Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

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David-Dorian Ross, International Master Tai Chi Instructor
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What Will You Learn?

  • Discover an introduction to many styles of martial arts, including kung fu, karate, tae kwon do, judo, jeet kune do, and krav maga.
  • Learn about the physical and mental aspects of martial arts, from the proper form for blocks, kicks, and punches to the necessary self-discipline and focus to succeed.
  • Study with eight world-class experts to discover the proper techniques so you can perform these techniques at home and beyond.

Course Overview

Martial arts. This phrase conjures up images of peak physical and mental fitness—speed, flexibility, and strength married to meditation, focus, and self-discipline, an image amplified by everything from elegantly choreographed Hollywood movies to mixed martial arts (MMA) cage matches. But the reality is that “martial arts” serves as an umbrella for an amazing range of beneficial and highly specialized practices, from kung fu to tai chi to jeet kune do.

One of the most intimidating aspects of pursuing martial arts is learning enough to understand what works best for you. What is the difference between practicing the quick jabs and furious kicks of karate and tae kwon do, the grapples and rolls of judo, the flowing forms of tai chi, or the street-fighting grit of Krav Maga? These forms of fighting have certain things in common, yet each practice has its own unique philosophy as well as a physical and mental approach. And yet, too often, students and prospective students never get to explore first-hand, and benefit from, the range of opportunities in the martial arts.

Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body offers an immersive introduction to nine leading examples of martial arts. Hosted and brought together by tai chi Grandmaster David-Dorian Ross, these 25 interactive lessons (one more than a typical course) give you a solid grounding in the different philosophies, styles, and techniques of the major martial arts families. For this course, Master Ross has hand-selected seven guest instructors who are award-winning experts in their fields. Whether sensei, sifu, or champion competitor, your teachers are drawn from the best of the best.

You don’t have to be a cross-training warrior or MMA fighter to benefit from exposure to a variety of martial arts. In fact, with suitable guidance, practicing martial arts offers invaluable physical and mental benefits to people of all ages, at all levels of physical fitness. From self-defense to the physical benefits of a disciplined exercise regimen, to the balance and harmony that studying martial arts can bring to all aspects of your life, Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body is an ideal place to begin, resume, or deepen your practice.

Survey Nine Families of Martial Arts

David-Dorian Ross has designed a survey of the martial arts, offering a unique foundation for improved physical and mental training, all of which can help you identify specific practices and traditions that may be especially beneficial for you. The course lets you experience, albeit far more efficiently, the same sorts of explorations Master Ross undertook as a young practitioner, when he set out to find the right style of martial arts for himself. With seven guest instructors to accompany him, Master Ross takes you on a tour of:

  • Karate: The way of the “empty hand” is perhaps the most well-known Japanese martial art in the West. From kicking to kata, learn the physical and mental techniques that make it such a formidable practice.
  • Tae Kwon Do: Like karate, tae kwon do is known for lightning-fast high kicks and the breaking of boards. Find out how this form became so popular quickly after its development in post-World War II Korea, and what makes it unique among martial arts.
  • Kung Fu: Beginning in China as far back as the 5th century, this practice has influenced most other forms of Chinese martial arts, and been codified into dozens of variations, many named after animals. Gain insight into the history and basic techniques of kung fu, as you explore the white crane style for close- to medium-range interaction, and then sample a long-range style for maximizing your reach known as praying mantis.
  • Tai Chi: Martial arts are not only about speed or vigorous combat. Tai chi has that option but has famously developed practices to cultivate slow, graceful movements, with innumerable benefits for well-being. Tai chi (taiji quan) traces its origins to China in the 17th century.
  • Judo: Known for its grappling, flipping, and throwing techniques, judo is an art of surprising grace from Japan. Practice the drills and techniques of “the way of gentleness.” Judo was the first martial art to use the belt system to classify fighters by skill level.
  • Jujitsu: Akin to judo, Japanese Jujutsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are “the pliable fighting art,” and make use of groundwork and wrestling holds to take control of the opponent. Get ready to stretch into new forms!
  • Muay Thai: Originating in Thailand but often known simply as kickboxing in the West, Muay Thai is unique among martial arts for the way it incorporates shins, elbows, and the clinch into its fighting style. See why Muay Thai is a favorite among MMA practitioners.
  • Jeet Kune Do: Developed by Bruce Lee as a hybrid of traditional Asian martial arts and more modern, global styles, jeet kune do is fascinating for the way it can be adapted and transformed by every individual practitioner.
  • Krav Maga: Blending elements from jujitsu, boxing, wrestling, and more, Krav Maga forms a type of street fighting about what to do in situations with no rules. First developed as a way for Polish Jews to defend themselves from fascists, Krav Maga is the signature fighting style of the Israeli Defense Forces.

