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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • Curso de esgrimaby Martine Fauré

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 3.99

    Con sus rápidas y espectaculares paradas, la esgrima es un deporte completo que precisa un entrenamiento serio; es también un deporte que se puede empezar a practicar a cualquier edad. Tanto si elige el florete, como la espada o el sable, con este libro aprenderá todas las técnicas que le permitirán sostener bien el arma, repetir correctamente un saludo,... more...

  • 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...

  • Nutrition for Combat Sportsby Freddy Brown

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    Eating specifically is an athlete's most effective weapon in the fight for fitness. An athlete simply needs to know what types of training need what servings of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The intensity, duration and type of training all play their part, as well as a fighter's body weight and goals. A food-lover, however, wants to know what flavours... 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...

  • Strength and Conditioning for Judoby Andy Burns; Mike Callan

    Crowood 2017; US$ 21.99

    Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book... more...

  • Embodying Brazilby Sara Delamont; Neil Stephens; Claudio Campos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The practice of c apoeira , the Brazilian dance-fight-game, has grown rapidly in recent years. It has become a popular leisure activity in many cultures, as well as a career for Brazilians in countries across the world including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. This original ethnographic study draws on the latest research conducted on capoeira... more...

  • A Guide to Improvised Weaponryby Terry Schappert

    Adams Media 2015; US$ 15.99

    Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper! A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry , you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this... 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...