Karate books, Kung Fu Books, Jiu Jitsu books
$12.95In Karate Basics, readers will learn:
* The origination of Karate—the philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art
* What happens in a Karate class—taking readers through their first class and explaining the gear and clothing used in Karate training
* The basic elements of the style—stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches, and kicks
* Sparring drills and kata to help students understand and apply the basics to their practice
* How to progress in Karate—creating a training program, testing for belt promotion, and an overview of competitions and tournaments
* A comprehensive list of resources helps students further develop their knowledge of and training in karate
The Martial Arts Basics series provides a complete introduction to the martial arts. All of the books in the series are meant to coach beginning students through their first six months of practice—and beyond. These books allow students to gain a complete understanding of the art form from the very beginning—helping them progress faster and with a clearer vision of purpose. Learn More
$12.99This book is a comprehensive study guide to the fundamental and intermediate levels of Shaolin long fist kung-fu. In terms of showing and preserving knowledge for the students and instructors of long fist, this volume provides an invaluable aid for teaching sequences and explaining other aspects of the style. This book lays a foundation for beginning and advanced stages of long fist in terms of giving the student of kung-fu a grounding in fundamental and intermediate knowledge and skill. Learn More
$13.00Wild Goose Qigong covers the simple yet effective exercises that the Chinese Masters developed centuries ago to keep you young, beautiful and healthy. Learn More
$13.95The only book that discloses the secrets of the techniques of Dragon-Tiger sword -- killer sword. The demonstrator, Sifu Cheng, was the only successor of this fatal and practical sword style. The book reveals the origin, form, training system and application of the Dragon-Tiger Double sword style. Learn More
$14.95There are many martial arts books available that show adults how to instruct young adults, but this is the first book to help young adults learn in a completely fun and safe manner on their own! Super Karate for Kids presents the basic skills common to most martial arts -- such as punching, blocking and kicking, -- in an easy-to-follow format. It includes chapters on hand techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, the four primary kicks, basic self-defense skills and games designed to make training fun and exciting! Specially designed for young martial artists, Super Karate for Kids features large print, clear and simple instructions, as well as hundreds of dynamic photographs. Finally a fun, informative and safe (no need to worry parents!) book created specially for young martial artists to read and learn from on their own! Learn More
Northern Shaolin is a complete martial art, incorporating kicks, strikes, sweeps, throws, grappling, and groundfighting. Northern Shaolin's history can be traced directly to the Shaolin temple, and it has been the style of choice for some of the 20th century's most renowned martial arts masters.
This book explores and reveals, for the first time in print, Northern Shaolin's two person sparring form. The form is a comprehensive introduction to Northern Shaolin's fighting strategy and its most effective techniques.
The co-author, Lai Hung, is a famous Northern Shaolin stylist and full contact fighter. After winning his first All-Asia tournament at the age of 19, he went on to complete successfully in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Learn More
$14.95The Five-Pattern Kung Fu is a complete kung fu system, which was originally practiced by the monks of the Shao Lin Monastery in Fu Kien Province in the middle of Ching Dynasty, about more than two hundred years ago. These two books (part one and two) illustrate and explain all the techniques and forms of dragon, snake, tiger, leopard and crane.
About the Author:
Professor Leung Ting is the founder of the Leung Ting WingTsun system, permanent president and 10th level Master of Comprehension (MOC) of the International Wingtsun Association. He possessed a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English Literature and Language. He was conferred the title of Doctor of Philosophy in 1979. Dr. Leung Ting had instructed at the Combat-arts of the National Sport of Bulgaria as a guest-professor in 1997. Leung Ting¡¦s Wing Tsun kungfu system is worldwide practiced by hundreds of thousands of martial art practitioners over 60 countries and embraced by the special forces, including the FBI and Marine Corps of the USA, SEK and GSG9 of Germany, RAID of France, GIP of Luxembourg, NOCS of Italy, and special police units of Belgium, Austria, Spain, etc. Besides his career of WingTsun kungfu, Professor Leung Ting has also been a kungfu film director, TV series director as well as martial art book writer Learn More
$14.95Black Belt Hall of Fame member William Cheung covers the techniques and history of the dragon pole. This weapon, the most effective version of the staff and long pole, was developed by Grandmaster Gee Sin. This book combines wing chun with dragon pole techniques, making the techniques more effective Learn More
$14.99How To Defend Yourself contains practical martial arts strategies that can be learned quickly and easily, even if the reader has never before studied the martial arts. Drawn from the traditional fighting styles of Shaolin Long Fist (Changuan) and Shaolin White Crane (Bai he), the techniques in How To Defend Yourself have been selected for both their simplicity and their speed of application. Readers will learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, and Qin Na (Chin Na - joint locking); how to protect themselves with techniques against a barehanded attacker, and an attacker armed with a knife. Readers will also discover how to use a belt, shoes, or even a shirt to defend themselves! The mind of an attacker and the mind of a victim are revealed in How to Defend Yourself. And perhaps the first, and most valuable lesson in staying safe, is learning how not to look like a victim. How To Defend Yourself is a "must have" acquisition for all personal and community library martial arts collections. There are very few books in the typical library that have the potential to save the reader's life -- How To Defend Yourself is the best of those few. -- Midwest Book Review Learn More
$15.00Push Hands is a basic exercise for two partners that is practiced by students of T'ai Chi. Paul Crompton presents it here as a means of training oneself to relax under physical and mental pressure and to improve one's interactions with others in everyday life. Confronting the fear of threats to one's self-image and of losing one's balance is part of the psychological dimension of this practice. The author also offers, in workbook style, instruction in the fundamentals of the soft form of Push Hands and prepares the ground for studying the hard form, which is the actual fighting style. With step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrating the movements, plus chapters on the concept of ch'i and Taoist philosophy, the book provides both practical advice and a philosophical appreciation of this popular Chinese exercise.
Paul Crompton has been teaching T'ai Chi in England since the early 1970's. He is the editor of the British magazine Karate and Oriental Arts and the author of several books, including the T'ai Chi Workbook. Learn More