As such, it ranks along side of Yokota's writing as one of the very few books which deals with the problems posed by the commercialization sportification and militarization of karate.
Author: Tom Levitt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Natural Stance offers a wide ranging discussion of the technical, historical and philosophic aspects of Funakoshi's karate, with reference to Ari Anastasiadis, father of Shotokan in Canada. The author discusses the karate of Asai, Egami, Kanasawa Kase, Kobota, Nakayama Oshima, Oyama, Plee, Tokitsu, Yokota, and others in and around Shotokan. The Natural Stance discusses the 'natural' natural stance, Nakayama's hard-soft personal style, Mabuni's 5 principals, classic ipon kumite, the 20 Chinese precepts, the relation between tai chi and karate and much more. The Nature Stance explains how Funakoshi conceived karate as a community oriented form of personal and social development in the Okinawan tradition. It is the author's hope that The Natural Stance will help show the relevance of Funakoshi's karate to the needs of the present human condition. The Natural Stance offers incisive, holistic discussion of karate. As such, it ranks along side of Yokota's writing as one of the very few books which deals with the problems posed by the commercialization sportification and militarization of karate.
The opposite extreme from the absolutist stance is the natural stance. The natural stance is that supposedly taken by men in everyday life, though whether ...
Author: Jack D Douglas
Interest in the ethnomethodology and other phenomenological sociologies grew very rapidly among students and professionals in social science during the latter part of the twentieth century. The growth of this interest was handicapped by the lack of clear, systematic, and comprehensive treatments of their basic ideas and research findings. This book provides the first genuinely intelligible and reasonably systematic presentation of this perspective and contributed to the restructuring of empirical knowledge upon solid foundations. It remains important to those who would understood these areas of the social sciences and their potential to contribute to understanding of social life. These original essays, all of which share ideas about the scientific inadequacies of conventional sociologies and the fundamental importance of these new approaches, were contributed by many of the best young research workers and theorists of this approach in 1970, when the book was originally published. They are critical, theoretical, and empirical, and provide the first understandable presentation of this new mode of thought, its distinctions from old points of view, the range of problems that concern its practitioners, and the kinds of results that can be achieved. The book's clarity and systematic treatment of important research topics make it suitable for courses in sociological theory and research, the history of social thought, and related subjects. In addition, this volume can be used in courses specifically dealing with ethnomethodology, in graduate seminars dealing with these issues, and in academic work based on this orientation.
The weaver is not a natural stance. It is not consistent in how a human being naturally walks and moves. A person cannot maintain a correct weaver stance ...
Author: Brian R. Johnson
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
Includes practical photos, examples and diagrams for enhanced for enhanced understanding and comprehension. Includes expert infromation on: - Training Tips -Legalities of Deadly Force - Improving Reaction Time - Effective Use of Cover/Concealment - Stance - Psychological Prep. for Using Deadly Force - Firearms Nomenclature - Deadly Force Decison-Making - Grip -Sight Alignment - Ammo Selection...and more!
The stance has similar requirements to that covered in Chapter 4. ... The upper stance is the natural height while walking, the mid stance is slightly ...
