This book comes most heavily from a Japanese/Okinawan perspective (as that is the experience of the author), but the advice contained within is applicable to all traditional styles.
Taken from Kickboxing History: Kickboxing started in the US during the 1970′s when American karate practitioners became frustrated with strict controls on martial arts competitions that didn’t allow full contact kicks and punches. Many questions were raised when the sport began about the high risk of injury. As a result, safety rules were improved and protective clothing was added. As this is a relatively new sport there are no long-term traditions. The sport has undergone changes and been refined during the last two decades. Competitors use sparring, kicks, punches, kick blocks, shadow boxing, and wood breaking that is learned and applied under professional instruction.
Taken from THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF AIKIDO As taught by the founder Morihei Ueshiba:Aikido is the path which joins all paths of the universe through eternity; it is the universal mind which contains all things and unifies all things.
Aikido is the truth taught by the universe and must be applied to our lives on this earth.
Aikido is the principle and the path which joins humanity with the universal consciousness.
Aikido will come to completion when each individual, following his or her true path, becomes one with the universe.
Aikido is the path of strength and compassion which leads to the infinite perfection and ever-increasing glory of God.
This E-book is intended to give readers a sample of certain areas within Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, The Master Text and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Basics. As you read, you will notice that pages have been taken from different sections and are put together (re-arranged) in this E-book in an order according to the title of the E-book, not the order of the book the pages originally came from.
This field manual contains information and guidance pertaining to rifle-bayonet fighting and hand-to-hand combat. The hand-to-hand combat portion of this manual is divided into basic and advanced training. This manual serves as a guide for instructors, trainers, and soldiers in the art of instinctive rifle-bayonet fighting.