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50 Fantastic Ideas For Maths Outdoors (PDF)

by Kirstine Beeley Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.

Air Pistol Ten Metres (large print)

by Rnib

This page has three images on it: an air pistol, a shooting target and an Olympic air pistol contestant taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Air pistol (top left): This is an image of an air pistol, seen from the side and pointing right. The grip of the pistol is to the left of the image. To the right of this are the trigger, and the barrel extending to the right of the image with the front sight on the far right. Down the page from the barrel is the gas cylinder, which contains the C-O 2 that powers the gun. Shooting target (bottom left): This is an image of a 10-metre air pistol shooting target at full size. Part of the target on the left and at the top has not been shown because of space considerations. There are eleven concentric circles. The scores go from 1 for the outermost ring to 10.9 for the innermost. They are marked in print numerals from 8 to 1, starting at the fourth ring from the centre and going vertically and horizontally to the outer ring. Olympic air pistol contestant (right): The contestant is facing forward with his head facing to the left. His head is in the top right of the page with his torso down the page. One arm is stretched out to the left with his hand holding an air pistol pointing to the left. His other arm hangs down to the right of his body. His legs go down the page from his body to his feet on the ground at the bottom of the page. He is wearing a tracksuit and a peaked baseball cap.

Air Pistol Ten Metres (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This page has three images on it: an air pistol, a shooting target and an Olympic air pistol contestant taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Air pistol (top left): This is an image of an air pistol, seen from the side and pointing right. The grip of the pistol is to the left of the image. To the right of this are the trigger, and the barrel extending to the right of the image with the front sight on the far right. Down the page from the barrel is the gas cylinder, which contains the C-O 2 that powers the gun. Shooting target (bottom left): This is an image of a 10-metre air pistol shooting target at full size. Part of the target on the left and at the top has not been shown because of space considerations. There are eleven concentric circles. The scores go from 1 for the outermost ring to 10.9 for the innermost. They are marked in print numerals from 8 to 1, starting at the fourth ring from the centre and going vertically and horizontally to the outer ring. Olympic air pistol contestant (right): The contestant is facing forward with his head facing to the left. His head is in the top right of the page with his torso down the page. One arm is stretched out to the left with his hand holding an air pistol pointing to the left. His other arm hangs down to the right of his body. His legs go down the page from his body to his feet on the ground at the bottom of the page. He is wearing a tracksuit and a peaked baseball cap.

Air Pistol Ten Metres (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This page has three images on it: an air pistol, a shooting target and an Olympic air pistol contestant taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Air pistol (top left): This is an image of an air pistol, seen from the side and pointing right. The grip of the pistol is to the left of the image. To the right of this are the trigger, and the barrel extending to the right of the image with the front sight on the far right. Down the page from the barrel is the gas cylinder, which contains the C-O 2 that powers the gun. Shooting target (bottom left): This is an image of a 10-metre air pistol shooting target at full size. Part of the target on the left and at the top has not been shown because of space considerations. There are eleven concentric circles. The scores go from 1 for the outermost ring to 10.9 for the innermost. They are marked in print numerals from 8 to 1, starting at the fourth ring from the centre and going vertically and horizontally to the outer ring. Olympic air pistol contestant (right): The contestant is facing forward with his head facing to the left. His head is in the top right of the page with his torso down the page. One arm is stretched out to the left with his hand holding an air pistol pointing to the left. His other arm hangs down to the right of his body. His legs go down the page from his body to his feet on the ground at the bottom of the page. He is wearing a tracksuit and a peaked baseball cap.

Alchemy of Pushing Hands (PDF)

by Oleg Tcherne

The practice of Pushing Hands (Tui Shou) is generally thought of as a means of enhancing the practice of Taiji Quan, but it is also an independent practice in its own right. Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act or react in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation. Illuminating the principles of body construction, this accessible and practical guide to Pushing Hands explains the eight types of concentration and the six "efforts" required to master them. Taking the reader through the thirteen principles of Pushing Hands and nine keys of movement which enable the proper flow of energy, the author provides a thorough understanding of the various elements of Pushing Hands practice. Exercises for developing concentration and pushing hands techniques are clearly explained and illustrated throughout the book. Whether practising Pushing Hands in conjunction with Taiji Quan or as an independent practice, this book is ideal for practitioners and students of Chinese martial and health arts.

