Books

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The Martial Directory

    The Martial Directory

    $19.99
    The Martial Directory Learn More