Books

  1. The Martial Directory

    The Martial Directory

    $19.99
    The Martial Directory Learn More
  2. Introduction to American Wado-Ryu

    Introduction to American Wado-Ryu

    $13.99
    Introduction to American Wado-Ryu 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. 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
  5. 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
  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: #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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Song of a Water Dragon

    Song of a Water Dragon

    $10.00
    An absorbing account of survival and renewal in modern China. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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