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With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined ...
Unarmed Combat: Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units
With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined by military units to create hand-to-hand combat systems for defence against multiple assailants, for fighting on the ground, for dealing with edged and impact weapons, what works against attackers with firearms and - more importantly - what doesn't. With tips and techniques from unarmed combat experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first covers the mental preparation needed to be ready to defend yourself. The second covers the physical techniques needed to defend yourself, and if necessary, strike back to temporarily incapacitate your attacker and escape. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, Unarmed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could save your life.
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25.58 USD

Unarmed Combat: Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units

by Martin J Dougherty
Hardback
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Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock. This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application ...
The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock for All Grappling Styles
Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock. This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application types allowing for logical and easy learning. They areSpinning juji gatameBack roll juji gatameHead roll juji gatameHip roll juji gatame Juji gatame was not widely popular until the 1960s, when the sambo grapplers of the former Soviet Union began their innovations with Japanese armlocks and groundfighting. With great success, they took their opponents to the mat, submitting them with never-before-seen applications of juji gatame techniques. Steve Scott carefully breaks down the basics, analyzes the structure, and offers hundreds of variations so you can successfully win with juji gatame, even under stress. This book featuresA logical and systematic teaching method--for easy learningA functional perspective showing hundreds of variations--your optionsJuji gatame unbiased--inviting all grappling stylesThousands of photographs--in action
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47.76 USD

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock for All Grappling Styles

by Steve Scott
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Judo Formal Techniques is The most detailed explanation of Judo that has ever been published (The Japan Times). A comprehensive training manual to the basic free practice forms of Kodokan Judo (the Randori no Kata), the book provides essential instruction in the throwing and grappling kata (Nage no Kata and ...
Judo Formal Techniques: A Basic Guide to Throwing and Grappling
Judo Formal Techniques is The most detailed explanation of Judo that has ever been published (The Japan Times). A comprehensive training manual to the basic free practice forms of Kodokan Judo (the Randori no Kata), the book provides essential instruction in the throwing and grappling kata (Nage no Kata and Katame no Kata) that every Judo practitioner needs to master. The authors are two of the world's top instructors Donn F. Draeger and Tadao Otaki. Both were instructors at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo the headquarters of international Judo, which was founded by the creator of the martial art, Jigoro Kano. Draeger, considered by many to be the first non-Japanese Budo master, was an authority on Asian martial culture who held high ranks and teaching licenses in several martial arts. He was a prolific writer and was the first non-Japanese Judo instructor at the Kodokan. Otaki was not only a successful Judo instructor but also a university professor who was widely praised for his research on the role of Judo in education. Draeger and Otaki based their text on Jigoro Kano's published and unpublished personal writings. Recapturing the original spirit and intent of the essential Judo kata, they are presented in the standard Kodokan versions as refined by generations of practitioners. Richly illustrated with over 1,000 photos and drawings, Judo Formal Techniques offers complete step-by-step instructions for the roles of both training partners. In addition to the core techniques of throwing and grappling, it explains the important transitional movements as well as grips, stances, and postures. First introduced as an Olympic sport at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Judo is returning to its home city on the world stage at the 2020 Olympics. Practiced by more than 20 million people worldwide, Judo is only expected to continue growing in popularity. A new foreword by Judo instructor Neil Ohlenkamp sheds light on the book's lasting importance as the classic Kata bible for Judo students and instructors alike and an indispensable resource for all martial arts practitioners.
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27.29 USD

