Books

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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