Karatedo; Art - Sport - Science
by Ridgely Abele, 9th Dan Hanshi
418 Pages; Hardcover Book; Item Code: AKB-01
This in-depth 418-page work covers the Okinawan Shuri-ryu standards from beginner to first-degree black belt. Chief Instructor Hanshi Ridgely Abele wrote this thought provoking text in an attempt to clarify and add to Master Robert Trias’s The Pinnacle of Karate. Hanshi Abele’s additions include philosophy and physics, realistic pictures of kata and bunkai (interpretation), a glossary, striking points, and an instructor’s syllabus. Hanshi Abele, who holds a Ph.D. in Asian studies, does indeed clarify many areas of Masters Trias’s earlier work, especially with his excellent pictures and explanations. This well-organized, well-researched, and extremely clear text will be a great asset to all Shuri-ryu stylists.
Item Code #AKB-01
New Item added on 11/20/2013
P.A.T.H. Approach To Effective Self Defense
Kyusho-Jitsu - The Least You Should Know
by David Hansford
6th Shurite Karate Jitsu, 4th Torite Jutsu, DSI Certified Associate Instructor
218 Pages (Item Code PATH-01)
P.A.T.H. is an acronym for Parasympathetic Attacks to the Heart. The thesis of this book is that in a genuine self-defense situation, where life or limb is on the line, the most appropriate defensive response is to counter with an attack to the heart of the aggressor. This means affecting an autonomic response to the heart which culminates in a vasovagal faint, a state of temporary unconsciousness, but with the possibility of a more severe response. Although any attack to the body has implications for the heart, the reference here is to a specific, directed attack to the heart which causes unconsciousness. The easiest way to accomplish this is to affect a parasympathetic heart response. The defensive response needs to affect a subconscious reflex causing a systemic shutdown over which the aggressor has no control. It takes less than a second to affect a parasympathetic response putting the attacker into an unconscious state. This book details the anatomy, physiology and physics relevant to this approach. Also, the book discusses sympathetic autonomic responses, which also have the ability to cause a vasovagal faint, but require more effort and energy with the effect not being as rapid. In the last section of this book are examples of the premise of the P.A.T.H. Approach escalated by looking at five specific defensive responses that have the capability to not only affect a vasovagal faint, but are dangerous enough to easily become lethal.
Item Code: PATH-01