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Simplified Tai Chi Chuan: 24 Postures...

Shou-Yu Liang

This revised edition of our best selling beginner Tai Chi Chuan book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every tai chi movement is presented in 2-4 large photographs with clear instructions, followed by key points to help...

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Published: Apr 2014

Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: T...

Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques is the authoritative guide to Cabales Serrada Escrima—a stick fighting art with its roots in Escrima, the national martial art of the Philippines. The popularity of these techniques has dramaticall...

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Published: Mar 2019

Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fightin...

Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting is the definitive guide to Shotokan Karate—the most widely practiced style of Karate—and has inspired millions of Karate practitioners worldwide. Authored by one of the great mast...

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Published: Mar 2019

Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone ...

Take Taekwondo beyond just kicking and punching—discover powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns you already know! Taekwondo is the most popular Korean martial art, with over 70 million practitioners in the world. Taekw...

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Published: Apr 2019

The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Sci...

Learn how to target the weaknesses of an attacker and effectively exploit them in order to defend yourself. The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points gives detailed explanations on how the pressure points of traditional Chinese medicine found in t...

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Published: Mar 2019

The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and...

Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Unti...

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Published: Feb 2019

Power Training for Combat, MMA, Boxin...

J. Barnes

Want to Double Your Striking and Grappling Power Within Weeks?Tired of training and still not gaining more power and explosiveness?What essential quality do all knockout fighters possess? Simple. They possess the attribute most respon...

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Published: Mar 2014

Japan: The Ultimate Samurai Guide: An...

Alexander Bennett

Part Samurai history, part martial arts guide, this is THE book for anyone interested in Japan's fabled Samurai culture.Author Alexander Bennett is the ultimate insider—holding multiple black belts in Kendo and Naginata, as well as ...

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Published: Jul 2018

The Ninja Mind: Harnessing the Mental...

Kevin Casey

Masters in the Japanese arts of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery unde...

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Published: Aug 2013

The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illus...

Lily Chou

THE ULTIMATE TRAINING SUPPLEMENT FOR MARTIAL ARTISTSWith detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text ma...

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Published: Feb 2011

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Art...

Issai Chozanshi

This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy...

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Published: Nov 2012

Drawing the Samurai Sword: The Japane...

Darrell Max Craig

To the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon. It possesses a particular divinity, reflecting the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown the centuries-old ritual and practice of Samurai swordsmansh...

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Published: May 2018

Modern Ninja Warfare: Ninja Tactics f...

Antony Cummins

Modern Ninja Warfare takes a contemporary look at the stealthy methods of the Ninja (Shinobi).Ninja historian Antony Cummins, himself a skilled martial artist, takes a detailed and realistic look at the Ninja, their methods and their ...

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Published: Sep 2019

True Path of the Ninja: The Definitiv...

Antony Cummins

True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th century ninjutsu manual.Authors Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most c...

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Published: Mar 2017

Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior...

Don Cunningham

Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For insta...

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Published: Oct 2016

DEFIANCE: Exposing the Dark Side of t...

Al Dacascos

There is a dark underworld in the martial arts that few martial artists know about. This underworld is dangerous, devious, malicious, and powerfully deceptive. In DEFIANCE: Exposing the Dark Side of the Martial Arts, Dr. Bohdi Sanders...

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Published: Nov 2019

Aikido Basics: Everything you need to...

Phong Thong Dang

Get your aikido training off to a great start—from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations. This martial arts guide is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners.Are you planning to learn Aikido, but don't know ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden...

Phong Thong Dang

Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual.Although Aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Se...

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Published: May 2017

Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners

Tri Thong Dang

Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners is the perfect introduction to this popular exercise discipline—now in a handy, inexpensive format! This book presents the "Simplified Tai Chi" method created by China's Ministry of Physical Cu...

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Published: Nov 2019

Fight to Win: 20 Simple Techniques Th...

Martin Dougherty

If you are going to fight, you might as well fight to win! This book presents 20 simple fighting techniques that will win any fight, any time!Fight to Win strips self-defense and street fighting tactics down to the basics, presenting...

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Published: Oct 2013

Get Tough!: How to Win in Hand to Han...

W. E. Fairbairn

This book, by the man who taught them, shows how the British Commandos fought in the Second World War in unarmed hand-to hand combat. It shows how they won their fights – even against enemies who were bigger, stronger, and armed. Br...

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Published: Apr 2017

Samurai Wisdom Stories: Tales from th...

Pascal Fauliot

A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era.     Martial artist and samurai schola...

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Published: Apr 2017

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering ...

Daniel Fletcher

Japanese Throwing Weapons is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic shuriken throwing techniques as practiced in Japan. Daniel Fletcher studied under Japan's most notable shuriken sensei, Yasuyuki Otsuka, of the Meifu Sh...

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Published: May 2011

The 10 Best Bar Fighting Moves: Down ...

Sammy Franco

LEARN WHAT REALLY WORKS IN A FIGHT!The 10 Best Bar Fighting Moves: Down and Dirty Fighting Techniques to Save Your Ass When Things Get Ugly is a unique book that gives you the most practical and effective methods for defeating any bar...

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Published: Oct 2017

Karate-Do: My Way of Life

Gichin Funakoshi

Linking the time when karate was a strictly Okinawan art of self-defense shrouded in the deepest secrecy and the present day, when it has become a martial art practiced throughout the world, is Gichin Funakoshi, the "Father of Ka...

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Published: Jan 2013

Basic Wing Chun Training: Wing Chun F...

Sam Fury

Learn Wing Chun Adapted for the Streets!This is Wing Chun martial arts training as modern self defense.It starts with Wing Chun techniques for beginners and advances up to sticky hands (Wing Chun Chi Sao).Anyone interested in martial ...

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Published: Jul 2019

How To Street Fight: Street Fighting ...

Sam Fury

Discover all the Street Fighting Techniques You Need!2+ books in 1 make this the only book you need on close combat fighting.It contains all the information from...How to Win a Street FightGround Fighting Techniques to Destroy Your En...

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Published: Jun 2019

Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness a...

Jonathan T. Gilliam

Former US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Jonathan T. Gilliam brings his unique professional perspective to teach you the art of awareness and attack avoidance by sharing unconventional warfare techniques and how to think like an atta...

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Published: Dec 2017

A Killing Art: The Untold History of ...

Alex Gillis

The eagerly anticipated updated return of a bestselling martial arts classicThe leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world's most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with ol...

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Published: Aug 2016

Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of ...

Forrest Griffin

A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Forrest Griffin is the light-heavyweight champio...

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Published: Jun 2010
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