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  • MMA Mastery: Ground and Poundby Mark Hatmaker

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Offering cohesion and clarification for what is currently a loose collection of strategies, this reference delves into the ďground and pound? fighting methodówinning a fight by striking an opponent after a takedown. Demonstrating through fight metrics how just as many matches are won by strikes as submissions, this manual addresses the importance... more...

  • Krav Magaby David Kahn

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Master the moves of krav maga? the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker?and it is also... more...

  • The Years of the Locustby Jon Hotten

    Random House 2009; US$ 18.37

    The Years of the Locust is a true story of intrigue, paranoia, murder and money set in the shimmering cities of America's South in the 1990s. It's the story of two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other. There are walk-on parts for Don King, George Foreman, the FBI and a fallen NFL hero, yet it's the two central... more...

  • The Yang T√†ij√≠ 24-Step Short Formby James Drewe

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    James Drewe provides a comprehensive and detailed explication of the postures and movements of Yang 24-Step Tàijíquan, one of the most widely-practiced Tàijíquan forms in the world today. For each, he describes how the weight flows, how to use the hands, move the limbs, and relax into the movement. more...

  • A Tai Chi Imagery Workbookby Martin Mellish

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 21.95

    This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply to movement practices of all kinds and to daily life. The book contains hundreds of photos and drawings, and detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie them. more...

  • In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Editionby Richard Strozzi-Heckler; George Leonard

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it?s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler?s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret... more...

  • Tapped Outby Matthew Polly

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    An aging amateur takes his shot at glory in the world of mixed martial arts. † As a younger man, Matthew Polly traveled to the Shaolin Temple in China and spent two years training with the monks who had invented the ancient art of kung fu. Fifteen years later, his weakness for Chinese takeout and Jack Daniel?s had taken its toll. Firmly into... more...

  • MMA Travel Guideby William M. Stevens

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your one source guide to Martial Arts training and travel in the two top “Fight Destinations” in the world. Thailand’s Muay Thai training camps and Rio de Janeiro’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies. * When and where to go (Time of year to avoid because of crowds, festivals, and weather) * Each country’s top training facilities... more...

  • Kurikaraby John Maki Evans; Natanaga Zhander

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    In Mikkyo ?Japanese esoteric Buddhism?the dragon Kurikara symbolizes the internal energy developed through sword practice. Kurikara is a manifestation of the fierce bodhisattva Fudo Myo O, the patron of ascetics and warriors in Japan, who uses his sword to destroy delusions and sever attachments. Fudo?s sword represents the gaining of discriminative... more...

  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuanby Freya Boedicker; Martin Boedicker

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents,... more...