Subject Search for: Sports / Non-Western Sports, Exercise (incl. Martial Arts)
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1.1737 The Way of the World, The Way of the Sword: An Ambivalent View of Kendo.
This paper discusses the origins and the present state of Kendo. The philosophy and psychological are addressed in order to understand this sport/discipline/art. 5 pgs. 12 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 1737 Kendo.doc
This paper explores this ancient form of exercise. However, what Pakua really has to offer is a sequence of exercises that help the person to focus mind and body on the emulation of animals and towards greater balance, flexibility, and control of the arms, legs, and especially of the trunk or waist. Movements are generally done slowly and with work towards making them smooth movements, but always in Pakua's characteristic emphasis on change. 8 pgs. 5 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 1958 Pakua.doc
3.9295 Historical and Technical Sketch of Aikido.
This three-page undergraduate paper contains every important point about the martial art of Aikido: history, philosophy, and what it is intended to accomplish. The basis of the historical and technical are given. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 9295 Historical Technical Aikido.doc
4.11326 "Tai Chi, it's for you and me".
This three-page undergraduate paper is based on the article about Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a way of relieving stress, which is a serious health problem. Since your course involves sociology, anthro, and geography, all three of them are brought into the paper. 3 pgs. bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 11326 Tai Chi You.doc
5.11455 History of Kung Fu.
This paper will seek to understand the history of Kung Fu, and present it in all of its facets. By dissecting the many influences that are part of this world-renowned sport, the ideal behind how it was invented can be assimilated into this study. Through the ages there have been many advancements in the development of this martial art, and the ways that have been taught have changed in the latest times. By showing the schools, the methods, and other training options that made Kung Fun, the images of the art can be fully shown by the actions they create. With all of these parts of the art of Kung Fu in mind, the true ideas of Kung Fu can be related here in the ways that they became a great sensation in the western hemisphere, as well as a dominant tradition in the eastern hemisphere. All of these topics will be covered within the studies done in this paper. 20 pgs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 11455 History Kung Fu.doc
6.Tae Kwon Do.
This paper is on Korean conventional martial art, "Tae Kwon Do". It explains how Tae Kwon Do, is practiced by more than a half of the population (not accurate) of Korea and Japan is one of the strongest and most effective martial art for self-defense. It also compares martial arts weaknesses with Tae Kwon Do with, and by illustrating at least two other countries' martial arts' weaknesses, it explain why "Tae Kwon Do" is superior than other martial arts and why it is one of the strongest and most effective martial arts today. It also includes how "Tae Kwon Do" is one of the strongest martial art and at the same time, one of the easiest arts to practice.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 14954 Tae Kwon Do.doc
7.19311 Psychological Maturation Or Skill Acquisition.
This paper is on Asian marital arts. Modern definitions of martial arts emphasize either psychological maturation or skill acquisition. Although participation in Asian martial arts has gained a measure of popularity in North America. Research on martial arts participation in North American and European settings indicates personality and motivational factors can influence selection of a martial art as a sport and fitness endeavor.