Books/DVDs

  1. So Now So Tao! CD

    So Now So Tao! CD

    $4.99
    So Now So Tao! will show you how to get in touch with your true nature and empower you in the following areas of your life: · Sex, Love, and Relationship · Career and Abundance · Happiness and Emotions · Personal Power and Fame · Controlling your Fate and Destiny · Realizing your full potential · Internal Energy and Qigong · Integration of Body, Mind, Spirit · Living in accordance with the TAO Learn More
  2. New York Zen Book

    New York Zen

    $6.50
    New York Zen reflects on the Tao of the Chinese Martial arts. Master Eng takes a journey back to his birthplace of Hong Kong on his quest to learn more about the heritage of the legendary masters of Kung Fu. This book was compiled by Paula Wong over the past ten years and draws from Master Eng's personal collection of photographs, journals, artwork, and calligraphy. Readers will enjoy stories of the past and will enrich their understanding and knowledge of this secret art. Master Eng is one of the most influential Martial Arts masters in the USA. He is best known for his ability to help others attain enlightenment through the spirit of martial arts and compassion. Learn More
  3. Tai Chi Chuan

    Tai Chi Chuan

    $6.99
    Douglas Lee, a tai chi practitioner for more than 20 years, covers the history and philosophy of the art, general principles of movement, solo exercises, push-hands sparring, applications, tai chi weapons and more. Learn More
  4. So Now So Tao

    So Now So Tao

    $7.50
    So Now So Tao! will show you how to get in touch with your true nature and empower you in the following areas of your life: · Sex, Love, and Relationship · Career and Abundance · Happiness and Emotions · Personal Power and Fame · Controlling your Fate and Destiny · Realizing your full potential · Internal Energy and Qigong · Integration of Body, Mind, Spirit · Living in accordance with the TAO Learn More
  5. Super Dynamic Kicks Vol.III

    Super Dynamic Kicks Vol.III

    $8.95
    Chong Lee reveals in stunning, step-by-step photographs that mastering devastating kicks can be done with precision and practice. This book covers kick and punch combinations, running jumping kicks, and air-kick combinations. Learn More
  6. The Spinning Spear of Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu

    The Spinning Spear of Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu

    $9.95
    Includes the complete 56-step sparring spear form of Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu. Over 200 color photographs! Learn More
  7. Tai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate exercise for health, sport, & self defense

    Tai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate exercise for health, sport, & self defense

    $9.99
    This book introduces T'ai-chi as a means to a healthier life, as a sport, and as a means of self-defense. It is a complete step-by-step manual for the beginner. It will enable him, with conscientious practice, to master the sequence of thirty-seven postures that make up the T'ai-chi solo exercise. The directions are clear-cut and easy to follow. More than 275 photographs, together with 122 foot-weighting diagrams, guarantee a ready understanding of the correct procedure. A convenient fold-out illustrates the thirty-seven postures in a continuous sequence. The main emphasis in this introductory manual is on T'ai-chi as a superior way to healthful living. But T'ai-chi, when practiced with a partner, is an enjoyabe sport, and its movements form the basis for an unexcelled system of self-defense. The book therefore gives both of these important aspects of T'ai-chi their due share of attention and shows the student how to progress from exercise to sport to self-defense with the maximum of efficiency. In addition, the authors furnish interesting and informative sidelights on T'ai-chi and its history, including thumbnail sketches of famous masters and, for the first time in English, a translation of the basic T'ai-chi document known as the "T'ai-chi Ch'uan Classics." Learn More
  8. Zen and the Way of the Fist Book

    Zen and the Way of the Fist Book

    $9.99
    Comprehensive master collection of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and its philosophy. Over 150 pages displaying photographs of shaolin form and study, demonstrated by Master Tak himself. Zen and the Way of the Fist Author: Tak Wah Eng Learn More
  9. The Overlook Martial Arts Dictionary

