inspired many to greatness. His leadership series also includes Lincoln on Leadership. Veteran narrator Nelson Runger delivers his insightful lessons in a clear voice, full of conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000601/bk_reco_000601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Book of Five Rings is about Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia; for instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work in a business context. Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" theme throughout the audiobook. For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent. He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the audiobook are important for combat on any scale, whether a one-on-one duel or a massive battle. Descriptions of principles are often followed by admonitions to "investigate this thoroughly" through practice rather than trying to learn them by merely reading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115934/bk_acx0_115934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer's incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare.One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one's opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force - an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle methods.Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elites of imperial China, even in modern times, these writings have been known to only a handful of Western specialists. In this volume are seven separate essays, written between 500 B.C. and A.D. 700, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China. This accurate translation remedies a serious gap in Western knowledge of Asian thought. Based on the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, some only recently discovered by archaeologists, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China is a uniquely important contribution to the world's military literature and is essential reading for anyone interested in China's rich cultural heritage or in the timeless principles of successful warfare strategy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001564/bk_adbl_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to sleep well - in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, in this chapter, you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension between hormones and brain regions vying to keep you awake and hormones and brain regions trying to make you go to sleep. This is called opponent-process theory. Sleep, scientists are finding, doesn't have as much to do with energy restoration as it does with processing memories and flushing out toxins in the brain. As you grow older, your sleep cycle becomes more fragmented, particularly the part of the cycle during which toxins are flushed out of the brain. Accruing good sleep habits by middle age (a stable sleep routine; no caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine six hours prior to going to sleep) is the best way to avoid sleep-related cognitive decline in old age. You may already be experiencing the sometimes unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, The Science of Sleep is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pprs/000011/bk_pprs_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On Earth Day 1970 20 million Americans displayed their commitment to a clean environment. It was called the largest demonstration in human history, and it permanently changed the nation's political agenda. By Earth Day 2000 participation had exploded to 500 million people in 167 countries. The seemingly simple idea—a day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environment—was the brainchild of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. It accomplished, far beyond his expectations, his lifelong goal of putting the environment onto the nation's and the world's political agendas. A remarkable man, Nelson ranks as one of history's leading environmentalists. He also played a major role as an early, outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, and as a senate insider was a key player in civil rights, poverty, civil liberties and consumer protection issues. The life of Nelson, a small town boy who learned his values and progressive political principles at an early age, is woven through the political history of the twentieth century. Nelson's story intersects at times with Fighting Bob La Follette, Joe McCarthy, and Bill Proxmire in Wisconsin, and with George McGovern, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Russell Long, Walter Mondale, John F. Kennedy, and others on the national scene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crvn/000017/bk_crvn_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a list of the contributions that this book will make towards your current level of game knowledge: You will learn how to pick your champion pool for top lane, which champions are best right now, and how to deal with counterpicks. You will learn the best runes and masteries setups for the different top laners. You will learn all you need to know about dominating your trades and how to trade against short-ranged, medium-ranged and long-ranged opponents. You will learn seven different principles for snowballing the top lane and increasing your lead over your opponent. You will learn how to develop top-notch map awareness and how to use it to roam to other lanes and make the best teleport plays that will carry your games. You will learn all you need to know about top lane vision control, including what the best warding spots are and how to prioritize them. You will learn how to influence your jungler to gank for you more often and how to get the maximum out of it. You will also learn how to deal with being camped by the enemy jungler. You will learn how to become a great shot caller for the team. You will learn how to splitpush the right way and carry your games with this powerful strategy. As a bonus, you will also learn how to deal with tilt - the top laner's curse. There also are a lot of general game knowledge golden nuggets thrown all throughout the book to help you in your journey further. Are you excited? Best of luck on the Summoner's Rift! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076608/bk_acx0_076608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.