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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...