    The Overlook Martial Arts Dictionary

    $9.99
    With more than two thousand entries, this pioneering reference includes a wealth of terms and technical nomenclature, techniques, styles, weapons, and advanced fighting theories pertaining to the martial arts, together with phonetics, literal translations, and customary meaning. The entries are culled from English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Hindustani, Polynesian, and Philipino--all the languages of the martial arts lexicon. "Terms for martial arts disciplines including judo, karate plus lesser-known forms such as Thai kickboxing are defined clearly and precisely." (Library Journal) Emil Farkas is an internationally acclaimed authority on self-defense and author of The Complete Martial Arts Catalogue. Co-author John Corcoran has written more than three hundred articles on the subject of martial arts, and has been the editor at both Professional Karate and Black Belt magazines. Learn More
  10. Song of a Water Dragon

    Song of a Water Dragon

    $10.00
    An absorbing account of survival and renewal in modern China. Learn More
  11. Karate Basics

    Karate Basics

    $12.95
    In Karate Basics, readers will learn: * The origination of Karate—the philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art * What happens in a Karate class—taking readers through their first class and explaining the gear and clothing used in Karate training * The basic elements of the style—stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches, and kicks * Sparring drills and kata to help students understand and apply the basics to their practice * How to progress in Karate—creating a training program, testing for belt promotion, and an overview of competitions and tournaments * A comprehensive list of resources helps students further develop their knowledge of and training in karate The Martial Arts Basics series provides a complete introduction to the martial arts. All of the books in the series are meant to coach beginning students through their first six months of practice—and beyond. These books allow students to gain a complete understanding of the art form from the very beginning—helping them progress faster and with a clearer vision of purpose. Learn More
  12. Won-Hyo and Yul-Kok of Tae Kwon Do

    Won-Hyo and Yul-Kok of Tae Kwon Do

    $12.95
    Directed toward green belt, this fully illustrated volume features a special at-a-glance pictorial presentation of each of these taekwondo forms with step-by-step views, foot patterns and overhead photographs. Learn More
  13. Taekwondo Basics

    Taekwondo Basics

    $12.95
    From classic stances, blocks, kicking, and strikes to its philosophical principles and history, Taekwondo Basics prepares the reader for years of successful practice. Author Scott Shaw walks the reader through the first class and preliminary training methods and shares his insights on conditioning exercises, working with a partner, competitions, practicing footwork, and more. Drills and practices will allow the reader to immediately apply the lessons. The book includes a list of resources and information on further training. Learn More
  14. Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu

    Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu

    $12.99
    This book is a comprehensive study guide to the fundamental and intermediate levels of Shaolin long fist kung-fu. In terms of showing and preserving knowledge for the students and instructors of long fist, this volume provides an invaluable aid for teaching sequences and explaining other aspects of the style. This book lays a foundation for beginning and advanced stages of long fist in terms of giving the student of kung-fu a grounding in fundamental and intermediate knowledge and skill. Learn More
  15. Wild Goose Qigong Natural Movement for Living Healthy

    Wild Goose Qigong Natural Movement for Living Healthy

    $13.00
    Wild Goose Qigong covers the simple yet effective exercises that the Chinese Masters developed centuries ago to keep you young, beautiful and healthy. Learn More
  16. Introduction to American Wado-Ryu

    Introduction to American Wado-Ryu

    $13.99
    Introduction to American Wado-Ryu Learn More
  17. Chinese Fitness A Mind/Body Approach

    Chinese Fitness A Mind/Body Approach

    $14.00
    The hows and whys of Qigong-- includes two complete sets of exercises. Learn More
  18. Effective Techniques for Unarmed Combat

    Effective Techniques for Unarmed Combat

    $14.95
    There are many martial arts books available that show adults how to instruct young adults, but this is the first book to help young adults learn in a completely fun and safe manner on their own! Super Karate for Kids presents the basic skills common to most martial arts -- such as punching, blocking and kicking, -- in an easy-to-follow format. It includes chapters on hand techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, the four primary kicks, basic self-defense skills and games designed to make training fun and exciting! Specially designed for young martial artists, Super Karate for Kids features large print, clear and simple instructions, as well as hundreds of dynamic photographs. Finally a fun, informative and safe (no need to worry parents!) book created specially for young martial artists to read and learn from on their own! Learn More
  19. Combat Shaolin

