The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu

This book is really good and the illustrations are really helpful. I have gotten a few other books and lost interest after a few pages but this one really has illustrations and pictures and it explains what is being done and why with differing views of the different positions. I HIGHLY recommend this book and I HIGHLY recommend that they write a few more! I'd pre-order in a heartbeat! This is a very informative book on Ninjutsu, not ...

Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, and Tactics

Andrew Zerling has done us all a service by taking what has been commonly regarded as a compartmentalized martial sport, sumo, and allowing us a peek inside its history and principles and giving us the opportunity to see how rich this vein of information can be to inform the modern incarnation of MMA. This book is a must read for anyone interested in Japanese-based martial arts, MMA, and/or Japanese culture. As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ...

Kata Bunkai: The Secret Karate Techniques

This is an extremely well done book detailing how acupuncture points underlay many of the traditional karate moves. Moves that appear to not make sense are shown to be far more sophisticated than when first observed. There are anatomical drawings throughout the book to make it easier to visualize. The book is printed on high quality paper with color photos on almost every page. For anyone training in traditional Japanese or Okinawan ...

Conversations With the Master: Masatoshi Nakayama

Conversation with The Master is a terrific read as it is all about a conversation with Master Masatoshi Nakayama a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi written by world reknown author Randall G. Hassell and forwraded by Teruyuki Okazaki. 108 pages filled with rare photos of the JKA leader and his responses to great questions posed by Hassell. If you want the story on the JKA and Japanese Karate this is the right book as the author Hass...

Le grappling. Techniques de base et enchainements

"Le terme grappling est un mot générique qui désigne toutes les formes de lutte (au sens large), pourvu que les frappes soient exclues. Il est aussi devenu aujourd'hui une forme de combat et surtout de compétition dont la recherche de soumission constitue la vocation essentielle. Vous trouverez dans ce livre un certain nombre d'enchaînements. Ce sont des exemples qui valent pour autant de techniques de base et vous y trouverez aussi ...

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques

"Fletcher San has provided good photographic illustrations and a systematic treatment that makes Japanese Throwing Weapons a fine reference work. The photographic treatment of the hardware is excellent, and the angular views of throws are cleanly illustrative; it should permit a reader to self-teach the techniques presented." —City Book Review

First Strike: End a Fight in Ten Seconds or Less!

A good book dealing with one of the cardinal rules of a street fight: Hit first. Being from a Wing Chun background I prefer simple yet powerful attacks in the trapping range using chain punches (straight blast), elbows, knees and a few other strikes. I prefer practicing just a few techniques but mastering them. I would recommend Paul Vunak's "Anatomy of a Streetfight" for the simple yet powerful approach.

Japanese Sword Drawing: A Source Book for Iaido Students

A wonderfully illustrated book which also provides excellent detailed instructions on the correct use of the Japanese sword. This book is quickly becoming a classic and I regard it as THE best book on the subject of Iaido (in English) written to date.

Rikugun Ninjutsu Introduction to Shinobi-Iri & Inton-Jutsu

Observational skills Range estimation Navigation Cover, concealment Camouflage Movement Tracking & counter tracking J. T. Armstrong has trained in the martial arts since being adopted into a Japanese Family after the death of his parents at a young age. In addition to training with his adopted family Armstrong has trained in martial arts with various masters during his travels such as Master G. Sparanero of Italy, T.S. Arashikage...

Taekwondo Kids: From White Belt to Yellow/Green Belt

Taekwondo Kids, 2nd Ed provides you with the first practical guide to Taekwondo and has been specially written with children and youths in mind. The book uses simple, easily understood language and numerous appropriate illustrations suitable for children and youths, all the exercises can be carried out or practiced further without any difficulty.