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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

The Warrior's Manifesto

The Warrior's Manifesto is a concise and potent declaration of principles that outline what it means to be a warrior. It is a brief, dramatic statement on the what, the why, and the way. These are not mere abstractions. Warriors must ...

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Published: Feb 2018

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

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

How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighti...

Nathaniel Cooke

Self-defense isn't a series of techniques or moves; it's an attitude, a strategy, a life skill. And it's one you already have. Everything you will ever need to stay safe, all the tools that are required, mother nature has already give...

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Published: Jun 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

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

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

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

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

Okinawa Kobudo: The History and Techn...

Andrea Guarelli

Japan's Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted from the tools of farming and...

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Published: Nov 2015

Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-D...

Masaaki Hatsumi

Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease. The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must tur...

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Published: Jan 2013

Systema: Russian Martial Art 25 Comba...

Matt Hill

25 easy to understand and apply drills that can be used to improve your fundamental skill set, regardless of which Martial Art you practice.The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for students and teachers, to enhance their tra...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Major Methods of Wudang Sword

Huang Yuan Xiou

Originally published in Chinese in 1930, The Major Methods of Wudang Sword has become a contemporary classic inthe field of traditional Chinese martial arts. Written by HuangYuan Xiou, the disciple of Li Jing-Lin—China's most celebr...

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Published: Apr 2010

Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Technique...

Danny Indio

Learn devastating mixed martial arts techniques from all over the world with this expert guide.Superb fighting skills are essential in all sorts of situations and can save your life if you are attacked. Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Tec...

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Published: May 2017

How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Surviv...

Lawrence Kane

Two veteran martial arts instructors and a renowned comic book illustrator deliver the ultimate course in self-defense More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, k...

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Published: Jun 2011

Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Re...

Gershon Ben Kenen

Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters. Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method, which is the basis of th...

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Published: Dec 2014

Krav Maga Tactical Survival: Personal...

Gershon Ben Keren

Krav Maga Tactical Survival presents proven solutions to dangerous, real life situations.Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been battle-tested by police, armed forces, private security...

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Published: Feb 2017

White Belt Problems: The Beginner's G...

Matt Kirtley

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Where should I train? How does it compare to traditional martial arts? What do I do if I want to compete? Should a black belt ever tap to a lower belt? What exactly is cauliflower ear? White Belt Problems ...

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Published: Aug 2014
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