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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95
James Drewe provides a comprehensive and detailed explication of the postures and movements of Yang 24-Step TÃ ijÃquan, one of the most widely-practiced TÃ ijÃquan 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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. Thailands Muay Thai training camps and Rio de Janeiros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies. * When and where to go (Time of year to avoid because of crowds, festivals, and weather) * Each countrys top training facilities... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99
There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts. Besides the fact you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t find anywhere else. Plus, it can be a lot of fun!... more...
- 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...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98
By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Thomas Cleary's translation of Code of the Samurai introduced the social, political, and organizational principles of samurai culture, including loyalty to family, a sense of service and duty, and the rules for dealing with allies and enemies. In Soul of the Samurai , Cleary delves into the key influence of Zen on the samurai's combat style, from... more...