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Weapons of Fitness: The Women's Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Self-Defense, and Empowerment

by Avital Zeisler

A groundbreaking self-defense and fitness book for women by a ballerina-turned-self-defense expert. Learn how to become your own weapon of self-defense and fitness so that you can create and target your best...


The Complete Book of Yiquan

by C S Tang

The first complete guide to the rarely taught martial art, Yiquan, still shrouded in mystery. With clear photographs and explanations, this comprehensive illustrated book fully describes the postures and movements...


Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers, and Martial Artists

by Guy Windsor & Neal Stephenson

From the Foreword by Neal Stephenson: "Whether you are a writer or game-maker seeking the kind of information I sought while writing The Baroque Cycle, or just a general reader with an interest in the arts to...


A Guide to Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got

by Terry Schappert & Adam Slutsky

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...


Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense

by Darrell Max Craig

The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial...


The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Jin Yunting & John Groschwitz

Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled...


The Kenpo Karate Compendium: The Forms and Sets of American Kenpo

by Lee Wedlake

The Kenpo Karate Compendium details the forms of American Kenpo as prescribed by the “Father of American Karate,” Ed Parker. Author Lee Wedlake, 9th degree black belt, world-class instructor and competitor,...


Kung-fu for the Four Seasons

by John Dudgeon

The first mention in Chinese history of a system of movements, proper to maintain health and cure disease, dates back to pre-historic times, the time of the Great Yü, when the country was inundated, and the...


Medicinal Kung Fu

by John Dudgeon

Besides a system of gymnastics and charms in Chinese Medicine, there are other systems, one of which deserves a passing notice. Numerous works exist on all such subjects. There is one on the Art of procuring...


The Twelve Positions of Kung Fu

by John Dudgeon

The term Kung-fu means work-man, the man who works with art, to exercise one's self bodily, the art of the exercise of the body applied in the prevention or treatment of disease, the singular postures in which...


Bushido

by Inazo Nitobe

CHIVALRY is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom; nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history. It is still a living...


Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence

by Gershon Ben Keren

Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters. Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method,...


Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement

by Mike Young

Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement provides clear and straightforward lessons to law enforcement officials so they can effectively defend themselves in the line of duty. A comprehensive handbook of...


Modern Hand to Hand Combat: Ancient Samurai Techniques on the Battlefield and in the Street [Downloadable Material Included]

by Hakim Isler & Stephen K. Hayes

Today's ground soldier can carry up to 60 pounds of equipment. The trade off for this protection is a lack of mobility. In a close proximity situation, the modern combat soldier is at a decided disadvantage...


The Power of Shaolin Kung Fu: Harness the Speed and Devastating Force of Southern Shaolin Jow Ga Kung Fu [Downloadable Material Included]

by Ronald Wheeler

From its early beginnings in the ancient Shaolin Buddhist monasteries of China to its depiction in scores of contemporary martial arts films, the classical style of Shaolin Kung Fu continues to reign supreme...


Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a Weapon

by Boaz Aviram

The noncompetitive self-defense technique known as Krav Maga originally began in the Israeli Defense Force, of which author Boaz Aviram has been a long-standing member. Krav Maga combines fighting techniques...


Philosophy and the Martial Arts: Engagement

by Graham Priest & Damon Young

This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy....


The Tactical Knife: A Comprehensive Guide to Designs, Techniques, and Uses

by James Morgan Ayres & Mykel Hawke

Tactical knives are the fast-growing field of American bladesmithing. Now, in one groundbreaking volume, tactical knife expert James Morgan Ayres shares more than four decades of real-world experience with purpose-designed...


Mastering the Art of Arms, Volume 2: The Medieval Longsword

by Guy Stanley Windsor

Renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor will take you through the principles and practice of medieval knightly combat with the longsword. The tactics and techniques come from Il Fior di Battaglia, written...


Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts

by Phillip Starr

Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With...