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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • 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...

  • Four Shades of Blackby Gavin Mulholland

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2008; US$ 9.99

    ?The secrets of karate are contained in the kata,? said the masters of old. What did they mean? For many years, people have struggled to understand where padwork, grappling, ground-fighting and even high kicks fit into traditional karate. While many people understand the purpose of individual kata, this book demonstrates how the various kata work... more...

  • Practical Taekwondoby Matthew Sylvester

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2009; US$ 19.99

    Packed with over 500 photos and clear, step-by-step instructions, Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots offers a wealth of interpretations of ITF and WTF taekwondo patterns. Using the techniques that the author has discovered and tested, it shows readers how they can find their own applications. ITF and WTF practitioners alike will find this book... 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$ 22.99

    Packed with clear photographs detailing techniques and kata, (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book will be clearly laid out and designed to take the student step by step through the progression of the martial art., taking each belt in turn. more...