The Complete Art of Breaking$13.95
This fully illustrated volume offers practical guidelines for developing speed, power and precision in breaking techniques through a progressive training program that stresses both safety and correctness. Byrne began studying tang soo do in Korea in 1969 under Chun Sik Kim, and later received his black belt. He is also a black belt in shotokan karate and tae kwon do, and an authority on breaking
Advanced Dynamic Kicks$12.95
by George Chung and Cynthia Rothrock Chung--an expert in tae kwon do, karate, wushu, kung fu and traditional Okinawan kobudo weapons--and Rothrock--an expert in Northern Shaolin kung fu with black belts in kung fu, tae kwon do, tang soo do and wushu--demonstrate the impeccable kicking skills that have made them forms demonstration experts and tournament kata champions. They teach how to build a personal kicking system for competition and self-defense. Both authors were inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1983 as Competitors of the Year.
Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting$12.95
by Remy Presas Presas, one of the Philippines' most premier stick fighters and the 1982 Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year, blended important aspects from kali, escrima, tjakalele and arnis de mao into one system, which he named Modern Arnis. He teaches the art's techniques,
Power Training in Kung Fu and Karate$17.95
by Ron Marchini and Leo Fong Marchini, a Black Belt Hall of Famer (1970, Competitor of the Year) and a top tournament competitor (late 1960s-early 1970s) with a black belt in renbukai karate, is an active weight-lifter. Fong, a collegiate boxer during the 1950s and a kung fu expert who has practiced kung fu, tae kwon do and various forms of defensive arts for almost 40 years, incorporates weight training into his exercise program. Marchini and Fong compare the weight lifting routines, iron hand exercises, and kicking and non-weight resistant exercises used in kung fu and karate training.
Winning Tournament Karate$14.95
by Chuck Norris Chuck Norris - a top tournament competitor during the 1960s and an international film star--teaches you the quickest and most effective way to win a tournament crown. Norris, who became a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1969 as Fighter of the Year, and later became Man of the Year in 1977, covers all phases of executing speedy attacks, conditioning, fighting form drills and one-step sparring techniques. Norris began training in tang soo do in Korea. He now teaches chun kuk do ("universal way")-a combination of tang soo do, judo, jujitsu and shito-ryu karate-and is actively involved with the United Fighting Arts Federation and the Kick Drugs Out of America organization. Fully illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photos.
The Law and Martial Arts The Law and Martial Arts$13.95
by Carl Brown The Law and Martial Arts addresses the legal ramifications of using martial arts techniques for self-defense in the home and in public. Carl Brown, a lawyer and black belt in kudokan judo, draws on his professional law experience and martial arts expertise to describe the legal policies that can protect - or indict - an individual who uses martial arts techniques in self-defense.
Kendo is the definitive guide for all non-Japanese Kendoists. A special section about the history and development of this martial art and guidelines for running practice sessions also make it a unique resource for all teachers of Kendo.
HIROSHI OZAWA is an associate professor at the Science University of Tokyo and Kendo kyoshi, 7th dan. He was born in Saitama Prefecture in 1950 into a highly respected Kendo family which was instrumental in incorporating Kendo into the physical education curriculum as a core subject. He makes regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach Kendo, and also writes books about samurai ethics.
Kyudo—the Way of the Bow—is the oldest of Japan's traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with bushido, the Way of the Warrior. After the Second World War Eugen Herrigel introduced the concept of kyudo to the West in his classic Zen in the Art of Japanese Archery. But until now, no Japanese kyudo roas- ter has published a book on his art in English.
HIDEHARU ONUMA was the 15th-generation headmaster of the Heki Ryu Sekka-ha school of archery and kyudo banshi, 9th dan. He was born in Tokyo in 1910 into a highly respected archery family. Onuma sensei, who was instrumental in introducing kyudo to the West, believed that kyudo belonged not just to the Japanese but to the whole world. Until his death in 1990 he made regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach his art.
DAN and JACKIE DEPROSPERO left the United States for Japan in 1981, intending to stay for one year. Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo. Later their relationship with Onuma sensei deepened when they moved into an apartment above the family archery equipment shop. In 1988 Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi (instructor’s license). The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Jackie DeProspero was the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted to kyudo 5th dan.
Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts$24.00
“A first approach to an encyclopedic treatment of the subject... Profusely illustrated... It will remain the definitive text in its field for the foreseeable future.” —Choice
About the author
The late DONN F. DRAEGER was recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on fighting arts. He was more than proficient in several martial arts and was also a prolific author whose books have become the standard works on many aspects of the martial arts.
ROBERT W. SMITH, well-known teacher and widely published author, is one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese fighting forms and techniques, though his interests extend to fighting arts of all Asian countries.
Mastering Sambo For Mixed Martial Arts$19.00
In Mastering Sambo for Mixed Martial Arts, author Scott Sonnon traces the development of the four types of sambo (self-defense, sport-wrestling, combat sambo and Spetsnaz) and then focuses on sambo's mixed martial arts applications. Here he reveals the signature "saddle" techniques that have made him one of the most respected leg-lock coaches in the world. With 101 step-by-step moves – including entries, sweeps, passes, recounters and a host of submissions – this series is a must for all MMA competitors searching for an edge over the competition.
Fight metrics show us that just as many MMA fights are won on the ground with strikes as they are by submissions. This approach to ground victory is known as "ground and pound," but until now it has been defined by a loose collection of strategies or wild striking tactics.
In this, the first book to deal exclusively with this subject, Mark Hatmaker teaches in-depth grounding and pounding skills because without proper grounding – riding, pinning and transitioning skills – there is no intelligent pounding. Once you have proper grounding under your belt, Hatmaker guides you through an exhaustive pounding drill set designed to integrate your striking and grappling skills into a devastating fighting system.
In this book, Dr. Michael Kelly explains dim-mak's effects based on medical science. In layman's terms, Dr. Kelly reveals the physiological basis for what is clearly a very real and dangerous method of fighting. In the process of unraveling the mystery of this legendary art, Dr. Kelly makes the true genius of its founders brutally, and painfully, apparent.
As an osteopathic physician and a former state police officer, Dr. Michael Kelly has had multiple opportunities to test his martial art skills and his knowledge of dim-mak. Dr. Kelly has trained in Okinawan shorin-ryu karate for more than 15 years and is a second-degree black belt. He has been investigating the effects of dim-mak on the body as well as the pressure point attacks hidden within the traditional forms for the past 10 years and has published numerous articles on the medical aspects of dim-mak.
The Bare-Knuckle Boxer's Companion$19.00
Lindholm and Karlsson have analyzed the surviving texts and illustrations of the masters of bare-knuckle boxing and organized what they've discovered into a complete program for training, conditioning and applying these skills in a real confrontation. In doing so, they show how bare knuckle is an ideal system for real-world self-defense. It contains strikes, throws, parries and a few basic kicks, so it is simple to learn. The techniques are remarkably powerful, which means you get a good payoff for each shot you land. It works regardless of the clothes you wear, the surface you stand on, the space you will fight in or how many attackers you meet. Bare knuckle is also easy to practice alone or with partners, because you need minimal space and equipment to train and enjoy its benefits.
by the U.S. Naval Institute
During World War II the U.S. Navy used sports to condition recruits both mentally and physically for combat. The Naval Aviation Physical Training (V-5) Program compiled specific manuals outlining the instruction in each sport. Boxing is the essence of the fighting man, and from time immemorial it has been used to train, harden and discipline military personnel. Plus, army trainers have always considered boxing the best training possible for bayonet fighting. It is only natural, then, that boxing was central to the V-5 training program.
Joe Louis' How to Box$9.50
In words, diagrams, and action photographs, Joe Louis—who was named the greatest heavyweight champ of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2005—explains the techniques he successfully used in his boxing career. There can be no greater authority to write a book on this subject than the "Brown Bomber," who held the World Heavyweight Championship for 11 years and successfully defended the title 25 times, both heavyweight records.
Evolved amid the incessant warfare of medieval Japan, bujutsu, or "martial arts," provided the warrior with the technical and psychological training that prepared him to use his weapons in actual combat. Classical Bujutsu emphasizes the intensely practical nature of these martial arts. The author describes sixteen major forms ofbujutsu, employing a variety of weapons and techniques.
Essential Anatomy + ENLARGE COVER Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts$28.00
This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions.
In the Dojo$18.00
Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.