Health, Longevity and the Martial Arts

by Edmund A. Cruz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/15/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781546239789
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781546239796

About the Book

There are many exercise programs out there to choose from; however, choosing martial arts as that exercise venue is a big decision. As in all sports, dedication and discipline are required in your chosen sport to become good. In choosing the martial arts as your pursuit, that dedication and discipline is at a very high standard. It becomes a lifetime devotion which is geared towards a code of honor, a creed to follow, and responsibility to carry your skills to a higher human level. This book is not just about martial arts or about you making a survival choice regarding a self-defense endeavor; it is also about life and longevity as well as how to stay and maintain that state of physical well-being. This maintenance or balance formulates the essence of “Taijiquan” the philosophical concept for both its defense training and its health benefits. I hope in reading this book it will help you to choose wisely. What would happen if the masters of different martial art’s academies join forces to devise one master form of martial arts? This should include all the martial arts systems, styles, philosophies, and functionalities and to embrace the hidden secrets of their individual styles and formulate one master super self-defense universal system that is all incorporating and encompassing. A structure in which entails the very essence of human survival. This new system of martial arts would maintain the subsistence for the sacredness and protection of our evolutionary way. This “way” is the continuation of the human-species. Longevity depends on maintaining your survival skills and survival skills depend on maintaining your health. It is all tied together and there is no separation of these factors. This book is about that; to maintain and live a healthy and long life through the use of the martial arts format. I called the union above “The Yoda System.”

About the Author

The author has practiced the martial arts self-defense, fisticuffs, Greco wrestling, and a myriad of other sports. He learned various forms of the martial arts, such as, American GoJu, Taekwondo, and Shotokan. During his years in the military, he was introduced to a self-defense form called “Combatives” and has practiced this style of self-defense ever since. Combatives is very similar to Krav Maga in that it is a self-defense system of martial arts but it is more than that. It is also a great way to stay in good physical health. He was drawn to science where he studied anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and psychology and became addicted to exercise. The sciences mentioned should be included with studies of the martial arts. This book is about choosing the right martial arts program and what you should look for in the martial arts field. It is also a way to stay physically fit so that the journey to survival and self-defense is a healthy one.