Judo Formal Techniques: A Basic Guide to Throwing and Grappling

by Tadao Otaki, Donn F. Draeger
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A modern biomechanical perspective of traditional judo This book explains the principles behind judo and other grappling sports. As a judo expert and veteran coach, Steve Scott merges traditional martial wisdom with modern kinesiology, the study of human anatomy and movement. This new biomechanical perspective helps competitors develop every facet ...
The Judo Advantage: Controlling Movement with Modern Kinesiology: For All Grappling Styles
A modern biomechanical perspective of traditional judo This book explains the principles behind judo and other grappling sports. As a judo expert and veteran coach, Steve Scott merges traditional martial wisdom with modern kinesiology, the study of human anatomy and movement. This new biomechanical perspective helps competitors develop every facet of their grappling skill, giving them a clear advantage in controlling opponents. Athletes involved in martial arts that incorporate grappling and throwing will discover the keys to greater balance, power, and speed. The Judo Advantage explores the dynamics of how and why the human body works most efficiently for throwing, submission, and pinning techniques. Although judo provides the basis for the author's analysis, his insights also relate to other grappling sports such as Russian sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Olympic and collegiate wrestling. Gain a competitive edge using the principles of human biomechanics. Master the ability to control your opponent's movements. Improve fluency for seamless transition between techniques. Generate incredible power and speed. This book features In-depth analysis of stances, balance breaking, throws, takedowns, transitions, ground fighting, trapping, footwork, combinations, gripping, posting, linear and angular movement, torque, generating power, evading, generating force, changing directions, and stability. Over 200 action photos. Drills and winning insight for coaches and athletes of grappling arts. This book explains how and why judo works and why the principles of Professor Jigoro Kano, judo's founder, have stood the test of time, Scott says. Steve Scott breaks down all aspects of judo in this insightful and accessible work. It will help grapplers reach the next level in their sport.
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19.900000 USD

The Judo Advantage: Controlling Movement with Modern Kinesiology: For All Grappling Styles

by Steve Scott
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Renowned budo (martial arts) and ninja grandmaster Hatsumi explains how Japanese sword fighting embodies the essence of budo and the spirit of the samurai. For centuries, sword masters like Miyamoto Musashi have been revered, and have fascinated and inspired people everywhere. Now, in his definitive work, Masaaki Hatsumi, the world's ...
Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai
Renowned budo (martial arts) and ninja grandmaster Hatsumi explains how Japanese sword fighting embodies the essence of budo and the spirit of the samurai. For centuries, sword masters like Miyamoto Musashi have been revered, and have fascinated and inspired people everywhere. Now, in his definitive work, Masaaki Hatsumi, the world's most famous living budo and ninja grandmaster, shares his vast knowledge of Japanese sword fighting as it's been practiced through the ages: its history, techniques, styles, and core philosophies, along with the deepest secrets of this venerable martial art.
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39.25 USD

Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of the Samurai

by Masaaki Hatsumi
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Tai Chi, also known as T'ai Chi Ch'uan, is the moving form of a combination of yoga and meditation. It is an internal Chinese martial art, the philosophy of which is not to meet force with force, but to meet it with softness and follow its motion, redirecting it, and ...
Tai Chi: Learn the Ancient Chinese Art of Tai Chi
Tai Chi, also known as T'ai Chi Ch'uan, is the moving form of a combination of yoga and meditation. It is an internal Chinese martial art, the philosophy of which is not to meet force with force, but to meet it with softness and follow its motion, redirecting it, and so meeting yang with yin. This book takes the reader through 24 Yang sequence. Each stage is accompanied by easily understandable descriptions of how the movements in the sequence, along with new illustrations indicating the moves. The text also references health benefits and significance within Tai Chi. Clearly written for anyone new to Tai Chi, exquisitely illustrated and beautifully made with traditional Chinese bookbinding techniques, Tai Chi makes an excellent gift for both beginners and dedicated Tai Chi enthusiasts.
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25.58 USD