In addition to these major families, you will also learn about qigong, a system for understanding and working with energy, or Qi, that is frequently practiced alongside other martial arts like tai chi. You’ll also learn meditation techniques and other aspects of the mental and even spiritual side of the martial arts.

Learn Stances, Blocks, Kicks, and Chops

While Master Ross and his colleagues discuss and personally embody the theory and ideals of their respective practices, this is very much a participatory course. Set in a unique dojo-style studio, each of these lessons gives you the chance to work out alongside the instructors, giving you a true immersion in the martial arts. Workouts include warmups, drills, shadowboxing, combos, and partnered exercises. For instance, you will:

  • Try an extended “horse stance” exercise to improve your mental toughness.
  • Learn kata with Sensei Akira Fukuda, the Team USA Olympic coach, and master of all five styles of karate.
  • Improve your physical and mental well-being with Master Ross’s TaijiFit flow workout.
  • Participate in a series of one-step sparring exercises with Grandmaster Dave Wheaton.
  • Perform a pattern of closed fist and open palm kung fu punches, followed by a combination drill.
  • Explore the “why” of Muay Thai kickboxing combinations with five-time world kickboxing champion Kathy Long.
  • Find out how to defend against chokes, shirt grabs, and attacks from behind in the Krav Maga style of street fighting.
  • And much more.

Physical Mastery, Mental Practice

Master Ross’s approach in this course is to pause and give pointers for each technique. Special camera angles and 3D modeling show you all aspects of each move, and Master Ross's deep understanding of how to help anyone reap benefits from martial arts ensures that you are able to join in and participate safely from lesson one. With this unique approach, you will be ready to punch, kick, block, and grapple your way into improved physical fitness.

But of course, practicing the martial arts is about more than physical fitness or self-defense. Training regularly, with exposure to more than one martial art, benefits all aspects of your life, giving you greater focus, confidence, and self-discipline. The unparalleled experience of nine styles in this course will give you fresh insight into what martial arts are all about, and greater clarity about your own life and goals. Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body is here to show you a way to your best self.

