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The Swordsman's Handbook
The Swordsman's Handbook
Edited by William Scott Wilson, Translated by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800623
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The Swordsman's Handbook
Samurai Teachings on the Path of the Sword
Edited by William Scott Wilson
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $19.95

An anthology of the most influential writings on swordsmanship from the samurai era.

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery... Read more >
Developing Jin
Developing Jin
Written by Phillip Starr
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583947609
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Developing Jin
Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts
Written by Phillip Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $18.95

Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and... Read more >
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Developing Jin
Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts
Written by Phillip Starr


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $14.99

Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and... Read more >
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Muay Thai Training Exercises
The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $22.95

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well as advanced fighters how to best utilize their training time, whether at home or in the gym, alone or with a... Read more >
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Muay Thai Training Exercises
Muay Thai Training Exercises
Written by Christoph Delp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946572
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Muay Thai Training Exercises
The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $22.95

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well as advanced fighters how to best utilize their training time, whether at home or in the gym, alone or with a... Read more >
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The 47 Ronin
The 47 Ronin
Written by Sean Michael Wilson, Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611801378
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The 47 Ronin
A Graphic Novel
Written by Sean Michael Wilson
Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $14.95

A graphic novel version of the most dramatic example of bushido—the samurai code—in Japanese history.

     In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai—known as ronin—all committed ritual suicide... Read more >
Journey to the Heart of Aikido
The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei
Written by Linda Holiday
Contribution by Motomichi Anno


Format: eBook, 376 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $21.95

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido's essential spirit... Read more >
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Journey to the Heart of Aikido
Journey to the Heart of Aikido
Written by Linda Holiday, Contribution by Motomichi Anno
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946596
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Journey to the Heart of Aikido
The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei
Written by Linda Holiday
Contribution by Motomichi Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $21.95

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido's essential spirit... Read more >
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The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual
The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual
Written by Gao Yisheng, Edited by Liu Fengcai, Translated by John Groschwitz, Foreword by Vincent Black
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946077
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The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual
Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm
Written by Gao Yisheng
Edited by Liu Fengcai
Translated by John Groschwitz
Foreword by Vincent Black


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $29.95

In its first English-language edition, this detailed training manual is a complete guide to Gao baguazhang, as preserved through the lineage of Liu Fengcai. The youngest of the major bagua lineages, Gao bagua shows the influence of taiji quan, xingyi quan, and shuai jiao. It incorporates traditional bagua weapons, pre-heaven palms... Read more >
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The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual
Gao Yisheng's Bagua Twisting-Body Connected Palm
Written by Gao Yisheng
Edited by Liu Fengcai
Translated by John Groschwitz
Foreword by Vincent Black


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $21.99

In its first English-language edition, this detailed training manual is a complete guide to Gao baguazhang, as preserved through the lineage of Liu Fengcai. The youngest of the major bagua lineages, Gao bagua shows the influence of taiji quan, xingyi quan, and shuai jiao. It incorporates traditional bagua weapons, pre-heaven palms... Read more >
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The Way of Judo
The Way of Judo
Written by John Stevens
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309162
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The Way of Judo
A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students
Written by John Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $15.95

Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938). Kano was a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional... Read more >
The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
Written by Hiroshi Moriya, Translated by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309926
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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life
Written by Hiroshi Moriya
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $18.95

Here is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception—in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings—made fresh and relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is unknown; however... Read more >
Aikido Ground Fighting
Aikido Ground Fighting
Written by Walther G. Von Krenner, Damon Apodaca and Ken Jeremiah, Foreword by Carl Long
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946060
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Aikido Ground Fighting
Grappling and Submission Techniques
Written by Walther G. Von Krenner, Damon Apodaca and Ken Jeremiah
Foreword by Carl Long


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.95

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it... Read more >
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Aikido Ground Fighting
Grappling and Submission Techniques
Written by Walther G. Von Krenner, Damon Apodaca and Ken Jeremiah
Foreword by Carl Long


Format: eBook, 216 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it... Read more >
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It's Time!
It's Time!
Written by Bruce Buffer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307953919
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It's Time!
My 360-Degree View of the UFC
Written by Bruce Buffer


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.00

If you’re reading these words, chances are that you, like me, are a fan of the great sport we call MMA.

And if you’re a fan, then you probably recognize my face.

Yeah, that’s right—I’m that guy you see at every UFC match, spinning around and roaring into the microphone and... Read more >
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It's Time!
It's Time!
Written by Bruce Buffer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307953933
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It's Time!
My 360-Degree View of the UFC
Written by Bruce Buffer


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $12.99

If you’re reading these words, chances are that you, like me, are a fan of the great sport we call MMA.

And if you’re a fan, then you probably recognize my face.

Yeah, that’s right—I’m that guy you see at every UFC match, spinning around and roaring into the microphone and... Read more >
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Muay Thai Counter Techniques
Muay Thai Counter Techniques
Written by Christoph Delp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583945438
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Muay Thai Counter Techniques
Competitive Skills and Tactics for Success
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $22.95

This thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents' attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details the benefits of training... Read more >
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The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands
A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice
Written by Robert Tangora
Foreword by Michael J. Gelb


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement... Read more >
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Muay Thai Counter Techniques
Competitive Skills and Tactics for Success
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $18.99

This thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents' attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details the benefits of training... Read more >
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The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two

Written by Wayne Belonoha


Format: eBook, 472 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $34.99

Wing Chun, also called Ving Tsun, is a popular system of kung fu designed centuries ago by a Buddhist nun and Shaolin master. Together, the two volumes of The Wing Chun Compendium offer a complete guide to the discipline, from theory and philosophy to drills and forms. In this volume, author... Read more >
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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Issai Chozanshi, Illustrated by Michiru Morikawa, Translated by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800210
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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
A Graphic Novel
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Issai Chozanshi
Illustrated by Michiru Morikawa
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $14.95

A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18-century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way.  The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that... Read more >
The Lone Samurai
The Lone Samurai
Written by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309872
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The Lone Samurai
The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
Written by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

Miyamoto Musashi (1584‒1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and filmmakers... Read more >
The Spirit of the Sword
The Spirit of the Sword
Written by Nakamura Taisaburo, Contribution by John Maki Evans, Translated by Gavin J. Poffley, Foreword by Tomoko Nakamura
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583945421
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The Spirit of the Sword
Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword
Written by Nakamura Taisaburo
Contribution by John Maki Evans
Translated by Gavin J. Poffley
Foreword by Tomoko Nakamura


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Nakamura Taisaburo's landmark book on the art of the sword includes technical information, thoughtful analysis, and fascinating recollections of his own training and teaching. One of the most famous Japanese swordsmen of the twentieth century, Nakamura sensei is widely acknowledged as the preeminent reinvigorator of the practice of tameshigiri (test cutting)... Read more >
Earth Qi Gong for Women
Awaken Your Inner Healing Power
Written by Tina Chunna Zhang
Foreword by Earl Morgan M.D. and Chen Xiu Qin M.D.
Introduction by Michael Milburn


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.95

The special medical Qi Gong described in this book was developed and perfected over the course of 1,700 years by Taoists, traditional Chinese medical doctors, and Qi Gong experts in China to meet the needs of a woman’s unique anatomy. Author Tina Zhang leads readers through a variety of pleasurable postures... Read more >
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The Life-Giving Sword
The Life-Giving Sword
Written by Yagyu Munenori, Translated by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309902
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The Life-Giving Sword
Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun
Written by Yagyu Munenori
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $17.95

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his... Read more >
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