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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

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  • Timing in the Fighting Artsby Loren W. Christensen; Wim Demeere

    YMAA Publication Center 2016; US$ 9.99

    Get Every Last Ounce of Speed and Power Out of Your Techniques What if there were a secret ingredient that could make every one of your martial arts techniques better? Not only faster and more powerful, but more likely to slam home to exactly the right target every time? Maybe there is. Timing is the art and science of ending a confrontation as... more...

  • Tai Chi Chuan Martial Powerby Jwing-Ming Yang

    YMAA Publication Center 2015; US$ 18.99

    DISCOVER THE POWER INSIDE TAI CHI POSTURES Here’s your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing... more...

  • The Art and Science of Staff Fightingby Joe Varady

    YMAA Publication Center 2016; US$ 9.99

    NINE LEVELS, EASY TO EXPERT This book stands apart from other staff training manuals. While most titles focus on forms and twirling, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting emphasizes the dynamics of combat. The author draws on thirty years of martial experience, presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions. Joe Varady lays out a... more...

  • First Defenseby David Hopkins

    YMAA Publication Center 2015; US$ 9.99

    Anxiety is your built-in self-defense system. Use it. Anxiety happens whether you like it or not. It’s your body’s way of telling you “something is wrong here.” Learning how to use anxiety as a personal weapon for self-defense is the best way you can achieve awareness and avoidance, which are the first two steps learned in self-defense preparedness... more...

  • The Way to Black Beltby Lawrence A. Kane; Iain Abernethy; Dan Anderson; Loren Christensen; Jeff Cooper; Wim Demeere; Aaron Fields; Rory Miller; Martina Sprague; Phillip Starr; Jeff Stevens

    YMAA Publication Center 2015; US$ 9.99

    Earning a black belt can be the most rewarding experience of one’s lifetime. Getting there takes considerable planning. Whether your interests are in the classical styles of Asia or today’s Mixed Martial Arts, this book prepares you for the challenge. Whatever your age, whatever your gender, you will benefit from the wisdom of master martial artists... more...

  • Krav Maga Professional Tacticsby David Kahn

    YMAA Publication Center 2016; US$ 18.99

    BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel alike to deliver them from harm's way. Goals however, are different for law enforcement and military personnel. This book is... more...

  • Curso de judo. Historia y filosofia, principios fundamentales, tecnicas, ataques, combateby Emmanuel Charlot; Jane Bridge

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    Los orígenes del judo se remontan al antiguo ju-jitsu. Es una técnica de combate sin armas elaborada por Jigoro Kano, que en el año 1882 fundó la escuela del Kodokan («lugar en donde se estudia la Vía»). El judo es el arte marcial más conocido del planeta, y ha abierto el camino a otras disciplinas de combate en los países occidentales. Los autores,... more...

  • The Kata and Bunkai of Goju-Ryu Karateby Giles Hopkins

    North Atlantic Books 2018; US$ 24.95

    Explains the underlying martial principles (bunkai) of the classical forms (kata) of Goju-Ryu karate. Giles Hopkins draws on more than forty years of experience in the martial arts to dive deeply into the classical kata, or forms, of the Goju-Ryu karate system. Unlike some karate manuals that attempt to cover every aspect of karate training, from... more...

  • Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesiaby Donn F. Draeger

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 14.99

    The Indonesian talent for harmoniously blending indigenous styles with the arts of the Asian mainland has given rise to fighting arts that are among the most fascinating in the world. Preserved in music, dance, and art aswell as in ritual, tribal law, and mythologythe fighting arts of Indonesian archipelago play a central role in Indonesian culture.... more...

  • This Is Gonna Hurtby Tito Ortiz

    Gallery Books 2008; US$ 11.99

    He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport -- a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars. But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood... more...