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25 lectures
 |  Average 30 minutes each
  • 1
    Strengthen Your Mind, Balance Your Body
    Open with five-time world champion Kathy Long in a brief warm-up demonstration, after which David-Dorian Ross leads your first lesson, with an overview of martial arts and some fundamental moves. Although there are many styles, martial arts all rely on our hands and feet as weapons. Explore a few basic techniques and stances broadly common to all forms. x
  • 2
    Karate: Fighting Stance and Mobility
    Step into what may seem like the quintessential Japanese martial art, with its emphasis on powerful physical techniques, from punches and chops to how to train your legs. Join U.S. Olymic team coach, Sensei Akira Fukuda in this introduction to karate and its history. Learn the fighting stance, the front kick, and a series of punches. x
  • 3
    Karate: Anticipate but Never Strike First
    Reflect on karate’s philosophy of “never strike first” and the implication that you must be able to anticipate and counter your opponent's move. After a survey of defense and counter-attack concepts, Sensei Fukuda teaches a class around the anticipatory skill levels of “Sen no Sen,” “Go no Sen,” and “Sen Sen no Sen.” x
  • 4
    Karate: End the Fight with a Single Blow
    Round out your study of karate's "empty hand” with an overview of a karate “kata.” Find out how practicing the kata can help you perfect your techniques and strengthen your body and mind. Sensei Fukuda demonstrates the Shiho Zuki (punching in four directions), and Master Ross breaks down the techniques so you can participate. x
  • 5
    Tai Chi Solo: Find Your Flow
    While many of the martial arts in this course are about speed, strength, and intensity, tai chi is known for the fundamental idea that “softness overcomes hardness.” Here, Master Ross introduces you to the history and philosophy that underlies tai chi, as well as the importance and practice of “flow.” x
  • 6
    Tae Kwon Do: Power Is Speed plus Intensity
    Although it didn't officially emerge until the early 1950s, tae kwon do has already become one of the world's most popular and commercially successful combat sports. Known for lighting fast, head-high kicking style, there is much more to this fascinating martial art. Here, Grandmaster Dave Wheaton teaches the horse stance and introductory kicks. x
  • 7
    Tae Kwon Do: Seeking Perfection of Form
    Like the karate kata, the tae kwon do forms—or “poomse”—are the key to practicing technique. After Master Ross introduces these patterns of attack and defense, Grandmaster Wheaton leads you through the first poomse, Chun-ji, which you can then try yourself. x
  • 8
    Tae Kwon Do: One-Step Sparring, Breaking Boards
    Focus, speed, power: perhaps nothing demonstrates the tae kwon do way as vividly as gearing up and sparring with a partner. In this interactive lesson, Grandmaster Wheaton leads you through a number of kicking drills as well as an introduction to one-step sparring techniques. Bring a partner if you have one, who can also help if you want to break a board. x
  • 9
    Qigong: Martial Meditation for Energy
    Qi is the Chinese word for “energy of life,” and qigong is the science of understanding the flow of Qi. Because the ability to manipulate Qi is at the heart of many Asian martial arts, this lesson takes a break from the physical systems of martial arts and explores the history and mental practice of qigong. Learn a variety of meditation techniques that complement your physical study. x
  • 10
    Kung Fu: Stances and Moving Drills
    kung fu influenced almost all martial arts in China, including dozens of varieties of kung fu, and Chinese martial arts in turn formed the foundation for martial arts throughout Asia. Join Coach Johnny Chang as he provides an overview of the white crane style of kung fu and demonstrates the major stances and punches. x
  • 11
    Kung Fu: Building a White Crane Routine
    Intricate “forms” are a hallmark of kung fu practice, which allow you to refine your physical skills and control. As you continue your study of white crane kung fu, Coach Chang breaks down the essential moves of a routine. He then turns to some exercises to help you increase your mental focus and discipline. x
  • 12
    Kung Fu: Reaction Training and Combos
    Begin to bridge the gap between individual practice and sparring with a partner by learning how to combine forms and anticipate your opponent’s responses. Coach Chang explains the “trigram” of defense and demonstrates basic blocks and kicks, showing you how to “follow the limbs in” to find openings in an opponent’s defenses. x
  • 13
    Kung Fu: Longer Range with Praying Mantis
    Round out your practice of kung fu with an introduction to praying mantis, a complementary style of kung fu that emphasizes bigger moves over longer distances. Sifu Joshua Grant takes you through this exceptionally graceful way to combine a variety of skills, as you literally cover a lot of ground. x