The Antarctic Dive Guide: Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition

by Lisa Eareckson Kelley

The Antarctic Dive Guide is the first and only dive guide to the seventh continent, until recently the exclusive realm of scientific and military divers. Today, however, the icy waters of Antarctica have become the extreme destination for recreational divers wishing to explore beyond the conventional and observe the strange marine life that abounds below the surface. This book is packed with information about the history of diving in Antarctica and its wildlife, and features stunning underwater photography.The Antarctic Dive Guide covers 31 key dive sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and includes maps and detailed guidance on how best to explore each site. Essential information is also provided on how to choose and prepare for travel to this remote region, and diving techniques for subzero waters. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone considering diving in Antarctica, and an exciting read for anyone interested in this little-explored underwater world.This fully revised and updated third edition:Covers 4 new dive sitesFeatures revised and updated information for the other 27 sites coveredIncludes new sections on the Sea Leopard Project and natural product chemistry from Antarctic marine organisms

AQA A-level PE Book 1: For A-level year 1 and AS (PDF)

by Carl Atherton Symond Burrows Ross Howitt Sue Young

Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with AQA PE for A Level Book 1. This reliable and accessible textbook will offer your students comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This Student's Book has been selected for AQA's official approval process. - Key questions to direct thinking and help students focus on the key points - Diagrams to aid understanding - Summaries to aid revision and help students access the main points - Extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading to stretch, challenge and encourage independent thinking and a deeper understanding - Definition of key terms - again to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Activities to build conceptual understanding and sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills Contents: Section 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 1. 1 The cardiovascular system (Sue Young) 1. 2 The respiratory system (Sue Young) 1. 3 The neuromuscular system (Sue Young) 1. 4 The musco-skeletal system and analysis of movement in physical activities (Sue Young) Section 2 Skill acquisition 2. 1 Skill acquisition (Carl Atherton) 2. 2 Principles and theories of learning and performance (Carl Atherton) Section 3 Sport and society 3. 1 Emergence of globalization of sport in the 21st century (Symond Burrows) 3. 2 The impact of sport on society and of society on sport (Symond Burrows) Section 4 Exercise physiology 4. 1 Diet and nutrition and their effect on physical activity and performance (Sue Young) 4. 2 Preparation and training methods in relation to maintaining physical activity and performance (Sue Young) Section 5 Biomechanical movement 5. 1 Biomechancial principles and levers (Sue Young) Section 6 Sport psychology 6. 1 Physiological influences on the individual (Carl Atherton) 6. 2Further psychological effects on the individual (Carl Atherton) 6. 3 Psychological influences on the team (Carl Atherton) Section 7 The role of technology in physical activity and sport 7. 1 The role of technology in physical activity and sport (Symond Burrows) Section 8 Assessment 8. 1 Tackling the AS exam (Ross Howitt) 8. 2 Tackling the non-examined assessment (Ross Howitt) 9781471859571

AQA GCSE Physical Education (2nd edition) (PDF)

by Kirk Bizley

Written by a highly experienced author, this second edition supports delivery of the udpated specification for examination from 2014. New sections on organisation influences and culture as well as updated activities and practice questions.

AQA GCSE Physical Education: Student Book (PDF)

by Kirk Bizley

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying:Exam Board: AQALevel: GCSESubject: Physical EducationFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: June 2018The third edition of AQA GCSE PE Student Book, by best-selling and trusted author Kirk Bizley, has been fully revised to completely match the 2016 AQA GCSE PE specification. It contains everything students needto succeed and is presented visually to ensure that it is accessible to all.

AQA PE For A-level Year 2 (PDF)

