Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and att..
An illustrated guide to the history, philosophy, and technique of this popular Japanese martial art. NUME CARTE: Aikido: Step by Step, HardcoverISBN: 0754828441PRET EDITURA: 52.99AUTOR(i): Peter BradyEDITURA: Lorenz BooksCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 2013DATA PUBLICARE: 2013FORMAT: 228..
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth ce..
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth cen..
Eskrima stick fighting is indigenous to the Philippines and in the 1950s one of the most popular styles emerged: Balintawak. To appreciate Anciong Bacon's Balintawak Eskrima, you have to understand set-ups, anticipation, the art of outwitting through ruses and lures; economy and simplification of mo..
The three advanced kata in this book are a challenge to the performer's level of maturity. From the smooth and flowing movements of Gojushiho Dai through the transformations in the equally long Gojushiho Sho to the serene and mellow Meikyo kata, both the techniques learned in the basic kata and more..
Fully described and illustrated in this volume are the widely practiced Bassal and Kanku kata from the JFA recommended group. The student learns fast and slow techniques, the dynamics of strength, how to turn weakness into strength, changing directions, jumping and going to ground. NUME CARTE: Best ..
This book complements volume 3 of this series and, like the earlier volume, includes writings of masters of the martial arts to guide the student toward spiritual awareness and mental maturity. It places kumite in perspective, relating it to training as a whole. NUME CARTE: Best Karate, Volume 4: Ku..
The kata in this volume are at the advanced level and may be selected for examination above the grade of shodan. In Unsu, there are constant transformations, signified by the name meaning ``Cloud Hands.`` All parts of the body are used as weapons, with feints and provocations leading to unique combi..
Words of the Dragon is an anthology of newspaper and magazine interviews from 1958 to 1973 revealing Bruce Lee's own fascinating words and explanations about Bruce himself, his art and philosophy. Interesting and insightful, Words of the Dragon provides the reader a means to understand the real Bruc..
Voice of British boxing Steve Bunce looks across the trajectory of the sport over the course of his half century at the side of the ring, from Joe Bugner beating Henry Cooper in the seventies to Bunce's insight into the rise of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. NUME CARTE: Bunce's Big Fat Short History..
Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ's divinity (and won). Less successful, but ..
The title of this book: CAN I SEE YOUR HANDS refers to one of the key outcomes of this book-- being able to tell whether or not people want to cause us harm. To put it very simply, if you can see someone's hands and they are not concealing them, holding a weapon or positioning to strike you, one's l..
In the global world of the twenty-first century, martial arts are practiced for self-defense and sporting purposes only. However, for thousands of years, they were a central feature of military practice in China and essential for the smooth functioning of society. Individuals who were adept in using..
Cold Steel (originally published by Leatherneck magazine), was the Marine bible of unarmed combat. Emphasizing the practice aspect of bayonet, knife and stick fighting, this rare volume also provides short courses in unarmed combat and knife throwing. For academic study only NUME CARTE: Cold Steel, ..
This comprehensive compendium covers all aspects of self-defense knives, including their history, development, and technology, as well as practice, training, and combat techniques. Learn about the historical development of modern self-defense knives and their various technical systems, designs, and ..
Leading the reader through simple yet powerful, brutally effective methods of self-defense designed for use in myriad street crime scenarios, this guide explains the use of force continuum and teaches how to efficiently avoid potentially violent encounters though the use of "pre-incident indicators...
A guide to martial arts, the history of karate, and a wide range of karate techniques. NUME CARTE: Essential Karate Book, HardcoverISBN: 4805312971PRET EDITURA: 94.99AUTOR(i): Graeme LundEDITURA: Tuttle PublishingCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: August 2014DATA PUBLICARE: 2014..
WINNER -- SPORTS -- USA Best Books Award 2015 Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an ``unfair advantage`` b..
Written by master of ``kobudo`` (ancient self-defense weapons) Fumio Demura, this book collects his separate works on karate weapons in one volume As one of the most highly respected and influential ``karatek``a in the world, Fumio Demura has written several books on karate weapons, including ``ton..
Learn to master ninjutsu techniques and the Budo warrior ethos with this informative and entertaining martial arts guide. Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your ultimate guide to the esoteric knowledge and teachings of the ancient Japanese shinobi. It..
With foreword by Ted Wong, apply the combat science of Bruce Lee's revolutionary martial art. NUME CARTE: Jeet Kune Do, PaperbackISBN: 0804847797PRET EDITURA: 70.99AUTOR(i): Teri TomEDITURA: Tuttle PublishingCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Decembrie 2016DATA PUBLICARE: 2016..
Are you planning to learn Karate, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a teacher? Are you taking a class but confused by the technical terms used to describe the punches? Karate Basics teaches you all the fundamentals of this ancient martial art form in a clear and easy-to-understand m..
