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  • 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$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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

    Shoshin Nagamine was the last of the legendary pre-war karate masters and a well-known disciple of peaceful non-violence. His classic work, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do, documents eighteen of the Okinawan karate kata and seven partner exercises (kumite), as well as a number of basic techniques, transmitting the secrets of Okinawan karate from... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    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. 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 gives complete step-bystep descriptions of the roles of both... more...

  • Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedoby Masayuki Kukan Hisataka

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

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

  • Tyson-Douglasby John Johnson; Bill Long

    Potomac Books Inc. 2008; US$ 16.95

    No one gave James “Buster” Douglas much of a chance when he faced “Iron” Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990, in the Tokyo Dome. Tyson was Godzilla, and Buster wasn’t expected to be anything more than a moth for Tyson to swat away, much less Mothra. Douglas had four losses already and 42-1 odds against him in this bout. One reporter,... more...