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Positive attacking in throwing and ground work is at the heart of all the best judo. This is a fundamental attitude of world champions Katsuhihiko Kashiwazaki and Hidetoshi Nakanishi, who are now among the foremost teachers in Japan. But this boldness must be based on a sound technical understanding. Attacking Judo is a new concept in judo publishing based on simple drawings rather than long complex explanations.
This is the first book ever to be written on the crucial aspect of judo gripping techniques. Adams was widely recognized for his masterly understanding of grips even though his favored grip was eminently classical. In this pioneering volume, he looks at orthodox and unorthodox gripping, attack and defense, gripping strategies, and gripping skills.
The armlock is one of the most successful groundwork skills of modern judo. This "Masterclass Techniques" study by Neil Adams, one of the finest exponents of the technique of the last twenty years, will ensure its continued dominance. The book provides a detailed study of variations--including ude-gatame and the spectacular flying armlock--which have been developed and successfully used in competition by leading names from the world of judo such as Iaskevitch, Divisenko, Seisenbacher and Great Britain's Karen Briggs.
A life in judo is a fascinating insight into one of Britain's most successful sportsmen of the 1970s and 1980s. Adams discusses the important of the correct psychological attitude and the pressures of staying at the top of his sport. The last three chapters examine his chief techniques and training routines in greater detail.
Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you’ll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life. Developed out of the authors’ work in elite sports and business – including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team – this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.
Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book.
Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in search of young peasants to study ballet at the academy in Beijing and he was thrust into a completely unfamiliar world.
When a trip to Texas as part of a rare cultural exchange opened his eyes to life and love beyond China's borders, he defected to the United States in an extraordinary and dramatic tale of Cold War intrigue.
Told in his own distinctive voice, this is Li's inspirational story of how he came to be Mao's last dancer, and one of the world's greatest ballet dancers.
200 fabulous fuss-free recipes for the busy cook, including instant indulgences, healthy snacks, family meals and last-minute entertaining, with over 800 photographs. There are 200 fuss-free recipes: quick and easy cooking for every kind of meal and occasion, with over 800 photographs to guarantee success. How to make clever use of fresh and tasty ingredients to produce delectably quick appetizers, quick-fix lunches, nutritious main courses, irresistible desserts and tempting drinks? This title offers advice on how to create meals with flavour and texture from fewer ingredients, make use of quick-cook methods, minimize kitchen utensils, and rustle up a wide range of simple and speedy accompaniments. Clear step-by-step instructions guide you through every stage of preparation and explain specific techniques, and there is an inspiring colour photograph of every dish.