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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • The Art of Hojo Undoby Michael Clarke

    YMAA Publication Center 2009; US$ 22.95

    1st Runner Up ? 2010 Eric Hoffer Award Silver Winner ? 2010 IP'S Living Now Award Endorsement - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title Award Finalist ? 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine Finalist ? 2010 USA Best Book Award Hojo Undo means ?supplementary training?, and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power... 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 Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Techniqueby Fengming Wang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Available at last in English, this comprehensive training manual teaches the theory and insider practical methods behind Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style. It includes the techniques of point striking, traditionally taught only to those on the inside, and over 400 photographs illustrate the methods throughout. more...

  • She's a Knockout!by L.A. Jennings

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    This book provides a detailed history of women fighters?including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers?and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She?s a Knockout! tells the stories of these extraordinary women, including boxer Laila Ali, Olympic wrestler Randi Miller, and Mixed Martial Arts phenom Debi Purcell,... more...

  • On the Warrior's Path, Second Editionby Daniele Bolelli

    North Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    The urge to forge one?s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior?s Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies... 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...

  • This Is Gonna Hurtby Tito Ortiz

    Gallery Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport -- a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars. But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood... more...

  • Why I Fightby Jay Dee "B.J." Penn; Dave Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    Claiming that ?the belt is just an accessory,? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn explains Why I Fight in this honest, intimate, and fascinating memoir . Written with David Weintraub, Why I Fight is an unforgettable portrait of one of the top and most recognizable mixed martial artists in the UFC and an up-close... more...

  • Black Belt Krav Magaby Darren Levine; Ryan Hoover

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    LEARN TO COUNTER AND CONTROL THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATIONS As the official defensive tactics system of the Israeli police and military, Krav Maga has proven its effectiveness on front lines and back streets. Now, Black Belt Krav Maga teaches and illustrates the discipline?s most potent self-defense moves. Based on simple principles and instinctive... more...