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The First Mixed Martial Art: Pankration from Myths to Modern Times
The First Mixed Martial Art: Pankration from Myths to Modern Times
by Jim Arvanitis
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Detailing the evolution of the Hellenic combat arts, this handbook chronicles the history behind the art of pankration. Beginning with the myths and traditions behind the arts development, this examination also touches on pankration's modern methodology... (read more)

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Ultimate Guide To Tae Kwon Do
Ultimate Guide To Tae Kwon Do
by John R. (edt) Little
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Characterized by high-flying kicks and punches that easily shatter thick boards, Tae Kwon Do is one of the world's most popular martial arts and exhibition sports. This Korean system of self-defense offers its students improved cardiovascular fitness... (read more)

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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
by Adele Westbrook
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andlt;iandgt;Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introductionandlt;/iandgt; provides a complete foundation in the practice of this distinctive and effective art. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the true practitioner of aikido,... (read more)

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The Art of Peace
The Art of Peace
by Morihei Ueshiba
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<p style="line-height: 150%;"> The real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a disciple... (read more)

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Watching Your Back: Chinese Martial Arts and Traditional Medicine
Watching Your Back: Chinese Martial Arts and Traditional Medicine
by Anthony L Schmieg
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The term "martial art," like the title, The Art of War, has a dissonant ring. To associate art, that sublime expression of the human spirit, with the enterprise of maiming and killing seems almost profane. Similarly, the martial arts have long been... (read more)

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Combat Jiu-Jitsu
Combat Jiu-Jitsu
by Norman Leff
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Norman Left began his training in martial arts over 50 years ago. Back in the days when Asian martial arts were considered mystical and mysterious concepts, Left was already earning his first black belt. His training took a dramatic turn when, in the... (read more)

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Qi Gong for Beginners: Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health
Qi Gong for Beginners: Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health
by Stanley Wilson
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"Qui Gong is one of the most important movement meditation techniques. If all Americans learned just the 'Eight Silken Movements' and practiced them daily, we could reduce health costs by 50 percent...."--C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founder Shealy... (read more)

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Fighting Words: In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts
Fighting Words: In-Depth Interviews with the Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts
by Mike Straka
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Mike Straka, host of HDNet's Fighting Words, sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names,... (read more)

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Martial Arts Today: Conversations with Leading Authorities on the Martial Arts
Martial Arts Today: Conversations with Leading Authorities on the Martial Arts
by Mark V Wiley
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Featuring interviews with a wide range of the best-known names in the modern martial arts world, "Martial Arts Talk" offers a close look at the people behind the most famous and most important of the modern martial art styles. 36 photos.... (read more)

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The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple: Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts
The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple: Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts
by Andy James
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Combining the genius of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and Daoism with rigorous physical and martial discipline and breathing exercises, the training that originated at China's famous Shaolin Temple was a unique elixir that would change the way the world perceived... (read more)

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Dao of Taijiquan : Way To Rejuvenation ((Rev)01 Edition)
Dao of Taijiquan : Way To Rejuvenation ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Jou Tsung Hwa
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In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, Jou, Tsung Hwa, himself bears witness to the ability of Tai-Chi to relieve the body of pent-up tension and rejuvenate the spirit in a thorough study of the techniques and classical texts of this ancient martial art... (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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Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Kick Boxing Techniques
Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Kick Boxing Techniques
by Christoph Delp
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Thai boxing&#8212;muay thai&#8212;has escalated in popularity in the Western world and is appreciated by its fans as a means of fitness training, competitive sport, and self-defense. Advanced students greatly benefit from internationally known... (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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Maximize Your Martial Arts Training: The Martial Arts Training Diary
Maximize Your Martial Arts Training: The Martial Arts Training Diary
by Art Brisacher
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This is a martial arts training diary designed to help martial artists maximize their training efforts regardless of their style, level of expertise, fitness or age. The log pages for recording progress are divided into six specific areas that most... (read more)

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Zanshin: Meditation and the Mind in Modern Martial Arts
Zanshin: Meditation and the Mind in Modern Martial Arts
by Vince Morris
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Karate sensei Morris discusses how to create harmony between mind and boyd, and the importance of utilizing the mind to improve the technical side of martial arts. Describes various types of meditation and how to combine them with physical expercise.... (read more)

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Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan (Unique Literary Books of the World)
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan (Unique Literary Books of the World)
by Jwing Ming Yang
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Tai chi chuan is the most popular as well as least understood Chinese martial art currently practiced. However, Yang Jwing-Ming, one of the most notable tai chi teachers, attempts to clear some common misconceptions through effective explanations and... (read more)

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T'Ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense
T'Ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense
by Tt Liang
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For the student who has already mastered the basic postures, this book addresses itself to the philosophy behind the system of movements and to all the variations possible.... (read more)

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The Complete Martial Artist: Developing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of a Champion
The Complete Martial Artist: Developing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of a Champion
by Willie B Johnson
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In martial arts there is a wide array of forms and highly specific styles. This diversity encourages an emphasis on the differences between the philosophies, techniques, and practices associated with each art. In The Complete Martial Artist, Willie The... (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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