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Kickboxing
Kickboxing
Written by Christoph Delp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941782
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Kickboxing
The Complete Guide to Conditioning, Technique, and Competition
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $26.95

This comprehensive training manual features all the information needed for a successful start in kickboxing, right up to winning the match in the ring. Author Christoph Delp, an expert fitness coach and an experienced kickboxing and Muay Thai trainer, begins by describing kickboxing’s history, development, and rules. The technical section explains... Read more >
The Essential Krav Maga
The Essential Krav Maga
Written by Christophe Philippe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941683
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The Essential Krav Maga

Written by Christophe Philippe


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2006
Price: $16.95

Every day, innocent people are accosted and assaulted by criminals, many of whom carry weapons. The increasingly popular martial art of Krav Maga offers powerful methods and a direct approach to fighting back. Simplicity, speed, and efficiency are the main characteristics of Krav Maga, which was founded for the Israeli armed... Read more >
Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters
Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters
Written by Christoph Delp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941577
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Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters
Training for Muay Thai, Karate, Kickboxing, and Taekwondo
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2006
Price: $22.95

Martial artists require a unique physical training program, one that ensures that powerful attacking and rapid counterattacking techniques can be used in self-defense performed over the full course of any contest or practice. In Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters, trainer, author, and fighter Christoph Delp presents a fitness training program expertly tailored... Read more >
Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu
Written by Hans-Erik Petermann
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941690
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Jiu Jitsu
The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art
Written by Hans-Erik Petermann


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2006
Price: $19.95

This essential guide provides new practitioners with a thorough grounding in the ancient art of jiu jitsu and advanced students of any martial art with an effective method for integrating jiu jitsu techniques into an existing practice. The book begins with the origins of jiu jitsu in 16th-century Japan, explaining the... Read more >
In the Dojo
In the Dojo
Written by Dave Lowry
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780834805729
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In the Dojo
A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
Written by Dave Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $18.95

Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply... Read more >
Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan
Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan
Written by Tina Chunna Zhang and Frank Allen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941546
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Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan
The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard
Written by Tina Chunna Zhang and Frank Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2006
Price: $21.95

Here is the original, rarely seen Tai Ji Quan developed by Yang Lu Chan's best Imperial Palace Guard student, Quan You, over 150 years ago. While other styles branched off into sport, health, and meditation, Quan You's disciples preserved the traditional ways. This book covers the principles, characteristics, and essentials of... Read more >
Self-Defense for Peaceable People
Self-Defense for Peaceable People
Written by John Townsend
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941560
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Self-Defense for Peaceable People
Defend Yourself Regardless of Size, Gender, Age, or Strength
Written by John Townsend


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2006
Price: $16.95

Self-Defense for Peaceable People is an accessible, authoritative introduction to the art of unarmed self-defense. While compatible with all existing martial arts systems, the method requires no training or experience at all, and is especially suited to those who simply want a realistic command of basic self-defense. Drawing on a 20-year... Read more >
Pa-Kua
Pa-Kua
Written by Robert W. Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941713
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Pa-Kua
Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense
Written by Robert W. Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2006
Price: $14.95

Originally published in 1967, Pa-Kua was the West’s first look into the esoteric Chinese martial arts. It has been a valued and sought after text ever since. It was put out of print in the 1970’s, but since that time interest in the martial arts have continued to skyrocket. Pa-Kua gives... Read more >
Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi
Written by Kenji Tokitsu, Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780834805675
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Miyamoto Musashi
His Life and Writings
Written by Kenji Tokitsu
Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $39.95

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from... Read more >
A Street-Smart Song
A Street-Smart Song
Written by Nestor Capoeira
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941553
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A Street-Smart Song
Capoeira Philosophy and Inner Life
Written by Nestor Capoeira


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2006
Price: $19.95

A Street-Smart Song delves into the boundless philosophical depths of capoeira, the fascinating synthesis of Brazilian dance and self-defense. Drawing from a wide range of sources—the streets of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, the teachings of the old masters Pastinha, Bimba, and Leopoldina, and the brutal economic realities inflicted on the... Read more >
Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan
Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan
Written by Fu Zhongwen, Translated by Louis Swaim
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941522
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Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan

Written by Fu Zhongwen
Translated by Louis Swaim


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $16.95

Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu’s many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquan’s legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu... Read more >
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The Making of a Butterfly
The Making of a Butterfly
Written by Phillip Starr
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941515
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The Making of a Butterfly
Traditional Chinese Martial Arts As Taught by Master W. C. Chen
Written by Phillip Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2006
Price: $16.95

The only American heir to W. C. Chen, Phillip Starr continues the master’s teachings in this useful guide that also profiles the exciting early years when martial arts were still new in America. Through this entertaining collection of personal anecdotes involving Master Chen, the author, and his classmates, readers learn a... Read more >
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Written by Bruce Frantzis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941447
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Tai Chi
Health for Life
Written by Bruce Frantzis


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $24.95

According to Time Magazine, tai chi is “the perfect exercise.”

