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- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.95
Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2001; US$ 14.95
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$ 8.95
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 16.95
Dave Lowry has been involved in the study of traditional Japanese martial arts and Ways since 1968 and has written about them for more than twenty years. His articles have appeared in magazines in the US, Japan, and the UK, including work as a long-time columnist for Black Belt magazine. He is the author of several books on Japan and budo, including... 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$ 27.95
A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese martial art of judo written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion and instructor Takahiko Ishikawa. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable... more...