Tai Chi: Learn the Ancient Chinese Art of Tai Chi

by Birinder Tember
Hardback
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Krav Maga is a modern and proven self-defence system. Easy to learn because it is based on natural reflexes, it is extremely efficient to use against one or more attackers. There is only one goal: to survive violent conflicts as unscathed as possible. Developed by the Israeli army and formerly ...
Krav Maga: Effective Techniques for Self-Defence
Krav Maga is a modern and proven self-defence system. Easy to learn because it is based on natural reflexes, it is extremely efficient to use against one or more attackers. There is only one goal: to survive violent conflicts as unscathed as possible. Developed by the Israeli army and formerly an insider tip in military training, this close combat system is booming worldwide. Krav Maga is not a traditional or competitive martial art but pure self-defence. It's all about survival. Its techniques are constantly developed and adapted to current threat situations. In his book Krav Maga: Effective Techniques for Self-Defense, his second on this self-defence method, the author methodically explains more than 100 Krav Maga techniques for self-defence-including more than 300 detailed photos-by using the principles that make this system so successful. It includes information on both well-founded basics as well as advanced techniques, depending on the distance to the attacker. The effective techniques for self-defence in this book help to demonstrate what Krav Maga is all about, gives exercise tips for more successful and safe execution, and provides information to help the reader further develop the learned techniques, making this the official book about Krav Maga training.
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38.39 USD

Krav Maga: Effective Techniques for Self-Defence

by Carsten Draheim
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In this collection of fables, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming shares the stories that have influenced him most as a martial artist and lifelong student of the Dao. They bring the Dao to life for readers of all generations. Whoever we are, wherever we're going, these short tales help us along the ...
The DAO in Action: Inspired Tales for Life
In this collection of fables, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming shares the stories that have influenced him most as a martial artist and lifelong student of the Dao. They bring the Dao to life for readers of all generations. Whoever we are, wherever we're going, these short tales help us along the path--the Way. Some offer the traveler a moral compass. Some illustrate the dangers in human folly. Others just make us laugh. The Dao in Action will inspire young readers to refine their character. Older readers will smile and recognize moments of truth. This collection is for anyone who would like to explore the enduring lessons of martial wisdom. Fables entertain us, enlighten us, and guide us. We recognize ourselves in the characters, be they emperors, village girls, or singing frogs. They help us see our own weaknesses, strengths, and possibilities. Their lessons transcend time and culture, touching what it really means to be alive. For example, in life we must ask questions, learn from others, and find our place in the world. On the other hand, there is real danger in worrying too much about what others think. This lesson is clear--and very humorous--in the story A Donkey, a Father, and a Son. We must help others and give of ourselves, but we must also guard against those who would take advantage of us, as in The Wolf, the Scholar, and the Old Man. We should save our money and plan for the future, but we must also resist greed, lest we end up A Rich Man in Jail. These lean, concise fables illustrate that balance, the duality of yin and yang, always shifting, always in correction. They help us laugh at our human predicaments--and maybe even at ourselves.
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17.800000 USD

The DAO in Action: Inspired Tales for Life

by Jwing-Ming Yang
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The book extensively covers the use of a knife in self-defense. The technique and tactics described in this book involve using the knife in such a way as to disable the attacker by creating only minor injuries, if possible. The basic concepts can also be used with other weapons or ...
Defense with a Knife: Techniques, Training, Tactics
The book extensively covers the use of a knife in self-defense. The technique and tactics described in this book involve using the knife in such a way as to disable the attacker by creating only minor injuries, if possible. The basic concepts can also be used with other weapons or bare hands. Far away from Hollywood clichA (c)s and martial arts myths, Florian Lahner teaches realistic concepts for defenseasimple, effective, and actually usable. His system is suited for ordinary persons as well as professionals. In this book, the most-important techniques are described and shown in a manner that also makes it eminently suitable as a training manual. Aware of the social responsibility of using knives and weapons, Lahner also addresses the psychological and moral aspects of self-defense.
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26.240000 USD