Master the techniques and warrior spirit of karate with this illustrated martial arts guide. The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. Karate: Technique and Spirit describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this g..
In recent years, the grappling arts have proven to be the most effective form of combat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and no-holds-barred (NHB) competitions. Above all others, the Gracie brand of Brazilian jujitsu has become recognized as the preeminent fighting style in unarmed combat. Now Renzo Gra..
From their roots in China, the historical development of each karate and kobudo system--Okinawa's greatest cultural export--is presented here via the teachers who formulated them into the many fragmented styles practiced today throughout the world. Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techni..
AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGINGAs a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becom..
Includes explanations of the methods of catch-as-catch and is accompanied by clear illustrations that show how to use them most effectively, and the background of this unique sport is traced through America, Japan, England, and Ireland. NUME CARTE: Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling and the Ro..
``Get tough, get down in the gutter, win at all costs... I teach what is called 'Gutter Fighting.' There's no fair play, no rules except one: kill or be killed.`` - W.E. Fairbairn Learn self-defense from one of the most badass hand-to-hand combat experts the world has ever seen W. E. Fairbairn is a..
Former US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Jonathan T. Gilliam brings his unique professional perspective to teach you the art of awareness and attack avoidance by sharing unconventional warfare techniques and how to think like an attacker. Fight back, because we are sheep no more This personal safe..
Strengthen Your Body, Improve Your Balance and Rejuvenate Your Spirit The ancient Chinese health system of tai chi is now practiced throughout the world more regularly than any other form of exercise. It promises all the benefits of a strong body, and it is also noted for calming the mind and impro..
The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu is the ultimate guide to Kung Fu, from theory to practical application. This unique martial arts book, by a celebrated Grandmaster, is a complete and comprehensive introduction to Kung Fu and all other aspects of ancient Shaolin wisdom. You will learn the ancient art of th..
Gichin Funakoshi is a legendary figure and the founder of Shotokan karate, the most popular style of Japanese karate, with millions of practitioners worldwide. In The Essence of Karate, Funakoshi creates, in his own words, a narrative of modern karate. He explains the philosophical and spiritual und..
Fiore dei Liberi was a weapons-master from Italy who was active in the 14th and early 15th century. After fifty years of training Italy's elite, he put his art to paper and created the Flower of Battle. The Flower of Battle covers unarmed combat, the use of the dagger, sword, spear, axe as well as f..
Jack Dempsey was instrumental in creating the first million-dollar gate. That momentous event occurred in 1921 when he faced Georges Carpentier, the French heavyweight champion. Dempsey went on to annihilate his opponent. Four more million-dollar gates would occur over the next several years due pri..
Look past the legends and learn about the REAL ninjas of feudal Japan with this entertaining, illustrated ninjutsu guide. Ninjutsu, the least understood of the Japanese martial arts, is an ancient fighting style emphasizing natural movement, responsiveness to adversaries, and absolute practicality. ..
Selected writings from the most influential texts of the samurai era--in a pocket-size edition. The samurai of Japan, who were the country's military elite from medieval times to the end of the nineteenth century, were synonmous with valor, honor, and martial arts prowess. Their strict adherence to ..
``The Text Book of Boxing`` is one of the most important boxing books of all time. First published in 1914 and written by England's finest fighter, ``The Text Book of Boxing`` is a master class in the manly art of pugilism. This boxing manual contains over 40 photographs and detailed instructions on..
From the greatest champions to memorable matches and everything in between, the best of WWE is ranked once and for all. Let the countdown begin WWE: The Book of Top 10s is packed with information and trivia and will provide hours of ammunition and controversy as fans debate the lists, arguing posit..
In 2016, Booklist observed, ``Thomas Hauser is a treasure. Whatever he writes is worth reading. Boxing is blessed that he has focused so much of his career on the sweet science.`` There Will Always Be Boxing continues this tradition of excellence. A poignant look at Muhammad Ali--whose life was cel..
In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters--one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they..
The essential guide to Wing Chun Kung-Fu--basic forms and principles, fighting and grappling, advanced techniques and weapons. Featuring over 300 black and white photos and step-by-step illustrations, Wing Chun Kung-Fu: A Complete Guide offers clear, straightforward, and authoritative instruction to..
With more than 700 detailed photographs illustrating moves and countermoves, this book shows how to handle any opponent in virtually any situation. Winning Wrestling Moves provides high school and college wrestlers and their coaches with all the fundamentals and latest refinements in wrestling tech..
All the best moments of WWE RAW An anniversary edition covering 25 years of WWE's flagship entertainment event, packed with all the highlights, amazing photography, and fascinating facts. From the very first show in January 1993 to January 2018, all the memorable moments, key matches, and shocking p..