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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 , is deeply rooted in tradition. It not only continues to enjoy widespread popularity in Japan, but is also attracting the interest of more and more foreigners, in much the same manner as Japan's other distinctive sports, such as judo, sumo, kendo, and karate. Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise... 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...

  • Bagua Daoyinby David Alexander; Jinghan He

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95

    In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. 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...

  • Heavenly Streamsby Robert Aspell; Damien Mitchell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    The art of connecting with, feeling and adjusting the energy body using the consciousness is often overlooked in Nei Gong and Qi Gong practice. Damo Mitchell provides step-by-step instructions on how to experience and adjust the various elements which make up the energy body in order to diagnose imbalances and restore harmony. 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...