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Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts

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Like any other philosophy, religion or culture, each martial art has its founding myths and heroes; stories that tell of the art's origins and makes sense of its underlying philosophic principles. This book is a collection of these myths and legends.

Legends of the Martial Arts Masters

Author : Susan Lynn Peterson
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Whether you're an inspiring black belt or just a fan of martial arts action, you'll enjoy this collection of twenty exciting stories about the great heroes of the martial arts. The stories include dramatic victories, wily strategies, and triumphs over long odds—from the great Tsukahara Bokuden's cunning defeat of a troublemaking samurai to Wing Chun's brave self–defense against a brutish warlord. Children can read about Robert Trias, known as the "father of American karate" and Miyamoto Musashi, known as the "greatest sword fighter in history" and the author of the bestselling Book of Five Rings. Filled with action and amazing feats of martial arts wizardry, Legends of the Martial Arts Masters will inspire readers with stories of courage, combat, and self-discovery. Stories include: The General Fights a Bull The Great Wave The Hard Way to Find a Teacher The Three Sons The Style of No Sword A Bully Changes His Ways The Ballad of Mu-lan Twelve Warriors of Burma Wing Chun The Eighteen Hands And many more…

Myths and Legends in Indian Art

Author : Shiva Dayal Trivedi
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In this exellent book, the authors discuss the concept and role of myths and legends in Indian art. The centrality of myths andlegends in ancient Indian literature, folklore and popular imagination has been brought out. In the second part of the book, masterpieces of art have been carefully included keeping in mind chronological range, variety of mediums, different sources of repositories and above all their way of presentation. art.

Martial Arts of the World A Q

Author : Thomas A. Green
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Magic Monsters and Make Believe Heroes

Author : Douglas E. Cowan
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Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write ourselves and through which we can become the heroes of our own story. Why do we tell and retell the same stories over and over when we know they can’t possibly be true? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not because pop culture has run out of good ideas. Rather, it is precisely because these stories are so fantastic, some resonating so deeply that we elevate them to the status of religion. Illuminating everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dungeons and Dragons, and from Drunken Master to Mad Max, Douglas E. Cowan offers a modern manifesto for why and how mythology remains a vital force today.

Martial Arts Made Easy

Author : Peter Lewis
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100 cool moves from a range of martial arts disciplines.

Combat Ritual and Performance

Author : David E. Jones
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All cultures possess some forms of martial arts, although these have not been commonly studied by anthropologists, which is an oversight that the present collection of papers seeks to remedy.

Handbook of the Martial Arts and Self defense

Author : Christopher Keane
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Discusses the philosophical principles, histories, usefulness, and movements of aikido, judo, karate, and kung fu and depicts antimugging tactics and defensive strategies for women

Dictionary of Irish Myth and Legend

Author : Ronan Coghlan
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of M ori Myth and Legend

Author : Margaret Orbell
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A Concise Encyclopedia of M ori Myth and Legend

Author : Margaret Orbell
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Based on 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend' this is a concise guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folklore and history. More than 300 entries, arranged alphabetically, reveal the subtlety and complexity of the traditional Maori view of the world, and a large index provides cross-referencing.

Women and Goddesses in Early Celtic History Myth and Legend

Author : James E. Doan
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Myths and Legends of Palau

Author : Hisakatsu Hijikata
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Mythology of the Celts

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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For maximum accessibility, the encyclopedia is structured as an alphabetical A-Z, detailing sites of interest, characters, significant events, stories and symbols. Together these entries create a clear and comprehensive Who's Who, with copious cross-references throughout.

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

Author : Christopher R. Fee
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
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Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Myths legends of Indi

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Somadeva S Kathasaritsagara, The Epics, The Puranas, As Well As Folklore Are Among The Sources Of India S Long Tradition Of Storytelling. Down The Ages, They Have Nourished Creative Expression, From Tulsi S Ramayana And Michael Madhusudan Dutt S Megnadvadh Kavya To Salman Rushdie S Stories Of Haroun And Tharoor S Great Indian Novel. The Present Selection Represents The Author S Explorations Of This Rich And Ancient Offering. In This Book Radice Brings Together His Own Retellings And Other Translations Of 132 Best-Loved And Popular Myths, Legends And Folktales. Besides Hindu Narratives, Included Are Number Of Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Syrian Christian And Tribal Tales. Stories Of The Churning Of The Ocean , Draupadi S Svayamvara , The Seduction Of Ahalya Flow Along With Those Of The The Blind Fakir , St Thomas Arm And Buddha And The Tigress . The Tales Offer A Kaleidoscope Of Living India, With Its Commonly-Held Beliefs Of Vast Eras Or Yugas, The Stages Of Life, Tapas, Rebirth And Nirvana, Besides A Celebration Of Eroticism. Aware Of The Essentially Oral Nature Of India S Story-Telling Tradition, Radice Shows How Popular Performers Make Stories Come Alive By Appending Some Embroidery, Jokes, Drama, And Suspense To Them. In These Retellings He Tries To Feel His Way Into The Stories Chosen And To Convey In English Some Of These Emotions And Humour Of The Original. Combining Scholarly Rigour With Masterly Narration, Myths And Legends Of India Is A Brilliant Collection. Doubtless, It Will Be Loved By Readers Of All Ages, Anywhere, For A Long, Long Time.

From Bruce Lee to the Ninjas

Author : Richard Meyers
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Remembering Bruce

Author : James Bishop
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The world was electrified in 1973 when Enter the Dragon was released. Western audiences had never seen a screen hero with such charisma, on screen presence and athletic grace. Sadly, its star, Bruce Lee, died three weeks before its release -- yet, on the basis of Enter the Dragon and four other Hong Kong productions, Bruce Lee has become an immortal icon, a man with a following that reaches every corner of the globe with an almost religious fervor. What is it about Bruce Lee that captures the attention of so many? Remembering Bruce reveals the real Bruce Lee, a passionate man whose martial arts skill and philosophical teachings have attracted generations to his message. More than an actor, Bruce Lee was a teacher who inspired countless people to honestly express themselves and become better human beings. Remembering Bruce examines Lee's legacy not just as a star and martial artist, but as a teacher and motivator. Each chapter explores a different side of Bruce Lee: -- A martial artist whose almost superhuman abilities transformed the sport -- A movie star, the first international Asian star (and his complete filmography) -- The philosopher, and the source of his values, beliefs and discipline -- The family man, devoted husband and father -- His legend, and information on the new Bruce Lee Historical Society -- The legacy, including college courses taught on his philosophical concepts.Of the many books on Bruce Lee, most deal with the mechanics of his art or are repetitive biographies. Remembering Bruce is special. Written by an educated fan who is also a martial artist, Remembering Bruce unveils the truth behind the Bruce Lee myth: that Bruce Lee was much more thana chop-socky actor -- indeed, that he was an innovative thinker, a great mind of his time whose legacy will endure.

Korean Myths and Folk Legends

Author : Pae-Gang Hwang
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