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  • Bruce Lee's Fighting Methodby Bruce Lee; M. Uyehara

    Black Belt Communications 2008; US$ 27.99

    Vividly illustrating the techniques of a legendary innovator, this definitive examination explains how to survive attacks on the street, increase training awareness, and develop body movements. Originally compiled as a four-volume series, this revised edition breathes new life into a classic work with digitally-enhanced photography of jeet kune do... more...

  • Fundamental Karateby Aidan Trimble; Dave Hazard

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.58

    This easy-to-follow guide is an essential reference for practitioners of all ages and abilities of this most popular martial art. Beginning with a chapter on breathing technique, this practical and detailed book goes on to reveal how to develop your energy-shout, the basic stances of Karate and how to accomplish the art of punching, blocking, kicking... more...

  • 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...

  • Got Fight?by Forrest Griffin; Erich Krauss

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Forrest Griffin is the light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the winner of the first season of Spike TV?s The Ultimate... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karateby Edmond Otis; Randall Hassell

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 18.95

    Interested in the Japanese martial art of karate, but just haven't gotten around to taking a class? The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate follows up our other proven guides to martial arts. This is one of the most popular sports for young adults and grown-ups alike. This CIG has: -- Lots of instructional photos to take the reader step by... more...

  • Capoeira 100by Gerard Taylor; Anders Kjaergaard; Sue Parkhill

    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...

  • From Lee to Li: An A?Z guide of martial arts heroesby Ben Stevens

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

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  • 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

    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...