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  • Qigong for Health and Martial Artsby Jwing-Ming Yang

    YMAA Publication Center 1998; US$ 19.95

    Increase your strength, improve your health, and discover greater martial power with ten separate sets of Qigong exercises. A special chapter discusses the application and uses of Qi and Qigong for enhancing martial arts ability as well as a section on soothing massage techniques to help recover quickly from various injuries. more...

  • The Yang Tij 24-Step Short Formby James Drewe

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    James Drewe provides a comprehensive and detailed explication of the postures and movements of Yang 24-Step Tijquan, one of the most widely-practiced Tijquan forms in the world today. For each, he describes how the weight flows, how to use the hands, move the limbs, and relax into the movement. more...

  • A Tai Chi Imagery Workbookby Martin Mellish

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 21.95

    This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply to movement practices of all kinds and to daily life. The book contains hundreds of photos and drawings, and detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie them. more...

  • Tapped Outby Matthew Polly

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    ?Polly earned my respect. He's got a ton of heart. He did the work and played the part.? ? Randy Couture, former UFC heavyweight champion ?Matt Polly's Tapped Out succeeds where all other MMA-related books fail: it tells a fight story for both the male and female reader.? ? MMAConvert.com ?You have to give credit to the author for making a... more...

  • In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Editionby Richard Strozzi-Heckler; George Leonard

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it?s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler?s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret... more...

  • Kurikaraby John Maki Evans; Natanaga Zhander

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    In Mikkyo ?Japanese esoteric Buddhism?the dragon Kurikara symbolizes the internal energy developed through sword practice. Kurikara is a manifestation of the fierce bodhisattva Fudo Myo O, the patron of ascetics and warriors in Japan, who uses his sword to destroy delusions and sever attachments. Fudo?s sword represents the gaining of discriminative... more...

  • MMA Travel Guideby William M. Stevens

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your one source guide to Martial Arts training and travel in the two top “Fight Destinations” in the world. Thailand’s Muay Thai training camps and Rio de Janeiro’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies. * When and where to go (Time of year to avoid because of crowds, festivals, and weather) * Each country’s top training facilities... more...

  • Martial Arts For Dummiesby Jennifer Lawler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people aroundthe world study martial arts.  Besides the fact  you canget a great workout when you study a martial art, you may alsoexperience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spiritthat you just won’t  find anywhere else.  Plus, itcan be a lot of fun! No... more...

  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuanby Freya Boedicker; Martin Boedicker

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents,... more...

  • Four Kingsby George Kimball

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine... more...