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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Aikido neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless. By controlling body position and harmonizing their vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning control practiced in Aikido. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Superb fighting skills are essential in all sorts of situations, and can save your life if you are attacked. Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques is a complete how-to manual for the modern fighter, presenting a detailed overview of all the best MMA fighting techniques and the various situations in which they can be used. Comprehensive and well... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts is a study of the meditative and religious elements that form the core of the great martial arts traditions. Unsurpassed in scope and detail, this book covers the spiritual beliefs and the practices of the fighting arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, and the United... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
One of the world's most effective fighting systems, presented by two of its most prominent teachers. This book documents the history and structure of the system, the fundamentals of practice, the defensive movements and applications, and the training techniques used to prepare for actual personal combat. It also includes hundreds of photographs showing... more...
- SportsBooks 2012; US$ 11.65
Nick Hurst was working in London when he threw in his job in advertising to train for four years in Malaysia and China with a kung fu grandmaster, Sugong. This book is a mix of Nick?s experiences in South-East Asia and the story of Sugong?s extraordinary life. Initiated into kung fu by an opium-addicted master, Sugong was expelled from school, kidnapped,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
Though aikido is known as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons in aikido was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. The wooden weapons of aikido are most often used as training tools to better illustrate aikido principles and movements and to train in self-defense against weapons. This book features the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
This work covers the individuals and events of what most consider to be the greatest era in boxing history. The first chapter compares the 1970s to all other eras, from the early 1900s and Jack Johnson to the present day and the Klitschko brothers, proving through an established set of criteria that the '70s stand above all other eras. The second... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
On June 28, 1868, a group of men gathered alongside a road 35 miles north of Albuquerque to witness a 165-round, 6-hour bare-knuckle brawl between well-known Colorado pugilist Barney Duffy and "Jack," an unidentified fighter who later died of his injuries. Thought to be the first "official" prizefight in New Mexico, this tragic... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 26.95
Officiating a professional boxing match can be a thankless job. When a match goes well, no one focuses on the referee. But when a controversy arises, everyone remembers the man who made the call. Third Man in the Ring explores the lives of thirty-three officials as they discuss what goes on inside the ropes and recount the disputes and clashes that... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
The martial arts, even after being in the media for generations, still maintains a mystique and appeal that continues to hold the hearts and minds of people across cultures and countries. In Warrior Wisdom, author Kazumi Tabata, a Grandmaster in karate and one of the most influential martial arts teachers in North America, provides insight and... more...