"Martial arts. This phrase conjures up images of peak physical and mental fitness-speed, flexibility, and strength married to meditation, focus, and self-discipline, an image amplified by everything from elegantly choreographed Hollywood movies to mixed martial arts (MMA) cage matches. But the reality is that "martial arts"serves as an umbrella for an amazing range of beneficial and highly specialized practices, from kung fu to tai chi to jeet kune do. One of the most intimidating aspects of pursuing martial arts is understanding which approach is best for you. What is the difference between learning the quick jabs and furious kicks of karate and tae kwon do, the grapples and rolls of judo, the flowing forms of tai chi, or the street fighting grit of krav maga? These forms of fighting have certain things in common, yet each practice has its own unique philosophy as well as a physical and mental approach. Too often, there isn't adequate opportunity to explore and understand first-hand the range of opportunities offered by the martial arts. Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body offers an immersive introduction to nine leading examples of martial arts. Hosted and brought together by tai chi grandmaster and martial arts expert David-Dorian Ross, these 25 interactive lessons give you a solid grounding in the different philosophies, styles, and techniques of the major martial arts families. For this course, Master Ross has hand-selected seven guest instructors who are award-winning experts in their fields. Whether sensei, sifu, or champion competitor, your teachers are drawn from the best of the best. Whether you are interested in self-defense, the physical benefits of an exercise regimen, or the balance and harmony that studying martial arts can bring to all aspects of your life, this course is an ideal place to begin, resume, or deepen your practice."