Defense with a Knife: Techniques, Training, Tactics

by Florian Lahner
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A UFC champion and a boy with leukemia, in the fight of their lives. Cody Garbrandt dreamed of being a UFC champion. In his darkest moments, when those dreams were dashed, he dug deep with the help of an unlikely friend-five-year-old Maddux Maple, a local hometown fan with leukemia. They ...
The Pact: A UFC Champion, a Boy with Cancer, and Their Promise to Win the Ultimate Battle
A UFC champion and a boy with leukemia, in the fight of their lives. Cody Garbrandt dreamed of being a UFC champion. In his darkest moments, when those dreams were dashed, he dug deep with the help of an unlikely friend-five-year-old Maddux Maple, a local hometown fan with leukemia. They made a pact: Cody would be in the UFC and win the championship, and Maddux would beat cancer. Read their moving story in Cody's new book, The Pact, and go behind the scenes into Cody's training and how he made his dreams come true. Cody Garbrandt grew up in a rough town in the Central Appalachian region of Ohio, surrounded by a longstanding culture of fighting-and drugs. Raised in this environment by a single mom (his dad left him at the young age of three to reside in the Ohio State Penitentiary), Cody grew up fighting, and he grew up wild. His future seemed predestined to end in the coal mines, or in prison. Thankfully, Cody had visions of something more. His American Dream? Mixed Martial Arts. But a path to success wasn't clear. He spent as much time fighting in the streets as he did in the gym-one bad decision away from losing everything. Then, at age 20, Cody's brother introduced him to five-year old Maddux Maple. Maddux was deathly ill with leukemia, his survival by no means assured. A unique friendship developed as they made a promise to each other: Maddux would beat cancer, and Cody would make it to the UFC and become world champion. Through five long years of pain and hardship, they both persevered; Cody, through the agony and sacrifices of fighting his way to the top, and Maddux through the horrors of chemotherapy. They loved and supported each other. They served as each other's inspiration. And in December 2016, they made good on their pact: Cody won his UFC Championship belt, which he promptly presented to Maddux-the boy who had beaten cancer into remission.
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18.75 USD

The Pact: A UFC Champion, a Boy with Cancer, and Their Promise to Win the Ultimate Battle

by Cody Garbrandt
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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for ...
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy then outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: The Bushi The Heimin The Centers of Martial Instruction Armed Bujutsu Unarmed Bujutsu Control and Power Strategic Principles Morality of Bujutsu
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25.58 USD

Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan

by Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti
Hardback
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Take Taekwondo beyond just kicking and punching discover powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns you already know! Taekwondo is the most popular Korean martial art, with over 70 million practitioners in the world. Taekwondo Grappling Techniques presents the most effective grappling manoeuvres ever developed for Taekwondo. With this ...
Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts
Take Taekwondo beyond just kicking and punching discover powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns you already know! Taekwondo is the most popular Korean martial art, with over 70 million practitioners in the world. Taekwondo Grappling Techniques presents the most effective grappling manoeuvres ever developed for Taekwondo. With this comprehensive Taekwondo book as your guide, you'll confidently defend yourself against attacks and apply your own devastating grappling techniques to bring assailants into submission. This guide contains 15 chapters with 89 different Taekwondo techniques. Movements include: Low Double Knifehand Block to Circular Block; Upward Elbow Strike to Double Knifehand Block; Sitting Stance Punch to Sitting Stance Punch to Outer Forearm Block; Reverse Punch to Scooping Block; Square Block to Inward Knifehand Strike; Vertical Spearhand Strike to High Backfist Strike; Reverse Inner Forearm Block to Reverse Punch; Double Knifehand Block to High Punch. Includes instructional DVD.
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11.93 USD

Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts

by Steve Snyder, Tony Kemerly
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Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook provides easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly ...
SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook: A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques
Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook provides easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which parts of the body are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defence previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, The SAS and Special Forces Self-Defence Handbook is a comprehensive guide to self-defence for both men and women.
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34.11 USD

