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Martial Maneuvers
Martial Maneuvers
Written by Phillip Starr
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942307
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Martial Maneuvers
Fighting Principles and Tactics of the Internal Martial Arts
Written by Phillip Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $18.95

In Martial Maneuvers, Phillip Starr demonstrates that while the internal martial arts—Taijiquan, Bagua Zhang, and Xingyi Quan—might be considered ineffective for practical self-defense, they in fact have a long history of combat use. Starr argues that most teachers and practitioners of the internal arts have forgotten their rich martial heritage, focusing... Read more >
The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two
The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two
Written by Wayne Belonoha
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583942291
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The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two

Written by Wayne Belonoha


Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2009
Price: $39.95

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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Falling Hard
Falling Hard
Written by Mark Law
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307151
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Falling Hard
A Journey into the World of Judo
Written by Mark Law


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $15.95

On his fiftieth birthday, British journalist and self-described “indolent sportsman” Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport. Falling Hard is Law’s love letter to judo—the culture, drama, history, and practice. With journalistic zeal, he delves deeply into the sport’s history... Read more >
The Complete Taiji Dao
The Complete Taiji Dao
Written by Zhang Yun
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942277
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The Complete Taiji Dao
The Art of the Chinese Saber
Written by Zhang Yun


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $27.95

The dao, a single-edged sword with a curved blade, is one of the most popular weapons in traditional Chinese martial arts. The art of Taiji Dao is a set of skills for using the dao, derived from the popular martial art Taijiquan. One of the most important aspects of Taijiquan practice... Read more >
Bagua Linked Palms
Bagua Linked Palms
Written by Wang Shujin, Translated by Kent Howard and Chen Hsiao-Yen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942642
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Bagua Linked Palms

Written by Wang Shujin
Translated by Kent Howard and Chen Hsiao-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $16.95

Master Wang Shujin (1904—1981) was one of the world’s foremost exponents of Chinese internal martial arts, with legendary expertise in the disciplines of Bagua Zhang, Taiji Quan, and Xingyi Quan. This book offers a lucid translation of Master Wang’s seminal work on Bagua Zhang and includes expanded instruction by co-translator and... Read more >
The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
Written by Freya Boedicker and Martin Boedicker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583942635
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The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Other Great Thinkers
Written by Freya Boedicker and Martin Boedicker


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $14.95

The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected... Read more >
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Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training
Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training
Written by C.M. Shifflett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942178
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Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training
Revised Edition
Written by C.M. Shifflett


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $19.95

With the number of Aikido dojos in the U.S. estimated at up to 1,000, this Japanese martial art has never been more popular. This revised edition of the best-selling Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training provides an ideal companion for both teachers and students of all Aikido systems. With over 100... Read more >
The Intuitive Body
Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido
Written by Wendy Palmer


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2009
Price: $11.95

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom... Read more >
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Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Adventures in Martial Arts from the Shaolin Temple to the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Written by Brian Preston


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2009
Price: $12.95

What happens when a self-styled wuss sets out to earn a black belt? Why have Eastern martial arts become so popular worldwide? Is the Ultimate Fighting Championship a beautiful fusion of East-meets-West martial technique, or shameless commercialization? These questions and more find answers in Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee, a rollicking... Read more >
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The Warrior Diet
Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body
Written by Ori Hofmekler
Foreword by Harvey Diamond and Udo Erasmus


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2009
Price: $18.95

Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes... Read more >
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The Classical Three-Section Staff
The Classical Three-Section Staff
Written by Rick Wing
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942628
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The Classical Three-Section Staff

Written by Rick Wing


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

The San Jie Gun, or three-section staff, is a traditional Chinese weapon consisting of three short wooden or metal rods linked by chain. Versatile and difficult, it can be flexible or rigid, long or short, and an instrument of finesse or brutality. To wield it requires athletic prowess, courage, and tenacity... Read more >
An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress
An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress
Written by Riki Moss and Terry Dobson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942703
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An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress

Written by Riki Moss and Terry Dobson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $18.95

Based on the life of unconventional aikido master Terry Dobson, this novel by his partner Riki Moss is the story of two souls meeting at a mutually calamitous turning point in their lives. Fatherless and pushed by his tyrannical mother to the edge of violence, Dobson turns to aikido to save... Read more >
The Karate Way
The Karate Way
Written by Dave Lowry
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590306475
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The Karate Way
Discovering the Spirit of Practice
Written by Dave Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $19.95

Karate is not just a sport or a hobby—it’s a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all... Read more >
Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Written by Brian Preston
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942680
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Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Adventures in Martial Arts from the Shaolin Temple to the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Written by Brian Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $17.95

