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Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected

by Rory Miller & Barry Eisler

This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching 'complete.' Any training that...


Pressure Point Fighting: A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts

by Rick Clark

Pressure-point fighting—the practice of manipulating the body's vital nerve and reflex points for self-defense—offers the unique ability to neutralize attackers without causing any permanent harm. This intricate...


Ultimate Mind Control

by Dr. Haha Lung & Chris Prowant

Drawn from sources deep in China and India, the long-lost secrets of mastering the mental arts of Ame-tsuchi-jitsu are now revealed by martial-arts master Dr. Haha Lung. Those with the courage to explore these...


Mixed Martial Arts Unleashed: Mastering the Most Effective Moves for Victory

by Mickey Dimic & Christopher Miller

Get what it takes to win-and unleash the ultimate fighter in you Think you know your way around the cage? Think again. Mixed martial arts powerhouse Mickey Dimic, two-time middleweight world champion and Hall...


Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition

by Bruce Lee

Compiled from Bruce Lee’s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, Tao of Jeet Kune Do is the best-selling martial arts book in the world. This iconic work explains the science and philosophy behind...


Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a Weapon

by Boaz Aviram

The noncompetitive self-defense technique known as Krav Maga originally began in the Israeli Defense Force, of which author Boaz Aviram has been a long-standing member. Krav Maga combines fighting techniques...


Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship

by Geoff Salmon

This richly informative book takes a definitive look at kendo—the ancient Japanese "Way of the Sword." Kendo holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few martial practices tracing back directly...


When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts

by Jeffrey K. Mann & Patrick McCarthy

Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand-to-hand combat. While these media overly romanticize the relationship...


Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu Before 1882 The Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense

by Darrell Max Max Craig

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art.The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class...


Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition

by Bruce Lee

Compiled from Bruce Lee’s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, this iconic volume is one of the seminal martial arts guides of its time. The science and philosophy behind the fighting system...


Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide

by Harry McEvoy

"From knives and knife throwing techniques to competition and advice, as well as profiles of pioneers and legends in the field, this book covers it all."—Bobby Branton, President of American Knife Thrower's...


The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Training Guide

by Danny Plyler & Chad Seibert

A Must-Have Resource for all Warrior Athletes

Regardless of your skill or fitness level, The Ultimate Mixed Marital Arts Training Guide–with more than 300 step-by-step photographs, detailed callouts, and comprehensive...


Fit to Fight: An Insanely Effective Strength and Conditioning Program for the Ultimate MMAWarrior

by Jason Ferruggia

The ultimate strength and conditioning book for ultimate fighters. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is America's fastest-growing combat sport, with millions signing up for MMA classes and many more tuning in to "pay-per-view"...


Why I Fight: The Belt Is Just an Accessory

by Jay Dee "B.J." Penn & Dave Weintraub

Street fighting. Brazilian jujitsu. Grappling.

Welcome to BJ Penn's island.

Don't worry, he won't hurt you (much).

For the last decade, BJ Penn has been one of the most successful and feared fighters in the...


The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume One

by Wayne Belonoha

The Wing Chun Compendium explains the theory of wing chun from a technical, lifestyle, and philosophical perspective. Written by Wayne Belonoha—a certified Ving Tsun Instructor and National Certified Coach,...


Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido

by Phong Thong Dang & Lynn Seiser

Although Aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons...


Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence

by Rory Miller & Lawrence A Kane

Conflict and violence cover a broad range of behaviors, from intimidation to murder, and require an equally broad range of responses. A kind word will not resolve all situations, nor will wristlocks, punches,...


Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

by Adele Westbrook & Oscar Ratti

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the...


The Ninja Defense: A Modern Master's Approach to Universal Dangers

by Stephen K. Hayes

In The Ninja Defense, the classic art of the ninja is updated for maximum effectiveness in modern day situations. Stephen K. Hayes is a Black Belt Hall of Fame member and acknowledged "Father of American Ninjutsu."...


Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter

by Charles Fleming, Frank Shamrock & Mickey Rourke

Before Frank Shamrock became known professionally as "The Legend"—winning almost every mixed martial arts title in existence—he endured a childhood marred with abuse, neglect, and molestation that led to...