This book is intended to be instructional, inspirational and of interest to both novice and expert alike. The assumption is made that to even begin to playboat the paddler will already be an intermdiate white water boater familiar with basic strokes and boating skills. For the interested non paddler a glossary of terms is included. Part One gives an overview of the sport and lays the foundations of understanding on which the rest of the book builds, as well as exploring safety issues and exploring key concepts. Part Two describes and coaches the moves which are divided into intermediate and advanced standard. Part Three looks at how to train in order to hone your physical and mental skills and be 'the best you can be'. Never before has so much freestyle, rodeo and playboating information from so many great boaters been gathered together in one place. In a world dominated by the biggest, the fastest, the loudest...the most big headed, this book makes a stand. Whilst of course covering all the latest moves, the authors have not been frightened to start right back at basic concepts. Technical ability is nothing without knowledge, without planning and without stamina. This book tells you the secrets. Freestyle is a thinking person's sport. The authors, the contributors and the book's publisher have an unrivalled breadth of knowledge in this field, so let this book do some of the thinking for you. The full colour format and the emphasis on personal training and coaching make for a particularly easy read. When planning my preparation or training before a competition, I always try to evaluate its potential benefits in terms of how many places it will have helped me move up in the final results. As a general rule in life, any time spent off the water should be viewed with suspicion! However, use this time constructively and absorb the information in this book and you will reap your own rewards. The Art of Freestyle is a book genuinely written by paddlers for paddlers. It is often a hard task to get top athletes to part with their preferred training or competition techniques, but this book is full of such 'Top Tips'. This is not a book written just by its authors, but by a wealth of accomplished paddlers. It is this subtle combination that keeps the reader in the real world...believing in a move, not just imagining it. This is the real world...believe you can do it.
"Fundamentals of Freestyle Goju Ryu" is the first karate book to take the classroom to the student. You not only get the benefits of a complete karate book but when you buy the book you also get access to an interactive, members-only website. In this groundbreaking book, you will find chapters on the history of karate, basic techniques, advancement requirements as well as step-by step instructions for every kata necessary to obtain your black belt. The techniques and katas contained in this book have been tested and proven to work for over 100 years. Great care has been taken to ensure you will not only learn these techniques, but will also understand why they work, and when to use them. This is not a book about tournament or sport karate. Sensei Sajnog teaches traditional Okinawan techniques, used for physical and mental growth, as well as self-defense. No book on karate has ever made learning so easy. It's like having a Sensei in your home 24 hours a day! Other karate books only show you pictures of the beginning and the end of each movement. "Fundamentals of Freestyle Goju Ryu" describes, in detail, each technique from start to finish. If you're ever in doubt or just want to check and make sure you're doing it right, log on to Freestylegoju.com and see a demonstration performed by Sensei Sajnog.
When Tony Jay realizes his biggest competition, Jack Hewitt, can't afford to enter the Silver Falls snowboarding competition he agrees to hold a freestyle contest with Jack atop Silver Falls Mountains.