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70 Second Sensei
Soul of the Genius Sensei
From the bestselling authors of Dude, The World’s Gonna Punch You in the Face, The Big Bloody Book of Violence, and Musashi’s Dokkodo…
Hone your mind and sharpen your spirit!
Once you have mastered the physical aspects of your martial art, it is time to take it to the next level—to lead, to teach, to leave a legacy. This innovative book shows you how.
“It is always shin, the spirit, that decides the fate of the battle,” wrote Taisen Deshimaru in The Zen Way to the Martial Arts.
Indeed, in nearly every human endeavor what separates world-class individuals from also-rans is the mental game. Application, instruction, and holistic self-development, these are the hallmarks of the exceptional sensei.
Dude, the World’s Gonna Punch You in the FACE
Here’s How to Make it Hurt Less
One stupid mistake ruined his life… Or, maybe it was a series of small missteps and one big betrayal?
As an 18 year-old college freshman he went on his first road trip to see a football game, traveling from Eugene, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. He’d never been out of state before so he was very excited. On the bus ride he experienced his first Champagne brunch too, knocking back mimosas (orange juice mixed with Champagne) along with his buddies. It was a party, and a good party at that. He never actually made it into the stadium though, things went a little sideways…
“This book can save you a lot of pain and trauma, not just physical but also emotional and financial as well.” – Jeff Cooper, MD
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Miyamoto Musashi (1584 – 1645) was arguably the greatest swordsman who ever lived, a legendary figure whose methods of thought and strategy have been studied and adopted across a wide spectrum of society, from martial artists to military leaders to captains of industry. The iconic sword saint of Japan was clearly a genius, yet he was also a functional psychopath–ruthless, fearless, hyper-focused, and utterly without conscience.
Shortly before he died, Musashi wrote down his final thoughts about life for his favorite student Terao Magonojo to whom Go Rin No Sho, his famous Book of Five Rings, had also been dedicated. He called this treatise Dokkodo, which translates as “The Way of Walking Alone.”
The book you hold in your hands is the definitive interpretation of Musashi’s final work.
The Little Black Book of Violence
“This book will save lives!” – Alain Burrese, JD, former US Army 2nd Infantry Division Scout Sniper School Instructor
Men commit 80 percent of all violent crimes and are twice as likely to become the victims of aggressive behavior. This book is primarily written for men ages 15 to 35, and contains more than mere self-defense techniques
The Big Bloody Book of Violence
“Implementing even a fraction of this book’s suggestions will substantially increase your overall safety.” – Gila Hayes, Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network
We could whine about how we live in dangerous times nowadays, but let’s face it, all throughout history ordinary people have been at risk of violence in one way or another. Abdicating personal responsibility by outsourcing your safety to others might be the easy way out, but it does little to safeguard your welfare.
“Fills a void in martial arts training.” – Loren W. Christensen, Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame member
This book addresses a significant gap in most martial arts training, the tricky space that lies between sport and combat applications where you need to control a person without injuring him (or her). Techniques in this region are called “drunkle,” named after the drunken uncle disrupting a family gathering.
“If you’re serious about learning how the application of physical force works—before, during and after the fact—I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” – Lieutenant Jon Lupo, New York State Police
Conflict and violence cover a broad range of behaviors, from intimidation to murder, and require an equally broad range of responses. A kind word will not resolve all situations, nor will wristlocks, punches, or even a gun.
Surviving Armed Assaults
“This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone walking the warrior’s path, and anyone who is interested in this vital topic.” – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Director, Warrior Science Group
A sad fact is that weapon-wielding thugs victimize 1,773,000 citizens every year in the United States alone. Even martial artists are not immune from this deadly threat.
The 87-Fold Path to Being the Best Martial Artist
“Beware! The 87-Fold Path contains unexpected, concise blows to the head and heart… you don’t have a chance, but to examine and retool your way of life.” – George Rohrer, Executive and Purpose Coach, MBA, CPCC, PCC
Despite the fact that raw materials in feudal Japan were mediocre at best, bladesmiths used innovative folding and tempering techniques to forge some of the finest swords imaginable for their samurai overlords. The process of heating and folding the metal removed impurities while shaping and strengthening the blades to perfection. The end result was strong yet supple, beautiful and deadly. As martial artists, we utilize a similar process, forging our bodies through hard work, perseverance, and repetition.
Wolves in Street Clothing: How Animal Behavior Teaches Survival in the Asphalt Jungle
“Wilder and Hollingsworth present a (very convincing) case here for a set of oft-neglected skills that are probably about the most important things you could learn for “self-defense”.” – Zach Zinn
Wolves in Street Clothing: How Animal Behavior Teaches Survival in the Asphalt Jungle will give you a new light in which to see human predatory behavior. As we move farther and farther from our roots insulating ourselves in technology and air conditioned homes we get disconnected from the inherent and innate aspects of understanding the precursors to violent behavior.
