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  • Muay Thai Counter Techniquesby Christoph Delp

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 18.99

    This thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques  teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents' attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details... more...

  • Capoeira 100by Gerard Taylor

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 22.95

    Capoeira 100 is an illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques used in the art of capoeira. Each movement is accompanied by a series of color photographs that show how it is done, as well as helpful pointers and tips on how to apply the technique in the game of capoeira. The book is divided into sections for beginner, intermediate and advanced... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fuby Stuart Alve Olson

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    Developed by Wang Lang over 300 years ago, Praying Mantis Kung Fu is the only martial art based on the fighting skills of an insect. This fascinating system utilizes swift, methodical movements for defense and offense, and is well respected as an art that helps practitioners develop great strength and perseverance. The Complete Guide to Northern Praying... more...

  • Newhall Shooting - A Tactical Analysisby Michael E. Wood

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.19

    As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting,  Michael E. Wood  grew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and law enforcement community. That experience led to his authoring  Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis , arguably the most thoroughly researched... more...

  • The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Twoby Wayne Belonoha

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 34.99

    Wing Chun, also called Ving Tsun, is a popular system of kung fu designed centuries ago by a Buddhist nun and Shaolin master. Together, the two volumes of The Wing Chun Compendium offer a complete guide to the discipline, from theory and philosophy to drills and forms. In this volume, author Wayne Belonoha takes students to the next level, focusing... more...

  • When the Fight Goes to the Groundby Lori O'Connell; Steve Hiscoe; Jennifer Weintz

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    When the Fight Goes to the Ground is a martial arts book with instructional DVD that offers a complete guide to ground fighting techniques and principles. It establishes the risks and hazards of various ground defense scenarios, presents effective strategies for neutralizing and minimizing them, and introduces a wide range of tools for effective... more...

  • Chinese Kung-Fu (Kenpo)by William D. Scott

    Tuttle Publishing 1976; US$ 9.99

    Learn the ancient self-defense system of Kempo with this illustrated martial arts guide. Kempo is one of the oldest, most dynamic martial arts. It is a derivative of Kung-Fu developed in southern China over a thousand years ago. This book proves that Kenpo, although an ancient military art, has direct application and relevance to our lives today.... more...

  • The Best of Mixed Martial Artsby MMA Worldwide; Randy Couture

    Triumph Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    With clear, step-by-step information on the moves everyone should know and master to compete in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), this workbook provides tips and techniques from the MMA Worldwide Association?s training manual on how to parlay these moves into success in the ring. Strength and conditioning are essential ingredients in reaching... more...

  • Jiu-jitsu Unleashedby Eddie Bravo

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    An introduction to jiu-jitsu from one of its most dominant stars Thanks to the dominance of its practitioners at Ultimate Fighting Championships and other mixed martial arts tournaments, jiu-jitsu has become one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the United States. This fighting technique features ground fighting and submission moves... more...

  • Muay Thai Unleashedby Erich Krauss

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    Let elite Muay Thai warriors turn your body into an unbeatable weapon! Written by professional Muay Thai fighters and trainers, Muay Thai Unleashed shows you how to master this feared and dangerous martial art. Author and trainer Erich Krauss, along with Muay Thai pros Glen Cordoza and Tana (Chun) Yingwitayakhun, teach you the same body-punishing... more...