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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

  • The Lost Samurai Schoolby Antony Cummins; Mieko Koizumi

    North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images representing the practices of Mubyoshi Ryu,  The Lost Samurai School  collects... more...

  • A Brief History of the Martial Artsby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 17.99

    Folk tales of the Shaolin Temple depict warrior monks with superhuman abilities. Today, dozens of East Asian fighting styles trace their roots back to the Buddhist brawlers of Shaolin, although any quest for the true story soon wanders into a labyrinth of forgeries, secret texts and modern retellings. This new study approaches the martial arts from... more...

  • Daoist Reflections from Scholar Sageby Damo Mitchell; Paul Mitchell; Lauren Faithfull; Donna Pinker; Tino Faithfull; Seb Smith; Roni Edlund; Linda Hallett; Ellie Talbot; Kulsoom Shah; Richard Agnew; Robert Aspell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 29.95

    Bringing together popular articles and new work from Damo Mitchell and his students at the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, this book covers intriguing but rarely discussed topics. Discover the importance of the pineal gland, learn to find contentment in centeredness rather than excitement, explore the Five Spirits of Daoism, and much more. more...

  • Ba Zi - The Four Pillars of Destinyby Serge Augier

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    BaZi (Chinese astrology) is the key to understanding your own character and the characters of others. This book explains how it works and how to draw up and interpret a basic chart. Detailed and practical information is given on the strengths and weaknesses of each character type and how these affect your everyday interactions. more...

  • Watch Your Backby Roger Eckstine

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Concrete Strategies for Staying Safe and Protecting Yourself from Assailants Do you ever feel the urge to furtively look over your shoulder to check if someone?s following you? Have you second-guessed a decision to walk in a poorly lit area late at night? When you see crime reports on the news, do you ever wonder if it could happen to you? Every... more...

  • The Virtual Ninja Manifestoby Chris Goto-Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 31.99

    Draws on the traditions of the martial arts to ask whether playing violent videogames actually transform gamers into better people. more...

  • Hard-Coreby Harley Flanagan; Steven Blush

    Feral House 2016; US$ 19.99

    Harley epitomizes hardcore punk rock that began for him at a very early age. Here?s his controversial story. more...

  • Pour se défendre sans armesby Salmson-Creak; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "En résumé, n'ayez jamais un browning dans votre poche si vous êtes un athlète ; portez-en un si vous vous classez dans la catégorie des navets et des plats de nouilles. Mais évidemment, ici, il ne s'agit plus d'un combat essentiellement loyal, avec arbitre, directeur de ring? etc. Il vous faudra par conséquent user de tous les procédés... more...

  • Les Hommes d'épéeby Charles-Maurice de Vaux; Aurélien Scholl; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Voici, sans contredit, une des figures les plus aimables et les plus sympathiques du monde de l'escrime. Ezpeleta est un des meilleurs élèves de Grisier, ce maître dans l'art de l'escrime. Aussi est-il le plus brillant, le plus élégant des tireurs parisiens ; c'est un tireur plein de fougue et de brio." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN :... more...

  • The Maulerby Alexander Gustafsson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 18.99

    As told to Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson. Alexander Gustafsson grew up in Arboga, a small town in Sweden. A country boy, he started boxing when he was 10 - winning the national youth medal at the age of 16. After a handful of run-ins with the law he began practicing mixed martial arts and working his way up the ranks of the UFC. Nicknamed The... more...