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The Way of the Modern Warrior: Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century

by Stephen F. Kaufman

Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century.

The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the samurai philosophy of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen...

Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC

by L. Jon Wertheim

Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial...

Zen Shaolin Karate: The complete Practice, Philosophy and History

by Nathan Johnson

"Nathan Johnson has captured the essence of true karate-do." —Paul Clifton, Editor, Combat and Traditional Karate

Kata, the "present movements forming the backbone of all Karate styles", have been a source of...

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

by Thomas Cleary

This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics.

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation...

Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts [Downloadable Media Included]

by Tony Kemerly & Steve Snyder

Take taekwondo beyond just kicking and punching—discover powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns you already know!

Taekwondo is the most popular Korean martial art, with over 70 million practitioners...

Complete Sinawali: Filipino Double-Weapon Fighting

by Reynaldo S. Galang

Complete Sinawali is the definitive guide to the intricate and highly-refined Filipino martial art of double-weapon fighting.

The warriors of the Philippines have long been respected as fierce, courageous, and...

The Samurai Sword: Spirit * Strategy * Techniques: (Downloadable Media Included)

by Kohshyu Yoshida

The Samurai Sword is an indispensable guide to theory and practice that respects both the physical and spiritual aspects of martial arts practice with the samurai sword. Featuring guidance for selecting, maintaining...

Essays for Black Belt: 20 Inspirational Student Stories

by Tom Hill

Students have to prepare and present an essay on what being a Black Belt means to them as part of their grade. Here are twenty such essays.

How to Run a Karate Club

by Tom Hill

This excellent guide, written by Tom Hill (7th Dan and chief martial arts instructor) helps students or instructors of Karate - or any Martial Art - who wish to set up their own martial arts club. It contains...

Goju Ryu Gekisai Dai Ichi Kata Sequence

by Tom Hill

The purpose of this guide is to help the beginner who is trying to learn the Kata in his or her own time. There is no real substitute for a competent instructor, fellow students and a Dojo. However, this guide...

Goju Ryu San Dan Gi: Three Level Sequence or Drill with Partner

by Tom Hill

This informative eBook features a step by step, guide for Students of Go Ju Karate or any Martial Art who wish to learn San Dan Gi (Three level Sequence). Written by martial arts expert Tom Hill, 7th Dan, this...

Karate Terminology: Japanese to English Translations

by Tom Hill

This eBook offers Japanese to English translations of the vast majority of words and phrases used in martial arts today. Written by Karate expert Tom Hill it is a useful addition to any martial arts fan's bookshelf....

How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighting Without Fighting

by Nathaniel Cooke & Robert Twigger

The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do...

Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of Filipino Martial Arts

by Mark V. V. Wiley

Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts is an intriguing collection of essays on Filipino martial arts.

Featured are insightful essays by Filipino martial artists:

  • Krishna...

Practical Karate Volume 5: Self-Defense for Women

by Donn F. F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama

“The authors do not purport to turn out a legion of female karate experts. They have selected responses for the average woman and…are generous with advice and warning. They have worked out terse descriptions...

Practical Karate Volume 4: Defense Against Armed Assailants

by Donn F. F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama

“The illustrations are clear and the instructions are simple, and a reasonably agile [practitioner] will not find it difficult to master these practical techniques… It really is a serious book.” — Mainichi...

Complete Tai-Chi: The Definitive Guide to Physical and Emotional Self-Improvement

by Alfred Huang

Today people around the world are discovering the benefits of Tai-chi, an ancient Chinese system of exercise based on calm, graceful movements that condition the body from the inside out. With benefits like...

Practical Karate volume 1: Fundamentals of Self-Defense

by Donn F. F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama

"Simple, clear, easy to learn…Dispenses with hours of needed to practice for the professional…Outstanding primer on self–defense." — Marine Corps Gazette

Practical Karate: Fundamentals of Self–Defense is...

Tuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China & Japan

by Daniel Kogan, Sun-jin Kim & Nikolaos Kontogiannis

Featuring translations of terms from Korean, Chinese and Japanese this dictionary is a must have for any serious martial arts practitioner.

The modern martial artist requires more than a mere vocabulary listing....

Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu

by P'ng Chye Chye Khim & Donn F. F. Draeger

Master the ancient Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated martial arts guide.

The style of marital arts described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin...