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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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The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan
The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan
Written by Yang Chengfu, Translated by Louis Swaim
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ISBN: 9781556435454
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The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

Written by Yang Chengfu
Translated by Louis Swaim


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

The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's book, Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan. Using what is best-termed demonstration narrative, the author presents form postures and suggested applications from his own perspective, as he performed them. This... Read more >
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The Dragon and the Tiger
The Dragon and the Tiger
Written by Sid Campbell and Greglon Yimm Lee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941188
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The Dragon and the Tiger
The Oakland Years: Volume 2
Written by Sid Campbell and Greglon Yimm Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2005
Price: $18.95

Although the time Bruce Lee spent in Oakland, California is often treated as a mere footnote on his path to stardom, these years had a substantial impact on the martial artist and man he would become. After many years of research, authors Sid Campbell and Greglon Yimm Lee (son of James... Read more >
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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
Written by Miyamoto Musashi, Translated by Thomas Cleary
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781590302484
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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $7.99

The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes... Read more >
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics
Written by Gene Simco
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780806526638
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics

Written by Gene Simco


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2005
Price: $24.95

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