by Symond Burrows Sue Young Ross Howitt Carl Atherton

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: PE First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with AQA PE for A Level Book 2. This reliable and accessible textbook will offer your students comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This Student's Book has been selected for AQA's official approval process. - Key questions to direct thinking and help students focus on the key points - Diagrams to aid understanding - Summaries to aid revision and help students access the main points - Extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading to stretch, challenge and encourage independent thinking and a deeper understanding - Definition of key terms - again to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Activities to build conceptual understanding and sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills Contents: Section 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology - Sue Young 1. 1 Energy systems Section 2 Skill acquisition - Carl Atherton 2. 1 Information processing Section 3: Exercise physiology - Sue Young 3. 1 Injury prevention and the rehabilitation of injury Section 4: Biomechanical movement - Sue Young 4. 1 Linear motion 4. 2 Angular motion 4. 3 Projectile motion 4. 4 Fluid mechanics Section 5: Sport psychology - Carl Atherton 5. 1 Psychological factors that can influence an individual in physical activities Section 6 Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport - Symond Burrows 6. 1 Concepts of physical activity and sport 6. 2 Development of elite performers in sport 6. 3 Ethics in sport 6. 4 Violence in sport 6. 5 Drugs in sport 6. 6 Sport and the law 6. 7 Impact of commercialisation on physical activity and sport and the relationship 6. 8 The role of technology in physical activity and sport Section 7 Assessment - Ross Howitt 7. 1 Tackling the A-level exam 7. 2 Tackling the non-examined assessment

AQA PE For GCSE (PDF)

by Mike Murray Ross Howitt

Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with AQA PE for GCSE. This reliable and accessible textbook is structured to match the specification exactly and will provide your students with the knowledge they need, while giving them the opportunity to build skills through appropriate activities. Features will include: - Key questions to direct thinking and help students focus on the key points - Summaries to aid revision and help all students access the main points - Diagrams to aid understanding - Attractive layout for a truly accessible textbook - Definition of key terms - again to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Activities to build conceptual understanding and sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills.

AQA Physical Education A2: student book (PDF)

by Michael Murray

AQA A2 Physical Education offers complete coverage and support through a variety of truly blended printed and online resources. Learning Objectives, clearly referenced to the related statements in the AQA specification, let students know exactly what theyAEll need to learn and understand in that topic.

AQA Physical Education AS: student book (PDF)

by Paul Bevis Michael Murray

AQA AS Physical Education offers complete coverage and support through a variety of truly blended printed and online resources. Learning Objectives, clearly referenced to the related statements in the AQA specification, let students know exactly what they'll need to learn and understand in that topic.

Archery (Large Print)

by Rnib

This page shows four archery images: a target, part of an arrow, a diagram showing the distance between the archer and the target, and an archer taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Target (top left) This shows an image of the 1.22-metre target used in the 70-metre Olympic archery event. There are five concentric coloured rings on the target. From the outside in, they are white, black, blue, red and gold (yellow). Each coloured ring is further divided into an inner and outer ring. With the addition of an extra ring at the centre, called the inner ten ring or the x-ring, there are eleven rings in total. Score values range from one for the outer white ring to ten at the gold centre ring. The x-ring also gives a score of ten, but is only used to break ties. Arrow (centre left) This is an image of part of an arrow, the sharp head is not shown. It shows from left to right, the shaft, the fletchings (or vanes), which are like the flights of a dart, and the nock, which has a groove that the bowstring fits into. Archer and target (bottom) The very small archer and target in this image give an idea of the distance that archers shoot in a competition (70 metres in the Olympics). There is an archer at the extreme left of the image taking aim at the target at the far right. Archer taking aim (top right) This is an image of an archer facing to the front with his head facing to the right, holding a bow and arrow. The top of the bow is at the top centre of the image and curves down and right. Then down and to the left, in the top centre of the bow, there is a sight, to help aim the bow and further down a counterweight to stabilise the bow when shooting. They both extend to the right from the bow's riser (handle). The riser hides the archer's hand holding the bow and his arm carries on to the left to join his body where his other hand can be found pulling the bowstring, which extends up and down the page to join the ends of the bow. His head is just up from this hand and his chest and legs, below his hand, carry on down the page to the ground at the bottom.

