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Speed Training: How To Develop Your Maximum Speed For Martial Arts

This book is filled with alot of great knowledge on what creates speed, building or having a basis for speed, and improving your overall speed. Also he doesn't go into these complicated scientific explanations of how speed works. I mean come on, if we were smart enough to be scientists why would we be training to fight right? lol. However, I feel that the author spent alot of time reiterating the same points over and over again. That...

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Unleash the Warrior Within

A ten-year navy seal veteran, Richard “Mack” Machowicz was trained to complete every mission assigned to him, under any condition, because failure was not an option. Drawing from this experience, Unleash the Warrior Within (more than 25,000 copies since 2002, largely through word-of-mouth) offers Mack's original program for mastering the arts of focus, discipline, and determination under any circumstances. In this newly revised editi...

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Arm-locks for All Styles

Iain Abernethy is pretty much "re-inventing" karate by returning to karate's roots. His bunkai (analysis) of the kata (forms) shows many moves that have lain "hidden" within the forms, exiled there by a generation or two of teachers who were taught to not ask questions. This book emphasizes the arm locks, shoulder locks and wrist grabs that ARE in the forms along with many different approaches to utilizing these techniques. Plenty of...

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Fit to Fight: An Insanely Effective Strength and Conditioning Program forthe Ultimate MMA Warrior

This book was nice as he outlines quality workout methods. Sections dealing with body weight, sandbag, and other outside the gym techinques are particularly helpful, as these are harder to find and I discovered a few new things to try. The book is made of poor quality pulp, but that keeps the price low which is fine by me. I would also add that while the tactics would help those doing MMA, it isn't that specialized and is a nice refe...

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Total Aikido: The Master Course

"Total Aikido" is a VERY fine manual on Yoshinkan Aikido -- as founded by Gozo Shioda -- who trained deeply with Morihei Ueshiba starting before World War II. So, a very self-defense oriented Aikido is presented -- almost like a renewal of Aiki Jutsu Daitoryu -- even with nearly indentical technical terms. Yet, its Aiki as good as any -- in all methods presented -- as would be expected coming from Gozo Shioda -- who was barely over a...

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Shotokan Karate International Kumite Kyohan

This book shows 9 groups of Kumite starting with Gohan and ending with Hyoteki through the use of more than 1.000 photosphotographs that show each attack and counter. Rei, Gohon Kumite, Sanbon Kumite, Kihon Ippon Kumite, Kaeshi Ippon Kumite, Jiyu Ippon Kumite, Okuri Jiyu Ippon Kumite, Happo Kumite, Jiyu Kumite, Hyoteki.

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Lu Style Xinyi Liuhe Quan Intermediate

Lu Style Xinyi Liuhe Quan Kaiquan. Lu Style Xinyi is also named Shanghai Ten Big Forms, imitating the movements of ten types of animals: Rooster, Hawk, Swallow, Eagle, Tiger, Horse, Bear, Snake, Monkey and Dragon, and representing 10 human body shapes, such as Tall, Short, Fat, Thin and so on。It is not necessary to practice them in the order that is described in this book. You can choose one that most suits you and start with it. By...