    Combat Shaolin

    $14.95
    Northern Shaolin is a complete martial art, incorporating kicks, strikes, sweeps, throws, grappling, and groundfighting. Northern Shaolin's history can be traced directly to the Shaolin temple, and it has been the style of choice for some of the 20th century's most renowned martial arts masters. This book explores and reveals, for the first time in print, Northern Shaolin's two person sparring form. The form is a comprehensive introduction to Northern Shaolin's fighting strategy and its most effective techniques. The co-author, Lai Hung, is a famous Northern Shaolin stylist and full contact fighter. After winning his first All-Asia tournament at the age of 19, he went on to complete successfully in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Learn More
  20. Kung Fu Drgon Pole

    Kung Fu Drgon Pole

    $14.95
    Black Belt Hall of Fame member William Cheung covers the techniques and history of the dragon pole. This weapon, the most effective version of the staff and long pole, was developed by Grandmaster Gee Sin. This book combines wing chun with dragon pole techniques, making the techniques more effective Learn More
  21. Five Pattern Hung Kuen part.2

    Five Pattern Hung Kuen part.2

    $14.95
    The Five-Pattern Kung Fu is a complete kung fu system, which was originally practiced by the monks of the Shao Lin Monastery in Fu Kien Province in the middle of Ching Dynasty, about more than two hundred years ago. These two books (part one and two) illustrate and explain all the techniques and forms of dragon, snake, tiger, leopard and crane. About the Author: Professor Leung Ting is the founder of the Leung Ting WingTsun system, permanent president and 10th level Master of Comprehension (MOC) of the International Wingtsun Association. He possessed a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English Literature and Language. He was conferred the title of Doctor of Philosophy in 1979. Dr. Leung Ting had instructed at the Combat-arts of the National Sport of Bulgaria as a guest-professor in 1997. Leung Ting¡¦s Wing Tsun kungfu system is worldwide practiced by hundreds of thousands of martial art practitioners over 60 countries and embraced by the special forces, including the FBI and Marine Corps of the USA, SEK and GSG9 of Germany, RAID of France, GIP of Luxembourg, NOCS of Italy, and special police units of Belgium, Austria, Spain, etc. Besides his career of WingTsun kungfu, Professor Leung Ting has also been a kungfu film director, TV series director as well as martial art book writer Learn More
  22. How to Defend Yourself

    How to Defend Yourself

    $14.99
    How To Defend Yourself contains practical martial arts strategies that can be learned quickly and easily, even if the reader has never before studied the martial arts. Drawn from the traditional fighting styles of Shaolin Long Fist (Changuan) and Shaolin White Crane (Bai he), the techniques in How To Defend Yourself have been selected for both their simplicity and their speed of application. Readers will learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, and Qin Na (Chin Na - joint locking); how to protect themselves with techniques against a barehanded attacker, and an attacker armed with a knife. Readers will also discover how to use a belt, shoes, or even a shirt to defend themselves! The mind of an attacker and the mind of a victim are revealed in How to Defend Yourself. And perhaps the first, and most valuable lesson in staying safe, is learning how not to look like a victim. How To Defend Yourself is a "must have" acquisition for all personal and community library martial arts collections. There are very few books in the typical library that have the potential to save the reader's life -- How To Defend Yourself is the best of those few. -- Midwest Book Review Learn More
  23. Chon-Ji of the Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    Chon-Ji of the Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    $15.00
    Jhoon Rhee has been called "The Father of American Tae Kwon Do" and holds the rank of seventh dan. He is internationally renowned and has instructed members of Congress. The chon-ji form is directed toward the beginning white belt. Applications are included with foot patterns, overhead views and one-step sparring. Learn More
  24. Hwa-Rang & Chung-Mu of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    Hwa-Rang & Chung-Mu of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    $15.00
    Directed toward brown belt, this volume explains the forms required to be promoted to black belt. A special page on Korean counting is included. Rhee is known as "The Father of American Tae Kwon Do." Learn More
  25. Tai Chi for Two the Practice of Push Hands