SAS and Special Forces Self Defence Handbook: A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques

by John Lofty Wiseman
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Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques is the authoritative guide to Cabales Serrada Escrima a stick fighting art with its roots in Escrima, the national martial art of the Philippines. The popularity of these techniques has dramatically increased since they were used extensively by Matt Damon in action-packed fight scenes in the ...
Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques
Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques is the authoritative guide to Cabales Serrada Escrima a stick fighting art with its roots in Escrima, the national martial art of the Philippines. The popularity of these techniques has dramatically increased since they were used extensively by Matt Damon in action-packed fight scenes in the Jason Bourne films. Developed by Grandmaster Angel Cabales when he came to the U.S., Cabales Serrada Escrima is a distinct system emphasizing close-quarter combat using highly effective stick-fighting moves in unarmed as well as knife fighting situations. This book offers a clear presentation of the basic strikes, blocks, counters, and disarms unique to this style of martial art as well as explaining how and why the techniques work and when to use them. Angel Cabales was a pioneer in the Filipino Martial Arts and the first teacher of Escrima in the U.S. He trained and certified Mark V. Wiley, the author of this book. Darren G. Tibon, an Escrima Grandmaster, was also trained by Cabales and has contributed a new foreword to the book. This book contains: Personal accounts of Grandmaster Angel Cabales and how he developed his system The dynamics of body positioning, distance control, and both single-stick and empty-hand defensive methods A comprehensive set of training drills for practitioners at different levels. Extensively illustrated with over 300 photos and detailed step-by-step instructions, this book lays the foundation for not just learning the system of Cabales Serrada Escrima, but understanding the traditions and philosophy of the art.
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15.740000 USD

Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques

by M. Wiley
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Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting is the definitive guide to Shotokan Karate the most widely practiced style of Karate and has inspired millions of Karate practitioners worldwide. Authored by one of the great masters of the art, Hidetaka Nishiyama, this book is a classic, groundbreaking work on the sport ...
Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting
Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting is the definitive guide to Shotokan Karate the most widely practiced style of Karate and has inspired millions of Karate practitioners worldwide. Authored by one of the great masters of the art, Hidetaka Nishiyama, this book is a classic, groundbreaking work on the sport of Karate, and one of the first published in English. An Olympic sport, Karate is today practiced by over 100 million people worldwide. Nishiyama began his training under the instruction of Gichin Funakoshi, the legendary founder of Shotokan Karate. He helped establish the Japan Karate Association and, as head of the JKA's instructors training program, was instrumental in bringing Karate to the U.S. and other Western countries. When he arrived, he proceeded to train the first great generation of Karate instructors spawning a whole new generation of martial artists. Highly accessible and richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs, this book is a comprehensive manual with step-by-step instructions to all the basic movements and techniques of Karate. Topics covered include: A brief history of Karate Theories and principles of the martial art Effective training and exercise methods Karate techniques including stances, blocks and attacks Defenses against weapons. With a new foreword by Ray Dalke, who trained under Nishiyama and, at 8th Dan, is the highest ranking American in Shotokan Karate, Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting provides analyses from the standpoint of physics, physiology, philosophy, and body dynamics. The book's techniques apply to all styles of the martial art and is a valuable reference for any Karateka stressing Nishiyama's lesson that mastery of the basics is not the end but merely the beginning of a lifelong journey.
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25.58 USD

Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting

by Richard C. Brown, Hidetaka Nishiyama
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The essence of ninjutsu, explored by the world's most famous living ninja grandmaster. In his classic work Masaaki Hatsumi reveals the hidden secrets and truths about this mysterious and fascinating Japanese martial art. He looks at the traditions, training, and techniques, then shows how this knowledge will lead readers to ...
The Way Of The Ninja
The essence of ninjutsu, explored by the world's most famous living ninja grandmaster. In his classic work Masaaki Hatsumi reveals the hidden secrets and truths about this mysterious and fascinating Japanese martial art. He looks at the traditions, training, and techniques, then shows how this knowledge will lead readers to an understanding of two essential principles: that ninjutsu is the very foundation of the martial arts; and that ninjutsu illuminates its true spiritual significance. Now in paperback, the book features detailed demonstration photos, sidebars on many topics related to ninjutsu, and new material by Hatsumi explaining the relevance of ninjutsu in today's world.
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39.25 USD