Archery (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This page shows four archery images: a target, part of an arrow, a diagram showing the distance between the archer and the target, and an archer taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Target (top left) This shows an image of the 1.22-metre target used in the 70-metre Olympic archery event. There are five concentric coloured rings on the target. From the outside in, they are white, black, blue, red and gold (yellow). Each coloured ring is further divided into an inner and outer ring. With the addition of an extra ring at the centre, called the inner ten ring or the x-ring, there are eleven rings in total. Score values range from one for the outer white ring to ten at the gold centre ring. The x-ring also gives a score of ten, but is only used to break ties. Arrow (centre left) This is an image of part of an arrow, the sharp head is not shown. It shows from left to right, the shaft, the fletchings (or vanes), which are like the flights of a dart, and the nock, which has a groove that the bowstring fits into. Archer and target (bottom) The very small archer and target in this image give an idea of the distance that archers shoot in a competition (70 metres in the Olympics). There is an archer at the extreme left of the image taking aim at the target at the far right. Archer taking aim (top right) This is an image of an archer facing to the front with his head facing to the right, holding a bow and arrow. The top of the bow is at the top centre of the image and curves down and right. Then down and to the left, in the top centre of the bow, there is a sight, to help aim the bow and further down a counterweight to stabilise the bow when shooting. They both extend to the right from the bow's riser (handle). The riser hides the archer's hand holding the bow and his arm carries on to the left to join his body where his other hand can be found pulling the bowstring, which extends up and down the page to join the ends of the bow. His head is just up from this hand and his chest and legs, below his hand, carry on down the page to the ground at the bottom.

Archery (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib

This page shows four archery images: a target, part of an arrow, a diagram showing the distance between the archer and the target, and an archer taking aim. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Target (top left) This shows an image of the 1.22-metre target used in the 70-metre Olympic archery event. There are five concentric coloured rings on the target. From the outside in, they are white, black, blue, red and gold (yellow). Each coloured ring is further divided into an inner and outer ring. With the addition of an extra ring at the centre, called the inner ten ring or the x-ring, there are eleven rings in total. Score values range from one for the outer white ring to ten at the gold centre ring. The x-ring also gives a score of ten, but is only used to break ties. Arrow (centre left) This is an image of part of an arrow, the sharp head is not shown. It shows from left to right, the shaft, the fletchings (or vanes), which are like the flights of a dart, and the nock, which has a groove that the bowstring fits into. Archer and target (bottom) The very small archer and target in this image give an idea of the distance that archers shoot in a competition (70 metres in the Olympics). There is an archer at the extreme left of the image taking aim at the target at the far right. Archer taking aim (top right) This is an image of an archer facing to the front with his head facing to the right, holding a bow and arrow. The top of the bow is at the top centre of the image and curves down and right. Then down and to the left, in the top centre of the bow, there is a sight, to help aim the bow and further down a counterweight to stabilise the bow when shooting. They both extend to the right from the bow's riser (handle). The riser hides the archer's hand holding the bow and his arm carries on to the left to join his body where his other hand can be found pulling the bowstring, which extends up and down the page to join the ends of the bow. His head is just up from this hand and his chest and legs, below his hand, carry on down the page to the ground at the bottom.

Athletics Challenges: A Resource Pack for Teaching Athletics (2nd edition) (PDF)

by Kevin Morgan

Athletics Challenges is a practical resource file designed to ensure that all students have a positive learning experience in track and field athletics. It provides a wide range of activities and teaching approaches to enable teachers and coaches to promote a climate of inclusion, enjoyment and challenge for young people up to and beyond the age of sixteen. Including straightforward guidance on how to use the resources effectively, Athletics Challenges is a compendium of ready-to-use, photocopiable activity sheets to use with your students in a wide range of athletics events. 'Athletics Challenges' activity sheets provide a wide-range of running, jumping and throwing activities designed to develop physical literacy, fundamental athletic techniques and personal and social skills. 'Peer Teaching' activities for a range of athletic events aim to help improve technical understanding and to enhance social and communication skills through peer teaching. 'Technical Guidance' resource sheets ensure students develop a good understanding of the principles and techniques of running, jumping and throwing through a series of progressive activities and related questions.

Athletics (Large Print)

