By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson
Even loss of life couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.
In 1838, William and Tamara quick inherit a startling legacy from their loss of life grandfather, remodeling them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the stunned, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit certain allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. struggling with along them are the famous–even infamous–Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.
When unusual and hideous creatures seem within the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to release an epic conflict which may rage all of the strategy to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is working out as William and Tamara needs to research even if their neighbors will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.
From Amber Benson, recognized for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award—winning writer of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood street, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. in response to the destroy BBC net sequence that took England by way of hurricane, Ghosts of Albion is a horror experience laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.
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Fighting arts, martial arts and selfdefence all include stylised forms of attack and stylised forms of defence. The stylisation of attack and defence manoeuvres can be turned into entire vocabularies of bodily movement that tap into a particular philosophy of embodied behaviour. The underlying philosophy might be the foundation of the movement vocabulary or applied ad hoc to movements and techniques deemed useful. Martial Arts Following Jones (2002:xi), martial arts are “stylised behaviors that relate to war but can be distinct from actual battlefield engagements.
The floor design of this movement formula adds up to a cross figure with the performer acting in the centre. This floor design is used here as a modality for movement coordination and memorisation, as well as a modality for harmonisation of the performer. In Muslim West Java, it is still sometimes related to the (pre-Islamic) cosmological dulur opat kalima pancer concept – the local version of the “four siblings” concept named above (Paetzold 8 A video sample of the pancer opat movement formula as it is practised in the Cimande style can be found here: Paetzold 2007b.
Another equally important aspect is the possibility self-defence arts can offer as a medium for intercultural education. The chapters by Indija Mahjoeddin (chapter 12) and Kirstin Pauka (chapter 13) especially stress this feature. e. the effect of such media within schools and sports trainings and competitions, comes into sight. Different facets of the possibilities and limitations connected herewith will be discussed in the chapters by Uwe U. Paetzold (chapter 2), Paul H. Mason (chapter 7), and Sean Williams (chapter 11).