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On to build a stronger theoretical foundation for the discussion of martial arts while addressing matters in innovative ways which he had come to believe would help people to better grasp the nature of these arts There are books by authors who will tell you that some aspects of the martial arts are too complex for concrete coherent and defined explanations Others have used ambiguous terminology to explain what they could not pronounce otherwise This is no such book This book was written to provide you with the solid applicable answers and ideas that you could actually understand and take away with youThis book is chiefly comprised of three parts| Part I From the Inside Out – External and Internal Gong Fu |This is essentially mostly a very long thorough discussion of martial arts theory and practice Traditional and modern concepts and methods are discussed through the mediums of Physiology Biology Anatomy Psychology Philosophy Western and Oriental alike sports science and the author's personal experiences The Internal Martial Arts of China receive a special lengthier treatment in this part of the book| Part II Contemplations on Controlled Violence | This one is of a Philosophical and Psychological nature and contains the author's thoughts. I recently had the

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Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is a book about the true essence of martial arts It includes neither instruction on deadly killing techniues nor mystical tales of so called super human masters Rather it is a vast compilation of seriously thought out observations made on the subject by the author as well as many other martial artists and scientists with a slight touch of history and humourThe goal of this project had from the start been to surpass the current standard in the martial arts literary market and offer readers worldwide something which they have never seen before In essence a book in which are found countless answers for martial arts practitioners which cannot be read elsewhere addressing commonly discussed martially related topics with breadth and depth unparalleled in other works to this day in any language It holds among its pages no less than 220000 words containing knowledge which would be coveted by manyThe aim of this book is to present the reader a coherent clear cut and in depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects from various individuals At its core is the author's aspirati. “Research of Mart

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On the martial arts and their manifestation in our daily lives with guest articles by various martial arts teachers| Part III The Wisdom of Martial Spirits Teachers and the Things They Hold Dear |This part includes various interesting and comprehensive interviews with distinguished martial arts masters spanning dozens of pages each Every one of the interviewees is a person whose views and ideas are thought provoking and well worth reading The teachers interviewed in this book areMaster Chen Zhonghua Chen Taiji uanMaster Yang Hai Xing Yi uan Bagua Zhang and Chen Taiji uanShifu Strider Clark Tongbei uan Wu style Taiji Shuai Jiao and Shifu Neil Ripski Traditional Drunken Fist and many othersSifu James Cama Buddha Hand Wing Chun and Southern Praying MantisItzik Cohen Sensei Shito ryu KarateNo matter the age rank status or experience – this book was written for everyone who see themselves part of the martial arts community It is my sincere hope that any person who reads this book will benefit from the time he or she had spent doing so May this work encourage others to continue intelligent writing and research in the field as I was pushed forth and built upon the knowledge others have shared before meMay you have a pleasant reading experience. Well written and pr

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    Martial arts involvement among the youth has been described in controversial terms Studies regarding the effects of martial arts practise on youth show contrasting images While some refer to enhanced personal and social opportunities for those that participate others warn against increased levels of aggressiveness and antisocial behavior among its participants The aim of the present review is to provide firstly an overview of the major findings of studies concerning the social psychological outcomes of martial arts practise Secondly the limitations of those studies are discussed From than 350 papers collected during a two year lasting literature study 27 papers met all criteria to be included in this study This review revealed that even though a considerable amount of research on social psychological outcomes of martial arts practise has been conducted over the years to date it has not brought clarity in the existing duality regarding the possible effects of martial arts involvement It is proposed that a better understanding can be provided if specific influential factors are taken into account in future research ie participants' characteristics type of guidance social context and structural ualities of the sport

