A System of Physical Culture: Designed as a Manual of Instruction for the Use of Schools, Volume 1

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Kansas City presse,, 1888 - Calisthenics
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Page 18 - Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.— Vulgar persons can't sit still, or, at least, they must work their limbs or features.
Page 168 - ... your head look down, RELAX! IF YOU DON'T RELAX I'LL PUT YOU ON A CHARGE! Squad, squad - SHUN ! As you were, I want you to do it together. Squad - SHUN! As you were. Squad - SHUN! STAND AT EASE! To make a Right Turn : keeping both knees straight, turn through ninety degrees to the right swivelling on the heel of the right foot and the toe of the left raising the toe of the right and the heel of the left in doing so. Keeping the weight of the body on the right foot, on completion of this movement...
Page 86 - IT does not lie within the scope of this work to give a detailed history of the life of this remarkable man.
Page 3 - ... will be a tradition of the past. The State owes it to its citizens and itself to provide not only for the mental but in equal measure for the physical education of its children, that by unfolding the natural and symmetrical beauty of the human body, it may be made " fit and capable in every phase of moral life to obey and carry out the will of its supreme master, the mind.
Page 96 - The right foot is moved backward, the right toe is opposite the left heel;, the inner edge of the right foot and the outer edge of the left foot form an angle of about 90 degrees.
Page 175 - ... of the same year he was appointed superintendent of physical culture by the board of education. He has been very successful in his work, and has placed physical education on a firm basis in Kansas City. Prof. Bety has published a manual of free gymnastics, which is used in the schools. The exercises are identical with those of the German system, although the arrangement is changed to suit different conditions. Prof. Bety has kindly written the following letter, explaining his method of work :...
Page 3 - Physical culture aims to unfold the natural and symmetrical beauty of the human body, making it fit and capable in every phase of moral life to carry out the will of the supreme master— the mind. CARL BETZ.
Page 16 - Command of CAUTION, of EXPLANATION, of EXECUTION and of DISCONTINUATION. 1. The Command of Caution is always given first, and is spoken loudly and sharply.
Page 86 - The air is expelled from the lungs by the relaxation of the diaphragm and the chest muscles.
Page 148 - The trunk moves backward and the weight of the body is thrown upon the left foot.

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