    Tai Chi for Two the Practice of Push Hands

    $15.00
    Push Hands is a basic exercise for two partners that is practiced by students of T'ai Chi. Paul Crompton presents it here as a means of training oneself to relax under physical and mental pressure and to improve one's interactions with others in everyday life. Confronting the fear of threats to one's self-image and of losing one's balance is part of the psychological dimension of this practice. The author also offers, in workbook style, instruction in the fundamentals of the soft form of Push Hands and prepares the ground for studying the hard form, which is the actual fighting style. With step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrating the movements, plus chapters on the concept of ch'i and Taoist philosophy, the book provides both practical advice and a philosophical appreciation of this popular Chinese exercise. Paul Crompton has been teaching T'ai Chi in England since the early 1970's. He is the editor of the British magazine Karate and Oriental Arts and the author of several books, including the T'ai Chi Workbook. Learn More
  26. Liu Tong Exercise

    Liu Tong Exercise

    $15.00
    ntegrating breathing techniques, Liu Tong Exercise offers relaxation as well as building up physical strength and improving muscle tone. — The set of 36 movements or postures is easy to learn. Patients with physical impairment can do it sitting down. It does not require special outfit or equipment. Once you have learned it, you can do it almost anywhere at any time. The benefits are many. Participants report better balance, better sleep, better mood, less stiffness and less pain. In 1996, Liu Tong Exercise was introduced at Pacific Complementary Medicine Center by Bob Hong. Liu Tong Exercise consists of 36 movements, each specifically designed to stimulate a certain section or regulate a certain function of the body. These postures are surprisingly simple, yet they call for a certain precision of form to bring the desired results health-wise. Each is repeated 10 times in a rhythmic motion. Throughout, consistent repetition is basic to success. Age is irrelevant in the practice of Liu Tong. In a class where the age span was 55-92, all the students were able to go through the exercises, and did so with enthusiasm. It is helpful to have a gentle warm-up period, such as the building of chi (or qi) by rubbing the hands together, limbering the shoulders with swimming motions and deep abdominal breathing. Of course, deep breathing is a factor in the entire program, but, in the warm-up, it is done consciously as an exercise unto itself. Learn More
  27. Made in America

    Made in America

    $15.99
    Matt discloses his most private thoughts and feelings during both his epic victories and his crushing losses. But when the gloves come off, there's Matt Hughes the man. He talks with unflinching honesty about his early hell-raising and his near-death experience, the moment he let God into his heart, falling in love with his wife, the birth of his daughter, and all the important events of his life -- and he shares personal photographs never before seen by the public. Learn More
  28. Okinawa's Complete karate System Isshin-Ryu

    Okinawa's Complete karate System Isshin-Ryu

    $16.00
    A comprehensive study of the origins and development of one today's most popular fighting systems. This book details essential Isshin Ryu fundamentals, principles, code of ethics (both in the past and in today's society), as well as its internal and external aspects. Learn More
  29. The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    $16.95
    Contains over 1,000 photographs which detail each move, step-by-step. It also covers the stances, hand techniques and kicks needed to master each pattern. Forms included are Tae-Geuk #1-8 and Koryo. Learn More
  30. The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    $16.95
    For almost forty years, one of the most influential voices in the martial arts has belonged to master Hee Il Cho. In addition to being a Ninth Degree Belt in Tae Kwon Do, author of 11 books, and creator of the most extensive video training program in the world (over 70 tapes), Master Cho is recognized as one of the most innovative martial artists alive. An inductee into the Hall of Fame, Master Cho Continues to train and refine the martial arts, passing his knowledge on to students in over twenty countries. " It is our aim to promote good will amongst all martial artists; to teach that it is peace, harmony and truth that are the guides to universal happiness. These basic, fundamental elements are found in the teachings of all systems of martial arts. By being aware of what we have to give, together we can help create a less violent, more understanding world." Learn More
  31. The Essence of Self Defense

    The Essence of Self Defense

    $16.95
    A basic self-instructional manual that will enable students to defend themselves against most physical attacks. Learn More
  32. Tan-Gun and To-San of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    Tan-Gun and To-San of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    $16.95
    Directed toward gold belt, this fully illustrated volume addresses these two taekwondo forms, along with combinations, attack techniques, and basic street-defence moves for the beginner. Learn More
  33. Best Karate Basics: #1 Comprehensive

