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  1. Chon-Ji of the Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    Chon-Ji of the Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    $15.00

    Jhoon Rhee has been called "The Father of American Tae Kwon Do" and holds the rank of seventh dan. He is internationally renowned and has instructed members of Congress. The chon-ji form is directed toward the beginning white belt. Applications are included with foot patterns, overhead views and one-step sparring. Learn More
  2. Chinese Boxing Masters and Methods

    Chinese Boxing Masters and Methods

    $15.00

    Distilling the martial art known in the West as kung fu, Robert Smith presents Chinese boxing (ch’uan shu) as an art “that combines the hardness of a wall and the softness of a butterfly’s wings.” His lively, pragmatic account conveys the discipline and insights acquired in ten years of study and travel in Asia. Smith describes his work with t’ai chi master Cheng Man-ch’ing, and connects ch’uan shu with the softer aspects and inner power of that popular practice. Fifty black and white photos illustrate this informative and personal account of the Chinese boxing tradition. Learn More
  3. Liu Tong Exercise

    Liu Tong Exercise

    $15.00

    ntegrating breathing techniques, Liu Tong Exercise offers relaxation as well as building up physical strength and improving muscle tone. — The set of 36 movements or postures is easy to learn. Patients with physical impairment can do it sitting down. It does not require special outfit or equipment. Once you have learned it, you can do it almost anywhere at any time. The benefits are many. Participants report better balance, better sleep, better mood, less stiffness and less pain.

    In 1996, Liu Tong Exercise was introduced at Pacific Complementary Medicine Center by Bob Hong. Liu Tong Exercise consists of 36 movements, each specifically designed to stimulate a certain section or regulate a certain function of the body.

    These postures are surprisingly simple, yet they call for a certain precision of form to bring the desired results health-wise. Each is repeated 10 times in a rhythmic motion. Throughout, consistent repetition is basic to success.

    Age is irrelevant in the practice of Liu Tong. In a class where the age span was 55-92, all the students were able to go through the exercises, and did so with enthusiasm.

    It is helpful to have a gentle warm-up period, such as the building of chi (or qi) by rubbing the hands together, limbering the shoulders with swimming motions and deep abdominal breathing. Of course, deep breathing is a factor in the entire program, but, in the warm-up, it is done consciously as an exercise unto itself. Learn More
  4. Tai Chi for Two the Practice of Push Hands

    Tai Chi for Two the Practice of Push Hands

    $15.00

    Push 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
  5. Made in America

    Made in America

    $15.99

    Matt discloses his most private thoughts and feelings during both his epic victories and his crushing losses. But when the gloves come off, there's Matt Hughes the man. He talks with unflinching honesty about his early hell-raising and his near-death experience, the moment he let God into his heart, falling in love with his wife, the birth of his daughter, and all the important events of his life -- and he shares personal photographs never before seen by the public. Learn More
  6. Tan-Gun and To-San of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    Tan-Gun and To-San of Tae Kwon Do Hyung

    $16.95

    Directed toward gold belt, this fully illustrated volume addresses these two taekwondo forms, along with combinations, attack techniques, and basic street-defence moves for the beginner. Learn More
  7. The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    $16.95

    Contains over 1,000 photographs which detail each move, step-by-step. It also covers the stances, hand techniques and kicks needed to master each pattern. Forms included are Tae-Geuk #1-8 and Koryo. Learn More
  8. The Essence of Self Defense

    The Essence of Self Defense

    $16.95

    A basic self-instructional manual that will enable students to defend themselves against most physical attacks. Learn More
  9. The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    $16.95

    For almost forty years, one of the most influential voices in the martial arts has belonged to master Hee Il Cho. In addition to being a Ninth Degree Belt in Tae Kwon Do, author of 11 books, and creator of the most extensive video training program in the world (over 70 tapes), Master Cho is recognized as one of the most innovative martial artists alive. An inductee into the Hall of Fame, Master Cho Continues to train and refine the martial arts, passing his knowledge on to students in over twenty countries.
    " It is our aim to promote good will amongst all martial artists; to teach that it is peace, harmony and truth that are the guides to universal happiness. These basic, fundamental elements are found in the teachings of all systems of martial arts. By being aware of what we have to give, together we can help create a less violent, more understanding world." Learn More
  10. Best Karate Basics: #4 Kumite 2

    Best Karate Basics: #4 Kumite 2

    $16.99

    This book complements volume 3 of this series and, like the earlier volume, includes writings of masters of the martiasl arts to guide the student toward spiritual awareness and mental maturity. It places kumite in perspective, relating it to training as a whole. Learn More
  11. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    $16.99

    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 techniques learned in the basic kata and more sophisticated tactics call on the deepest reserves of balance, coordination, timing and technical skill. Learn More
  12. Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    $16.99

    In kumite (sparring) basic techniques are sharened and body movement and distancing acquired through practical application. This volume explains the types and meaning of kumite and the relation between jiyu kumite and basic training in fundamentals. Demonstrated by instructors of the Japan Karate Association. Learn More

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