Agony And The Ecstasy: Summary, Characters, Themes, Analysis

Summary The Agony and the Ecstasy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice,…

Martial Arts: Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Budo, Bujitsu, Ninjitsu

The term “martial arts” is a general term used to describe general types of fighting. Most martial arts practiced today came from China, Japan, and Korea. There are hundreds of types of martial arts, each divided into specific styles or systems. Technically, martial arts fall into two categories: percussive, and non-percussive. In percussive martial arts…