Though not necessarily sword related, my book, Amazing Secrets of the Holistic Athlete, has some great information that can be applied to swordsmanship. Here's a picture & description of the book:
Amazing Secrets of the Holistic Athlete chronicles one athlete’s journey to mastering his art, and reveals hidden secrets taught in private instruction by Wing Chun Grandmaster Greg Yau. These techniques complement just about any type of workout and are applicable to both athletes and those seeking a long healthy life.
This book features over 100 photos taken by professional photographer Michael R. Reynolds, easy-to-follow instructions and links to accompanying online videos to help guide you on your path to unlocking your own real internal power.
Amazing Secrets of the Holistic Athlete covers revolutionary techniques one can use to unify and strengthen their body through the use of Acupuncture meridians, Chi Gung, Acupressure without needles, Quantum physics, breath control, healthy habit development and body sequencing. This book explains the theories behind our training methods and shows one even how to test the techniques work.
It's not too late to build the Holistic (whole) you!
About the Authors
Bio - Amazing Secrets of the Holistic Athlete is a joint effort by author & Wing Chun Sifu Tim Lee and his instructor Wing Chun Grandmaster Greg Yau.
Sifu Lee: Lee has been an avid sports fan since his earliest days, whether as a spectator or participant, he has enjoyed playing the typical all-American sports . In high school he learned table tennis and received coaching from some of the best US players. After receiving a BS in Marketing at SFSU he participated in volleyball, receiving coaching from professional coaches and members of the US gold medal women’s volleyball team.
Lee was formerly a columnist for Sports Collectors Digest from 1996 – 2004 and has 16 years experience training & teaching the Wing Chun system. He also hosted two Chinese Swordsmanship seminars taught by Laoshi Scott M. Rodell in the San Francisco Bay area. Lee now teaches Wing Chun & the Yau system of the Holistic Body Shaping privately when he is not busy pursuing other interests or working on his next book.
Grandmaster Greg Yau: Born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco Grandmaster (GM) Yau currently resides in both cities. He began studying the Yip Man Wing Chun system in 1972 from his two uncles, Chris and Stanley Chan, both students of the Great Grandmaster Ip Man, who also taught Bruce Lee. Though GM Yau’s training was in the martial arts his natural temperament led him to question the value of studying violence as a means of solving problems, and he came to realize that healing and helping others heal themselves were areas that he was more interested in, so he spent eight years working in an acupuncture clinic as an apprentice for Dr. John S. Yee PhdD. from 1985 - 1992, learning Acupuncture, Herbs, and Chi Gung.
From 1995 to 2002, GM Yau studied under Wing Pon, learning Quantum Physics and helped co-create the Holon Method. He continued his Quantum and Theoretical Physics knowledge with Bill Gough of the Foundation for Mind Being Research from 2000 to present. It is through all these methods that GM Yau developed his revolutionary system of body shaping, to help unleash the hidden power everyone has inside them.
GM Yau was formerly the President and a Board Member of the Foundation for Mind Being Research and is currently the Executive Director of the Shaolin School of Health and Self Defense in San Francisco. Today his focus is upon research & development of the Acupuncture and Energetic system for improving sports, fitness, martial arts and health fields.
A limited edition signed version of the book hand numbered to 100 is available through Sifu Lee for the price of $24.95 + shipping costs, or it can be ordered directly through Amazon.com in the USA for $28.95 including free shipping, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/147830 ... PDKIKX0DER or Amazon UK for £18.55, including free shipping, http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_ ... Caps%2C162.
For everyone who orders a book through Sifu Lee they get a free guided meditation mpeg download by GM Greg Yau, called Lazy Meadow, sent to their e-mail address. It is about eight minutes long and takes one through breathing techniques that help run the Chi energy within the body.
Thanks for looking!
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