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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • A Guide To The Art Of Self Defenceby Tom Hill

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This book gives the reader a whole host of tools - both practical and psychological - which will help them achieve the status of a self-defence master. With thirty-two chapters covering a range of subjects from fitness to body language to eye contact, this book is not your run-of-the-mill martial arts manual. It is written by self-defence expert and... more...

  • The Ninja Mindby Kevin Keitoshi Casey; Stephen K. Hayes

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance to achieve their goals. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery under the tutelage of Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame member and the "Father... 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...

  • How to Punchby Martin J Dougherty

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Punching. Although it seems like one of the simplest forms of self-defense, this ancient form of combat is actually more complex than you would ever imagine. Now, in this fully illustrated and easy-to-use book, the art of punching is decoded for readers everywhere. This book will teach you the elements of the perfect punch, including:  How to... 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...

  • MMA Mastery: Flow Chain Drilling and Integrated O/D Trainingby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Emphasizing the “mix? in mixed martial arts, this manual addresses the inherent problems in combining different fighting styles. Pioneering a unique drilling matrix that allows the fighter to dissolve the distinctions between separate arts, this guide allows practitioners to effortlessly blend the different disciplines into one seamless whole. Covering... more...

  • 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...

  • Muay Thai Unleashedby Erich Krauss

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 18.95

    Let elite Muay Thai warriors turn your body into an unbeatable weapon! Written by professional Muay Thai fighters and trainers, Muay Thai Unleashed shows you how to master this feared and dangerous martial art. Author and trainer Erich Krauss, along with Muay Thai pros Glen Cordoza and Tana (Chun) Yingwitayakhun, teach you the same body-punishing... more...

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

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    The boxing art of Xingyi is famed in China and the West for the health and longevity of its practitioners. This authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi (Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist, Smashing Fist, Pounding Fist, and Crossing Fist) through photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, including the "songs" of the postures that succinctly... more...