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  • Chinese Internal Boxingby Allen Pittman

    Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 19.99

    Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-kua is an illustrated martial arts guide to two soft-style Chinese martial arts. Chinese internal boxing and other internal martial arts do not depend on muscular strength. Instead, their power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i, making them... more...

  • Hapkidoby Scott Shaw

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking, kicking, and grappling techniques. Conceptually, Hapkido techniques more closely parallel those of Aikido than Taekwondo. In fact, as the author... more...

  • Karate Breaking Techniquesby Jack Hibbard

    Tuttle Publishing 1993; US$ 18.99

    Karate Breaking Techniques is the first book devoted solely to the art and techniques of breaking objects. The author, a highly experienced martial arts instructor and former Green Beret, explains clearly and systematically how to break boards, bricks, and other objects, and discusses practical applications of these techniques for self-defense.... more...

  • 75 Down Blocksby Rick Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 14.99

    Refine your advanced blocking skills with this illustrated martial arts guide. Every style of karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or other martial art includes the down block as part of its kata, or forms. The forms are similar enough that martial artists will recognize them as down blocks, even though the specific block looks different from their own... more...

  • Complete Shotokan Karateby Robin L. Rielly

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method. Part One outlines the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece), and its transmission from China through Okinawa to Japan.... more...

  • The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Doby Shoshin Nagamine

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, founder of the Matsubayashi school of Shorin-ryu karate-do. Used for generations as a practical and pictorial guide, it contains over 1,000 photographs to document eighteen classic karate kata (preset forms) and seven yakusoku kumite... more...

  • Japan's Complete Fighting System Shin Kage Ryuby Robin L. Rielly

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Master the extremely effective but relatively unknown Shin Kage Ryu jiu jitsu with this illustrated martial arts book. Shin Kage Ryu jiu jitsu has existed as a fighting system for over two hundred years, and the literal meaning of the three characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in Japan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the... more...

  • Karate The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fightingby Hidetaka Nishiyama; Richard C. Brown

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide. Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo. This definitive volume is a systematic presentation... more...

  • Judo Formal Techniquesby Tadao Otaki; Donn F. Draeger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 26.99

    A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese Judo. Written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion and instructor Takahiko Ishikawa, it is an expert martial arts guide. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods... more...

  • Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedoby Masayuki Kukan Hisataka

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    In Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo , Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, ninth Dan Black Belt Karate master, introduces the highly innovative and effective Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo system. An integral system of Okinawan karate practiced for centuries, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo is an evolving scientific martial art that incorporates elements from... more...