Books

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Song of a Water Dragon

    Song of a Water Dragon

    $10.00
    An absorbing account of survival and renewal in modern China. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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