Martial arts books, Karate Books, Kung Fu Books
$30.00Most books on karate usually do not provide complete, detailed instructions and illustrations-the fundamentals plus the fine points-that readers hope for. This book fills the gaps left by others.
The late Master Masatoshi Nakayama, chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association, left this book as a testament. It reveals his great experience as a karate competitor and teacher, describing and illustrating in detail all the correct movements involved in the particular block, punch, or kick you want to perfect, as well as instructions--on combining blocking techniques with decisive counterattacks. Also included is a glossary of all Japanese karate terms and a guide to their pronunciation.
Because of the lightning speed of karate techniques, normal camera work often fails to record the action accurately. For this reason, many of the photo sequences found in Dynamic Karate were taken using a stroboscope with a flash time of 1/10,000 of a second, enabling you to follow each movement as it is actually performed. Learn More
$16.99The 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 combination techniques and multidirectional kciks. Sochin is characterized by a certain solemnity and imperturbability. Using a very stable stance, muscular power is built up slowly in many movements, instantaneously in others, leading to a keen sense of timing for continuous attacks. Nijushiho offers training in the unique back-hand block (haishu uke). It requires integration of varying strengths and speed, and mastery can be seen in a smooth and unbroken flow of movements. Learn More
$16.99The 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
$16.95For 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
$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
$12.95Drawing from his lifelong dedication to martial arts training and competition, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace offers instructional advice, anecdotes about his full-contact karate career, and often-controversial thoughts about industry trends in his collection of columns originally published in "Black Belt". From his skeptical criticism of chi power to his claim that a steady diet of greasy junk food lubricates ones joints, Wallace's humor, insight and charisma reveal why he is a sought-after commentator, writer and seminar presenter. The Best of Bill Wallace features more than 60 Black Belt columns, originally published from 1990 to 2005, presenting the experience and opinions of one ot the martial arts world's most recognized and respected personalities. Learn More
$20.00The Black Belt Test Guide covers basic and advanced material necessary to pass the Shodan (1st degree black belt) test. A great book to give the new student. Lots of material for teachers as well. History, techniques and interviews. Rank requirement chart plus a place to record all promotions, from first stripe to black belt. (This book is now officially out of print ) Already being sold for $100+ on ebay and Amazon. Dojo: get quantity discount while supply lasts. Learn More
$19.95Analyzes 100 basic, intermediate, and advanced black belt self-defense techniques. There are over 300 pictures and clearly detailed explanations of one step sparring, which can be used for street defense and free sparring. These techniques can be applied to all styles of martial arts.
$16.99In 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
$19.99Since ancient times Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced as a holistic mind/body fitness system, bringing immense benefits for practitioners in health, longevity, relaxation, and concentration. But Tai Chi Chuan was also practiced as an effective and deadly martial art.
Because of this, the ancient masters rarely disclosed their secrets, guarding them as closely as they would military secrets. They preserved their profound insights in obscure songs, poems, and classics, revealing only to those they considered trustworthy and ready for such secrets. That is, until this century.
Now, you can reap the benefits of centuries of wisdom and practical experience to deepen and refine your Tai Chi Chuan. Discover ways to reach the essence of your Form and take your Push Hands to higher levels.
Dr. Yang has translated these classics from the original Chinese, and has written commentaries to make them more accessible to contemporary minds. Tai Chi Secrets of the Wu & Li Styles is an invaluable resource for students who seek true understanding of their art, and the Wu & Li Styles, focusing heavily on internal development, are perfect for advanced practitioners and senior citizens. Learn More