Author: Li Jun Feng
Publisher: World Scientific
The Ultimate Chinese Martial Art — The Science of the Weaving Stance Bagua 64 Forms and the Wellness Applications has three well integrated parts. Part One describes the cultural, historical and scientific background of the mysterious inner style martial art — Bagua Palm — which used to be taught in a small circle of the Royal families in China. Part Two gives a brief and yet detailed instructions on the techniques and step by step exercises of Bagua Palms with illustrations, including the example of the famous Weaving Stance Bagua 64 Forms. Part Three summarizes the wellness applications of the Bagua Palms as an inner style Chinese martial art. The aim of this book is to help all people on this planet to have a better understanding about wellness and the most effective way to achieve it. The book will thus ultimately make its way to the short list of books which truly leave their marks on the progress of human civilization. The less than sophisticated style of writing makes this book an easy and helpful reading for people from all walks of life. This book is not just about Chinese martial art. It is also about the link between Chinese culture and martial art. With practical instructions on the actual exercise, this book will benefit not just practitioners and trainers in Chinese martial art but effectively all people who read it. This book is not only going to be the martial art book of the year, but the martial art book of the 21st century. This is the first martial art book written by martial art practitioners who have thorough understanding of both physics and actual fighting, with a solid background in Chinese culture. All the three authors of the book have over 40 years of extensive experience each in Chinese martial art. In contrast to conventional Chinese martial art scripts, this book is written by three Chinese authors in plain and vivid English, which is both filled with true understanding of the unique part of Chinese culture and tuned to the cognitive habits of the westerners.
2.3 Sense-interpretation as a natural process According to Petőfi, in 24 Epistemic Stance in Dialogue 2.1 The semantic interpretation of texts/dialogues 2.2 ...
Author: Andrzej Zuczkowski
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
This volume presents a theoretical and practical model for analysing epistemic stance in dialogues, i.e. the positions both epistemic (commitment) and evidential (source of information) which speakers take in the here and now of communication with regard to the information they are conveying and which they express through lexical and morphosyntactic means. According to the results of our studies of different types of corpora, these positions can be reduced to three basic ones: Knowing, Unknowing, Believing (KUB). In the first part of the book, we present the KUB model and its psychological and linguistic backgrounds. In the second part, we provide an exemplary application of the model, by presenting the qualitative and quantitative analysis of dialogues belonging to different genres and contexts. The volume is addressed to scholars concerned with the topical issues from a theoretical and analytical perspective.
Stance. and. posture. Obviously not every part an actor plays requires them to ... One of the hardest things for an actor to do is to find a natural stance ...
Author: Jackie Snow
Publisher: A&C Black
"This book vividly captures vital and imaginative lessons from one of the most influential and joyous traditions of contemporary actor training. Any actor or teacher, who is devoted to the transformational power of the theatre, will want to return to these pages again and again, finding in them not only the work to be done, but also the inspiration to do it." James Bundy - Dean, Yale School of Drama; Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre Movement training techniques allow actors to acquire the physical body language and non-verbal skills to clearly express the ideas and emotions of their characters. The techniques contained in this book help actors to develop awareness of their own natural posture, walk and rhythm, release the physical imagination and transform into the characters they are portraying, on stage, in film or on television. Movement Training for Actors provides a practical workbook approach to the core fundamentals of movement, fusing together the work of the key practitioners: Sigurd Leeder, Kurt Jooss, Rudolf Laban, Trish Arnold, Litz Pisk, F. M. Alexander, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jerzy Growtowski, Jacques Lecoq and Belinda Quirey. Chapters include Games, Pure Movement, Historical Dance, Acrobatics and Animal Study. The book is illustrated with photographs throughout and contains a DVD featuring over an hour of movement exercises further demonstrating the techniques. Movement Training for Actors is a masterclass on movement written by experienced coach, Jackie Snow and a culmination of her many years of teaching and coaching professionals. The highly practical approach will suit actors of all abilities as well as serving as an inspirational teaching guide.
One of the main benefits of this book is that it provides a solid background to and improved grasp of the importance of a rational ethical stance in current ...
