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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • The Throws And Take Downs Of Judoby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Judo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw.... more...

  • Chokes And Stranglesby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    Ground fighting is one of the most underestimated yet devastatingly ferocious of all the Martial Arts. Ninety-nine per cent of all street fights that are not finished within the first three seconds end up on the floor. The books in the "Ground Fighting" series prepare you with the very best of wrestling, ju-jitsu, judo etc., covering ground control,... more...

  • The Pavement Arenaby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    This illustrated manual takes the martial artist step-by-step through everything necessary to convert their skills for use in the "street". more...

  • Weight Training For The Martial Artistby Geoff Thompson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.99

    This volume presents the routines that helped Geoff Thompson become a leading martial artist by developing "stopping" power in his punching, kicking and grappling. There are weight training routines for all the different martial arts, along with discussion of the major muscles, safety and diet. more...

  • From Lee to Li: An A–Z guide of martial arts heroesby Ben Stevens

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 4.05

    An A-Z guide to martial arts heroes more...

  • Martial Arts Training in Japanby David Jones

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Learn the techniques of Japanese martial arts along with the cultural background and philosophy! Martial Arts Training in Japan: A Guide for Westerners is the first book of its kind. Part travel guide, part survey of the many martial arts styles practiced in Japan, and part introduction to the basics of Japanese etiquette in and out of the dojo,... more...

  • Complete Kendoby John J. Donohue

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 19.99

    Complete Kendo is a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded. This martial arts guide covers everything from the care and handling of hakama , the pleated trousers worn by kendoka (practitioners of kendo), all in an easy conversational dialogue... more...

  • Okinawan Kobudoby Andrea Guarelli

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted from the tools of farming and fishing. Okinawan Kobudo reveals, for the first time through print and photographs, the rich history and techniques... more...

  • Krav Maga Defenseby David Kahn

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 13.29

    David Kahn, U.S. Chief Instructor of the Israeli Krav Maga Association, is back again with Krav Maga Defense: How to Defend Yourself Against the 12 Most Common Street Attacks . Created by the Israeli army for self-defense, krav maga is gaining popularity around the world—especially here in the United States. Kahn is a self-defense expert, teacher,... more...

  • The Shotokan Karate Bible 2nd editionby Ashley P. Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Packed with clear photographs detailing techniques and kata, (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book will be clearly laid out and designed to take the student step by step through the progression of the martial art., taking each belt in turn. more...