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Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee
0897500482
Mar 1989
Paperback
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Amazon.com
To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Tao of Jeet Kune Do, however, know that Lee's prose can also be exhilarating. This praiseworthy and enduring bestseller (mainly written over six months when Lee was bedridden with back problems) compiles philisophical aphorisms, explanations on technique, and sketches by the master himself.

Book Description
This is Bruce Lee’s treatise on his martial art, jeet kune do. This international best seller includes the philosophy of jeet kune do, mental and physical training, martial qualities, attack, and strategy. BEST SELLER!


Speed Training for Martial Arts: How to Maximize Speed for Competition and Self-Defense

0976899809


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Black Belt Magazine
"...respond more quickly and react more accurately to an attack...includes instruction and drills for improving your physical reflexes"

Book Description
Speed is a key attribute possessed by all championship fighters and athletes. J. Barnes shows you how to maximize your martial arts speed using his exclusive Speed Loop™ training system. Based on proven concepts of martial arts masters, such as Bruce Lee, Speed Training for Martial Arts contains advanced training methods to help you develop superior speed and reflexes for competition and self-defense. Regardless of your martial arts style or method...you cannot apply it unless you can react quickly and respond instantly. Speed is critical for success in competition and self-defense. Razor-sharp reflexes are often the...


Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Oscar Ratti
0785810730
April 1999
Hardcover
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Library Journal
"Highly Recommended." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The San Diego Union
"The only work of its kind." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster and More Effective Grappling, Kicking and Punching

188033688X


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Book Description
In his follow up to the phenomenally popular Solo Training, Loren Christensen has dug down deep to come up with hundreds of more ways for you to rev up your training at home or in the gym. Solo Training 2 kicks off with a focus on building your body's core for stronger, faster and more effective grappling, kicking and punching. A strong core - your shoulders, chest, abs, hips, and back - is the source of your body's power, speed and coordinated movement. As a martial artist, a strong core helps you to get more out of your training and to respond instantly and effectively to the fast changing demands of competition or an explosive street encounter. You'll also get over 100 ways to work your combinations, cheat speed, improve accuracy, fight from unconventional stances, practice grappling when you can't find a partner...


Zen in the Martial Arts
Joe Hyams
0553275593
June 1982
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."--Playboy.

Review
"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."--Playboy.

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ChiRunning
Danny Dreyer
074325144X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Review
Toby Tanser author of Train Hard,Win Easy The most exciting and revolutionary book to hit the running community this decade.
Baron Baptiste author of Journey into Power This program will totally revolutionize the way you run.

Review
Toby Tanser author of Train Hard,Win Easy The most exciting and revolutionary book to hit the running community this decade.

Baron Baptiste author of Journey into Power This program will totally revolutionize the way you run.

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Ultimate Flexibility
Sang H. Kim
1880336839
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice. Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching. Learn about the many types of stretching, which methods are best for beginners, when to graduate to advanced techniques and why you should completely avoid certain types of exercises. You'll also find information that you wont find in any other martial art book, including a...


Solo Training

1880336596


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Book Description
Loren Christensen shows you over 300 ways you can add variety to your daily martial arts training routine. Whether you’re a student looking for fun new solo drills to spice up your home training or an instructor in search of new ways to pump up your classes, you won’t be disappointed. This incredible collection of drills, techniques and exercises will take your workouts to the next level. Learn to: *Organize your solo workouts to the get maximum results from even the shortest training session *Improve your speed and power with dozens of inside tips and tricks *Beat boredom and get excited about your solo training sessions *Become a well rounded fighter by adding essential skills that your instructor may not be teaching you *Safely experiment with new techniques to find your ideal personal style of...


Art of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee
0804831297
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Bruce Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book. Drawing on Lee's own notes, letters, diaries and training logs, bodybuilding expert John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training.

About the Author
John Little is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. He is the Associate...


Living the Martial Way
Forrest E. Morgan
0942637763
Oct 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
A step-by-step aooroiach to applying the Japanese warriors mind set to martial training and daily life.


Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee
0804831327
Nov 1997
Paperback
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About the Author
John Little is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee’s personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. Little’s articles have appeared in every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America including Muscle and Fitness. He is the author of The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of Power Factor Training, The Golfer’s Two-Minute Workout, and Static Contraction Training for Bodybuilders. A native of Canada, John is an expert in the fields of martial arts, bodybuilding, and physical conditioning.



