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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
Do you know your ashiwaza from your elbow strike? Find out with The Way of the Warrior , which features every major style of martial art in existence, bringing ancient and modern arts together in one complete work of reference. This comprehensive, fully illustrated encyclopedia covers a huge range of martial arts, from the ancient and renowned styles... more...
- F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.95
What can an ancient Israeli self-defense system can do for your body? Just ask J-Lo, who thanks Krav Maga for her celebrated derriere. But you don't have to be a movie star to have bootylicious behind-all you need is this book! The Everything fitness dream team has developed workouts that will transform your body into a lean, mean fighting machine-Krav... more...