Books & DVDs

  1. Advanced Capoeira DVD

    Advanced Capoeira DVD

    $24.99
    Shows the advanced techniques of Capoeira with easy to follow movements. Self defense applications demonstrate how lethal an art Capoeira can actually be. (Approx. 30 minutes.) Learn More
  2. Bai Sao: Wing Chuns Taproot

    Bai Sao: Wing Chuns Taproot

    $25.00
    BaiSao, a little-known exercise Yip Man used to demonstrate Wing Chun to strangers, becomes a window into Wing Chun theory, tying together ChiSao, Wooden Man, and fighting applications. Revealed is the amazing depth of thinking behind a sparkling, casual, but totally absorbing 10-20 second "elevator speech" demo of the martial art that gave Bruce Lee his start. This unique book is structured around quotations from Wang Kiu, the least-known of Yip Man's original core students. Written to resemble a college course, with "lecture/demo", "reading", and "lab" sections, with about 200 photos, BaiSao introduces Maier's YumCha series, evoking an atmosphere of out-of-class discussions where training becomes illumination, treating Wing Chun as a principle-based art of generating and solving puzzles. Wang's sole American student, Maier focused his Ph.D. work on Wing Chun's "Tactical Cognition", evident in suggestive threads into logistics, task analysis, concept mapping, motion analysis and cognitive science. Learn More
  3. Beginning Yoga DVD

    Beginning Yoga DVD

    $24.95
    This incredible 45-minute workout takes you through breathing exercises that massage your inner organs and keeps your chi flowing, then shows you 4 different sun salutations. Learn and do them all. Learn More
  4. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #10 Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #10 Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho

    $16.99
    The Kata in this volume are at the advanced level and may be selected for examination above the grade of shodan. In Unsu, there are constant transformations, signified by the name meaning "Cloud Hands." All parts of the body are used as weapons, with feints and provocations leading to unique combination techniques and multidirectional kciks. Sochin is characterized by a certain solemnity and imperturbability. Using a very stable stance, muscular power is built up slowly in many movements, instantaneously in others, leading to a keen sense of timing for continuous attacks. Nijushiho offers training in the unique back-hand block (haishu uke). It requires integration of varying strengths and speed, and mastery can be seen in a smooth and unbroken flow of movements. Learn More
  5. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    $16.99
    The three advanced kata in this book are a challenge to the performer's level of maturity. From the smooth and flowing movements of Gojushiho Dai through the transformations in the equally long Gojushiho Sho to the serene and mellow Meikyo kata, both techniques learned in the basic kata and more sophisticated tactics call on the deepest reserves of balance, coordination, timing and technical skill. Learn More
  6. Best Karate Basics: #2 Fundamentals

    Best Karate Basics: #2 Fundamentals

    $16.99
    As well as setting forth the basic rules that must be put into practice when performing kata or applying techniques in kumite, this volume pinpoints the underlying physical and psychological principles of karate: source and concentration of power; stance, form, stability and technique; movement in all directions; basic and comprehensive aspects of training. Learn More
  7. Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    $16.99
    In kumite (sparring) basic techniques are sharened and body movement and distancing acquired through practical application. This volume explains the types and meaning of kumite and the relation between jiyu kumite and basic training in fundamentals. Demonstrated by instructors of the Japan Karate Association. Learn More
  8. Best Karate Basics: #4 Kumite 2

    Best Karate Basics: #4 Kumite 2

    $16.99
    This book complements volume 3 of this series and, like the earlier volume, includes writings of masters of the martiasl arts to guide the student toward spiritual awareness and mental maturity. It places kumite in perspective, relating it to training as a whole. Learn More
  9. Best Karate Kata: #8 Gankaku, Jion

    Best Karate Kata: #8 Gankaku, Jion

    $16.99
    Two Kata from the recommended list: Gankaku -crane standing ona rock- a name descriptive of this kata, which has techniques for striking upward or downward with either hand while standing on one foot. Here are dazzling techniques for counterattacking with the back-fist or side kick. In the Jion kata there are many crisp, flowing movements, but within these calm, harmonious movements are strong, spirited techniques appropriate for mastering shifting positions, changing directions and sliding the feet. Learn More
  10. Brazilian Capoeira for Beginners DVD

    Brazilian Capoeira for Beginners DVD

    $24.99
    Filmed in the heart of Brazil, this video performed by Master Sergipe and his students, shares the basic techniques of Capoeira in easy to follow instructions. Over 300 years old, Capoeira was created by the African slaves as a form of resistance to being enslaved. Not only will you learn the basic Capoeria techniques , but you will see how to use the techniques in combination with each other. This tape is perfect for the beginner in Capoeira. Learn More
  11. brazilian Conditioning

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conditioning DVD

    $29.95
    In order to hang with the best martial artists and jiu jitsu members, you need to be in prime shape so that you can perform and execute your moves correctly. This Brazilian jiu-jitsu conditioning DVD will make sure you are in prime condition in order to perform to the best of your abilities. Learn More
  12. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kioto System Francisco Mansur: Defense Against Submissions DVD

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kioto System Francisco Mansur: Defense Against Submissions DVD

    $29.95
    Demetrius Vacirca, along with his brother Franco, have been trained by the best teachers of the "Gentle Art": Rickson, Behring, Machado, etc.., Now Demetrius has managed to integrate their systems of training with his knowledge of yoga. Learn More