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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • Spike and Chainby Charles V. Gruzanski

    Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 10.95

    This two-in-one book introduces secrets of two little known branches of the martial arts of Japan. The first involves the use of the manrikigusari, a length of chain with with weighted ends, used in various ways for self-defense. The second part of this book deals with Shuriken-Jutsu, which came some time later. It involves the use of metal spikes... more...

  • Fight to Winby Martin J. Dougherty

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Fight to Win strips self-defense and street fighting tactics down to the basics, presenting a uniquely effective fighting system with a minimum of technical jargon and maximum effect. Martin J. Dougherty holds three black belts and has spent more than two decades training championship fighters in many discipline. Dougherty is committed to teaching... more...

  • David Carradine's Introduction to Chi Kungby David Carradine; David Nakahara

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 8.99

    The man who popularized kung fu and tai chi presents the complete beginner's program for understanding the ancient art of chi kung, the next wave in low-impact exercise. more...

  • Bar-Jutsuby James Porco; John Monaco

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    A pounding headache, mouth dry as the desert, memory loss…and wait, a black eye and a fat lip? You have officially woken up from another night on the town. While there is no known cure for that dastardly headache and cotton mouth, there is now officially a remedy for the black eye and bruises. Bar-jutsu: The American Art of Bar Fighting , is a ... more...

  • Brawlby Erich Krauss; Bret Aita; Bob Shamrock

    ECW Press 2002; US$ 11.95

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting pits masters of every kind of combat ? street fighting, sumo, judo ? in matches broadcast around the world. This book chronicles the turbulent history of MMA fighting from its inception in the Greek Olympic Games, through its glorification in Japan to its growing popularity as an American sport. Through personal interviews... more...

  • Total MMAby Jonathan Snowden

    ECW Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    ?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety of limited ones like karate, boxing, and wrestling. In the modern age this created an eternal question: who was tougher? Could a boxer beat a wrestler?... more...

  • A Killing Artby Alex Gillis

    ECW Press 2008; US$ 11.95

    In 1938, Tae Kwon Do began at the end of a wicked poker game in a tiny village in a remote corner of what is now North Korea. Today, the martial art is likely the most popular on the planet, an Olympic sport practised by an estimated 50 million students and known for its spectacular kicks. Few people, however, know about its secret and violent past;... 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 Art of Hojo Undoby Michael Clarke

    YMAA Publication Center 2009; US$ 22.95

    1st Runner Up ? 2010 Eric Hoffer Award Silver Winner ? 2010 IP'S Living Now Award Endorsement - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title Award Finalist ? 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine Finalist ? 2010 USA Best Book Award Hojo Undo means ?supplementary training?, and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power... more...

  • Fundamental Karateby Aidan Trimble; Dave Hazard

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.52

    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...