The Way Of The Ninja

by Masaaki Hatsumi
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The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women's empowerment. At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women's ...
Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense Movement
The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women's empowerment. At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women's self-defense movement. It is nearly impossible in today's day and age to imagine a world without the concept of women's self defense. Some women were inspired to take up boxing and jiu-jitsu for very personal reasons that ranged from protecting themselves from attacks by strangers on the street to rejecting gendered notions about feminine weakness and empowering themselves as their own protectors. Women's training in self defense was both a reflection of and a response to the broader cultural issues of the time, including the women's rights movement and the campaign for the vote. Perhaps more importantly, the discussion surrounding women's self-defense revealed powerful myths about the source of violence against women and opened up conversations about the less visible violence that many women faced in their own homes. Through self-defense training, women debunked patriarchal myths about inherent feminine weakness, creating a new image of women as powerful and self-reliant. Whether or not women consciously pursued self-defense for these reasons, their actions embodied feminist politics. Although their individual motivations may have varied, their collective action echoed through the twentieth century, demanding emancipation from the constrictions that prevented women from exercising their full rights as citizens and human beings. This book is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most important women's issues of all time. This book will provoke good debate and offer distinct responses and solutions.
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23.100000 USD

Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense Movement

by Wendy L. Rouse
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A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all means Anyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different ...
Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring
A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all means Anyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different kind of madness, a more persistent kind, to stick around long enough to be one of the people who does the knowing. Josh Rosenblatt was thirty-three years old when he first realized he wanted to fight. A lifelong pacifist with a philosopher's hatred of violence and a dandy's aversion to exercise, he drank to excess, smoked passionately, ate indifferently, and mocked physical activity that didn't involve nudity. But deep down inside there was always some part of him that was attracted to the idea of fighting. So, after studying Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and boxing, he decided, at age forty, that it was finally time to fight his first-and only-mixed martial arts match: all in the name of experience and transcending ancient fears. An insightful and moving rumination on the nature of fighting, Why We Fight takes us on his journey from the bleachers to the ring. Using his own training as an opportunity to understand how the sport illuminates basic human impulses, Rosenblatt weaves together cultural history, criticism, biology, and anthropology to understand what happens to the human body and mind when under attack, and to explore why he, a self-described cowardly boy from the suburbs, discovered so much meaning in putting his body, and others', at risk. From the psychology of fear to the physiology of pain, from Ukrainian shtetls to Brooklyn boxing gyms, from Lord Byron to George Plimpton, Why We Fight is a fierce inquiry into the abiding appeal of our most conflicted and controversial fixation, interwoven with a firsthand account of what happens when a mild-mannered intellectual decides to step into the ring for his first real showdown.
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34.12 USD

Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

by Josh Rosenblatt
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Don't Let The Pony Tail Fool You I Roll Like A Boss: Jiu Jitsu Journal, Blank Paperback Notebook for BJJ Practitioner, 150 pages, college ruled
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7.340000 USD

Don't Let The Pony Tail Fool You I Roll Like A Boss: Jiu Jitsu Journal, Blank Paperback Notebook for BJJ Practitioner, 150 pages, college ruled

by Rhyeland Gifts
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Jiu Jitsu It's Like Yoga For Men: Jiu Jitsu Journal, Blank Paperback Notebook for BJJ Practitioner, 150 pages, college ruled
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7.340000 USD

Jiu Jitsu It's Like Yoga For Men: Jiu Jitsu Journal, Blank Paperback Notebook for BJJ Practitioner, 150 pages, college ruled

by Rhyeland Gifts
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Jiu Jitsu It's Like Yoga For Me: Jiu Jitsu Notebook, Blank Paperback Composition Book for BJJ Practitioner, 150 pages, college ruled
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7.340000 USD

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