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Ultimate Kempo: The Spirit and Technique of Kosho Ryu



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Tuttle Pub
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This is the DVD edition with a publication date of 3/10/2010.

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Ultimate Kempois more than a book about technique and style; it's a study of movement, motion and balance that can enhance anyone's study of the martial arts. Its primary focus is not to inflict harm, but to avoid conflict through an understanding of Kosho Ryu's unique mental discipline and philosophy. If physical confrontation is unavoidable, then practitioners of kempo will learn to manipulate the balance and the structure of an opponent for optimal results. With hundreds of photographs and the provided DVD,Ultimate Kempogives systematic guidance for maximum effectiveness in the striking, throwing and locking arts.

Author Biography

Jeff Driscoll, Shihan, has been a student of the martial arts for 28 years, holding the ranks of 5th Dan in Ryu Kyu Kempo Karate, 4th Dan in Kosho Ryu Kempo, 3rd Dan in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu and a 1st Dan in Tae Kwon Do. Driscoll has been the owner and instructor at the Driscoll Institute of the Martial Arts in Pottsville, PA since 1986.

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