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Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting
Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting
by Jonathan Snowden
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?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety of limited ones like karate, boxing, and... (read more)

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True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki
True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki
by Antony Cummins
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True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th century ninja training manual. Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi, author of the most comprehensive... (read more)

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The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido
by Nicklaus Suino
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The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient... (read more)

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Thai Boxing Dynamite: The Explosive Art of Muay Thai
Thai Boxing Dynamite: The Explosive Art of Muay Thai
by Zoran Rebac
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You're in the ring when three flashing kicks from the Muay Thai boxer knock you to the canvas. Muay Thai, the hottest style of kickboxing to hit the sports world, integrates the use of legs and fists in one clean, fluid, yet savage style. Get the facts... (read more)

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The Secret Teachings of Aikido
The Secret Teachings of Aikido
by Morihei Ueshiba
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Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies. In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit. In unique and... (read more)

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Guge Gongji: Seven Primary Targets to Take Anyone Out of a Fight
Guge Gongji: Seven Primary Targets to Take Anyone Out of a Fight
by Hei Long
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Structurally disabling an opponent is like removing the bullets from his gun. It is unlikely that he can throw a punch at you with a broken wrist or elbow, and his ability to advance is substantially inhibited by a busted knee or ankle. That is the... (read more)

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Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
by John Man
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Out of the violent chaos of medieval Japan, a remarkable band of peasants rose to become the world's most feared warriors—trained to perfect the art of ninjutsu, the deadly union of martial arts and deception. Today, however, these real life... (read more)

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The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
by Morihei Ueshiba
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This collection of writings by the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, illuminates the philosophical basis of the traditional martial arts. It contains photographs of Ueshiba in action, Ueshiba's calligraphy and a transcription of epigrams and poems in... (read more)

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Pankration: The Traditional Greek Combat Sport and Modern Mixed Martial Art
Pankration: The Traditional Greek Combat Sport and Modern Mixed Martial Art
by Jim Arvanitis
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Black Belt Magazine called Pankration "the most practical street combat form of the martial arts that I have ever seen". Throughout this fascinating and completely updated volume, Jim Arvanitis provides extensive insight into the facts and myths of... (read more)

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Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam
Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam
by Haha Lung
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Step-by-step, illustrated instructions reveal the deadly techniques and tactics of Cao Dai king-fu.... (read more)

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Taekwondo: A Technical Manual
Taekwondo: A Technical Manual
by Gilles R Savoie
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In Taekwondo: A Technical Manual, renowned Master Gilles Savoie presents the art and science of the popular martial art, showing practitioners how to optimize both body and spirit. While other taekwondo books simply document traditional forms... (read more)

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American Freestyle Karate: A Guide to Sparring (Unique Literary Books of the World)
American Freestyle Karate: A Guide to Sparring (Unique Literary Books of the World)
by Dan Anderson
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American Freestyle Karate is the tag Dan Anderson gave this method of instruction to convey the idea of a non-oriental approach to karate. Rather than the idea of a set style which is passed from master to senior student, Anderson likens his studio and... (read more)

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Shoninki: The Secret Teachings of the Ninja: The 17th-Century Manual on the Art of Concealment
Shoninki: The Secret Teachings of the Ninja: The 17th-Century Manual on the Art of Concealment
by Natori Masazumi
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MARTIAL ARTS / SPIRITUALITY Shoninki The Secret Teachings of the Ninja Experts in disguise, infiltration, espionage, and counterintelligence, the ninja had spiritual values and magical traditions that distinguished them from the soldierlike samurai... (read more)

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Shaolin Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Kung-Fu
Shaolin Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Kung-Fu
by Jwing Ming Yang
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In the Chinese language, chin na roughly translates into two words: "chin"-to seize, and "na"-to control. Thus, the major purpose of chin na is to quiet or stop an aggressive action without maiming or injuring to a serious extent. As a result, chin na... (read more)

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The Ninja Defense: A Modern Master's Approach to Universal Dangers [With DVD]
The Ninja Defense: A Modern Master's Approach to Universal Dangers [With DVD]
by Stephen K Hayes
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In The Ninja Defense, the classic art of the ninja is updated for maximum effectiveness in modern day situations. Stephen K. Hayes is a Black Belt Hall of Fame member and acknowledged "Father of American Ninjutsu." He has distilled and refined the... (read more)

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Secret Tactics
Secret Tactics
by Kazumi Tabata
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This invaluable handbook presents ancient wisdom for contemporary readers—with brilliant new interpretations of fundamental works of strategy and tactics by the martial arts masters. It distills the important teachings on leadership, character and... (read more)

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Black Belt Karate
Black Belt Karate
by Chris Thompson
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Once a student of karate obtains his or her black belt, whats next? For too many students, the black belt marks the end of serious training. In Black Belt Karate, noted karate instructor and 8th-dan black belt Chris Thompson explains that real yudansha... (read more)

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Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture
Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture
by Thomas Cleary
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The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations of major Japanese works on... (read more)

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The Method of Chinese Wrestling
The Method of Chinese Wrestling
by Tong Zhongyi
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One of the art's earliest and most complete training manuals, The Method of Chinese Wrestling explores all aspects of this ancient fighting system, including solo training, training with equipment, constructing training apparatus, application of... (read more)

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Ninjutsu (Literary Links to the Orient)
Ninjutsu (Literary Links to the Orient)
by Stephen K Hayes
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This book offers self-defense enthusiasts a comprehensive guide to the mysterious and ancient art of the ninja, written by the Western world's foremost authority, Stephen Hayes. Profusely illustrated with more than 580 action photographs and diagrams... (read more)

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