Tai chi’s incredible powers are reflected in its popularity. Over 200 million practitioners worldwide—young, old, athletic, sedentary, chronically ill, overweight—are using tai chi’s slow, graceful movements as a potent preventative health care practice to regain control of their health, boost high performance... Read more >
Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua
Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua
Written by Lu Shengli, Translated by Zhang Yun
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941454
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Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua
Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts
Written by Lu Shengli
Translated by Zhang Yun


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2006
Price: $22.95

The combat techniques of Tai Ji, Ba Gua, and Xing Yi were forbidden during China's Cultural Revolution, but the teachings of grandmaster Wang Pei Shing have survived. This comprehensive guide, written by one of his students, selects core movements from each practice and gives the student powerful tools to recognize the... Read more >
Taijiquan
Taijiquan
Written by Rick Barrett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941393
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Taijiquan
Through the Western Gate
Written by Rick Barrett


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2006
Price: $16.95

Written specifically for the Western practitioner, Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate blends modern science and philosophy with the traditional wisdoms—drawn from classic t'ai chi literature—that underlie Chinese martial arts. Author Rick Barrett authoritatively describes a wide range of movements, practices, and positions in the context of such topics as being in... Read more >
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Empty Force
Empty Force
Written by Paul Dong and Thomas Raffill
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941348
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Empty Force
The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing
Written by Paul Dong and Thomas Raffill


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 19, 2006
Price: $16.95

Ling Kong Jing, the "Empty Force," is the highest martial arts skill in China. This extraordinary technique harnesses the power of chi, the body's vital energy, enabling masters of the art to defend themselves against opponents without making physical contact. The book takes readers step by step from theory to the... Read more >
Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body
Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body
Written by Bruce Frantzis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941461
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Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body
Qigong for Lifelong Health
Written by Bruce Frantzis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2005
Price: $21.95

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body explains the practice of chi gung (qigong), the 3000-year-old self-healing exercise system from China. Originally published in 1993, this book has become a classic that has inspired tens of thousands of Westerners to learn to activate their chi—life-force energy—to improve their health, reduce stress... Read more >
Muay Thai Basics
Muay Thai Basics
Written by Christoph Delp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941409
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Muay Thai Basics
Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
Written by Christoph Delp


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2005
Price: $22.95

Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers... Read more >
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The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume One
The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume One
Written by Wayne Belonoha
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583941294
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The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume One

Written by Wayne Belonoha


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2005
Price: $43.95

The Wing Chun Compendium explains the theory of wing chun from a technical, lifestyle, and philosophical perspective. Written by Wayne Belonoha—a certified Ving Tsun Instructor and National Certified Coach, 7th Level, Master Degree—the compendium offers hundreds of tips and techniques specifically designed to help readers advance to the next stage. The... Read more >
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Capoeira Conditioning
Capoeira Conditioning
Written by Gerard Taylor, Photographed by Anders Kjaergaard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941416
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Capoeira Conditioning
How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements
Written by Gerard Taylor
Photographed by Anders Kjaergaard


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2005
Price: $15.95

The popularity of capoeira continues to rise as more people discover how useful—and fun—it can be for increasing agility and flexibility, as well as strength and endurance. Capoeira Conditioning is an illustrated guide to whole-body training based on this increasingly popular Brazilian martial art. Designed for all ages and all levels... Read more >
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The Method of Chinese Wrestling
The Method of Chinese Wrestling
Written by Tong Zhongyi, Translated by Tim Cartmell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556436093
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The Method of Chinese Wrestling

Written by Tong Zhongyi
Translated by Tim Cartmell


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2005
Price: $17.95

One of the art's earliest and most complete training manuals, The Method of Chinese Wrestling explores all aspects of this ancient fighting system, including solo training, training with equipment, constructing training apparatus, application of techniques, and the rules of competition. Throwing, gripping, and falling techniques are revealed in minute detail, and... Read more >
Bruce Lee: Fighting Words
Bruce Lee: Fighting Words
Written by Bruce Thomas
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941256
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Bruce Lee: Fighting Words

Written by Bruce Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2005
Price: $16.95

"Don’t think – Feel!"

This is the wisdom that Bruce Lee impelled his students to follow. Even 30 years after his death, Bruce Lee remains a legend the world over. His writings and biographies continue to sell and his millions of fans worldwide are always eager for new and interesting information on... Read more >
The Malay Art of Self-Defense
The Malay Art of Self-Defense
Written by Sheikh Shamsuddin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556435621
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The Malay Art of Self-Defense
Silat Seni Gayong
Written by Sheikh Shamsuddin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2005
Price: $17.95

Silat Seni Gayong is an art of self-defense, a fighting art but one that also emphasizes the development of the self, becoming a better person, and serving humanity. Sometimes compared to a tiger ready to devour its prey, Gayong helps practitioners develop and increase physical fitness, flexibility, mental conditioning, and self-confidence... Read more >
Scholar Boxer
Scholar Boxer
Written by Chang Naizhou, Edited by Marnix Wells, Translated by Marnix Wells
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556434822
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Scholar Boxer
Chang Naizhou's Theory of Internal Martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan
Written by Chang Naizhou
Edited by Marnix Wells
Translated by Marnix Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2005
Price: $18.95

Master Cháng, known as the “scholar-boxer,” lived and practiced in Hénán province, at the center of Chinese culture and martial arts near the Shàolín Temple and legendary Luòyáng. His extensive writings reflect many of the ideas, even the phraseology, now familiar from classic Tai Chi Chuan texts. Chinese-language authority Marnix Wells... Read more >
The Art of Peace
The Art of Peace
Written by Morihei Ueshiba, Translated by John Stevens
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590301449
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The Art of Peace

Written by Morihei Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $18.95

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the... Read more >
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