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Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There S No Such Thing as a Fair Fight

by Reed Kuhn & Kelly Crigger

Fightnomics quantifies the underlying drivers of the world's most exciting and fastest growing sport through deep analysis of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Part Freakonomics and part Moneyball, Fightnomics...


Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

by Christoph Delp

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate

by Randall Hassell & Edmond Otis

You're no idiot of course. You know how important it is to find an activity that exercises both you body and mind. But you've given up on yoga, dropped out of cardio-kickboxing, and decided that aerobics just...


Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence: A Guide to Balancing Your Law Practice and Your Life Practice through the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

by Ryan Danz

Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence provides lawyers with an alternative way to balance their busy and stressful lives—both in and out of the courtroom—through the sport and meditational practices of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu....


Effective Taekwon-Do Sparring

by Jim Hogan & James Home

If you are a typical student of Taekwond-Do, or any other other martial art that practises semi-free, continuous sparring, then this book is for you. Written specifically for club-level martial artists, Effective...


Muay Thai Boran

by Marco De Cesaris

For the first time after years of study and researches, it is possible to present to the western public a deep analysis of the most advanced and lethal fighting strategies of the Siamese tradition (Muay Thai):...


Eternal Spring: Taijiquan, Qi Gong, and the Cultivation of Health, Happiness and Longevity

by Michael Acton

This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies of Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an insightful way. It expounds their value in our daily lives as an effective means of combating...


Wing Chun Kung Fu: Weapons Training

by Shaun Rawcliffe

Following on from the success of Simply.....Wing Chun Kung Fu and Wing Chun Kung Fu - The Wooden Dummy, Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe presents a thorough guide to the weapons forms in Wing Chun Kung Fu. The Knives and...


Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism: 'Blooding' the Martial Male

by J.A. Mangan & Callum McKenzie

The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the 'blooding' hunting ritual...


Parkour and the Art du déplacement

by Vincent Thibault & Casey Roberts

Parkour, the art of displacement, or freerunning—whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. Not satisfied to suffer through urban...


Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling

by Jake Shannon

Exploring the ancient Western martial art of catch-as-catch-can grappling, this definitive book covers the history, players, and strategies of the sport. Rich in history and full of painfully brutal techniques,...


The Ninja Mind: Harnessing the Mental Strength and Physical Abilities of the Ninjutsu Masters: Harnessing the Mental Strength and Phys

by Kevin Keitoshi Casey & Stephen K. Hayes

Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance to achieve their goals. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu...


Sugong: The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster

by Nick Hurst

Nick Hurst was working in London when he threw in his job in advertising to train for four years in Malaysia and China with a kung fu grandmaster, Sugong. This book is a mix of Nick’s experiences in South-East...


Aiki-Jujutsu: Mixed Martial Art of the Samurai

by Cary Nemeroff

Aiki-Jujutsu: Mixed Martial Art of the Samurai is essential reading for practitioners and instructors of mixed martial arts, the traditional Asian martial arts and those who seek to learn more about the techniques,...


Fight to Win: 20 Simple Techniques That Win Any Fight

by Martin J. Dougherty

Fight to Win strips self-defense and street fighting tactics down to the basics, presenting a uniquely effective fighting system with a minimum of technical jargon and maximum effect.

Martin J. Dougherty holds...


Spike and Chain: Japanese Fighting Arts: Japanese Fighting Arts

by Charles V. Gruzanski

This two-in-one book introduces secrets of two little known branches of the martial arts of Japan.

The first involves the use of the manrikigusari, a length of chain with with weighted ends, used in various ways...


Black Belt Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Black Belt Martial Art

by Yeon Hwan Park & Jon Gerrard

The ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do allows its practitioners to reach physical prowess, moral development, and spiritual growth. Black Belt Tae Kwon Do is designed to meet the needs of students who...


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

by Linda Holiday & Motomichi Anno

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and...


The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual: Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm

by Gao Yisheng, John Groschwitz & Liu Fengcai

In its first English-language edition, this detailed training manual is a complete guide to Gao baguazhang, as preserved through the lineage of Liu Fengcai. The youngest of the major bagua lineages, Gao bagua...


The Shogun's Scroll: Wield Power and Control Your Destiny

by Stephen F. Kaufman

The Shogun's Scroll offers a look at the samurai ethic of Japan distilled into language modern readers can relate to and follow. In the tradition of The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, this book offers...