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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • The Shambhala Guide to Aikidoby Stevens

    Shambhala 1996; US$ 17.99

    Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book introduces the... more...

  • The Karate Wayby Dave Lowry

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 18.99

    Karate is not just a sport or a hobby?it?s a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels, including:... more...

  • Filipino Martial Artsby Peter A.H. Lewis

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the... more...

  • This Is Gonna Hurtby Tito Ortiz

    Gallery Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport -- a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars. But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood... more...

  • No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikesby Mark Hatmaker; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99

    The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knock down and knock out their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenalevery punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred... more...

  • Why I Fightby Jay Dee "B.J." Penn; Dave Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Claiming that ?the belt is just an accessory,? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn explains Why I Fight in this honest, intimate, and fascinating memoir . Written with David Weintraub, Why I Fight is an unforgettable portrait of one of the top and most recognizable mixed martial artists in the UFC and an up-close... more...

  • 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 ground and pound? fighting methodwinning 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 of... more...

  • Black Belt Krav Magaby Darren Levine; Ryan Hoover

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    LEARN TO COUNTER AND CONTROL THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATIONS As the official defensive tactics system of the Israeli police and military, Krav Maga has proven its effectiveness on front lines and back streets. Now, Black Belt Krav Maga teaches and illustrates the discipline?s most potent self-defense moves. Based on simple principles and instinctive... more...

  • Krav Magaby David Kahn

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 14.24

    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 John Hotten

    Random House 2009; US$ 18.32

    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 characters... more...