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    I love reading martial arts books Over the course of my career I have probably read hundreds of them There are currently a dozen or on my book shelf I had to get rid of some that I no longer read to make space for the ones I constantly go back and refer to over and over again Unfortunately in recent years martial arts books have become boring and predictable They have little real content and lots of pictures of techniues that don’t really mean anything unless you are taught them in person I literally cannot remember the last martial arts book I read in the past few years that was worth talking about Until nowA few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary copy of Jonathan Bluestein’s new book Research of Martial Arts I am very happy to say that this book is outstanding I have not yet read the book in its entirety but have perused it several times each time stopping and reading snippets from each of the 3 main sections Each time I stop to read just a short piece I end up reading Part 1 From the Inside Out – External and Internal Gong FuThis section is the longest in the book It is also the most detailed and well presented contrast of external vs internal martial arts that I have seen in print to date Jonathan has taken an incredibly difficult and highly contested topic and broken it down into a cogent detailed analysis of both I was extremely happy to read his thoughts on fascia as well as his treatment of biotensegrity and how it relates to creating an omni directional structure or the Chinese concept pf Peng The section on dantian is also extremely well put together and worth reading Part II Contemplations on Controlled ViolencePart 2 is a series of essays by Jonathan and several guest articles by other martial arts teachers Some of the teachers who contributed articles are Allen Pittman Nitzan Oren Jonathan’s teacher Steve Rowe and others These interesting philosophical and psychological looks into the world of martial artsPart III The Wisdom of the Martial Spirits Teachers and the Things They Hold DearThis section contains interviews with contemporary teachers of various martial arts The interviews are a fascinating look into not only the arts represented but also the men the history and the culture surrounding them My 2 favorite interviews were with Chen Zhonghua and Yang HaiThis book is super easy to recommend – buy itI forsee a permanent place on my bookshelf for this particular book on martial arts I have to thank Jonathan Bluestein for reaching out to me and generously sending over a copy of this wonderful book And in case I wasn’t clear – if you have any interest in gaining a deeper understanding of the workings of both external and internal martial arts I highly recommend you pick up Research of Martial ArtsJon HaaswwwWarriorFitnessorg

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    “Research of Martial Arts” is a much needed breath of fresh air in the otherwise stale world of martial arts literature It is a solidly researched work that attempts to take on one of the most hotly debated topics in martial arts – namely the difference between “Internal” and “External” martial arts – and in my opinion provides one of the most reasonable and thought out arguments on the subject I have ever read The second section of the book is comprised of a number of the author’s personal reflections and thoughts on martial arts After reading his essays one can see a little clearly how his theories in the first section of the book developed The final section of the book is a real gem however In it the author skillfully interviews a number of very respected martial arts teachers among them people like Chen Zhonghua and the late James Cama and gets them to reveal a treasure trove of valuable informationThe book’s only downside is that it could have used another run through by a skilled editor There are many typos throughout the book and black and white graphs are referred to as if they were in color While it does not make the information inaccessible by any means it does take away from the overall professional image of the workAll in all if you were to only read one book on martial arts this year “Research of Martial Arts” would be an excellent choice There is something in there for practitioners of all martial arts styles and it will give you a lot to think about as you continue your practice

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    Research of Martial Arts is truly three books in one I loved Part 1 and enjoyed Parts 2 and 3 The FIRST PART attempts to initiate a fine grained analysis of the differences between the hotly debated topic of “internal” and “external” martial arts a division that is broadly but incorrectly attributed to certain martial sects ie taiji is internal shaolin is external The truth is that the lines are not nearly so clear—whatever the form one is practicing the real uestion is what one is doing with one’s body as one practices the form and there are significant differences in how one cultivates one's body through training an external art as opposed to an internal one regardless of what martial sectform one is attached toBluestein discusses this subject in step by step detail attempt to inter relate traditional Asian theories on the subject along with modern Western exercise physiology and sports medicine His discussions on “pengjin” and “tantien” are in particular valuable due to his attempts to integrate various Western theories concerning training and coordination of connective tissue At this stage NONE of the theories about how high level internal strength physiologically works are satisfactory One ‘test’ will be that the uality of an explanation metaphoric or scientific will be determined by the results practitioners get as they use that metaphor for their own development As many explanations are extremely culture bound ‘translating’ concepts in a workable manner into Western languages is truly an important goal and Bluestein has made some really wonderful strides here for all of us interested in the subjectTHE SECOND PART a short section of fifty or so pages focuses on Bluestein’s thoughts on martial arts taking his own development as an example as well as integrating several short interviews from other teachers He takes a very common view of the arts as a kind of characterspiritual development and does that very well Because I tend to disagree with this viewpoint seeing as much possibility of characterspiritual development in MMA or kick boxing and as much possibility for self delusion within “higher” spiritual arts this section resonated less for me Some of the best men and women I know are practitioners of modern combatives their training being how to most effectively kill other human beings yet they are finer and trustworthy than many if not most who are a product of classical martial arts with all those philosophical and spiritual underpinningsI want to be clear that this is not to denigrate the uality of Bluestein’s discussion—he interweaves his personal odyssey with a meta perspective of traditional Asian thinking on martial arts and does it very well I simply have a somewhat different viewpointTHE THIRD PART had a chain of interviews of varying uality—some are treasures while others are merely uite enjoyable encounters with intriguing personalities What is most useful within the interviews are the small tidbits of essential knowledge that some of the interviewees offer training techniues and ways of using one’s body These are gemsI’ve self published a number of books myself and this one carries some of the same flaws that are rife in the genre There are many typographical errors as well as grammatical mistakes On the other hand one of the best ualities of this very long work is that the chapters are short—it is so information rich that it is much easier to take in knowledge in short bites Others might disagree but I almost wish this were divided into three books The first section is already five stars The second could use development and perhaps some other viewpoints The third could easily be amplified to include interviewees who would be exhorted to include concrete information on training specifics that make their training either uniue or exemplary Even so this massive book is a very important contribution to the study of martial arts – most specifically those of Chinese derivation but beyond it any cultivation of the body through the study of martial techniues