    Best Karate Basics: #1 Comprehensive

    $16.99
    All the basic points of karate arranged systematically for effective learning, step by step- the parts of the body used as natural weapons, the stances, how to block, how to attack, introduction to the kata and the kumite. The fundamentals are presented in this volume, briefly but accurately, are the distillation of the author's forty-six years' experience in this art of self defense. Learn More
  34. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #9 Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Chinte

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #9 Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Chinte

    $16.99
    These advanced kata may be selected for testing above shodan level. The techniques in Bassai Sho, using sword hand, ridge hand and tiger mouth, make good defenses against stick attacks. In Kanko Sho are many counterattacks to the upper level. Chinte has unique techniques, the rarely seen tateken, and is especially valuable for women's self-defense. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. Complete Cardiokickboxing

    Complete Cardiokickboxing

    $16.99
    The acts of punching, kicking, and blocking are broken down and explained so they can be performed safely and achieve maximum results. Nutritional guidelines, proper breathing techniques, and mind/body meditations are also discussed. 200 illustrations. Learn More
  37. Best Karate Kata: #5 Heian, Tekki

    Best Karate Kata: #5 Heian, Tekki

    $16.99
    Kata, the formal exercises of karate training, were the essence of practice in Okinawa and China, and are the core training method even today. Detailed here in 1500 sequential photos are the five Heian and three Tekki kata, mastery of which is necessary to attain first dan. Demonstrated by the author and Yoshiharu Osaka. Learn More
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Once a Marine

    Once a Marine

    $16.99
    The former enlisted Marines whose stories you will read in this book have a common thread. The common thread is that they became one of the few, the proud, the Marines. They joined and entered the Vietnam war when their country called. They fought and returned home to adjust to normal lives by themselves. These are the life stories, told in their own words, of how Marine Corps vets came home, built families, businesses and are living the American dream today. Many still live their lives today with the same traditions and values taught to them by the Marine Corps and have adjusted after the traumatic experience of a war. Marine Corps values are easy to state as: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. The Marine Corps defines these values in the following way: -Honor as demonstrating integrity in all one does, and accepting responsibility and accountability for one's actions. - Courage as doing the right thing, in the right way, and for the right reasons. - Commitment as devotion to the Corps and one's fellow Marines. All Marines, former and active duty, live and fight under this same creed. Read about these men who left the Corps and the war behind and used this experience as a stepping stone to success and happiness. Learn More
  44. Self Defense 100: One Step Sparring

    Self Defense 100: One Step Sparring

    $19.95
    Analyzes 100 basic, intermediate, and advanced black belt self-defense techniques. There are over 300 pictures and clearly detailed explanations of one step sparring, which can be used for street defense and free sparring. These techniques can be applied to all styles of martial arts. Learn More
  45. Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo

    Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo

    $19.99
    Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo Learn More
  46. UFC's Ultimate Warriors the top 10

    UFC's Ultimate Warriors the top 10

    $19.99
    The lives, careers, fights, and accomplishments of the 10 most prominent fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are detailed in this mixed martial arts (MMA) book. The 10 fighters profiled include Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Frank Juarez Shamrock, Mark "The Hammer" Coleman, Don "The Predator" Frye, Randy "The Natural" Couture, Dan "The Beast" Severn, Tito Ortiz, Maurice Smith, and David "Tank" Abbott. These fighters are remembered as some of the baddest dudes on the planet and as some of the most phenomenal athletes in a sport that combines finesse, sportsmanship, brutality, and violence as seen in no other sport. Learn More
  47. A Women's Guide to Martial Arts

    A Women's Guide to Martial Arts

    $19.99
    The martial arts are becoming a way of choice of women for physical, spiritual, and mental fitness and self-protection in an increasingly violent world. For women who want to get started in martial arts, this book covers it all, from choosing a school to such basics as uniforms, terminology, etiquette, even how to diffuse uncomfortable situations that may occur between men and women on the instruction floor. Learn More
  48. The Martial Directory

