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  • Curso de aikidoby Bruno Hoffer; Pascal Douté

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 1.99

    El aikido es un arte marcial de origen japonés creado por el maestro Morihei Ueshiba. Es un deporte exigente desde el punto de vista mental y espiritual. Su práctica no está orientada a la lucha o la competición, sino al entrenamiento del equilibrio del cuerpo y la mente, un aspecto necesario para alcanzar la seguridad y paz interior. Tal como revela... more...

  • Curso de esgrimaby Martine Fauré

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 3.99

    Con sus rápidas y espectaculares paradas, la esgrima es un deporte completo que precisa un entrenamiento serio; es también un deporte que se puede empezar a practicar a cualquier edad. Tanto si elige el florete, como la espada o el sable, con este libro aprenderá todas las técnicas que le permitirán sostener bien el arma, repetir correctamente un saludo,... more...

  • The Shambhala Guide to Aikidoby John Stevens

    Shambhala 1996; US$ 17.99

    Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book introduces the... more...

  • Nutrition for Combat Sportsby Freddy Brown

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    Eating specifically is an athlete's most effective weapon in the fight for fitness. An athlete simply needs to know what types of training need what servings of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The intensity, duration and type of training all play their part, as well as a fighter's body weight and goals. A food-lover, however, wants to know what flavours... more...

  • Filipino Martial Artsby Peter A. H. Lewis

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the... more...

  • Strength and Conditioning for Judoby Andy Burns; Mike Callan

    Crowood 2017; US$ 17.99

    Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book... more...

  • Embodying Brazilby Sara Delamont; Neil Stephens; Claudio Campos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The practice of c apoeira , the Brazilian dance-fight-game, has grown rapidly in recent years. It has become a popular leisure activity in many cultures, as well as a career for Brazilians in countries across the world including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. This original ethnographic study draws on the latest research conducted on capoeira... more...

  • A Guide to Improvised Weaponryby Terry Schappert; Adam Slutsky

    Adams Media 2015; US$ 11.99

    Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper! A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With A Guide to Improvised Weaponry , you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this... more...

  • Taekwondoby Doug Cook

    YMAA Publication Center 2017; US$ 9.99

    Finalist – 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine Finalist – 2010 USA Best Book Award This book, in seven parts, offers you the opportunity to visit the garden that is Taekwondo. Discover what it means to be a steadfast practitioner, understand Taekwondo’s honorable past, and prosper in the confidence and purpose that Taekwondo offers... more...

  • The Mind Inside Tai Chiby Henry Zhuang

    YMAA Publication Center 2015; US$ 9.99

    Tai chi’s big reward is a joyful heart We all know tai chi can be very rewarding if you keep doing it. That’s the rub—consistently doing it! How do you keep your motivation high day after day, year after year? After more than thirty years of practicing tai chi chuan, author Henry Zhuang shares what has kept him with tai chi for so long, and... more...