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    I recently had the pleasure of reading a book I thought would provide some esoteric insights on Martial Arts as a whole but turned out to be far than what it seemedResearch of Martial Arts by Jonathan Bluestein isn't the type of book you read cover to cover though you could It's akin to a reference manual in my opinion Something you go back to time and again to refresh your memory on the many basic and advanced concepts he has discovered through his own studies and from other Masters Jonathan Bluestein covers a wide variety of subjects from his own perspective with chapters addressing the fundamental differences and similarities between Internal and External styles the philosophy behind why Martial Artists move the way they do and a fascinating section discussing psychology and body mechanicsOne section in particular cemented my respect for the author Part III The Wisdom of Martial Arts wherein Mr Bluestein shines the spotlight on the thoughts of other Master practitioners in the form of interviews and anecdotesWhen I decided to get this book I though I would be adding just another martial arts book to my library that might contain a few nuggets of useful information What I've since discovered is that this book contains as much depth of knowledge as it is thick 418 pagesI recommend the purchase of Jonathan Bluestein's book Research of the Martial ArtsJesse BernalOwnerInstructorColorado Martial Arts Academywwwaurorakaratecom

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    First of all All i know is that making writing a book isn't easy It reuires such a devotion and massive inspirations Sifu Jonathan Bluestein clearly put so many time efforts devotion deep research and love in writing this book i have never been really enlightened in reading Martial Arts book save this book by Sifu Jonathan Bluestein This book is great to read to those whom chose The Martial Journey way It will teaches you a lot what is essential in Martial Arts JourneyThousands of words will never enough to explain how amazing this book is I Hope Sifu Jonathan will keep up his work and i believe second edition is coming upI pray for Sifu Jonathan's Success Prosper Health and WisdomsBao uanEnos Jonathan RaharjaFounder of Semarang Ip Man Ving Tsun Martial Arts Academy

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    An incredibly well thought out look into the backstory and essence that is martial arts Split into three main sections; this book aims to provide accurate depictions on the physiological and philosophical portraits of the theory and practice behind martial arts Backed up from other researchers and martial arts experts it thoroughly provides a detailed look into the martial arts world focusing on comprehensive explanations than that if pictures to provide thoughts on the theories expressed withinRecommended for those interested in another perspective and theory behind the moves and psychology that make up martial artsI received this book from Goodreads Firstreads

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    Upon reading research of martial arts i found it to be not only high uailty made but the contents cover a lot of basic theroy in the first half One can learn a myriad of techniues But really if u just understand the basic theory you can apply it in limitless situations not only in kung fu but everyday life Its not the 1000 technigues but understanding basic theory that will make you sucessful This book is very informative and the 2nd half contains interviews with several masters that makes for interesting reading As one who has studied and practiced for over 45 years i am very proud to have RESEARCH OF MARTIAL ARTS in my extensive library SIFU JOE BENDER

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    Well written and presented Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is a thought provoking in depth treatise on Chinese martial arts providing a thoroughly comprehensible framework for understanding the subtleties and differences between the internal and external waysIts coverage is broad and deep and Shifu Bluestein conveys a profound level of understanding with the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly It is sure to appeal to novice and expert alike for its value as a source of reference and a tool for understanding and self reflectionIn my opinion Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is as fine a work as you will find on the subject anywhere

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    A well written book My Bluestein has done his research and done it well As a practitioner of Ryukyu Kempo Karate the contents of the book are not directly related to my studies but the information contained within allows a reader to make connections between movements principles and concepts they are familiar with and those describedI have and will continue to recommend this book to all my students as both a good source of reference material and a good introduction to the complex topics within higher martial studyMy compliments to Mr Bluestien for completing a work to be proud of

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