by Rnib

This page shows six images of athletes competing in various events: running, hurdles, long jump, javelin, hammer throwing and high jump. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Running (top left) This is an image of a runner facing to the right with her head at the top of the image. Down from her head is her body. She is wearing a singlet and shorts and holds her arms out to the left and right. Her leg to the left is on the ground and pushes her forward. The leg to the right is raised. Hurdles (top centre) This picture shows an athlete, viewed from the side and facing right, striding over a hurdle. His head is in the top right of the image with his body down to the left, and his arms held out to the left and right. He is wearing a singlet and shorts, and his legs stretch out horizontally to the left and right. The hurdle is down from his body and rests on the ground at the bottom of the image. Long jump (top right) This picture shows an athlete in mid-air facing left and seen from the side. He is holding his arms up to the left and right in the top of the image. His head is between his arms and down the page is his body. He is wearing singlet and shorts. His legs are bent at the knee ready to land on the ground at the bottom of the image. Javelin (bottom left) This is an image of an athlete throwing a javelin. He is seen from the side and faces right. His head is in the middle of the image. His hand to the left holds a javelin (a sort of spear), which he is about to throw. It points diagonally right to the top of the image and down to the left. The end of the javelin to the left cannot be found. His arm to the right is held out for balance. He is wearing a T-shirt and shorts. His leg to the left is on the ground at the bottom of the image. His leg to the right is up from the ground and moving to the right and down. Hammer throwing (bottom centre) This is an image of an athlete throwing a hammer, she is seen from the side and faces right. Her head is at the top left of the image and down from this is her body, leaning back to the left. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. Her arms are held out to the right and she is holding the handle of the hammer. The wire of the hammer stretches out to the weight at the right of the image. She revolves on the spot and swings the weight around her, before letting go. Her feet are at the bottom of the image but only the one to the left is touching the ground. High jump (bottom right) This athlete, seen from the side, is jumping over a high jump bar. She is using the Fosbury flop technique, which involves running at the bar, turning and jumping backwards so that her body is in a horizontal position in mid-air. She goes over the bar head first and will end up falling to the left with her back on the ground. Her head is to the left of the image, facing left with her chin uppermost. Her arms are spread out up and down from this. Further to the right is her torso. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. The bar, seen from the end and represented by a large dot, is in the centre of the image with its support going up and down the page from this. Her legs are flopping down to the right.

Athletics (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This page shows six images of athletes competing in various events: running, hurdles, long jump, javelin, hammer throwing and high jump. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Running (top left) This is an image of a runner facing to the right with her head at the top of the image. Down from her head is her body. She is wearing a singlet and shorts and holds her arms out to the left and right. Her leg to the left is on the ground and pushes her forward. The leg to the right is raised. Hurdles (top centre) This picture shows an athlete, viewed from the side and facing right, striding over a hurdle. His head is in the top right of the image with his body down to the left, and his arms held out to the left and right. He is wearing a singlet and shorts, and his legs stretch out horizontally to the left and right. The hurdle is down from his body and rests on the ground at the bottom of the image. Long jump (top right) This picture shows an athlete in mid-air facing left and seen from the side. He is holding his arms up to the left and right in the top of the image. His head is between his arms and down the page is his body. He is wearing singlet and shorts. His legs are bent at the knee ready to land on the ground at the bottom of the image. Javelin (bottom left) This is an image of an athlete throwing a javelin. He is seen from the side and faces right. His head is in the middle of the image. His hand to the left holds a javelin (a sort of spear), which he is about to throw. It points diagonally right to the top of the image and down to the left. The end of the javelin to the left cannot be found. His arm to the right is held out for balance. He is wearing a T-shirt and shorts. His leg to the left is on the ground at the bottom of the image. His leg to the right is up from the ground and moving to the right and down. Hammer throwing (bottom centre) This is an image of an athlete throwing a hammer, she is seen from the side and faces right. Her head is at the top left of the image and down from this is her body, leaning back to the left. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. Her arms are held out to the right and she is holding the handle of the hammer. The wire of the hammer stretches out to the weight at the right of the image. She revolves on the spot and swings the weight around her, before letting go. Her feet are at the bottom of the image but only the one to the left is touching the ground. High jump (bottom right) This athlete, seen from the side, is jumping over a high jump bar. She is using the Fosbury flop technique, which involves running at the bar, turning and jumping backwards so that her body is in a horizontal position in mid-air. She goes over the bar head first and will end up falling to the left with her back on the ground. Her head is to the left of the image, facing left with her chin uppermost. Her arms are spread out up and down from this. Further to the right is her torso. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. The bar, seen from the end and represented by a large dot, is in the centre of the image with its support going up and down the page from this. Her legs are flopping down to the right.

