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- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.95
Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95
Are you ready to learn taekwondo, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the flying kicks? With Taekwondo Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! You'll learn about: The origins of taekwondo ? philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art What really happens in a... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95
“Every step is clearly described in the text and often accompanied by the familiar foot diagrams? This book is written for the busy [person] who has no time to undergo a full training program at a dojo. lt offers easy-to-learn karate responses in typical self-defense situations. Diligent practice at home will equip one with ? more than instinct in... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 14.95
This book could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate-do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 6.95
Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Practical Self-Defense offers an in depth look at self defense techniques with tips strategies, and scenarios that can help new students to develop the skills they need. Based on Kyokushin Karate, this book presents basic techniques including: Throws and takedowns Punches, kicks, and strikes Ground techniques... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.49
This excellent guide, written by Tom Hill (7th Dan and chief martial arts instructor) helps students or instructors of Karate - or any Martial Art - who wish to set up their own martial arts club. It contains both useful information about how to make the club exciting for students, and also sample forms for health and safety and training purposes. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is for beginners who want to explore options in terms of disciplines and veteran martial artists looking to expand their knowledge into other martial arts arenas. Author Ashley P. Martin provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and where each one is focused. He then covers... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95
A well placed kick can mean the difference between victory and defeat in a fight. This encyclopedic guide to martial arts kicks provides the reader with a wealth of information on 89 different types of kicks from various styles. This martial arts book features kicks from Karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kempo, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do, and more.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95
Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch... more...
- Crowood 2011; US$ 16.03
Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement, how to effectively remove an opponent's balance, and how to unify the mind, the body and technique. The author's objective is to improve... more...