  • 14
    Tai Chi Partnered: From Connect to Merge
    Partner up and get ready to participate in a lesson from tai chi to practice moment-to-moment adjusments during sustained contact. Master Ross and Sifu Joshua Grant team up to demonstrate the traditional Push Hands training routine (Tui Sho) as well as a new game called TaijiFit Connect. You'll also learn levels of sense communication: connect, follow, flow, and merge. x
  • 15
    Judo: How to Take a Fall
    Known for its grappling, flipping, and throwing techniques, judo is best summed up by a Japanese phrase translating to “maximum efficiency, minimum effort.” After a review of the history and introductory concepts of judo, Sensei Fukuda takes you through a series of exercises and drills. Master Ross returns to offer additional insight. x
  • 16
    Judo: Disrupt Balance to Gain Advantage
    In this second lesson on judo, Master Ross and Sensei Fukuda practice “uchikomi,” or repetition training. You’re invited to join in with a partner to participate in a series of judo drills that include gripping, throwing, and “kuzushi,” the Japanese term for unbalancing your opponent. x
  • 17
    Jujitsu: Pliable Grappling Methods
    Jujitsu—“the pliable fighting art,” originated in Japan as “jujutsu,” and later modifed in Brazil as "jiujutsu"—relies less on speed, flexibility, and strength. Instead, practitioners need patience and understanding. By participating in a series of drills that make use of ground work and wrestling-style holds, you will learn to use your body like a pliable reed for fighting. Then consider how to apply pliability to your daily life. x
  • 18
    Muay Thai: Kickboxing with Eight Limbs
    One of the most devastating Asian fighting styles originated in Thailand. In addition to using fists and feet, Muay Thai uses elbows, forearms, knees, and shins as weapons, making it a favorite among MMA practitioners. Join world kickboxing champion Kathy Long to discover the basic stances, footwork, and punching techniques. x
  • 19
    Muay Thai: Kicks and Combos
    Continue your study of Muay Thai, which (unlike many other martial arts) includes knees and elbows as distinct weapons in the arsenal. Survey combinations and variations of jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, and other hand and foot techniques, and then examine the “why” of different combos. x
  • 20
    Muay Thai: Working in the Clinch
    Taking as her premise that fights are seldom won by a single technique, virtually undefeated champion Kathy Long focuses her final lesson on combinations that utilze the Muay Thai “clinch”—a move that allows you to take control of the action, and your opponent. After learning how to perform the clinch, you’ll put it together in a series of combinations. x
  • 21
    Jeet Kune Do: Why Bruce Lee Rejected Style
    Turn now to jeet kune do, the “way of the intercepted fist,” a martial art intriguing for the way it adapts to every individual practitioner. Developed and made famous by Bruce Lee, this style bridges both traditional arts with modern-day fighting techniques. Join Sifu Helana Cauliff for the Jun Fan method to practice this unique approach to training. x
  • 22
    Jeet Kune Do: A Way to Find Your Own Way
    See how Bruce Lee came to found jeet kune do—and how it came to change martial arts in the West forever. Here, Sifu Cauliff and Master Ross offer more insight into the fighting and defensive techniques of jeet kune do, and give you the chance to participate in a series of drills. You’ll also gain new understanding of some elements of Eastern philosophy. x
  • 23
    Krav Maga: Responding to a Street Attack
    Imagine a martial art designed for responding to situations where there are no rules. While not always pretty or elegant, there is nevertheless a strength and grit to the Krav Maga system of fighting, making it popular among law enforcement and security professionals world-wide. Dr. Tammy Yard-McCracken examines how to respond to common street attacks that don't adhere to the structured discipline of many martial arts. x
  • 24
    Krav Maga: The Problem Dictates the Solution
    Here, Dr. Yard-McCracken shows you how Krav Maga is set up so that techniques (or “solutions”) are separated into islands—and that different combat situations serve as bridges to those islands. After reflecting on the individual’s mindset, you’ll delve into the fundamental striking and attack techniques. x
  • 25
    Krav Maga: Taking Control of Attack Rhythms
    Conclude your exploration of Krav Maga, and the martial arts in this course, as Dr. Yard-McCracken leads you through a series of strike rhythms that will get your energy level up and give you a new sense of the power and discipline you have developed throughout the course. Master Ross sums up with a few concluding thoughts about how and why the martial arts matter. x

