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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...

  • 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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Blood in the Cageby L. Jon Wertheim

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 14.95

    Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, who runs the most famous MMA training school... 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...

  • An Introduction to Ip Man Style Wing Chun Kung Fuby Wayne Belonoha

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Written by top-selling authority, Wayne Belanoha, this is the first beginner's guide to Wing Chun by a certified instructor in the Ip Man lineage. Belanoha presents the fundamentals of the art as a comprehensive mind/body training program. Written in an easily accessible way, the book emphasizes benefits including weight reduction, stress management,... more...