A Guide to Martial Arts
John Goldman
1577170547
September 1998
Hardcover
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Pressure-Point Fighting: A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Art
Rick Clark
080483217X
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
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 and temporarily devastating self-defense system has obvious advantages. What it hasn't had is a comprehensive guidebook from the Western perspective. Now martial arts expert Rick Clark offers all the fundamental pressure-point techniques-illustrated with hundreds of photographs and twenty-five detailed pressure-point charts-melding the ancient Asian knowledge with modern Western medicine and science. Here, at last, contemporary readers can learn to utilize this effective, reliable defensive art on their own terms.

About the Author
Rick Clark has nearly forty years of...


Monkey
Jeff Stone
0375830731
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9–Set in medieval China, each book in this series focuses on one of five young orphan monks. Each one is named after a specific animal and is learning a kung-fu-style martial art based on its characteristics. In the opening pages of Tiger and this sequel, their secret temple is attacked by a former student who is attempting to turn himself into a dragon. Their teacher, the Grandmaster, is killed and the five scatter into the forest. This sets up a tense plot that moves quickly from fight scene to fight scene with character and plot development being filled in between battles. Eleven-year-old Malao, the Monkey, is the youngest monk and is prone to giggling and avoiding baths. Initially uncertain without his brothers by his side, he is befriended by an albino macaque who is the leader of a troop...


The Shaolin Grandmasters' Text: History, Philosophy, and Gung Fu of Shaolin Ch'an
shaolin Monks (Unknown)
0975500902
January 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
...richly informative and very strongly recommended survey of Shaolin...Especially commended to the attention of dedicated martial artists...

October Bookviews.com - Alan Caruba
...provides very specific information and insights...for...this rigorous physical, mental, and spiritual way of life.

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Martial Arts after 40
Sang H. Kim
1880336294
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Martial Arts After 40 is the first book on the market to cater to two growing populations, martial artists and baby boomers. Once a blood and guts sport for tough young men, martial arts is now touted by athletes, aerobics trainers, actors, super models and soccer moms as the number one way for adults to get fit and stay in shape. This book addresses important questions like: How old is too old start a marital art?
What type of exercises are best (and which ones are dangerous) for the over-40 martial artist?
What are the effects of aging and how can martial arts combat them?
How can baby boomers keep up in a martial arts class full of gen-Xers?
What types of injuries are most prevalent after 40 and how can they be prevented? This book takes a positive and enthusiastic approach to taking up or...


Bushido
Tsunetomo Yamamoto
0757000266
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying character of the Japanese psyche, from businessmen to soldiers. Bushido is the first English translation of the Hagakure. This work provides a powerful message aimed at the mind and spirit of the samurai warrior. It offers beliefs that are difficult for the Western mind to embrace, yet fascinating in their pursuit of absolute service. With Bushido, one can better put into perspective Japan’s historical path and gain greater insight into the Japan of today.

About the Author
Born in 1659, Tsunetomo Yamamoto devoted...


The Code of the Samurai
Thomas Cleary (Translator)
0804831904
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping the modern Martial Artsl arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating to the modern world, East and West.

About the Author
Thomas Cleary is the translator of Opening the Dragon Gate (Tuttle, 1996) and The Story of Chinese Zen (Tuttle, 1995), as well as The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings, The Japanese Art of War, and...


T'Ai Chi for Beginners
Paul Crompton
0060558067
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

Great for stress relief, t'ai chi improves the flow of the practitioner's chi -- "vital energy" or "life force" -- which is essential for physical and mental well-being. This beginner's guide offers advice on the vital components of T'ai Chi -- breathing, focus, visualization, and the flow of chi. Featuring step-by-step instructional photos and a unique hands-free design, this colorful guide is a complete introduction to T'ai Chi, with core movements that can be done at home. Each exercise is accompanied by information on its purpose, the correct technique, and how to customize the movement if you suffer from weak or swollen joints.



Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, William Scott Wilson (Translator)
4770011067
January 1992
Paperback
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East West Journal
"A guidebook and inspiration for ... anyone interested in achieving a courageous and transcendent understanding of life." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Prof. Ivan Morris
"The most influential of all samurai treatises ever written. " --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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25 Shoto-Kan Kata
Shojiro Sugiyama
096690480X
January 1, 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
What is Kata? A kata is a series of defensive and offensive moves against imaginary attacks from different directions. Also, a kata includes many moves for physical exercise and for connection to subsequent moves rather than for actual application. Why practice Kata? Because of the tension of fighting, it is difficult to maintain tranquility in order to examine and understand the details of techniques during sparring. Therefore, Kata are made for studying the details of the external movements. Why this Kata book? 1. All movements are illustrated by drawing insted of photographs. Therefore, you can understand the movements more clearly. 2. The drawings employ a three dimensional perspective and use compass points for easy orientation. 3. To complete the learning of each Kata, the rhythm and timing of movements...


Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed
Eddie Bravo
007144811X
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An introduction to jiu-jitsu from one of its most dominant stars Thanks to the dominance of its practitioners at Ultimate Fighting Championships and other mixed martial arts tournaments, jiu-jitsu has become one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the United States. This fighting technique features ground fighting and submission moves that bewilder even the most ferocious opponents. In Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed , expert Eddie Bravo teaches you the moves that he used to defeat legendary Royler Gracie--a member of the reigning family of jiujitsu--the victory that made him one of the sport's most feared competitors. Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed features: Detailed instruction on stance, kicks, punches, takedowns, and submissions Step-by-step photos of basic and advanced moves modeled by "Fear Factor" host and former...


Forza the Samurai Sword Workout
Ilaria Montagnani
1569754780
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Readers tired of the same old workout moves can grab a sword (a broomstick and some imagination will do!) and slice, chop, and thrust their way into great shape. In Forza The Samurai Sword Workout, top New York trainer Ilaria Montagnani transforms ancient Japanese sword fighting techniques from kendo and aikijujitsu into a supercharged fitness program. Specially designed to work the whole body, Montagnani's program teaches precise striking movements that shape the upper and lower body while building strength. Forza The Samurai Sword Workout is also a fantastic cardiovascular workout as various movements are strung together into movie-like, choreographed fighting sequences performed at high speed. The book includes a resource section explaining how and where to purchase various workout swords, including...


Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins
Bruce Clayton
0897501446
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn how the hard-style karate that became shotokan took shape in 19th century Okinawa as an embattled king with an unarmed force of bodyguards faced an armed invasion from overseas. In this new 328-page book, author Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D., uses rare sketches, footnoted historical research, archival lithographs, period photographs and contemporary technique demonstrations to reveal shotokan’s deadly intent and propose modern practical applications of such knowledge. Achieve a new level of theoretical understanding and fighting ability by learning Shotokan’s Secret for yourself!


Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts
Marc Tedeschi
0834804433
January 2000
Paperback
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Plum Publications, Santa Cruz, CA USA, plumpub.com, October 2000
Long-overdue text...a perfect resource for martial artists interested in point location from both a healing and martial perspective.

emptyflower.com, October 2000
Excellent book! Beautifully designed and richly illustrated throughout, I highly recommend this book to any internal practitioner.

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Fighting with the German Longsword
Christian Henry Tobler
1891448242
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With his first book, Christian Henry Tobler offered students of historical swordsmanship a first English-language look at the renowned German school through the translated and interpreted commentaries of Sigmund Ringeck and the verse Zettel of Johannes Liechtenauer. Since the book's release in 2002, Mr. Tobler has expanded his knowledgeof the Liechtenauer system and encapsulated its teachings through the use of the main Liechtenauer sources and through practical teaching in his Selohaar Fechtschule and in seminars around the United States. Fighting With the German Longsword is a brilliant book, distilling the foundational concepts that underly the German system and presenting them in a logical order complete with drills and photographic support. Now, the students of German swordsmanship can build their skills in a...


Kung Fu Elements: Wushu Training and Martial Arts Application Manual
Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu
1889659177
December 10, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kung Fu Elements is the Wushu training manual that martial artists have long awaited. It is the first of its kind in the English language. It contains the essence and elements of both Internal and External Styles of Wushu. It is an invaluable training reference for any instructor or serious student of any style of martial arts! This book contains seven chapters, plus an extensive glossary, including: *Classifications of Wushu styles, history, and philosophy *Traditional methods for building a strong foundation *Techniques for developing powerful kicks *Sanshou fighting applications and combinations *Effective uses of grappling (Qinna) and takedown (Shuaijiao) techniques *Iron Sand Palm training and Cavity Press (Dianxue) *Internal Strength, Light Body, and many other Kung Fu attainment methods *A Glossary of Wushu...

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