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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • Weight Training For The Martial Artistby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    This volume presents the routines that helped Geoff Thompson become a leading martial artist by developing "stopping" power in his punching, kicking and grappling. There are weight training routines for all the different martial arts, along with discussion of the major muscles, safety and diet. more...

  • Dead or Aliveby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 24.99

    Learn how to be streetwise and how to protect yourself in unarmed combat with this guide by martial arts expert Geoff Thompson. The author outlines the latest techniques in self-defence and interviews criminals, askning why and how they target certain people for attack. more...

  • The Modern Bodyguardby Peter Consterdine

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 35.99

    The most comprehensive manual on the subject of Executive Protection. Over the past few years, its author, Peter Consterdine has run EP operations in such diverse geographies as Moscow, Beirut, Madrid, Kazakhstan, London, St. Petersburg, Algeria and the Far East. As the definitive training manual, The Modern Bodyguard covers all you need to know... more...

  • From Lee to Li: An A?Z guide of martial arts heroesby Ben Stevens

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 5.69

    An A-Z guide to martial arts heroes more...

  • Martial Arts Training in Japanby David Jones

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Learn the techniques of Japanese martial arts along with the cultural background and philosophy! Martial Arts Training in Japan: A Guide for Westerners is the first book of its kind. Part travel guide, part survey of the many martial arts styles practiced in Japan, and part introduction to the basics of Japanese etiquette in and out of the dojo,... more...

  • Complete Kendoby John J. Donohue

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 19.99

    Complete Kendo is a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded. This martial arts guide covers everything from the care and handling of hakama , the pleated trousers worn by kendoka (practitioners of kendo), all in an easy conversational dialogue... more...

  • Okinawan Kobudoby Andrea Guarelli

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Japan?s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted from the tools of farming and fishing. Okinawan Kobudo reveals, for the first time through print and photographs, the rich history and techniques... more...

  • Krav Maga Defenseby David Kahn

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    David Kahn, U.S. Chief Instructor of the Israeli Krav Maga Association, is back again with Krav Maga Defense: How to Defend Yourself Against the 12 Most Common Street Attacks . Created by the Israeli army for self-defense, krav maga is gaining popularity around the world?especially here in the United States. Kahn is a self-defense expert, teacher,... more...

  • The Shotokan Karate Bible 2nd editionby Ashley P. Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    An authoritative text supporting the newcomer to karate with all they need to know, up to black belt level. Packed with photographs detailing techniques and kata (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book is designed to take the student step by step through the progression of Shotokan Karate, taking... more...

  • Complete Krav Magaby Darren Levine; John Whitman

    Ulysses Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for his contributions to Krav Maga.? ?Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga THE TOP-SELLING GUIDE TO KRAV MAGA IN AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION All the defense moves in Complete Krav Maga?from beginner Yellow Belt to advanced Black Belt?are described in depth and illustrated with step-by-step... more...