What happens when a self-styled wuss sets out to earn a black belt? Why have Eastern martial arts become so popular worldwide? Is the Ultimate Fighting Championship a beautiful fusion of East-meets-West martial technique, or shameless commercialization? These questions and more find answers in Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee, a rollicking... Read more >
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The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army
The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army
Written by Dennis Rovere
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942574
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The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army
Huang Bo Nien's Xingyi Fist and Weapon Instruction
Written by Dennis Rovere


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $16.95

Huang Bo Nien’s Xingyi Fist and Weapon Instruction was the first manual to systematically adapt a traditional Chinese martial art for modern military training. When it was first published in Chinese in 1928, it was heralded as an exciting new approach to martial arts; today, it remains an important work for... Read more >
Chi Gong
Chi Gong
Written by Paul Dong and Aristide H. Esser
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942581
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Chi Gong
The Ancient Chinese Way to Health
Written by Paul Dong and Aristide H. Esser


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $14.95

Chi Gong: The Ancient Chinese Way to Health bridges the divide between Chinese and Western science, systems of health care, and spiritual practice. With proven, step-by-step exercises, chi gong instructor Paul Dong and psychiatrist Aristide Esser show how to perform basic and advanced chi gong exercises; increase vitality by maintaining the... Read more >
Capoeira Beyond Brazil
Capoeira Beyond Brazil
Written by Aniefre Essien
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942550
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Capoeira Beyond Brazil

Written by Aniefre Essien


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $15.95

Until recently, Brazilians dominated the market on capoeira books, yet the form has spread across the globe over the last four decades. This expansion from the favellas (slums) to the world stage has introduced a host of new capoeira practitioners with varied lineages, techniques, and traditions. In Capoeira Beyond Brazil, Aniefre... Read more >
Black Belt Karate
Black Belt Karate
Written by Chris Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942543
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Black Belt Karate

Written by Chris Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $17.95

Once a student of karate obtains his or her black belt, what’s next? For too many students, the black belt marks the end of serious training. In Black Belt Karate, noted karate instructor and 8th-dan black belt Chris Thompson explains that real yudansha (black belt level) is not just about physical... Read more >
Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One
Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One
Written by Zhang Jie, Contribution by Richard Shapiro
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942185
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Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume One
South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style
Written by Zhang Jie
Contribution by Richard Shapiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $22.95

One of the three major orthodox internal styles of Chinese martial arts (along with Xing Yi Quan and Tai Ji Quan), Bagua Zhang (or Ba Gua Zhang) is also one of the most ancient and revered. The first volume in a series of two on the form, Liu Bin’s Zhuang... Read more >
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Written by Nicklaus Suino
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590304839
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The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido
Written by Nicklaus Suino


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $32.50

The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions. This manual of Eishin-Ryu (or "Pure Faith")... Read more >
On the Warrior's Path, Second Edition
On the Warrior's Path, Second Edition
Written by Daniele Bolelli
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942192
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On the Warrior's Path, Second Edition
Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology
Written by Daniele Bolelli


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $16.95

The urge to forge one’s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior’s Path connects the martial arts with this... Read more >
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Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Written by Cheng Man-ch'ing  , Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942208
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Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Written by Cheng Man-ch'ing  
Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $18.95

Millions of people worldwide practice t’ai chi, the most popular form of which was codified beginning in the 1960s by Cheng Man Ch’ing. In this scholarly yet practical book, Professor Cheng shows precisely how the postures and moves of t’ai chi work, with examples from anatomy and physics, both internally as... Read more >
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Yang Style Traditional Long Form T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Yang Style Traditional Long Form T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Written by Gordon Muir
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942215
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Yang Style Traditional Long Form T'ai Chi Ch'uan
As Taught by T.T. Liang
Written by Gordon Muir


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $16.95

Gordon Muir began his martial arts studies at the age of twelve, followed by years of serious study of a wide variety of disciplines including judo, kyokushinkai, karate, kempo, several kung fu styles, and kickboxing. Eventually he discovered the internal martial arts, which led to t’ai chi and Master T. T... Read more >
The Complete Guide to American Karate and Tae Kwon Do
The Complete Guide to American Karate and Tae Kwon Do
Written by Keith D. Yates
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942154
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The Complete Guide to American Karate and Tae Kwon Do

Written by Keith D. Yates


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $18.95

There are many books on the market that describe the practices of American-style karate and tae kwon do, but few that also explore the rich history and development of these traditions and the philosophy behind them. A 10th-degree black belt regarded as a pioneer in popularizing these disciplines in the West... Read more >
The Intuitive Body
The Intuitive Body
Written by Wendy Palmer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942123
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The Intuitive Body
Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido
Written by Wendy Palmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $17.95

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom... Read more >
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