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  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu Volume 2by Joseph Wayne Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 12.95

    Not simply a training manual but a combat survival guide, Fighting and Grappling is a challenging book for all students of the martial arts. In this second volume of Wing Chune Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide , the techniques introduced in Basic Forms and Principles are shown in combat situations. The combat applications of Wing Chun's sticky-hand,... more...

  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu Volume 1by Joseph Wayne Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 12.95

    Introducing a new scientific approach to Wing Chun kung-fu, this book gives a clear and detailed exposition of once closely guarded techniques. Rejecting the secretive approach that characterizes much of martial arts writing, the author draws upon biomechanical theory to explain logically and scientifically how the techniques of Wing Chun kung-fu... more...

  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu Volume 3by Joseph Wayne Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 12.95

    In Wing Chun Kung-fu Volume 3: Weapons & Advanced Techniques , the final book in this Chinese martial arts series, author Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith applies dynamic scientific methodology to Wing Chun weapons and training tools, providing a complete analysis of why and how each item is used. The reader is led step-by-step through the use of the Wing... more...

  • The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrimaby Antonio E. Somera

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 18.95

    The history of the Philippines and her martial arts is a history of resistance and revolt. Born into this fertile time and place, Grandmaster Leo M. Giron became a child of revolution. He grew up in a time when martial arts training was a necessity, not a luxury. His system was taught to him by five renowned masters; his experience honed in the jungle... more...

  • The Secrets of Shotokan Karateby Robin L. Rielly

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Generously illustrated with over 700 clear photos, The Secrets of Shotokan Karate offers an in-depth look at the world's most popular martial art, with strategies, techniques, and drills to guide new students to proficiency and to help established practitioners excel. Robin Rielly provides a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals and theory of... more...

  • Looking at a Far Mountainby Paul Budden

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Looking at a Far Mountain is a remarkable comprehensive survey of the core of kendo, an internationally practiced martial sport derived from the ancient Japanese warrior art of the sword and heavily influenced by the tenets of Shinto, Confucianism, and, particularly, Zen Buddhism. This is the first study outside of Japan and the first in English... more...

  • The Secrets of Northern Shaolin Kung-Fuby Sifu Lai Hung; Brian Klingborg

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95

    The Secrets of Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu: Pek Sil Lum is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of the traditional Chinese art known to the West as Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu, including a historical overview, basic positions, and authentic forms and techniques. Pek Sil Lum is especially renowned for its repertoire of kicking techniques, ranging... more...

  • Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladiesby Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery; Ben Miller

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies  is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and upheavals of his time. This book is the magnum opus of this remarkable and colorful character, originally... more...

  • How to Punchby Martin J Dougherty

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Punching. Although it seems like one of the simplest forms of self-defense, this ancient form of combat is actually more complex than you would ever imagine. Now, in this fully illustrated and easy-to-use book, the art of punching is decoded for readers everywhere. This book will teach you the elements of the perfect punch, including: - How to make... more...

  • The Secrets of Phoenix Eye Fist Kung Fuby Cheong Cheng Leong; Mark V. Wiley

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    The Secrets of Phoenix-Eye Fist Kung-Fu depicts an enormously potent art, also known as Chuka Shaolin, that does not depend on strength or size. Instead, it utilizes a special striking technique, the phoenix-eye fist, aimed at vital points on the opponent's body. Phoenix-Eye Fist Kung-Fu excels at close-range fighting—an area neglected in many other... more...