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Traditional Wooden Dummy: Ip Man's Wing Chun System

The Wing Chun wooden training dummy is a training device designed to correct technique and structure as well as increase power, speed, accuracy, and conditioning. Learn the true Original Ip Man’s Wing Chun Wooden Dummy form from Grandmaster Samuel Kwok. This book is a complete step-by-step guide to the Wooden Dummy hands techniques, legs application, and footwork. All the original sections are demonstrated clearly from start to finis...

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Sabaki Method: Karate in the Inner Circle

Ninomiya Kancho lays out the ground work for sabaki in extraordinary detail. From the very basics (beginners kihon), which almost all karate styles share in common, to Enshin waza and Sabaki, to training combinations for heavy bag and pads and even some kata (Shiro obi no kata & Midori obi no kata) and tameshiwari, all sprinkled with some karate philosophy. The book may not be mind-blowing for someone training in Ashihara or Ensh...

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Gyokko Ryû: Taijutsu no Kata (Bujinkan Budô Densho)

For a Bujinkan practitioner it should be understood that no pictures or words can convey the feeling of the movements. With that in mind, these pictures provide excellent reference for someone well versed in Bujinkan training, especially those working with a qualified instructor to assist with interpretation and application. I have been practicing Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for more than 18 years, and i have found that this is simply one...

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Death Touch: The Science Behind the Legend of Dim-Mak

This is an excellent book with an unfortunate title. "Death Touch" is a bit of a spectacular phrase but once you start reading the book, you realize that it's a text book based in science and dealing with vital points from a modern medical perspective, explaining how the nerve endings that are listed work in the body's nervous system. Whether you're an active practitioner of kyusho or just interested in learning more, this is an exce...

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Taijiquan in 88 Forms

This book offers illustrated instruction on the complete Yang Tai Chi 88 Form. It also provides information and instruction on push-hands training and Tai Chi footwork.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva is one of the legends of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone knows him in Brazil, but being World Champion and being one of the founders of the World Champion Alliance-team, and having students all over the world, has established his name worldwide. I was lucky to meet him more than a decade ago in a seminar and was immediately impressed with his knowledge of techniques and physical ability to execute them… Today, I...

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Taiki-Ken: The Essence of Kung-Fu

This book, "The Essence of Kung-Fu Taiki-Ken", by Kenichi Sawai, is a replication of a book originally published before 1976. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature.

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Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture

No, really. Bushido is not a science and it's not easy to understand. It is made up of many parts, each designed to carefully balance each other. Justice, Courage and Loyalty are just some of the ingredients needed to be added in just the right amounts. Too much can be as bad as too little. A man worried just about Justice might forget about Benevolence and a man worried about Honor might forget about Politeness. Bushido is not like ...

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Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style Boxing Strategies

We have to ask ourselves what is hidden beyond the Yang family (Tai Chi Chuan) manuscripts of Li Ying-ang, the nine secret transmissions of Wu Meng-hsia, and the manuscripts of Shen Chia-chen? In my humble opinion, the deepest sourced revelations are revealed in Cheng’fu’s, 'Self Defense Applications of Tai Chi Chuan,' and Wu Meng-hsia’s 'Nine Secret Transmissions of Tai Chi Chuan.' Using the mental faculties of 'associated deduction...