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

by Stephen F. Kaufman

[The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the ethos of Japan's samurai warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years,] first as a member...


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...


The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

by Yang Chengfu & Louis Swaim

The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's book, Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan. Using what is best-termed...


Capoeira 100: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques

by Gerard Taylor, Anders Kjaergaard & Sue Parkhill

Capoeira 100 is an illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques used in the art of capoeira. Each movement is accompanied by a series of color photographs that show how it is done, as well as helpful pointers...


Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game

by Nestor Capoeira

Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was...


Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja

by Simon Yeo

Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja covers all aspects of this remarkable martial art, including the hidden details within the Ninjutsu forms. It reveals the secrets of how to develop power through body movement,...


Zen Shaolin Karate: The complete Practice, Philosophy and History

by Nathan Johnson

"This book represents a milestone in the martial arts; it contains all necessary ingredients to become a classic."—Chief Instructor, Shi Kon Karate Kai Contributing editor, Traditional Karate magazine

Kata,...


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

by Thomas Cleary

[Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-1561) on Japanese martial arts and military service.] A mysterious man of humble...


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 Grappling Techniques presents the most effective grappling maneuvers...


Complete Sinawali: Filipino Double-Weapon Fighting

by Reynaldo S. Galang

Complete Sinawali is the definitive guide to the intricate and highly-refined Filipino double-weapon fighting. The martial art of Sinawali has developed multiple-weapon fighting to an exceptionally high degree...


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...


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 in general, and arnis in particular, written by some of the leading...


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, and credit...


Practical Karate Volume 3: Defense Against Multiple Assailants

by Donn F. F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama

"For the person who has already mastered the fundamentals, the present volume, profuse with diagrams and photographs, will serve as a handy guide to expanding [the options]." — Yomiuri Shimbun

Practical Karate:...


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...