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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Martial Arts For Dummiesby Jennifer Lawler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts.  Besides the fact  you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t  find anywhere else.  Plus, it can be a lot of fun!... 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...

  • 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$ 18.32

    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...

  • Moving Toward Stillnessby Dave Lowry

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan is a distillation of the most important lessons learned from a lifetime devoted to martial arts training. Drawing from his highly regarded magazine columns in Black Belt magazine, author Dave Lowry sets out lessons that not only guide us to a deeper understanding... more...

  • The Samurai Mindby Christopher Hellman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early... more...

  • Advanced Krav Magaby David Kahn

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 20.99

    GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND MASTER REAL FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WITH ADVANCED KRAV MAGA Based on the principles of enhancing natural instincts and using appropriate force for self-protection and weapons defense, anyone can master the moves of krav maga ? the international self-defense Martial Arts and physical fitness sensation designed by... more...

  • The Way of the Warriorby Chris Crudelli

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Do you know your ashiwaza from your elbow strike? Find out with The Way of the Warrior , which features every major style of martial art in existence, bringing ancient and modern arts together in one complete work of reference. This comprehensive, fully illustrated encyclopedia covers a huge range of martial arts, from the ancient and renowned styles... more...