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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • Shotokan Karate Kata Vol.1by Joachim Grupp

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 14.30

    The Kata are the backbone of Karate. Continually practising them allows the whole spectrum of possibilities contained in Karate to be revealed. The Kata consist of a fascinating multitude of techniques that permit defence in close contact as well as at medium- and long- distance from your partner. Situations where the Kata can be applied are comprehensively... more...

  • Spike and Chainby Charles V. Gruzanski

    Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 6.95

    This two-in-one book introduces secrets of two little known branches of the martial arts of Japan. The first involves the use of the manrikigusari, a length of chain with with weighted ends, used in various ways for self-defense. The second part of this book deals with Shuriken-Jutsu, which came some time later. It involves the use of metal spikes... more...

  • Taekwondo Poomsae: The Fighting Scrollsby Kingsley Umoh

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    This martial arts book digs deep into the standard Taekwondo patterns to extract proven fighting methods that unite ancient philosophy and strategy to teach effective, tactical self-defence. The book follows the history of the Korean people, starting with the myths of its origins dating from 2333 BC, and its culture, focusing on the important historic... more...

  • Taekwondo Poomsae: The Fighting Scrollsby Kingsley Umoh

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2014; US$ 9.99

    This martial arts book digs deep into the standard Taekwondo patterns to extract proven fighting methods that unite ancient philosophy and strategy. more...

  • Three Second Fighterby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 9.99

    A self-defence book aimed to train you to read the body language and ritual of attack and so "stop" your attacker in his tracks by using various tactics. Also covered are "ambush attacks" and "match fighting", with guidelines on how to distinguish and train realistically for action. more...

  • The Throws And Take Downs Of Freestyle Wrestlingby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Sambo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw.... more...

  • The Throws And Take Downs Of Judoby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Judo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw.... more...

  • The Throws and Take Downs of Greco Roman Wrestlingby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Greco Roman wrestlsing, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with... more...

  • Total MMAby Jonathan Snowden

    ECW Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    ?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety of limited ones like karate, boxing, and wrestling. In the modern age this created an eternal question: who was tougher? Could a boxer beat a wrestler?... more...

  • Training Fencingby Katrin Barth; Berndt Barth

    Meyer & Meyer 2005; US$ 11.44

    Building on the book "Learning Fencing", this book explains how to train for the techniques and tactics in the sport of fencing and shows why fencers must improve their endurance, strength, and speed. Young fencers learn to go beyond practice bouts and enrich their training with exercises that may seem to have nothing at all to do with... more...