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Martial Arts & Self-Defense

  • A Record of the Assembled Immortals and Gathered Perfected of the Western Hillsby Richard Bertschinger; Zhongxian Wu

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018; US$ 29.95

    In this Tang Classic text from the 9th Century, Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu describes how through adapting our own breathing to the breath of the universe and daily meditation, one can develop an astral body and 'transcend earthly matters to walk in the divine'. Richard Bertschinger offers the first annotated English language translation of this... more...

  • Spiritual Interview with Bruce Leeby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    “Don’t think. FEEL,” said the martial artist portrayed by Bruce Lee in the movie, Enter the Dragon [Golden Harvest, 1973]. “Don’t think, BELIEVE [this book],” say we, the publisher of this mystical yet real interview. Spiritual Interview with Bruce Lee: The Resurrection of the Dragon is one of the Spiritual Interview series by Ryuho Okawa. In Japan,... more...

  • Kung Fu Hero and The Forbidden Cityby Deji Olatunji aka ComedyShortsGamer

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    IT WAS ONLY MEANT TO BE A PRANK VIDEO... But now DEJI (AKA ComedyShortsGamer) has unleashed the forces of evil in Beijing's Forbidden City. Armed with nothing more than bravado and a talking dog, Deji must return a stolen dragon goblet to the tomb of the mighty Emperor before dawn, or face the end of the world! Standing in his way are gangs of... more...

  • Power in Practiceby Sergio González Varela

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Considering the concept of power in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian ritual art form, Varela describes ethnographically the importance that capoeira leaders ( mestres ) have in the social configuration of a style called Angola in Bahia, Brazil. He analyzes how individual power is essential for an understanding of the modern history of capoeira, and for... more...

  • Even If it Kills Meby Donovan Blair; T. G. LaFredo

    YMAA Publication Center 2017; Not Available

    This is the true story of a rock and roll musician who takes up taekwondo at forty-one years old. Doni Blair, bassist for the Toadies, knows he’s past his physical prime, but he’s determined to push himself and pursue his dream of becoming a martial artist—even if it kills him. As a kid Doni was obsessed with ninjas and kung fu movies. He and his... more...

  • Tai Ji Dancing for Kidsby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 16.95

    Showing kids how Tai Ji can be fun, this book gives a simple and charming introduction to Tai Ji. Covering the five elements and some of the basic sensations, it will help children to get in touch with their bodies and minds. 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...

  • Her Own Heroby Wendy L. Rouse

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women’s empowerment.   At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women’s self-defense movement.  ... more...

  • How to Defend Your Family and Homeby Dave Young

    Page Street Publishing 2017; US$ 15.39

    The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from a Home Invasion Dave Young has survived his fair share of violent attacks, including witnessing a home invasion first-hand as a teenager when two burglars broke into his home. Fortunately, his family was okay, but the terrifying experience motivated him to dedicate the rest of his life... more...

  • Night Trainby Nick Tosches

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    'Dazzling... An unforgettable journey to some of boxing's darkest places' Steve Bunce, author of Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000 A breathtakingly brutal and evocative account of the life of infamous boxing world champion Sonny Liston Sonny Liston is one... more...