Advanced Jujitsu The Science Behind the Gentle Art by George Kirby
In this new book from American Ju-Jitsu Association co-founder George Kirby, you will learn why and how your sensei seems to have access to strength and energy that goes beyond his verbal explanations.
Transcending the mere memorization of kata, forms and texniques, Kirby takes you in to advanced concepts that will actually simplify your training, help you learn new technique faster and grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. These concepts can be applied to the entire spectrum of martial arts as they address the fundamentals of technique, physics, anatomy, relaxation, humility, self-confidence and open-mindedness.
Through extensive discussion and detailed photos and diagrams, Kirby describes
How kata functions to synergistically connect the mind and body.
How meditation contributes to optimum physical perfomance.
How all martial arts are connected.
How physics and anatomy affect body movement.
How the stress of daily life affects your ki.
How true sensei are participants and leaders in their dojo as well as in the community at large.
How to use balance against opponents to gain tactical advantage.
How to go beyond technical knowledge and move into the realm of truly understanding your art.
How the idea of "less is more" can lead to success in all areas of your life.
More than a technical manual, Advanced Jujistu is an insightfull guide to the fundamental concepts that can transform the martial arts practitioner into a martial artists- or even a sensei.