Author: Jurie van den Heever
This book reflects academically on important and relevant natural scientific disciplines, important technologies and related media to determine and communicate the moral issues and challenges within those specific fields of study, and how to deal with them morally and from a multidimensional South African context. It aims to add scientific, technological and ethical value, locally and globally, by reflecting mainly from the viewpoint of a specific scholars, writing about the most pressing moral issues or challenges raised by problems within their specific field of study. It is written mainly from a qualitative methodological perspective, including autobiographical and participatory views. The co-authors present in respective chapters their research systematically and intersectionally, based on profound theoretical analysis and reasoning. Current research in the basic and implied sciences and technologies requires sound ethical practice based on a defensible moral stance. Moral norms, in our view, are deeply grounded and evolved convictions about justice and injustice, right and wrong, good and bad. It is not about rules. This scholarly book combines the insights and expertise of established South African scholars from different disciplines and backgrounds. The contributors are all deeply committed to the value and validity of science and ethical practice across the moral spectrum. Open and responsible discussions around this topic can lead to the introduction of moral guidelines and regulations to protect the rights of individuals, animals and the environment, while simultaneously facilitating the growth of scientific practice. This collected work, with its very specific and carefully selected grouping of academic fields, aims to innovatively assist in alleviating the shortage of academic publications reflecting on the moral issues in these specific fields.
... may increase without limit, but its size is not a natural number greater than ... which lets particles have a velocity but no position—unfortunately, ...
Author: Bas C. van Fraassen
Publisher: Yale University Press
What is empiricism and what could it be? Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world’s foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition. The empiricist tradition is not and could not be defined by common doctrines, but embodies a certain stance in philosophy, van Fraassen says. This stance is displayed first of all in a searing, recurrent critique of metaphysics, and second in a focus on experience that requires a voluntarist view of belief and opinion. Van Fraassen focuses on the philosophical problems of scientific and conceptual revolutions and on the not unrelated ruptures between religious and secular ways of seeing or conceiving of ourselves. He explores what it is to be or not be secular and points the way toward a new relationship between secularism and science within philosophy.
However, every archer also has a unique natural stance, a stance that feels the most comfortable. Your body build may dictate the stance that is best for ...
Author: Haywood, Kathleen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Ideal for beginning to intermediate archers, Archery: Steps to Success details the skills, techniques, and strategies for shooting safely, accurately, and consistently. The Steps to Success format, complete with full-color photos, drills, and assessment exercises, allows casual archers, competitors, and bow hunters to progress at their own pace.
The first stance may be characterized as preserving the natural reproductive process. This stance draws heavily upon the precepts of the incarnation and the ...
Author: Jacques Donnez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A synthesis of the most up-to-date research and technologies in fertility preservation, written by leading experts in the field.
... which as he wrote “requires us to take a stance that is essentially deviating from the 'natural' stance towards all objectivity, which is closely ...
Author: Giovanni Stanghellini
Publisher: Oxford University Press
To be human means to be in dialogue. Dialogue is a unitary concept used by the author to address, in a coherent way, three essential issues for clinical practice: 'What is a human being?', 'What is mental pathology'?, and 'What is care?'. In this book Stanghellini argues that to be human means to be in dialogue with alterity, that mental pathology is the outcome of a crisis of one's dialogue with alterity, and that care is a method wherein dialogues take place whose aim is to re-enact interrupted dialogue with alterity within oneself and with the external world. This essay is an attempt to re-establish such a fragile dialogue of the soul with herself and with others. Such an attempt is based on two pillars: a dialectic, person-centered understanding of mental disorders and values-based practice. The dialectic understanding of mental disorders acknowledges the vulnerability constitutive of human personhood. It assumes that the person is engaged in trying to cope, solve and make sense of new, disturbing, puzzling experiences stemming from her encounter with alterity. Values-based practice assumes that the forms of human life are inherently plural. Value-pluralism and recognition are the basis for care. This statement reflects the ideal of modus vivendi that aims to find terms in which different forms of life can coexist, and learn how to live with irreconcilable value conflicts, rather than striving for consensus or agreement. Care is a method wherein dialogues take place whose aim is to re-enact interrupted dialogue with alterity within oneself and with the external world. It includes practices that belong both to logic - e.g., the method for unfolding the Other's form of life and to rescue its fundamental structure - and empathy - e.g., the readiness to offer oneself as a dialoguing person and the capacity to resonate with the Other's experience and attune/regulate the emotional field.