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American Eagle Style Instructional Textbook
3rd Edition

Author: Grandmaster Clifford Crandall, Jr.

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 was released in 2002 and was 324 pages in length, hardcover, and concentrated less on the school that teaches American Eagle Style, instead focusing more on detailed information about the style and its techniques.

In 2012, Grandmaster Crandall completed the 3rd edition of the textbook by elaborating on the style's philosophy, added all required black belt katas (fully documenting 49 katas of the American Eagle Style in total), and adding a variety of other techniques not previously documented. At 424 pages in length, this is one of the world's only fully documented American martial arts styles.


Preface Excerpt

"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 written. This instructional textbook reaches for this clarity of instruction through the reader's use of its information..."

Table of Contents

Chapter One
About the Founder of the Style and School
The Way or Path
The Eyes of a Student in Martial Arts

Chapter Two
School Philosophy
Instructor Status
American Eagle Style History and Facts
School Patches
Procedure for Tying a Uniform Belt
What Does an American Eagle Style Class Include?
American Eagle Style Superkick Program
American Eagle Style Belts and Ranking

Chapter Three
Making a Proper Fist
Traditional Weapons of the Martial Arts
Upper Body: Hands, Elbows and Wrist
Lower Body: Feet, Knees
Head: Front and Back

Chapter Four
Ready Stance (Chumbi Stance)
Front Stance
Back Stance
Horse Stance
Diagonal Horse Stance
Cat Stance
Leaning Front Stance
Kihondachi Stance (Sanchin Walking)
Crane Stance

Preparing for Kicking
Basic Kicks
Center Kick
Reverse Crescent Kick
Crescent Kick
Side Kick to the Side
Roundhouse Kick
Ax Kick
Spinning Back Kick
Spinning Wheel Kick
Spinning Hook Kick
Hook Kick
Basic Moving Kicks

Basic Forms
Preparing for Basic Forms

Chapter Five
Striking Points
One-Step-Sparring(Ippon Kumites)
Ippon Kumite #1
Ippon Kumite #2
Ippon Kumite #3
Ippon Kumite #4
Ippon Kumite #5
Ippon Kumite #6
Ippon Kumite #7
Ippon Kumite #8
Ippon Kumite #9
Ippon Kumite #10

Hanza Escape Techniques
Hanza Escape Technique 1
Hanza Escape Technique 2
Hanza Escape Technique 3
Hanza Escape Technique 4
Hanza Escape Technique 5
Circular Self-Defense

Chapter Six
American Eagle Style Self-Defense
SD-1: Counter to a Sleeve Grab
Double Lapel Grab
SD-2: Counter to a Straight Across Wrist Grab

Women’s Self-Defense in the American Eagle Style
Circular-Arm Break Away
Straight Across Wrist Grab
Another Technique for a Straight Across Wrist Grab
Coat-Grab Break Away
Breaking Free from a Throat Grab
A Grab or Arm Reach to Pull You In
Grab From Behind in a Rear Choke
Defense from the Ground
Come Along Techniques
Single Arm Low Come Along
Single Arm High Come Along
Cobra Come Along
Bent Wing Come Along
Neck Collar Come Along
Seated Self-Defense

Take Downs Plus Counters Against a Knife and Gun

Take Downs
Double Wrist Grab
Straight Wrist Grab
Cross Wrist Grab
Right Lunge Punch
Right Center Kick to the Solar Plexus

Knife Techniques
High Knife Attack
Low Knife Attack
Knife Attack from the Rear
Gun Techniques
Gun From Behind
A Straight On Gun Attack
Gun Attack from the Front with the Gun Sideways
Extension Tools

Chapter Seven
Basic Kata 1

Basic Kata 2
Basic Kata 3

Introduction to the Pal-Gwes
Pal-Gwe 1
Pal-Gwe 2
Pal-Gwe 3
Pal-Gwe 4
Pal-Gwe 5
Pal-Gwe 6
Pal-Gwe 7
Pal-Gwe 8

Old Koryo
Chulgi 1
Eye of the Eagle
New Koryo
Chulgi 2
Chip Su
Heian 1
Chulgi 3
Chip Jang
Bassai Dai
Heian 2
American Eagle
Long Hand
Continuity Two
Heian 3
Hookiyu 1
Sil Lum
Heian 4
Cheon Kwon
Gekisai 1
Heian 5
Bassai Sho
So San Hyung
Se Jong Hyung
Hwa-Rang Hyung
Open Hand
Tong Il Hyung

Chapter Eight
American Eagle Style World Involvement
China-America International Martial Arts Team
International Tournament, St. Petersburg, Russia
American-Japanese Goodwill Tour 2002
American-Australian Cultural Exchange 2005
American-Italian Goodwill Tour 2008
Martial Arts Today TV Show
Action Martial Arts Magazine
Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Style

Chapter Nine
Learn More About American Eagle Style
The World Wide Web
Main Office Location
Secure Living Online
American Martial Arts Institute Books and DVDs
Out of Print

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