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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

  • Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archeryby William Acker

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise description of kyudo by an ardent American enthusiast, describing the aims, techniques, anti the philosophical basis of its ceremonial aspect, which is strongly influenced by Zen. more...

  • Eternal Springby Michael Acton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 21.95

    This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies of Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an insightful way. It expounds their value in our daily lives as an effective means of combating stresses, strains and illnesses, positioning these disciplines as comprehensive strategies for health, happiness and rejuvenation. more...

  • Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountainby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 22.95

    Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. more...

  • Essential Tai Jiby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. more...

  • 47 Roninby John Allyn; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a... more...

  • Biomechanics of Human Motionby Emeric Ph.D. Arus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95

    Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts delineates the general laws governing the human biomechanics through an extensive review of martial arts techniques and references to fundamental theory. Using straightforward mathematics and physics, the book covers in depth the anatomical foundation of biomechanics, the biomechanical... more...

  • The Secret Art of Boabomby Asanaro; Joice Buccarey; Benjamin Kelley

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 21.95

    The success of The Secret Art of Seamm Jasani by Asanaro surprised many who wondered whether a little-known Tibetan movement system would be able to compete with yoga, Spinning classes, and tai chi. After several printings and thousands of Seamm Jasani converts, the secret is out. Seamm Jasani schools have cropped up across the country, thanks to... more...

  • Capoeiraby Matthias Röhrig Assunção

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 84.95

    Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This apparent change in the meaning and purpose of Capeoira... more...

  • Krav Magaby Boaz Aviram

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    The noncompetitive self-defense technique known as Krav Maga originally began in the Israeli Defense Force, of which author Boaz Aviram has been a long-standing member. Krav Maga combines fighting techniques from a wide range of martial arts, from boxing to jiujitsu to judo, and teaches its students invaluable lessons in optimizing self-defense, maintaining... more...

  • Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carryby Massad Ayoob

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 27.99

    Understand the Hottest Issues Surrounding Concealed Carry! Written by Massad Ayoob, one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition builds upon the best-selling 1st edition by addressing some of the hottest issues surrounding concealed carry today. Understand Castle Doctrine and Stand Your... more...