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David-Dorian Ross, International Master Tai Chi Instructor
David-Dorian Ross is the founder and CEO of TaijiFit and the creator of the TaijiFit mind-body exercise program. He has a B.A. in Human Movement Studies from San Francisco State University, has completed graduate course work in Physical Education and Chinese, and is currently developing a project with the head of the Harvard Medical School research department to study the stress-reduction benefits of tai chi (taiji) in...
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Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun overview I've enjoyed the basic Martial Arts introductions. They provide a great overview of several Martial Arts styles that can then be explored further if desired.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted! I received this course two weeks ago, and think its great! Many years ago I took some martial arts training for a short time, and have always desired to get back into this. The pace of the training is perfect, I watch each section twice to really perfect and hone each technique. The different instructors are a great mix of honed skills in martial arts to learn from. What a great work out and I plan to stay with this training. The convenience of training right in your own home is a huge plus, because you can train when you and at anytime wish. When I complete all of the training in this course I hope more courses like this one in advanced training will be available too. Again, I'm really enjoying the training and physical and mental workout. This is a highly recommend this course for anyone interested in this type of training in any age group, male or female!
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Missing european martial arts For a course about martial arts, there's nothing about the oldest martial arts, like wrestling and boxing. This course has everything that is wrong in peoples understanding of the words "martial art". I kinda thought we were past this 90s kids list of "real" martial arts. You know, arts that are asian.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Excellent Sensei! A education in and of itself! Very easy and to watch, entertaining yet informative. Never boring, encourages viewer to practice forms and postures. Black belt quality learning. Thank you1
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Title Good variety of styles. Enjoyed explanation of differences among styles as well focus on finer points such as stance, blocks, hand and foot attacks.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind and Body Zen David Dorian- Ross seems to be reading my cross- training mind with the latest Martial Arts offering. I currently find that Tai Chi and Qigong are great for keeping my running (and sometimes swimming) smooth and surprisingly injury free. Tai Chi and Qigong are non- cardio, slow flow moving meditation that can be readily incorporated into cardio cross- training for running, swimming, biking, or the other cardio (like, you will sweat) martial arts. Also, Tai Chi and Qigong are great companions to working in our service economy, for no sweat breaks. Really, 250 steps an hour, right? I started the martial arts with Shotokan Karate, and achieved a black belt. This offering assured me that I have the current best references. The Heian and Tekki kata, and the advances forms, are best viewed via YouTube (and I wish I'd had this available when I was first training). I was curious about Tae Kwan Do, and enjoyed the descriptive differences. I especially liked the Kung Fu material. Shaolin kung fu is the basis of the martial arts and so much of Chinese Chan/ Zen Buddist history. I have incorporated the Praying Mantis into my workouts, great speedwork. Same with the Judo and Jujitsu, and I've also incorporated the ukemi (taking a fall) into my routines. Various more recent martial arts styles and ideas are presented, including great Muai Thai kickboxing workouts, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, and Krav Maga "street fighting". These reinforce the idea of innovation, style combinations, and the availability of necessarily abbreviated non- religious self defense versions for those with immediate practical needs. The various specialist instructors were very informative; and I enjoyed that many were incredibly capable females. This offering crosses gender boundaries emphatically and convincingly. I recommend the DVD because it has CC, which really helps for some of the instruction. However, the Web resources of the on- line version has links to various information sites, and to Amazon text and other materials. Bravo! I recommend this offering as a starting point to investigation of martial arts history, style variations, character building motivations, and cross- training and everyday health maintenance needs. I really wish this impressive overview was available earlier. I strongly recommend it to anyone using any martial style as thoughtful guide to what you're really learning, and what's available. Since all training changes and morphs, this offering is a great way to investigate what to look into next.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've Lost My Dojo If you, like me, have lost a place to train, David Dorian Ross's video maybe for you. About a year ago, my sensei, a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do, 3rd degree black belt and Krav Maga, moved back to the east coast. I was on the cusp of attaining my black belt after five years of training. Another student offered to help me attain the black belt and we trained together. He has a black belt, second degree in Tai Kwon Do, and a black belt in Kenpo Karate. We trained for six months last winter in my living room, six months outdoors in a public park, and back to my living room this winter. In the meantime, I earned my black belt. I just recently received Martial Arts for Mind and Body and I have found it an excellent refresher course, a great training video and an excellent addition to my martial arts library. This morning, I spent about an hour watching Mr. Ross and a highly qualified instructor practicing kata and warming up for karate. I followed the video, switched it off and then practiced my Tae Kwon Do forms. I went upstairs and took a shower and headed out in the 20 degree weather. I recognize that much of this videos content is geared for the beginner, but for training at home, without a dojo, or gym, this is ideal. I am a big fan of Tai Chi and Ross's excellent instruction makes me glad he is around on film to gear me up for tai chi forms and practice. The camera shots and angles are tight and helpful. The Action Camera shots are close and instructive. All of the teachers, and there are more than one, are excellent. If you want a helpful training video, an instructive, basic introduction to the martial arts, this is the one. If you are like me, and have been stranded without a dojo, this video will make your home your gym. Excellent.