    The Martial Directory

    $19.99
    The Martial Directory Learn More
  49. Bruce Lee: The Incomparable Fighter

    Bruce Lee: The Incomparable Fighter

    $20.00
    A review from a satisfied customer: M.Uyehara has written this interesting biography of Bruce Lee. The book describes his journey through Kung Fu and the development of his own style (Jeet Kune Do), and also the development of his own personal life and studies of oriental philosophy. This is not a text book of techniques and styles but is a story of one man's life. I enjoyed the book for its real time, accurate accounts, with pictures of his acting career and personal life. It could have been improved by the inclusion of some information on his techniques, and some diagrams. Though this information is available in other books such as Bruce Lee's Fighting Method Vol 1-4. I really enjoyed this book, it is an easy read and I would recommend it for anyone interested in martial arts Learn More
  50. Explosive Karate: Understanding Karate Mechanics

    Explosive Karate: Understanding Karate Mechanics

    $20.00
    Explosive Karate: Understanding Karate Mechanics. You have all heard about Art Rabesa’s Explosive Punch and Kick. Well here is the book that teaches the techniques. Learn More
  51. The Black Belt Test Guide

    The Black Belt Test Guide

    $20.00
    The Black Belt Test Guide covers basic and advanced material necessary to pass the Shodan (1st degree black belt) test. A great book to give the new student. Lots of material for teachers as well. History, techniques and interviews. Rank requirement chart plus a place to record all promotions, from first stripe to black belt. (This book is now officially out of print ) Already being sold for $100+ on ebay and Amazon. Dojo: get quantity discount while supply lasts. Learn More
  52. Intermediate Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do

    Intermediate Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do

    $20.95
    Dr. Richard Chun covers the intermediate forms and techniques of moo duk kwan taekwondo: palgwe sa chang; palgwe o chang; palgwe yook chang; kibons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; chulki cho dan; and bal-sek. Learn More
  53. Ed Parker's Infinte Insights into Kenpo V.4

    Ed Parker's Infinte Insights into Kenpo V.4

    $21.00
    Sr. Grandmaster of Kenpo Karate Ed Parker Sr.'s Volume IV of "Infinite Insights into Kenpo" is an adventure in the world of often taken for granted, and overlooked, mental and physical constituents. With an emphasis on the imperative need for a marriage of mind and body for success in combat, he discusses the need for physical skills to become conditioned responses. Mr. Parker expounds on numerous concepts ranging from mental attributes, breathing, target areas and zone theories, to how principles and concepts work chronologically. With an admonition by the Master to read each chapter carefully, he reminds students that it is the application of the total, tailored to the individual, that optimizes opportunity. This Volume is a must for the serious student of the Martial Arts. The almost mystic "Universal Pattern" is finally revealed some twenty-four years after it's initial publication. It resembles "God's blueprint for the Universe". Mr. Parker views it from unusual angles and differing dimensions. Preparing true disciples for further light and knowledge, Mr. Parker indicated that Volume V expounds in more detail on the principles and concepts contained in specifically selected, anatomically illustrated case studies of motion. Learn More
  54. Hong Kong Action Cinema

    Hong Kong Action Cinema

    $23.95
    This book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the high-octane world of Far Eastern film-making: from the balletic to the ballistic, from the grace of Bruce Lee to the bullet-ridden bloodletting of John Woo, from the comedy stunts of Jackie Chan to the action choreography of Ching Siu Tung, from versatile leading man Chow Yun Fat to fighting females Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock, from prolific action director Samo Hung to Tsui Hark, dubbed the 'Steven Spielberg of Hong Kong'. It is also a comprehensive guide to the history of Hong Kong cinema, tracing the background to this exciting film genre from filmed Chinese opera, through the work of the Shaw Brothers and Lau Kar Leung, to the mixture of fantasy and fast-moving action that typifies the present day style Learn More
  55. Ancient Hawaiian Martial Arts of Kaihewalu 'Ohana Lua

