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American Eagle Style Instructional Textbook, Second Edition


In 1996, the American Martial Arts Institute became one of the only schools in the world to document their style in an instructional textbook. The first edition was 293 pages long and covered aspects of both American Eagle Style and some of the procedures of the American Martial Arts Institute school. Hundreds of copies of the first edition went out to students, instructors, and other martial artists around the world.

The second edition is 324 pages in length, hardcover, and concentrates less on the school that teaches American Eagle Style, instead focusing more on detailed information about the style and its techniques.

The front and back cover of the second edition of the textbook.

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Read an excerpt from the book's preface:

"Before the use of the written word, tradition and truth were dependent on the storytellers and song writers. The true students of any architecture, painting style, master craft or way of life were dependent on the accurate depiction from one student to another down through the generations. This accuracy of passing on knowledge to keep alive some idea, concept or philosophy was greatly enhanced by the accurate writing of books and their accurate duplication for others to read and learn from. This meant that although the only true teacher is a living human being, the information could be found written and learned to some degree of accuracy through the writings and pictures of a style. The responsibility here, which was overlooked many times, is the author's realization of the variety of possible interpretations and understandings of what is writtent. This instructional textbook reaches for this clarity of instruction through the reader's use of its information..."


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • About the Founder and Style


  • School Philosophy
  • Instructor Status
  • Traditional Weapons of the Martial Arts


  • American Eagle Style History and Facts
  • Style Patches
  • How to Tie Your Belt
  • How to Make a Proper Fist
  • Stretching Procedures
  • What is the Format of a Class
  • Superkick Programs (boys and girls 3, 4, and 5 years old)
  • American Eagle Style Belt Ranking


  • Stances
  • Basic Kicks
  • Basic Moving Kicks
  • Basic Forms


  • American Eagle Style Self-Defense
  • Women's Self-Defense
  • Take Downs Plus Counters Against a Knife and Gun
  • One-Step Sparring (Ippon Kumites) 1 through 10
  • Circular Self-Defense
  • Sparring
  • Extention Tools: i.e., Tonfa, Bo, Sai, Naginata, Sword and more


  • Introduction to Forms
  • Basic Katas 1, 2, and 3
  • Pal-Gwes 1 through 8


  • Black Belt Empty Hand Forms


  • Introduction to World Involvement
  • China*America International Martial Arts Team
  • International Tournament, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Martial Arts Today TV Show
  • American-Japanese Good Will Tour 2002
  • Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall


  • The World Wide Web
  • Style Locations
  • Tonfa Master Enterprises
  • Special People in the Martial Arts











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