A Deadly Art
DIV The advent of the crossbow more than 2,500 years ago effected dramatic changes for hunters and warriors. For centuries, it was among the most powerful and widely used handheld weapons, and its popularity endures to this day. A Deadly Art presents a lively, accessible survey of the crossbow’s “golden age,” along with detailed descriptions of twenty-four remarkable examples. Beginning in the middle ages, the European aristocracy’s enthusiasm for the crossbow heralded shooting competitions and pageants that featured elaborately decorated weapons bearing elegant embellishments of rare materials and prized artistry. In addition to being highly functional, these weapons were magnificent works of art. A Deadly Art includes fascinating descriptions of crossbows used by Margaret of Savoy and Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, among others. /div
From the shadows of the ancient Middle East comes the terror known as the Hashishin, an order of professional assassins that evolved from the ancient and infamous Brotherhood of the Blood-Lickers. No group has had a more lethal influence on the world than this fraternity of killers. In this unique book Dr Haha Lung not only traces the complete history of the Hashishan, but explains the rules of Islamic warfare and the true concept of Jihad. Also included in graphic detail are proven fighting and self-defence techniques, including Fist and Fire and Assassin Unarmed Comba
Linda Ridley thinks she's on a cloud as Art Consultant for the huge TRACY RETAIL STORES and pursued by Konrad Tracy,the handsome CEO. But, there`s an enemy in the family and jealous rivals outside. A fraud by a trusted art dealer leaves her without a job or romance. She goes after the thief and her search leads her to San Miguel, an art colony in far-off Mexico. There she meets Paul Huntley, a Toronto reporter, who helps her track the elusive crook. Konrad arrives in time to make the arrest. Then they conclude their romance.
Wing Chun Bil Jee the Deadly Art of Thrusting Fingers
William Cheung reveals the original wing chun bil jee form taught only to him by the late Yip Man. Though the form is central to this book, the wing chun system, central-line theory, and techniques demonstrated are offered with hopes of illustrating a scientific approach that is beneficial to all martial arts and their practitioners.
Jerry Kearns deep cover the deadly art of illusion
Jerry Kearns A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Jerry Kearns deep cover the deadly art of illusion Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Sanjay V. Javalkar A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Marma Adi Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Master of the Blade
Written by one of the world's foremost authorities on martial arts and weaponcraft, Master of the Blade is an instructional manual on the realistic use of the knife in self-defense. Based on the Tactical Edged Weapons System of Richard Ryan's Dynamic Combat Method, it offers priceless insights into a world shrouded in mystery, hype and mystique, and dispels common myths about knife fighting. Ryan covers the various types of blades and how to choose one that's right for you; knife fighting stances, grips, targets, striking patterns and types of cuts; the basics of defense and counterattack; blade tactics and strategies against different types of weapons and attackers; deadly mistakes such as overcommitment and hesitation; dealing with fear and the importance of mind-set; carry methods and tactical concealment; and realistic training methods. Master of the Blade explores the deadly art of knife fighting in a refreshing and often humorous manner, presenting the stark realities of knife fighting in a way we can all understand and digest. The old adage "don't bring a knife to a gunfight" won't have the same meaning for you once you've read this book. For academic study only.
The Deadly Art of Deception
Caribou King is accustomed to losing boyfriends to her best friend, Taylor Snow, but she isn't accustomed to having them turn up dead. When a second man dies after falling for Taylor, Cara is the only person in the tiny town of Coho Bay, Alaska who believes in her innocence. When she sets out to prove it, she uncovers lie after lie -- and not just coming from Taylor. Cara had better figure things out quickly or the next body fished out of the bay could be hers.Cara is a 26 year-old native of Coho Bay, Alaska, a tiny town whose claim to fame is as a stop on the lucrative cruise ship line. Cara owns The Broken Antler Gallery, specializing in one of a kind works of art crafted by artists across south eastern Alaska. "The Deadly Art of Deception" is the first in a series that is part cozy mystery, part chick-lit. There is a good mixture of humor and suspense with just a touch of romance.
The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art
Look past the legends and learn about the REAL ninjas of feudal Japan with this entertaining, illustrated ninjutsu guide. Ninjutsu, the least understood of the Japanese martial arts, is an ancient fighting style emphasizing natural movement, responsiveness to adversaries, and absolute practicality. In feudal Japan, ninja were feared for their skill in espionage and, particularly, assassination. Masters of weaponry, stealth, and martial techniques, ninja were credited with supernatural powers because of the near-invincibility of their unique and deadly art. In The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art, Black Belt Hall of Fame member, Stephen K. Hayes, reveals the secrets that lead to the perception of the ninja as warriors of almost sorcerous skill—the art of invisibility, special tools and weapons, and psychological training enabling the ninja to gain advantage in any situation. Chapters include: Perspective—Origin; Organization; Training; At the Height of Power; The Decline; Ninjutsu in the Modern World Search for the Ninja Unarmed Combat—The Ninja Fists; Fighting Postures; Other Factors Weaponry—Chains and Cords; Sticks and Staffs; Canes with Concealed Weapons; The Ninja Sword; Throwing Blades The Way of Invisibility—Sense Deception; Phantom Steps; Reconnaissance; Blending with the Night; Attacking the Eyes; The Art of Disguise Shadow Warriors—Espionage; Commando Tactics The Realm of the Spirit—Psychological Warfare
Definitions of Art
In the last thirty years, work in analytic philosophy of art has flourished, and it has given rise to considerably controversy. Stephen Davies describes and analyzes the definition of art as it has been discussed in Anglo-American philosophy during this period and, in the process, introduces his own perspective on ways in which we should reorient our thinking.Davies conceives of the debate as revealing two basic, conflicting approaches—the functional and the procedural—to the questions of whether art can be defined, and if so, how. As the author sees it, the functionalist believes that an object is a work of art only if it performs a particular function (usually, that of providing a rewarding aesthetic experience). By contrast the proceduralist believes that something is an artwork only if it has been created according to certain rules and procedures. Davies attempts to demonstrate the fruitfulness of viewing the debate in terms of this framework, and he develops new arguments against both points of view—although he is more critical of functional than of procedural definitions.Because it has generated so much of the recent literature, Davies starts his analysis with a discussion of Morris Weitz's germinal paper, "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics." He goes on to examine other important works by Arthur Danto, George Dickie, and Ben Tilghman and develops in his critiques original arguments on such matters of the artificiality of artworks and the relevance of artists' intentions.