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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

  • Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuanby Serge Augier; Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Serge Augier explains the theory, concepts and practice of the Daoist tradition of Da Xuan with a unique simplicity, allowing practitioners of all levels to gain insight into the reasoning behind different elements of their practice. more...

  • Japanese Jiu-jitsuby Darrell Max Craig

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a... more...

  • The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Editionby Jin Yunting; John Groschwitz

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi?Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist,... more...

  • Das Wertesystem im Judo und seine Erziehungsaufgabeby Bruno Tsafack; Deutscher Judo-Bund; Ralf Lippmann

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 13.16

    Im Zentrum dieser Arbeit steht die untrennbare Einheit von körperlicher und geistiger Entwicklung im Judo. Der erste Teil befasst sich mit der Entstehung der Sportart Judo, den traditionellen Ansätzen und den Grundgedanken von Professor Kanô. Diese theoretischen Darstellungen sollen aufzeigen, welchen erzieherischen Wert die Sportart Judo besitzt.... more...

  • The Kenpo Karate Compendiumby Lee Wedlake

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Kenpo Karate Compendium details the forms of American Kenpo as prescribed by the ?Father of American Karate,? Ed Parker. Author Lee Wedlake, 9th degree black belt, world-class instructor and competitor, brings his acclaimed training and teaching experience to bear in this unique resource for all who practice and teach American Kenpo and its offshoot... more...

  • Rapid Fitness - Elevate Your Fitness to New Heights in Minutesby Zen Martinoli

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    Following the success of his first book, 5 Minute Fitness, boxing and fitness trainer Zen Martinoli has produced a new exciting book for those already accustomed to exercise. Rapid Fitness provides short, highly effective, bodyweight only, compact-workouts designed for recreational exercisers and sportspeople alike. These routines can be employed... more...

  • Krav Magaby Gershon Ben Keren

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters. Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method, which is the basis of the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) devastating close combat system. This book lays out a systematic approach to self-defense... more...

  • Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcementby Mike Young

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement provides clear and straightforward lessons to law enforcement officials so they can effectively defend themselves in the line of duty. A comprehensive handbook of law enforcement self-defense, this book offers instruction in techniques and tactics taken from a variety of martial arts forms that specifically... 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...

  • How to Defend Yourselfby Martin J Dougherty

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Effective self-defense is a matter of playing the odds-- increasing your own advantages and decreasing those of your opponent. Written in clear easy-to-understand detail, How to Defend Yourself gives readers the tools to safely defend themselves. In this step-by-step illustrated guide, experienced martial arts instructor Martin Dougherty teaches... more...