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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...


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...


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...


Beyond the Battleground: Classic Strategies from the Yijing and Baguazhang for Managing Crisis Situations

by Tom Bisio

Drawing on ideas from classical military strategy, the Yijing (Book of Changes), and Chinese martial arts theory, Tom Bisio presents a fascinating exploration of how insights from these sources can be deployed...


Prepper Guns: Firearms, Ammo, Tools, and Techniques You Will Need to Survive the Coming Collapse

by Bryce M. Towsley

Food, water, and shelter are very important to survival. But you must also be ready to protect what is yours, because if somebody stronger, better prepared, and better equipped takes it all away, you will die....


The Shotokan Karate Bible 2nd edition

by Ashley P. Martin

An authoritative text supporting the newcomer to karate with all they need to know, up to black belt level.

Packed with photographs detailing techniques and kata (the combinations of techniques students need...


The Book of Five Rings

by Musashi Miyamoto

Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the...


Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 250 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques

by Darren Levine & John Whitman

“Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for his contributions to Krav Maga.” –Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga

THE TOP-SELLING GUIDE TO KRAV MAGA IN AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION

All...


Advanced Longsword: Form and Function

by Guy Windsor

This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi's Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia. Renowned swordsman and author...


Okinawan Kobudo: The History, Tools, and Techniques of the Ancient Martial Art

by Andrea Guarelli

Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted...


The Fighter Within: Everyone Has A Fight-Insights into the Minds and Souls of True Champions

by Christopher Olech & Bas Rutten

Enter the minds of some of the martial arts world's most respected fighters and trainers.

The Fighter Within is an inspirational book for Mixed Martial Arts fans which brings insider stories, heartfelt moments...