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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Editionby Jin Yunting; John Groschwitz

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi?Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist,... 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...

  • Japanese Jiu-jitsuby Darrell Max Craig

    Tuttle Publishing 2015;

    The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1976; US$ 19.95

    Here is a refreshing manual about one of the oldest, most dynamic defensive arts ? Kenpo ? 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. The unique format of this book offers no sensational claims... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Krav Magaby Gershon Ben Keren

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters. Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method, which is the basis of the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) devastating close combat system. This book lays out a systematic approach to self-defense... more...