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  • Bubishiby Patrick McCarthy

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95

    Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy has spent over twenty years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. He is also the author of Ancient Okinawan Martial Art volumes 1 and 2. more...

  • Secret Fighting Arts of the Worldby John F. Gilbey

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 11.95

    Here is a book crammed full of secret fighting techniques never before divulged in print: the Oriental delayed death touch, the destruction wrought on by the fingertips of an obscure Mexican; the shout of doom; the method so terrible it is practiced only in Russian torture chambers, the niceties of Thugee strangulation; and many more vicious fighting... more...

  • Hapkidoby Scott Shaw

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    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$ 18.95

    Karate Breaking Techniques is the first book devoted solely to the art and techniques of breaking. 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. With over... more...

  • 75 Down Blocksby Rick Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 14.95

    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 style. Taken together, these blocks make up a "universe of hundreds" of different... more...

  • Complete Shotokan Karateby Robin L. Rielly

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    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$ 19.95

    A rich source on the technique and philosophy of traditional Okinawan karate, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, world famous as the 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... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling,... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    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 of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than... more...

  • Judo Formal Techniquesby Tadao Otaki; Donn F. Draeger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 26.95

    This comprehensive manual on the basic formal techniques of Kodokan Judo, the Randori no Kata, provides the fundamental instruction in nage and katame no kata (throwing and grappling) that is essential to effective judo. With over 600 photographs and 400 drawings, Judo Formal Techniques provides a history of this Japanese martial art and gives... more...