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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • The Pavement Arenaby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    This illustrated manual takes the martial artist step-by-step through everything necessary to convert their skills for use in the "street". more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 21.99

    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...

  • A Killing Artby Alex Gillis

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The eagerly anticipated updated return of a bestselling martial arts classicThe leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world’s most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In fact, Tae Kwon Do is as full of lies as it is powerful techniques. Since its... 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...