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Karate: Gennembrydninger

This is in my humble opinion the ONLY book about breaking (tameshiwari) that is worth reading. It is extremely comprehensive and covers just about everything you need to know (and more). The only drawback I can see is that it is 100% in Danish, so the audience is pretty much limited to those who understand Danish.

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Jiu-Jitsu: Lecciones Prácticas para el Ataque y la Defensa

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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Street Chucks: Nunchaku for Self-Defense

The nunchaku in its various incarnations has been, rightly or wrongly, associated with Asian martial arts. Other cultures have appropriated it and some have since discarded it. It is not the most popular of martial arts weaponry as I write this, though it is an old standby. The association with the Eastern, with the exotic, has hurt the nunchaku. It has hurt its standing both in contemporary society and with regard to its popularity ...

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Manual Of The Baratero

A manual on Spanish knife fighting, this annotated translation provides a window to the methods of knife fighting practiced by the working class, the criminal class, and the Gypsies in 19th century Spain. It offers a glimpse into the ways in which armas blancas cortas, were used on the dark and grimy cobblestone streets of the Spanish underworld.

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Tao, T'ai-Chi, Health

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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Biomechanics of Human Motion, Second Edition

Biomechanics of Human Motion: Applications in the Martial Arts, Second Edition, explores the biomechanical principles of nine different forms of martial arts, with specific attention paid to their anatomical features. Within this examination, Professor Arus highlights the use of energy and force especially in Kyusho-Jutsu. Whereas the first edition provided an in-depth explanation of the Aikido techniques of Kokyu-ryoku, the second e...

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Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets

Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets provides an ethnographic study of varmakkalai, or "the art of the vital spots," a South Indian esoteric tradition that combines medical practice and martial arts. Although siddha medicine is officially part of the Indian Government's medically pluralistic health-care system, very little of a reliable nature has been written about it. Drawing on a diverse array of materials, including Tamil manuscripts, int...

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Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense

Originally published in 1963, this book includes personal testimonies regarding the author and his art from James Y. Lee, the legendary Ed Parker, and jujutsu icon Wally Jay. Through hand-drawn diagrams and captioned photo sequences, Lee’s text comes to life as he demonstrates a variety of training exercises and fighting techniques. Topics include basic gung fu stances, waist training, leg training, and the theory of yin and yang. Th...