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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...

  • 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...

  • The Illustrated Ninja Handbookby Remigiusz Borda; Marian Winiecki

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    In The Art of War , Sun Tzu says: "If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master! The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your ultimate guide to the esoteric knowledge and teachings of the ancient Japanese ninja masters. It provides ninjutsu devotees with... more...

  • The Kenpo Karate Compendiumby Lee Wedlake

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Kenpo Karate Compendium details the forms of American Kenpo as prescribed by the ?Father of American Karate,? Ed Parker. Author Lee Wedlake, 9th degree black belt, world-class instructor and competitor, brings his acclaimed training and teaching experience to bear in this unique resource for all who practice and teach American Kenpo and its offshoot... more...

  • How to Defend Yourselfby Martin J Dougherty

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Effective self-defense is a matter of playing the odds-- increasing your own advantages and decreasing those of your opponent. Written in clear easy-to-understand detail, How to Defend Yourself gives readers the tools to safely defend themselves. In this step-by-step illustrated guide, experienced martial arts instructor Martin Dougherty teaches... 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...

  • The Complete Book of Yiquanby C S Tang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    The first complete guide to the rarely taught martial art, Yiquan, still shrouded in mystery. With clear photographs and explanations, this comprehensive illustrated book fully describes the postures and movements of Yiquan and provides information on Yiquan's origin, weapons, programs, grading, and more. more...

  • Taekwondo Poomsae: The Fighting Scrollsby Kingsley Umoh

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    This martial arts book digs deep into the standard Taekwondo patterns to extract proven fighting methods that unite ancient philosophy and strategy to teach effective, tactical self-defence. The book follows the history of the Korean people, starting with the myths of its origins dating from 2333 BC, and its culture, focusing on the important historic... more...

  • Ich trainiere Judoby Katrin Barth; Frank Wieneke

    Meyer & Meyer 2012; US$ 12.79

    Du bist nun kein Judoanfänger mehr, denn viele Trainingsstunden und auch Turniere liegen hinter dir. Die Prüfungen für den 8.-5. Kyu hast du erfolgreich absolviert und du trägst jetzt schon den orangen Gürtel. Nun willst du unbedingt weitermachen, mehr lernen und die nächsten vier Prüfungen bis zum braunen Gürtel ablegen? Dann ist dieses Buch genau... more...