Aikido Weapons Techniques by Phong Thong Dang

Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.1 MB
Overview: Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual.

Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art’s founder O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Medieval Siege Weapons (2) by David Nicolle

Medieval Siege Weapons (2): Byzantium, the Islamic World & India AD 476-1526 by David Nicolle
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 17.03MB
Overview: When it came to non-gunpowder machine development, the medieval period was one of the most inventive in military history. During this era, the pre-existing military-technological traditions from the ancient worlds were brought together. Three civilisations were primarily responsible for this evolution: the Late-Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Islamic World, and latterly the Mongol ‘World Empire’. This book examines the resulting stone-throwing machines from torsion ‘energy storage’ systems, to manpowered and counterbalance sling devices, rockets and others. [Elite 69]
Genre: Non-fiction | History

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3 Little Kittens: Purrr-fect Weapons – Issue #1 by Jim Balent

three Little Kittens: Purrr-fect Guns – Factor #1 via Jim Balent
Necessities: .PDF reader, 14,nine Mb
Evaluate: three Little Kittens is a mini-series printed via BroadSword Comics with artwork and tale via Jim Balent and colours via Holly Golightly.

The principle characters, The Catress, Kitty Pop and Jaguara, in addition to villain Latex Purple later gave the impression in problems with Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose additionally printed via BroadSword Comics.
Style: Comics

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Weapons of Mass Migration by Kelly M. Greenhill

Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy by Kelly M. Greenhill
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.60 MB
Overview: At first glance, the U.S. decision to escalate the war in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, China’s position on North Korea’s nuclear program in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the EU resolution to lift what remained of the arms embargo against Libya in the mid-2000s would appear to share little in common. Yet each of these seemingly unconnected and far-reaching foreign policy decisions resulted at least in part from the exercise of a unique kind of coercion, one predicated on the intentional creation, manipulation, and exploitation of real or threatened mass population movements.

In Weapons of Mass Migration, Kelly M. Greenhill offers the first systematic examination of this widely deployed but largely unrecognized instrument of state influence. She shows both how often this unorthodox brand of coercion has been attempted (more than fifty times in the last half century) and how successful it has been (well over half the time). She also tackles the questions of who employs this policy tool, to what ends, and how and why it ever works. Coercers aim to affect target states’ behavior by exploiting the existence of competing political interests and groups, Greenhill argues, and by manipulating the costs or risks imposed on target state populations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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