Books

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Song of a Water Dragon

    Song of a Water Dragon

    $10.00
    An absorbing account of survival and renewal in modern China. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  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. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. The Martial Directory

    The Martial Directory

    $19.99
    The Martial Directory Learn More
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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