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A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do

by Alex Gillis

Obscure documents, Korean-language books, and in-depth interviews with tae kwon do pioneers tell the tale of the origin of the most popular martial art. In 1938, tae kwon do began at the end of a poker game...


The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

by Stuart Alve Olson

Developed by Wang Lang over 300 years ago, Praying Mantis Kung Fu is the only martial art based on the fighting skills of an insect. This fascinating system utilizes swift, methodical movements for defense and...


Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques

by Christoph Delp

Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development,...


Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan

by Fu Zhongwen & Louis Swaim

Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu’s many years as a...


Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements

by Gerard Taylor & Anders Kjaergaard

The popularity of capoeira continues to rise as more people discover how useful—and fun—it can be for increasing agility and flexibility, as well as strength and endurance. Capoeira Conditioning is an illustrated...


The Secret Traditions of the Shinobi: Hattori Hanzo's Shinobi Hiden and Other Ninja Scrolls

by Yoshie Minami & Antony Cummins

The shinobi, or ninja, is one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of espionage—and also one of the most misrepresented. What do we really know about the historical shinobi, his tactics, and...


Sonny Umpad's Eskrima: The Life and Teachings of a Filipino Martial Arts Master

by George M. Yore

Sonny Umpad's Eskrima provides insight on Maestro Santiago “Sonny” Umpad's life, philosophy, and teaching methods, as well as the structural underpinnings of his system. Born with the soul of a warrior,...


Qigong for Healing and Relaxation

by Michael Tse

Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") is a popular form of traditional Chinese exercise that uses the body's vital energy to make you stronger and healthier and live longer.

In Qigong for Healing and Relaxation,world-renowned...


Earth Qi Gong for Women: Awaken Your Inner Healing Power

by Tina Chunna Zhang, Chen Xiu M.D. Qin & Earl M.D. Morgan

The special medical Qi Gong described in this book was developed and perfected over the course of 1,700 years by Taoists, traditional Chinese medical doctors, and Qi Gong experts in China to meet the needs of...


Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis: An Inside Look at the Most Tragic and Influential Police Gunfight of the Modern Era.

by Michael E. Wood

As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting, Michael E. Wood grew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and...


Beyond the Lion's Den: The Life, The Fights, The Techniques

by Ken Shamrock & Erich Krauss

This book highlights the fighting life of Ken Shamrock, one of the most popular professional wrestlers in the WWE and the second most popular combatant in UFC history. It covers Shamrock's beginnings in amateur...


Eskrima: Filipino Martial Art

by Krishna Godhania

Eskrima, which is also known as Arnis (De Mano) or Kali, is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands. Dynamic and flexible, with a wide range of training methods it can be practised by students of...


Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts

by Michael Maliszewski

Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts is a study of the meditative and religious elements that form the core of the great martial arts traditions. Unsurpassed in scope and detail, this book covers the spiritual...


The Art of Life and Death: Lessons in Budo From a Ninja Master

by Sleiman Azizi, Daniel Fletcher & Masaaki Hatsumi

[Daniel Fletcher and Sleiman Azizi studied ninjutsu under the tutelage of the venerable Masaaki Hatsumi of the Bujinkan Dojo and in The Art of Life and Death, they pay homage to their Sensei by revealing a host...


Fight Like a Girl...and Win

by Lori Hartman Gervasi

It’s an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse.  But women can learn...


Advanced Krav Maga

by David Kahn

GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND MASTER REAL FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WITH ADVANCED KRAV MAGA

Based on the principles of enhancing natural instincts and using appropriate force for self-protection and weapons...


Krav Maga

by David Kahn

Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation

Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed...


Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques: Apply Modern Training Methods Used by Mma Pros!

by Danny Indio

Superb fighting skills are essential in all sorts of situations, and can save your life if you are attacked. Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques is a complete how-to manual for the modern fighter, presenting...


Advanced Aikido

by Phong Thong Dang & Lynn Seiser

Aikido, while uniquely beautiful among the martial arts, is also deceptively powerful, effective, and efficient. Dedicated practitioners know that advanced training means not only striving to master techniques,...


Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

by Adele Westbrook & Oscar Ratti

Aikido neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless. By controlling body position and harmonizing their vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off...