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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
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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
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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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Martial Mechanics
Martial Mechanics
Written by Phillip Starr
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942116
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Martial Mechanics
Maximum Results with Minimum Effort in the Practice of the Martial Arts
Written by Phillip Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $17.95

Interest in a wide range of martial arts grows exponentially each year, but few practitioners understand the scientific forces that underlie these arts. The originators of ancient traditional systems intuitively grasped the body mechanics behind their disciplines, and thus were capable of generating uncanny striking force. Contemporary students, on the other... Read more >
Walking the I Ching
Walking the I Ching
Written by Allen Pittman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942147
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Walking the I Ching
The Linear Ba Gua of Gao Yi Sheng
Written by Allen Pittman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $17.95

Ba gua is one of the internal styles of the Chinese martial arts, a "circular" walking technique that helps train the mind and body to recognize and accept change. Characterized by its spinning movements and extremely evasive footwork, ba gua is often used as a means to protect others, much like... Read more >
Earth Qi Gong for Women
Earth Qi Gong for Women
Written by Tina Chunna Zhang, Foreword by Earl Morgan M.D. and Chen Xiu Qin M.D., Introduction by Michael Milburn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941959
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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: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $18.95

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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Essential Capoeira
Essential Capoeira
Written by Mestre Ponchianinho
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941966
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Essential Capoeira
The Guide to Mastering the Art
Written by Mestre Ponchianinho


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $19.95

Fun, different, and above all effective, capoeira is a unique dance-fight-fitness program enhancing strength, stamina, and flexibility training for the entire body. While there are many books on the subject, this one differs in being a succinct yet thorough discussion of the basics to engage even the nervous novice. In clear... Read more >
Flashing Steel, Second Edition
Flashing Steel, Second Edition
Written by Masayuki Shimabukuro and Leonard Pellman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941973
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Flashing Steel, Second Edition
Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
Written by Masayuki Shimabukuro and Leonard Pellman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $22.95

Flashing Steel, the best-selling and highly acclaimed book on iaijutsu (alternatively called iaido), is as much about bringing life into focus as it is about techniques of swordsmanship. Iaijutsu was the martial art of the samurai of feudal Japan who remain the most enduring of warrior icons, equally popular in the... Read more >
Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals
Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals
Edited by Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941942
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Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals
A Historical Survey
Edited by Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $21.95

Secret training manuals, magic swords, and flying kung fu masters—these are staples of Chinese martial arts movies and novels, but only secret manuals have a basis in reality. Chinese martial arts masters of the past did indeed write such works, along with manuals for the general public. This collection introduces Western... Read more >
The Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition
The Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition
Written by Nestor Capoeira
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941980
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The Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition

Written by Nestor Capoeira


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $18.95

Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense techniques in a... Read more >
The Warrior Diet
The Warrior Diet
Written by Ori Hofmekler, Foreword by Harvey Diamond and Udo Erasmus
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942000
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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: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
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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In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition
In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition
Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Introduction by George Leonard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942024
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In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition
Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets
Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Introduction by George Leonard


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $19.95

The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it’s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler’s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In... Read more >
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Nei Jia Quan, Second Edition
Nei Jia Quan, Second Edition
Written by Jess O'Brien
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941997
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Nei Jia Quan, Second Edition
Internal Martial Arts
Written by Jess O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $21.95

In this illuminating book, prominent masters offer an informed, inside view of the Chinese internal martial arts known collectively as “nei jia quan”–those practices that emphasize awareness of the spirit, mind, qi (breath, or energy flow), and the use of relaxed leverage rather than brute force. Drawing from enduring traditions practiced... Read more >
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Techniques
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Techniques
Written by Fabio Gurgel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941669
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Techniques

Written by Fabio Gurgel


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $19.95

Unlike most other martial arts, jiu-jitsu involves no spectacular throws and kicks and no ceremonial bows. Unlike boxing, it has no punching. And unlike virtually every other fighting technique, it does not rely on brute strength. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of self-defense that takes place almost entirely on the ground... Read more >
The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi
The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi
Written by Bruce Frantzis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941904
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The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi
Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi and Hsing-I
Written by Bruce Frantzis


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2007
Price: $27.95

Originally published in 1998, this book has become a martial arts classic. It provides detailed descriptions of the three main internal martial arts—tai chi (taiji), hsing-i (xingyi) and ba gua (pakua)—and their sub-styles, as well as how they differ from each other and from such external arts as karate, tae kwon... Read more >
Chin Na Fa
Chin Na Fa
Written by Jinsheng Liu and Jiang Zhao, Translated by Tim Cartmell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941850
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Chin Na Fa
Traditional Chinese Submission Grappling Techniques
Written by Jinsheng Liu and Jiang Zhao
Translated by Tim Cartmell


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $16.95

First published in 1936, this work represents primary source material of ancient combat techniques designed in a time of occupation and war, when the threat of lethal hand-to-hand combat was an ever-present reality for soldiers, those involved in law enforcement, and very often for the ordinary citizen. This is the seminal... Read more >
The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang
The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang
Written by Frank Allen and Tina Chunna Zhang
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941898
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The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang
The Art and Legends of the Eight Trigram Palm
Written by Frank Allen and Tina Chunna Zhang


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $21.95

This is the most complete book on the art of Ba Gua Zhang ever presented in English. It tells the story of the history and legends of the art and its most famous masters as well as presenting the basic training, forms, fighting and weapons of Ba Gua Zhang. The text... Read more >
Rumi Maki Fighting Arts
Rumi Maki Fighting Arts
Written by Juan Ramon Flores and Alex Bushman Vega
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941805
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Rumi Maki Fighting Arts
Martial Techniques of the Peruvian Inca
Written by Juan Ramon Flores and Alex Bushman Vega


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $17.95

An unprecedented voyage into the world of Peru’s indigenous warrior culture, Rumi Maki offers a fascinating look at this exotic martial art as preserved by a practicing master. The book begins win an in-depth look at the history of the sacred Incan fighting arts, dispelling many of the myths surrounding them... Read more >
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Techniques
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Techniques
Written by Fabio Gurgel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941652
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Techniques

Written by Fabio Gurgel


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $19.95

This comprehensive guide to “the gentle art” by one of its foremost practitioners and teachers helps readers master the fundamentals on which a confident self-defense or professional competition career are based. The book covers the history and theory of jiu-jitsu; contains extensive sections on practical techniques such as strikes, holds, locks... Read more >
Capoeira
Capoeira
Written by Gerard Taylor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941836
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Capoeira
The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace, Volume Two
Written by Gerard Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $24.95

Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country’s African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor’s wide-ranging history begins.

The book opens with... Read more >
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Arnis Self-Defense
Arnis Self-Defense
Written by Jose Paman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941775
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Arnis Self-Defense
Stick, Blade, and Empty-Hand Combat Techniques of the Philippines
Written by Jose Paman


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $19.95

The book features a twofold, interrelated focus. First, it looks at the unique Filipino culture; how it was greatly influenced by Spanish colonization, the oppression it suffered under foreign rule, and how the native yearning for freedom led to the development of the martial art of arnis. The book then presents... Read more >
The Art of Peace
The Art of Peace
Written by Morihei Ueshiba
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781590304488
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The Art of Peace

Written by Morihei Ueshiba


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $6.99

<p style="line-height: 150%;"> The real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a disciple Ueshiba called the “Art of Peace.” It offers a nonviolent way to victory... Read more >
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Budo Mind and Body
Budo Mind and Body
Written by Nicklaus Suino
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780834805736
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Budo Mind and Body
Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts
Written by Nicklaus Suino


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $16.95

Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as... Read more >
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