A comprehensive text that includes a study of the origins and history of Tai Chi; a detailed analysis of its relationship to Western philosophy, the I Ching, Tao te Ching, yoga, and Zen. The author also ties its use to esoteric systems, and discusses health and Chinese medicine in relation to Tai Chi. Includes several hundred... read more
Budo is the spiritual way of the martial arts that all practitioners must follow if they are to be true martial artists. In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi explores the very essence of Budo, and demonstrates an array of important techniques relating to this essence, explaining how the concept of Budo transcends any one combat tech... read more
Well-known Tai Chi Chuan teachers Toyo and Petra Kobayashi present the art of classic Tai Chi Chuan in this highly informative introduction to the ancient Chinese Taoist system of exercise. Ideally suited for both beginners and advanced practitioners, "Tai Chi Chuan" is the definitive work on the subject, remarkable for its e... read more
Compiled from Bruce Lee’s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, Tao of Jeet Kune Do is the best-selling martial arts book in the world. This iconic work explains the science and philosophy behind jeet kune do—the art Lee invented—and includes hundreds of Lee’s illustrations. Topics include... read more
How to protect yourself and your family at home, at work and while travelling.
A complete and authoritative introduction to all the fundamentals of Aikido, co-authored by the two direct successors to the founder of the martial art, Morihei Ueshiba. This is the quintessential training aid for all Aikido practitioners who wish to further their understanding of the forms and spirit of Aikido.
A thorough look at the theory and practice of Karate in one volume, with photographs of a karate master that supplement the text throughout. Detailed photos of hand and foot positions, and two appendices with supplementary exercises are included.
This is the first introductory text to accurately portray Hapkido in its entirety. One of the world's most exciting, varied, and practical martial arts, Hapkido consists of thousands of techniques encompassing all forms of martial skills: strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, joint locks, chokes, throws, tumbling, groun... read more
A step-by-step guide to the Cheng Man-ch'ing Form, the most popular style of T'ai chi ch'uan. Covers the entire sequence of the Form with every posture illustrated in step-by-step photographs, along with pushing hands drills, exercises and applications. Footprint diagrams indicate the correct foot positions and weight dis... read more
"Japanese Throwing Weapons" is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic shuriken throwing techniques as practiced in Japan. Daniel Fletcher studied under Japan's most notable shuriken sensei, Yasuyuki Otsuka, of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu and in this book he reveals the secrets learned in his years of study and traini... read more
The official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga offersyou an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizesinstinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios.Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quicklyas possible, ... read more
|Author:||Darren Levine & John Whitman|
A book that is aimed at the highest level students of Krav Maga. It presents some of the most lethal moves normally taught to police and military personal for disabling the most dangerous assailants - particularly those armed with a gun, knife or other weapon.
Submit Everyone features seven information-packed chapters on how to become a better submission artist. Pulling from Dave Camarillo's method of guerrilla jiu-jitsu, Submit Everyone uses guerrilla tactics of warfare to create a strategy for success. Incorporating elements like Psychological Operations and Ambushing, ... read more
Masters in the Japanese arts of Ninjitsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance. "The Ninja Mind" documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery under the tutelage of Stephen K. Hayes, the Black Belt Hall of Fame member and the "Father of A... read more