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Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police

by Man Kam Kam Lo

Master the effective, practical style of Kung Fu practiced by the Taiwanese police with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police is a comprehensive...


Kungfu Basics

by Paul Eng

Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to training and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu!

Are you...


Judo Training Methods: A Sourebook

by Takahiko Ishikawa & Donn F. F. Draeger

A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese martial art of judo written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion...


The Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

by Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian

The Secrets of Judo is a revealing Japanese martial arts manual that focuses primarily on the scientific principles at work in judo.

It offers clear-cut explanations of the numerous techniques involved in throwing...


The Pyjama Game: A Journey Into Judo

by Mark Law

It is a sport of balletic beauty and extraordinary violence. Where else are you allowed to strangle an opponent unconscious? But while its aim is to inflict symbolic death, judo is a form of combat which also...


Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi

by Patrick McCarthy & Yuriko McCarthy

In Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi readers have access, for the first time, to an extensive collection of the most important documents written by and about Okinawa's most famous karate and kobudo...


Secrets of Shaolin Temple Boxing

by Robert W. W. Smith

Learn the secrets of Shaolin Temple boxing also known as Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated matrtial arts guide.

Shaolin Temple boxing is the father of all boxing forms in China and is a close ancestor of...


The Hand is My Sword: A  Karate Handbook

by Robert A. A. Trias

Karate means "empty–hand," but the one who masters this book will never be empty–handed.

In fact, he will be a master of the ultimate in self–defense, for here are the martial arts fundamentals, the basic...


The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art

by Stephen K. K. Hayes

Look past the legends and learn about the REAL ninjas of feudal Japan with this entertaining, illustrated ninjutsu guide.

Ninjutsu, the least understood of the Japanese martial arts, is an ancient fighting style...


Karate's History and Traditions

by Bruce A. A. Haines

A classic text treasured by martial artists for over twenty years, Karate's History & Traditions was long recognized as the most authoritative source on martial arts history and technique. Now Bruce Haines,...


Traditions: Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways

by Dave Lowry

The goals of the budo—the martial arts and Ways of Japan—lie in refining the body and spirit. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the budo can provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists—and...


Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-Kua

by Allen Pittman

Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I and Pa-kua is an illustrated martial arts guide to two soft-style Chinese martial arts.

Chinese internal boxing and other internal martial arts do not depend on...


Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense

by Scott Shaw

Hapkido, "The Way of Coordination and Internal Power," is one of the three major Korean martial arts. Founded in 1963 by Master Choi Young-Sul, it is a complete system of self-defense, encompassing, striking,...


Karate Breaking Techniques: With Practical Applications for Self-Defense

by Jack Hibbard

Karate Breaking Techniques is the first book devoted solely to the art and techniques of breaking objects.

The author, a highly experienced martial arts instructor and former Green Beret, explains clearly and...


Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo

by Masayuki Kukan Kukan Hisataka

In Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo, Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, ninth Dan Black Belt Karate master, introduces the highly innovative and effective Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo system.

An integral system of Okinawan...


Complete Shotokan Karate: History, Philosophy, and Practice

by Robin L. L. Rielly

Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method.

Part One outlines the...


Five Ancestor Fist Kung-Fu

by Alexander Co

Simple, direct, and deadly–it's the art of ngo cho kun, or fists of the five ancestors.

In its approach to iron body training, its reliance on the sam chien stance, and its special emphasis on hard and soft...


Toward The Unknown

by Tri Thong Thong Dang

Toward the Unknown is a series of parables about the martial–arts quest, and a meditation on the art of discipleship.

A careful reading of the text will lead teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to...


T'ai Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self-Defense

by Cheng Man-Ch'ing & Robert W. W. Smith

Master the Chinese martial art of T'ai Chi with this accessible, illustrated guide.

T'ai-chi (Tai Chi) is an effortless and rhythmical art that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute...


Let's Get It On!: The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee

by Loretta Hunt, Big John John McCarthy & Bas Rutten

An intimate profile of the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) referee, this first full-length autobiography of pop culture icon “Big” John McCarthy details every aspect of his life—from his strong-handed...