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Knife Fighting: A Practical Course
Knife Fighting: A Practical Course
by Michael D. Janich
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Michael Janich has trained SF vets, police and street fighters in the techniques of knife fighting for years. Now this highly successful, comprehensive instruction is available to the average soldier, martial artist or defense-minded citizen who is... (read more)

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Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword
Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword
by Darrell Craig
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To the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon, possessed of a kind of divinity, a self reflective of the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown a centuries-old ritual and a fascinating, intricate discipline. This... (read more)

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Forza the Samurai Sword Workout
Forza the Samurai Sword Workout
by Ilaria Montagnani
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First the author teaches basic sword movements: thrusts, slices etc. Although she keeps it fun, she draws on her years of martial arts training to teach the true movements that combine balance, focus and precised muscle control. Then the author explains... (read more)

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Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship
Kendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship
by Geoff Salmon
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This richly informative book takes a definitive look at kendoand#8212;the ancient Japanese "Way of the Sword." Kendo holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few martial practices tracing back directly to Japan's ancient samurai... (read more)

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Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
by Masayuk Shimabukuro
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This book is much more than an introductory guide to Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu. It manages to emphasize a melding of the Eastern philosophy and the technique of the art, in a marvelously eloquent yet concise manner. Flashing Steel describes and... (read more)

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Sonny Umpad's Eskrima: The Life and Teachings of a Filipino Martial Arts Master
Sonny Umpad's Eskrima: The Life and Teachings of a Filipino Martial Arts Master
by George M. Yore
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Sonny Umpad's Eskrima provides insight on Maestro Santiago “Sonny” Umpad's life, philosophy, and teaching methods, as well as the structural underpinnings of his system. Born with the soul of a warrior, the intellect of a scholar, and a... (read more)

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Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting
Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting
by Hank Reinhardt
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Definitive and compulsively readable for layman and expert alike—an illustrated guide to the use of fighting knives by long-time Blade columnist Hank Reinhardt.  Definitive and compulsively-readable—an illustrated guide to the use of... (read more)

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Eskrima: Filipino Martial Art
Eskrima: Filipino Martial Art
by Krishna Godhania
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The history, evolution, and essential principles and concepts of the Filipino martial art Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands and this fascinating book explains why Eskrima uses training... (read more)

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The Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima (Secrets Of...)
The Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima (Secrets Of...)
by Mark V Wiley
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Escrima is a highly effective self-defense technique and one of the three major Filipino martial arts. Writing with the encouragement of Grandmaster Angel Cabales, the author revisits the homeland of Escrima and adds a fresh perspective to form and... (read more)

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Nunchaku
Nunchaku
by Fumio Demura
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Teaching how to use the nunchaku in a traditional manner, this video guide covers such topics as how to grip, stances, blocking, striking, calisthenics, karate and nunchaku similarities, as well as whipping, applied attacking, and applied block and... (read more)

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The Spirit of the Sword: Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword
The Spirit of the Sword: Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword
by Nakamura Taisaburo
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Nakamura Taisaburo's landmark book on the art of the sword includes technical information, thoughtful analysis, and fascinating recollections of his own training and teaching. One of the most famous Japanese swordsmen of the twentieth century, Nakamura... (read more)

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Knives, Knife Fighting, and Related Hassles: How to Survive a Real Knife Fight
Knives, Knife Fighting, and Related Hassles: How to Survive a Real Knife Fight
by Marc Macyoung
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Let Marc "Animal" MacYoung show you the down and dirty reality of knife fighting: how to avoid a fight, how to deal with someone who's pulled a knife without pulling your own knife and how to handle witnesses. Also includes choosing a good fighting knife;... (read more)

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Advanced Nunchaku
Advanced Nunchaku
by Fumio Demura
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Written by Fumio Demura, one of the world's leading authorities on Japanese weapons, this guide to advanced nunchaku covers variations of twirling and swinging, with two separate training kata.... (read more)

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Wing Chun Kung Fu: Weapons Training
Wing Chun Kung Fu: Weapons Training
by Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe
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A thorough guide to the weapons forms, aimed at advanced Wing Chun students and instructors Weapons training focuses on core elements of power usage and precision, improving stance, structure, and strength. Mastering control of the weapons focuses... (read more)

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Northern Shaolin Sword: Form, Techniques & Applications
Northern Shaolin Sword: Form, Techniques & Applications
by Jwing Ming Yang
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Improve your balance, strength, focus and martial skills as you master this elegant and effective weapon of Gong Fu with America's most respected author and teacher.... (read more)

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Taiji Sword
Taiji Sword
by Chen Wei Ming
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A longtime student of the taiji grand master Yang Cheng-Fu, Chen Wei-Ming became famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent of the Yang style of t'ai chi. In the 1920s, he wrote a number of influential books on taiji, among them Taiji... (read more)

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Nunchaku in Action for Kobudo and Law Enforcement
Nunchaku in Action for Kobudo and Law Enforcement
by Joseph C. Hess
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Law-enforcement officer Joseph C. Hess—expert in goju-ryu, Okinawan karate, gung fu, judo, aikijitsu, and jujutsu, and former full-contact karate champion—adapts the nunchaku for modern street situations. Covers basics, training drills... (read more)

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Flashing Steel, 2nd Edition: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
Flashing Steel, 2nd Edition: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship
by Leonard Pellman
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Flashing Steel, the best-selling and highly acclaimed book on iaijutsu (alternatively called iaido), is as much about bringing life into focus as it is about techniques of swordsmanship. Iaijutsu was the martial art of the samurai of feudal Japan who... (read more)

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The Art of Throwing: The Definitive Guide to Thrown Weapons Techniques
The Art of Throwing: The Definitive Guide to Thrown Weapons Techniques
by Amante P. Marinas, Sr.
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Concise and informative, andlt;iandgt;The Art of Throwingandlt;/iandgt; is the ultimate introduction to the exciting world of throwing weapons. It provides thorough explanation and instruction on everything from grips and stances, targets and... (read more)

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Mastering the Samurai Sword
Mastering the Samurai Sword
by Cary Nemeroff
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Includes instructional DVD. People the world over are fascinated by the legends of the fearsome Japanese samurai warriors and their skill with the sword. While the samurai themselves may no longer exist, the enduring legacy of samurai swordsmanship lives... (read more)

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