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From the tiniest bonsai to the peak of Mount. Fuji, your toddler will follow a beautiful nature trail through Japan. This new book from Misti Kenison in the Tiny Traveler series explains natural elements in the simplest terms for the youngest of travelers. Cherry blossoms, bamboo, and volcanoes are all illustrated in bold colors to capture the imagination. Toddlers will love finding rocks in the Zen garden, floating lotus blooms, yellow Japanese plums, and more in this delightful board book.
Over the course of a year I planned a two week trip to Japan. This travelogue describes my experience on the resulting holiday. I include practical tips of what I learned in organising my holiday, which will be useful to anyone preparing for a similar trip. It is a practical planning book designed to complement a traditional travel guide with tips specific to the regions I visited. It would be of most benefit to a first time visitor to Japan.
Philosophical reflections on journeys and crossings, homes and habitats, have appeared in all major East Asian and Western philosophies. Landscape and travelling first emerged as a key issue in ancient Chinese philosophy, quickly becoming a core concern of Daoism and Confucianism. Yet despite the eminence of such reflections, Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey is the first academic study to explore these philosophical themes in detail.
Jiu Jitsu is an unarmed form of combat first used by the samurai warriors of ancient Japan. It's an all-round martial art that uses striking, blocking, grappling, locking, throwing, submission and weapons techniques.
Jiu Jitsu is used by police and armed forces around the world and for street self defence. The emphasis is on technique over power and strength by using the opponent's force against themselves.
This book is not intended to be a 'how to' manual for learning jiu jitsu, there are plenty of those books already available. Instead this book picks up on all those areas of jiu jitsu that can be learned and researched 'off the mat' and outside the dojo.
Some chapters of this book will help those potential students unsure of whether jiu jitsu is for them to make a more informed decision. It will also be of great use to those looking to achieve higher grades in jiu jitsu, to expand their knowledge, educate themselves on the wider concepts and develop an interest in research that will lead them deeper into their own development and search for self improvement.
This book is a 'brief' whirlwind tour of all the main topics surrounding this great martial art.
It was already hard upon October before I was ready to set forth, and at the high altitudes over which my road lay there was no Indian summer to be looked for. I was determined, if not to camp out, at least to have the means of camping out in my possession; for there is nothing more harassing to an easy mind than the necessity of reaching shelter by dusk, and the hospitality of a village inn is not always to be reckoned sure by those who trudge on foot. A tent, above all for a solitary traveller, is troublesome to pitch, and troublesome to strike again; and even on the march it forms a conspicuous feature in your baggage. A sleeping-sack, on the other hand, is always ready-you have only to get into it; it serves a double purpose-a bed by night, a portmanteau by day; and it does not advertise your intention of camping out to every curious passer-by. This is a huge point. If a camp is not secret, it is but a troubled resting-place; you become a public character; the convivial rustic visits your bedside after an early supper; and you must sleep with one eye open, and be up before the day. I decided on a sleeping-sack; and after repeated visits to Le Puy, and a deal of high living for myself and my advisers, a sleeping-sack was designed, constructed, and triumphantly brought home.
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