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- Tuttle Publishing 2001; US$ 19.95
One of the few modern Chinese martial arts derived from actual military combat experience, Eagle Claw Kung Fu is a powerful system featuring advanced locking?hand moves perfected over centuries of civil conflict in China. Kung Fu and tai chi master Leung Shum brings this timeless art to today's practitioners, going beneath the veneer of gymnastic... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 12.95
Toward the Unknown is a series of parables about the martial-arts quest, and a meditation on the art of discipleship. A careful reading of the text will lead teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to examine their motives, to go beyond superficial prizes and awards, to rise above a focus on fighting technique, and ultimately to transcend... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 14.95
Simple, direct, and deadly?it's the art of ngo cho kun , or fists of the five ancestors. In its approach to iron body training, its reliance on the sam chien stance, and its special emphasis on hard and soft techniques, this Fukien style of kung?fu is believed to be the root of the Goju?ryu and Uechi?ryu Okinawan karate systems. During the declining... more...
- Triumph Books 2011; US$ 11.99
Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words , sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside... more...
- Triumph Books 2011; US$ 11.99
Mixed martial arts has swept the nation and is the fastest-growing mainstream sport in the world. It has completely changed the perception of martial arts and spawned multimillion dollar clothing lines and, arguably, a lifestyle to boot. The fan base isn't composed of brutish characters; it is a diverse group of young and old, hip and successful adrenaline... more...
- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 17.99
Bruising is the story of Merz's long love affair with the art of boxing - from throwing and receiving her first punches - to competing in an Australian amateur title fight and beyond. Boxing opens her to new ideas about what it means to be a woman, it tests her courage as well as her physical limitations and connects her with others in unexpected... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
In Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi the Western reader has ready access, for the first time, to an extensive collection of the most important documents written by and about Okinawa's most famous karate and kobudo masters and their arts, as well as to photographs of kobujutsu katas of historical significance. This two?volume anthology... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
Are you ready to learn karate, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms of the powerful punches? With Karate Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! You'll learn about: The origins of karate?philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art What really happens in a karate... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 24.95
Taekwondo is defined as a hard-style system of the martial arts? with penetrating kicks and punches, and forceful linear attacks. Dedicated practitioners know that advanced training means not only striving to master techniques, but also developing a deeper understanding of the history, philosophy, and concepts at the core of this martial art. In ... more...