Masterclass Kung Fu: Tae Kwondo, Tai Chi, Kendo, Iaido, Shinto Ryu
Features of this work include: a comprehensive guide to the most popular martial arts: kung fu, tae kwondo, tai chi, kendo, iaido and shinto ryu; clear step-by-step techniques and specialist advice, explained and taught by qualified experts; over 350 colour photographs demonstrate exercises and movements from each discipline; and, concise explanations of the underlying philosophy of each martial art help you to choose which one will be the most effective and right for you. Martial arts have grown in popularity in recent years as we have begun to discover the many benefits that each one can offer. While they can help to improve physical fitness, they also teach the importance of balance between body and mind, and this makes them particularly appealing. There is a wide range of disciplines to choose from and this guide introduces you to some of the most popular forms. The fascinating history and philosophy of each art is clearly explained, followed by the photographic step-by-step guide that introduces you to exercises and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, this important guide will help you develop at each stage.
Fay Goodman is internationally qualified to a very high level in many martial arts and is a leading exponent of shinto ryu (8th-dan) and iaido (6th-dan). In 1995 she was awarded the gold medal at the European Iaido championships, and today she is one of the highest graded female martial art experts in the world. She features regularly on television and radio and has completed a series on martial arts for television. Her previous publications include Beating Crime in Your Business and Be Streetwise.