    Ancient Hawaiian Martial Arts of Kaihewalu 'Ohana Lua

    $24.99
    Written by Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, this one of a kind book, has over 160 photos. It covers the following techniques: Empty Hand vs. Empty Hand, Empty Hand vs. Weapons, and Weapons vs. Weapons. Also included is a history of the Ancient Kapu art of Hawaiian Lua, the history of the Kaihewalu Ohana Hawaiian martial art of Lua, rare family photos, and an extensive glossary. Learn More
  56. 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
  57. Martial Arts Around the World II

    Martial Arts Around the World II

    $29.99
    Ten years ago, Unique Publications brought you Martial Arts Around the World, which turned into a top-seller throughout the world. Offering side-by-side comparisons of the various martial arts developed in different continents, readers were able to view the fighting strategies and philosophies of a variety of cultures. Now, in this follow-up volume, we take you into the next century, with insights into even more nations and more martial arts, including Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the United States, with a new point of view based on martial arts which have been proven and refined in no-holds-barred combat. Learn More
  58. Dynamic Karate

    Dynamic Karate

    $30.00
    Most books on karate usually do not provide complete, detailed instructions and illustrations-the fundamentals plus the fine points-that readers hope for. This book fills the gaps left by others. The late Master Masatoshi Nakayama, chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association, left this book as a testament. It reveals his great experience as a karate competitor and teacher, describing and illustrating in detail all the correct movements involved in the particular block, punch, or kick you want to perfect, as well as instructions--on combining blocking techniques with decisive counterattacks. Also included is a glossary of all Japanese karate terms and a guide to their pronunciation. Because of the lightning speed of karate techniques, normal camera work often fails to record the action accurately. For this reason, many of the photo sequences found in Dynamic Karate were taken using a stroboscope with a flash time of 1/10,000 of a second, enabling you to follow each movement as it is actually performed. Learn More
  59. Tai Chi Chuan Wind and Fire Wheels

    Tai Chi Chuan Wind and Fire Wheels

    $30.00
    Advanced Wind and Fire Wheels build strength, power, endurance, spirit, Chi circulation, health improvement, and self defense. Learn More
  60. Japan's Complete Fighting System "Shin Kage Ryu"

    Japan's Complete Fighting System "Shin Kage Ryu"

    $35.00
    Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling, and joint techniques of judo. Thus, Shin Kage Ryu is a complete fighting system, one that combines the best elements of karate with those of jujutsu. The unique mix of disciplines in Shin Kage Ryu makes it possible to fight with an opponent in an upright position and, if necessary, take him to the ground and score a victory by grappling or choking. Students are also taught extensive attack and defense techniques with both the sword and knife. Author of the successful Karate Training: The Samurai Legacy and Modern Practice, Robin L. Rielly has written this book as an introduction to Shin Kage Ryu for those unfamiliar with it, and to insure that the knowledge of this fighting art is not lost. It remains a pure martial art, and because it is not practiced in sporting contests, its kata are often closer to real combat. Although in some ways similar to karate kata, advanced black belts in karate agree that the kata of Shin Kage Ryu have a different feeling-one that is both powerful and effective. As such, this book is an essential handbook for every karate practitioner and enthusiast. Learn More
  61. Octagon

    Octagon

    $39.99
    Kevin Lynch. This book features over 900 images from UFC 40 to UFC 70 including before and after fight portraits, dynamic action shots, sequential fight images, and so much more. Learn More
  62. Capoeira Basic Techniques

    Capoeira Basic Techniques

    $70.00
    This book explains each Capoeira technique and basic move step by step, with numerous photos illustrating the moves being used in real-life situations in the Roda. You will also find the rituals and origins of this Brazilian art explained as well as some Brazilian songs. An educational reference book that brings together a wealth of information and a vast number of techniques are clearly demonstrated on the DVD. Learn More
  63. Power Taiji

    Power Taiji

    $90.00
    Move beyond the healing aspects of taiji and explore its martial side. You'll learn fast and explosive forms, as well as the slow-moving form that promotes the balance, coordination and timing needed for any fighting art. You'll also learn to augment your store of qi and channel it effectively in life-threatening situations. For academic study only. Learn More