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Martial Art Basics Great video content that presents the basics in several martial arts.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good instruction This course offers a good variety of martial art workouts. The instructors are clear and concise.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best This course is so good it should be required learning for all. David Dorian-Ross's other courses are equally enlightening and rewarding. I am not being compensated for these remarks...Mr. Ross has an abundance of valuable information to relate.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY VERY disappointing If you are getting this video with any hope of gaining any skill or knowledge, you are waisting your money, and will be sorely disappointed.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to follow Bought for my husband. He has begun the course and completed 4 lectures. He thinks the information is easy to understand and follow and understand. It was all he expected providing the basic information..
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A mixed bag. I found that I wasn't interested in exploring any of the martial arts that were covered until lesson 14, Tai Chi Partnered. I expected to see lectures that showed the basic principals and methods that made each martial art different. Instead many of the lectures turned out to be extended kicking, punching, or blocking drills. This was especially true of the Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu lectures. I was hoping to learn what I could expect if I devoted a couple of years of time and money, and then maybe a little glimpse of what I might achieve if I devoted a lifetime of study. At the same time, there was little practical information that I could use now. The Judo, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and Krav Maga lectures were better. I learned a few practical skills in each lecture. I would have liked a few examples of what more advanced work looked like, or in the cases of Muay Thai and Krav Maga, what they looked like when performed in real world situations (at least as real as a studio would allow). I enjoyed the Tai Chi Partnered lecture the most. It looked intriguing. Overall, it just didn't hit the mark. Either too much information about too little (how to throw a punch), or not enough information about the big picture.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Martial Arts Over all I like this and will continue to watch. I think that many of the "Guests" that appear and are asked to demonstrate seem to be caught off guard and aren't sure what's being asked of them.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't say much! This course is for someone who just wants a taste of simple basics from a variety of martial arts. Not a course for anyone past the begining level with real martial arts training.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is created for what audience? The course opens with fast cuts of low-rez graphics suited to a reality show. It then launches into content without context. Every section is set off with the cheesy graphics. Maybe a teen-aged boy would tolerate this presentation, but not I.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought both the first two courses of this series and finished them in two years time. They are excellent, perhaps the best ever on this partial version of Tai Chi which emphasizes the mental aspect by giving detailed instructions on the form. I haven't finished the series of teaching on this DVD yet. But, is this Yang style of Master David-Dorian and the warm up exercises which go with the form the only method for those more interested in actual fighting techniques? Another David, David Carradine has made some DVDs before he died using more leg stretch warm-ps and a reference to more details on Qu Kung, standing like a tree of Master Lam and his master the great Chinese teacher of Qu Kung, Professor You Long Nian. David, if you are still interested in my thoughts on it, I will write you another review in a year or two when I finish this series. In the meantime here are some recent thoughts from David Carradine's series which might interest you if you want to learn Christian Jewish Meditation, Buddhist standing prayer verses from the Psalm techniques at the Ourprayergroup location of our yhwhschofchrist website The destination of all of us is not necessarily heaven on earth. "Everyone has a destiny, but not necessarily a destination." David Carradine Kung Fu episode..but David is a friend of mine and I believe he is saved. Best Andrew
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Introduction and Overview of Martial Art I recently purchased this course, having already taken the Tai Chi course which I found to be excellent. This course on Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body was particularly interesting because I have an extensive background in martial arts (Karate, TaeKwon-Do, and Hapkido). I am a 4th degree black belt in TaeKwon-Do and certified as an International Instructor by the founder, Gen. Choi Hong Hi. I found this course to be an excellent introduction, well paced, clearly instructed, and a good general overview of the major martial arts. Many of the techniques were familiar and the same that I have used in my classes for hundreds of students.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great "David-Dorian Ross" Course David Dorian Ross and the Great Courses have truly created something special, again. I loved Tai Chi and the Masters Course and have been waiting with baited breath to see what he was going to bring next.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Just got this and I love it. Very educational and the perfect speed for basic training techniques.
Date published: 2017-10-26
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