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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Defend Yourselfby Martin J Dougherty

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    MARTIN J DOUGHERTY is Director of Coaching to the All-Styles Martial Arts Association and a Senior Assessor with the Self-Defense Federation, holding black belts in two styles of Ju-Jitsu as well as self-defense. His martial arts career has encompassed ju-jitsu, kickboxing and self-defense as well as military combative systems. Martin has worked in... 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...

  • The Secret Karate Techniques - Kata Bunkaiby Helmut Kogel

    Meyer & Meyer 2010; US$ 15.26

    This book is aimed at both the experienced Karate student and those just starting up in finding their way through the theoretical and historical background of Karate and in the practice of the so-called "secret techniques".   Biographische Informationen Helmut Kogel learned a modern system of Karate fighting combinations from a western... more...

  • Aikido Toho Iaiby Michael Russ

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 14.30

    O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, often said to his students that training for Aikido without using the sword is not enough. For the first time, this book introduces a system founded by Shoji Nishio Sensei called Aikido Toho Iai, which is the connection between the art of sword drawing and Aikido techniques. The sword is the origin of... more...

  • Self-Defenseby Christian Braun

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 15.26

    In the introductory section, you will find a wealth of valuable tips on how to defend yourself in everyday situations, thus making you feel more secure at all times. Techniques on how you can protect yourself against a determined attacker are demonstrated. Concerning human attacks, we have comprehensively gathered tips together, describing some of... more...

  • Shotokan Karate Kata Vol.1by Joachim Grupp

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 14.30

    The Kata are the backbone of Karate. Continually practising them allows the whole spectrum of possibilities contained in Karate to be revealed. The Kata consist of a fascinating multitude of techniques that permit defence in close contact as well as at medium- and long- distance from your partner. Situations where the Kata can be applied are comprehensively... more...

  • Shotokan Karateby Joachim Grupp

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 13.35

    This manual offers assistance to all Shotokan Karateka to use when training or intensively preparing skills - for beginners as well as advanced students. All the facets of this demanding fighting art are covered in an easily understandable manner. The most important Kihon techniques, the various Kumite forms as well as free-fighting and basic Katas... more...