• Okinawan Kobudo: The History, Tools, and Techniques of the by Andrea Guarelli

    By Andrea Guarelli

    Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago used to be the birthplace of 2 equipment of self-defense now practiced around the world: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, referred to as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the learn of guns tailored from the instruments of farming and fishing.

    Okinawan Kobudo unearths, for the 1st time via print and pictures, the wealthy heritage and methods of this so much prestigious martial artwork recognized around the globe as Matayoshi.

    Andrea Guarelli lines the background of Matayoshi Kobudo, explores the historical past of every weapon, and demonstrates the shape and means of perform via infrequent pictures, a lot of which the writer took whereas a pupil of Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei (1921–1997).

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  • Jiu Jitsu Complete by Kiyose Nakae

    By Kiyose Nakae

    This lengthy out of print vintage textual content on Jiu-Jitsu (or Jujitsu) was once written within the Nineteen Fifties and has a lot in universal with the Judo circulate of that point interval. this can be a creditors textual content for Senseis and those that delight in the out of print vintage texts that profile an paintings as practiced in a selected period. Dan Zan Ryu and Kito Ryu practitioners will relish the thoughts. you will find this in smooth taking a look Seventies and 80s paperback models however the collector will savor the fashion of those early hardback variants.

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  • When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen by Jeffrey K. Mann

    By Jeffrey K. Mann

    Movie, tv and renowned fiction have lengthy exploited just like the serene Buddhist monk who's grasp of the lethal craft of hand-to-hand strive against. whereas the media overly romanticizes the connection among a philosophy of non-violence and the artwork of scuffling with, When Buddhists Attack exhibits this hyperlink to be however actual, even natural.

    Exploring the origins of Buddhism and the ethos of the japanese samurai, collage professor and martial arts practitioner Jeffrey Mann strains the shut connection among the Buddhist approach of compassion and how of the warrior. This ebook serves as a uncomplicated creation to the heritage, philosophy, and present perform of Zen because it pertains to the japanese martial arts. It examines the weather of Zen that experience chanced on a spot in budo—the martial way—such as zazen, mushin, zanshin and fudoshin, then is going directly to talk about the ethics and perform of budo as sleek game. delivering insights into how traits indispensable to the real martial artist are interwoven with this historical spiritual philosophy, this publication can help practitioners reconnect to an genuine religious self-discipline of the martial arts.

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  • Judo Kyohan by Sakujiro Yokoyama

    By Sakujiro Yokoyama

    Origine del Kodokan Judo.
    Oggetto del Judo.
    Teoria del combattimento.
    Direttive in step with gli allievi di judo.
    Preparazione degli allievi di judo.
    Nomi delle tecniche e loro classificazione.
    Spiegazione del Nage no Kata.
    Spiegazione del cross Kyo.
    Spiegazione del Katame Waza.
    Spiegazione dellAtemi Waza.

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  • The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune by Teri Tom

    By Teri Tom

    "The instantly punch is the middle of Jeet Kune Do." —Bruce Lee

    The instantly lead was once a key point in Bruce Lee's improvement of his personal own type. It was once designed to be simple, low-priced, and brutally potent yet isn't so simple as it could actually look. Bruce Lee as soon as defined it the main tough circulate within the Jeet Kune Do arsenal.

    Lee built JKD as a reaction to the shortcomings he present in conventional martial arts, however it additionally comprises parts of Western strive against platforms that he discovered powerful. It comprises contributions starting from Jack Dempsey's method of boxing to the fencing type of Aldo Nadi.

    In The immediately Lead: The middle of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, writer Teri Tom describes the advance of the immediately punch in Western martial arts, and describes Bruce Lee's refinement of the strategy. It additionally bargains a radical guideline within the complexity and tool of the move—showing martial artists of any self-discipline the best way to comprise this devastating assault into their repertoire.

    Chapters include:
    • a short historical past of heterosexual Punching
    • Evolution of Jeet Kune Do's instantly Lead
    • The Stance
    • Mechanics of the directly Lead
    • Footwork
    • Why the directly Lead?
    • Application
    • Speed
    • diversifications of the immediately Punch

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  • Watch My Back by Geoff Thompson

    By Geoff Thompson

    Watch My again is the tale of 1 man’s look for braveness. Depressed, bullied, intimidated through lifestyles and indoctrinated to think that this was once his lot, Geoff Thompson, at the verge of a breakdown, determined to struggle again. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a role as a bouncer in a single of Britain’s roughest nightclubs. Over the subsequent ten years, he used to be occupied with enormous quantities of brutal and bloody fights that left of his buddies murdered and plenty of extra in criminal; he became himself right into a fearsome combating laptop. Geoff reached the pinnacle of his alternate and have become hooked on violence.

    Then all of it replaced. After approximately being killed in a gang assault, and nearly killing certainly one of his attackers, he was once pressured to think again his dating with violence. After writing down his studies, Geoff stumbled on an aptitude for writing.

    This is the tale of a standard guy who confronted his fears and took himself from bedsit to best-seller yet just about obtained killed at the method. Geoff Thompson is now the writer of over thirty books, a degree play and a BAFTA profitable brief movie.

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  • Complete Kicking by Sang H. Kim

    By Sang H. Kim

    Entire KICKING: the last word consultant TO KICKS FOR MARTIAL ARTS SELF-DEFENSE & wrestle activities is a finished advisor to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and past. Sang H. Kim stocks his professional wisdom of primary, leaping, spinning and a number of kicks.

    You’ll get in-depth guide for over forty kicks, together with the aim of the kick, key issues to concentrate on whilst working towards, step by step execution of the kick, the simplest pursuits for every kick, purposes for activity scuffling with and self-defense, plus the most typical kicking errors and the way to mend them. As you move, you’ll additionally examine workouts designed to enhance your kicking flexibility, energy, velocity and balance.

    This e-book is going past the fundamentals and explains the ideas at the back of notable kicks together with easy methods to generate strength utilizing your entire physique in each kick, the right way to generate greatest effect, find out how to use physique mechanics to kick greater, and the way to get the main out of each rehearsal.

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  • The Musashi Flex (Matador, Book 9) by Steve Perry

    By Steve Perry

    For a few cause this final publication of the sequence is the one ebook of the sequence that's on OverDrive. additionally, either OverDrive and Amazon name this ebook one of many series.

    The foundation of the 97-Steps (Prequel novel).

    Under the Galactic Confederation, there are only a few how you can upward push above your caste. One is to turn into a participant within the severe martial arts video game often called the Musashi Flex. within the early twenty third century, 3 humans will input its violent tradition: a battle-scarred veteran, an infiltrator, and a crafty upstart. Their fates will entwine--and be decided--in the bloody enviornment of the Flex. And in the event that they live to tell the tale, their tale becomes legend.

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  • Three Second Fighter by Geoff Thompson

    By Geoff Thompson

    The vast majority of attacks/fights final lower than three seconds and are preceded by means of competitive or disarming discussion. This booklet trains you to learn the physique language and the assault ritual of undesirable goal and "stop" your attacker within the blink of a watch through the use of a actual and/or mental "fence" and cripple capturing attack.

    The booklet additionally covers "ambush assaults" and "match scuffling with" and the way to tell apart among and educate realistically for all 3.

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