Athletics (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib

This page shows six images of athletes competing in various events: running, hurdles, long jump, javelin, hammer throwing and high jump. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Running (top left) This is an image of a runner facing to the right with her head at the top of the image. Down from her head is her body. She is wearing a singlet and shorts and holds her arms out to the left and right. Her leg to the left is on the ground and pushes her forward. The leg to the right is raised. Hurdles (top centre) This picture shows an athlete, viewed from the side and facing right, striding over a hurdle. His head is in the top right of the image with his body down to the left, and his arms held out to the left and right. He is wearing a singlet and shorts, and his legs stretch out horizontally to the left and right. The hurdle is down from his body and rests on the ground at the bottom of the image. Long jump (top right) This picture shows an athlete in mid-air facing left and seen from the side. He is holding his arms up to the left and right in the top of the image. His head is between his arms and down the page is his body. He is wearing singlet and shorts. His legs are bent at the knee ready to land on the ground at the bottom of the image. Javelin (bottom left) This is an image of an athlete throwing a javelin. He is seen from the side and faces right. His head is in the middle of the image. His hand to the left holds a javelin (a sort of spear), which he is about to throw. It points diagonally right to the top of the image and down to the left. The end of the javelin to the left cannot be found. His arm to the right is held out for balance. He is wearing a T-shirt and shorts. His leg to the left is on the ground at the bottom of the image. His leg to the right is up from the ground and moving to the right and down. Hammer throwing (bottom centre) This is an image of an athlete throwing a hammer, she is seen from the side and faces right. Her head is at the top left of the image and down from this is her body, leaning back to the left. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. Her arms are held out to the right and she is holding the handle of the hammer. The wire of the hammer stretches out to the weight at the right of the image. She revolves on the spot and swings the weight around her, before letting go. Her feet are at the bottom of the image but only the one to the left is touching the ground. High jump (bottom right) This athlete, seen from the side, is jumping over a high jump bar. She is using the Fosbury flop technique, which involves running at the bar, turning and jumping backwards so that her body is in a horizontal position in mid-air. She goes over the bar head first and will end up falling to the left with her back on the ground. Her head is to the left of the image, facing left with her chin uppermost. Her arms are spread out up and down from this. Further to the right is her torso. She is wearing a crop-top and shorts. The bar, seen from the end and represented by a large dot, is in the centre of the image with its support going up and down the page from this. Her legs are flopping down to the right.

Australian Rules Football During the First World War

by Rob Hess Dale Blair

The book explores the intersection between the Great War and patriotism through an examination of the effects of both on Australia’s most popular football code. The work is chronological, and therefore provides an easy path by which events may be followed. Ultimately it seeks to shine a light on and provide considerable detail to a much-ignored period in Australian Rules football history, including women’s football history, that was subject to much upheaval and which reflected considerable social and class divisions in society at the time. One hundred years on, the Australian Football League presents past soldier footballers as unequivocal representatives of a unifying national ‘Anzac’ spirit.

Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

by Jinghan He David Alexander

The beautiful, complex movements of Bagua require a lifetime to master fully, but can be practised with significant physical and mental health benefit at any level. In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which Bagua is based, its place within the Chinese martial arts, and the approach to life it nurtures. Many pages of photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. Bagua Daoyin supports and trains the body and the mind to promote balance and harmony. The external movements are echoed in the internal body, which promotes the flow of energy that leads to greatly improved health, a tranquil and focused mind, and increased longevity. Practitioners quickly report reduced stress levels and increased enjoyment of life. This fully illustrated introduction to Bagua Daoyin will be essential reading for Bagua, Xingyi and Taiji practitioners at all levels, dancers, and indeed anyone interested in improving their physical and mental wellbeing.

Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace (PDF)

by Jinghan He David Alexander

The beautiful, complex movements of Bagua require a lifetime to master fully, but can be practised with significant physical and mental health benefit at any level. In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which Bagua is based, its place within the Chinese martial arts, and the approach to life it nurtures. Many pages of photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. Bagua Daoyin supports and trains the body and the mind to promote balance and harmony. The external movements are echoed in the internal body, which promotes the flow of energy that leads to greatly improved health, a tranquil and focused mind, and increased longevity. Practitioners quickly report reduced stress levels and increased enjoyment of life. This fully illustrated introduction to Bagua Daoyin will be essential reading for Bagua, Xingyi and Taiji practitioners at all levels, dancers, and indeed anyone interested in improving their physical and mental wellbeing.

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