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Samurai Wisdom Stories: Tales from the Golden Age of Bushido

by Pascal Fauliot & Sherab Chödzin Kohn

A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era.

     Martial...


GRAND MASTER

by Alex Dong & David Saltman

The story of Dong Ying Jie, Tai Chi champion of China. First time in English.

More than 250-million people worldwide practice Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient art of physical, mental and spiritual culture. Developed...


Strength and Conditioning for Judo

by Andy Burns & Mike Callan

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...


Fight Like a Marine - Close Combat Fighting (Official U.S. Marine Handbook)

by U.S. Department of Defense

This book thoroughly explains military techniques of close combat fighting necessary for self-defense in every situation. They will enhance your strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio-respiratory fitness....


The Laws of Success: A Spiritual Guide to Turning Your Hopes into Reality

by Okawa Ryuho

The Laws of Success offers 8 spiritual principles that, when put to practice in our day-to-day life, will help us attain lasting success and let us experience the fulfillment of living our purpose and the joy...


Kung Fu for Girls: Self-Defense with Style

by Simon Harrison

Kung Fu for Girls is your guide to the art of self-defience with control, power, and, of course, style. You already have all of the tools─from your arms, head, butt, and legs to your cell phone, keys, high...


Kuatsu, Or the Restoration of Life - A Guide to the Medical Art of Kuatsu - Including Images

by Anon.

Almost since the inception of jiu-jitsu, probably twenty-five centuries ago, the Japanese began to get inklings of the possibilities of that wonderful science of vitality which has since become known under the...


Mythologies of Martial Arts

by Paul Bowman

What do martial arts signify today? What do they mean for East-West cross cultural exchanges? How does the representation of martial arts in popular culture impact on the wide world? What is authentic practice?...


Embodying Brazil: An ethnography of diasporic capoeira

by Sara Delamont, Neil Stephens & Claudio Campos

The practice of capoeira, 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 Lost Samurai School: Secrets of Mubyoshi Ryu

by Antony Cummins & Mieko Koizumi

Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi...


The Virtual Ninja Manifesto

by Chris Goto-Jones

Navigating between society’s moral panics about the influence of violent videogames and philosophical texts about self-cultivation in the martial arts, The Virtual Ninja Manifesto asks whether the figure of...


Dueling with O-sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage - Expanded Edition

by Ellis Amdur

If there were an "ordinary martial arts book", this would be its evil twin. Unflinchingly honest, writing from an unique, insider-turned-outsider's perspective, Ellis explores aspects of budō, its philosophies...


The Main Locks of Jiu-Jitsu - Including Pictures and Step by Step Instructions

by Anon.

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.


The Text-Book of Ju-Jutsu - As Practised in Japan - Being a Treatise on the Japanese Method of Self Defence

by S. K. Uyenishi

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Jiu-Jitsu

by Frederick Paul Lowell

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)

by Rodolfo Tello

Displaying the most impressive throws, compelling armbars, dominant pins, and decisive chokes, judo is a particularly powerful sport and martial art that can bring opponents into submission in highly effective...


Mastering the Art of Arms Vol 1: The Medieval Dagger

by Guy Windsor

The term "medieval martial arts" conjures images of armour-clad knights wielding sword, lance and axe. While the image is correct, at the foundation of knightly combat was a sophisticated form of close quarter...


Filipino Martial Arts

by Peter A.H. Lewis

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...


Nutrition for Combat Sports

by Freddy Brown

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,...


Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat

by Patrick McCarthy

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as "the bible of karate" by...