How to Win a Fight
“It is the ultimate course in self-defense and will help you survive and get through just about any violent situation or attack.” – Jeff Rivera, bestselling author
More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. Develop the fortitude to walk away when you can and prevail when you must.
Lessons from the Dojo Floor
“Helps each reader, from white belt to black belt, look at and understand why he or she trains.” – Michael E. Odell, Isshin-Ryu Northwest Okinawa Karate Association
In the vein of Dave Lowry, a thought provoking collection of short vignettes that entertains while it educates.
Martial Arts Instruction
“Boeing trains hundreds of security officers, Kane’s ideas will help us be more effective.” – Gregory A. Gwash, Chief Security Officer, Boeing
While the old adage, “those who can’t do, teach,” is not entirely true, all too often “those who can do” cannot teach effectively. This book is unique in that it offers a holistic approach to teaching martial arts; incorporating elements of educational theory and communication techniques typically overlooked in budo (warrior arts).
The Way of Kata
“This superb book is essential reading for all those who wish to understand the highly effective techniques, concepts, and strategies that the kata were created to record.”
– Iain Abernethy, British Combat Association Hall of Fame member
The ancient masters developed kata, or “formal exercises,” as fault-tolerant methods to preserve their unique, combat-proven fighting systems. This groundbreaking book unveils these methods, not only teaching you how to analyze your kata to understand what it is trying to tell you, but also helping you to utilize your fighting techniques more effectively.
The Way of Martial Arts for Kids
“Written in a personable, engaging style that will appeal to kids and adults alike.” – Laura Weller, Martial Artist, and Musician
Based on centuries of traditions, martial arts training can be a positive experience for kids. The book helps you and yours get the most out of class. It shows how just about any child can become one of those few exemplary learners who excel in the training hall as well as in life.
The Way of Sanchin Kata
“This book has been sorely needed for generations!” – Philip Starr, National Chairman, Yiliquan Martial Arts Association
The old ways of generating remarkable power are still accessible, but they are purposefully hidden in Sanchin kata for the truly dedicated to find. This book takes the practitioner to new depths of practice by breaking down the form piece-by-piece, body part by body part, so that the very foundation of the kata is revealed.
Sensei Mentor Teacher Coach
“Finally a book that will actually move the needle in closing the leadership skills gap found in all aspects of our society.” – Dan Roberts, CEO and President, Ouellette & Associates
The fact of the matter is, true leadership really isn’t about you. It’s about giving back, offering your best to others so that they can find the best in themselves. The methodologies in this book help you become the leader you were meant to be by bringing your goals and other peoples’ needs together to create a powerful, combined vision.
Journey: The Martial Artist’s Notebook
“Students who take notes progress faster and enjoy a deeper understanding than those who don’t. Period.” – Loren W. Christensen, martial arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee
Just as Bruce Lee’s notes and essays became Tao of Jeet Kune Do, perhaps someday your training journal will be published for the masses, but first and foremost this notebook is by you, for you. It contains both structured and unstructured blank pages for you to take notes and make sketches that enhance your training experience.
The Way to Black Belt
“It is so good I wish I had written it myself.” – Hanshi Patrick McCarthy, Director, International Ryukyu Karate Research Society
Earning a black belt can be the most rewarding experience of a lifetime, but getting there takes considerable planning. Whatever your age, whatever your gender, you will benefit from the wisdom of master martial artists around the globe, including Iain Abernethy, Dan Anderson, Loren Christensen, Jeff Cooper, Wim Demeere, Aaron Fields, Rory Miller, Martina Sprague, Phillip Starr, and many more, who share more than 300 years of combined training experience. Benefit from their guidance during your development into a first-class black belt.
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Blinded by the Night
“Kane’s expertise in matters of mayhem shines throughout.” – Steve Perry, bestselling author
Richard Hayes is a Seattle cop. After 25 years with the PD he thinks he knows everything there is to know about predators. The dregs of society like rapists, murderers, gang bangers, and child molesters are just another day at the office. Commonplace criminals become the least of his problems when he goes hunting for a serial killer and runs into a real monster.
Legends of the Masters
“It is a series of (very) short stories teaching life lessons. I’m going to bring it out when my nephews are over at family dinners for good discussion starters. A fun read!” – Angela Palmore
Storytelling is an ancient form of communication that still resonates today. An engaging story told and retold shares a meaningful message that can be passed down through the generations. Legends of the Masters retools Aesop’s lesser-known fables, reimagining them to meet the needs and interests of modern martial artists.
La Via Del Kata Sanchin
El kata sanchin fracciona los movimientos según unos principios de progresividad cuya comprensión resulta impresindible si se quieren adquirir las habilidades necesarias para dominar el arte de la mano vacía.