Martial arts books, Karate Books, Kung Fu Books
$35.00Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling, and joint techniques of judo. Thus, Shin Kage Ryu is a complete fighting system, one that combines the best elements of karate with those of jujutsu.
The unique mix of disciplines in Shin Kage Ryu makes it possible to fight with an opponent in an upright position and, if necessary, take him to the ground and score a victory by grappling or choking. Students are also taught extensive attack and defense techniques with both the sword and knife.
Author of the successful Karate Training: The Samurai Legacy and Modern Practice, Robin L. Rielly has written this book as an introduction to Shin Kage Ryu for those unfamiliar with it, and to insure that the knowledge of this fighting art is not lost. It remains a pure martial art, and because it is not practiced in sporting contests, its kata are often closer to real combat. Although in some ways similar to karate kata, advanced black belts in karate agree that the kata of Shin Kage Ryu have a different feeling-one that is both powerful and effective. As such, this book is an essential handbook for every karate practitioner and enthusiast. 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
$15.00Jhoon 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
$23.95This book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the high-octane world of Far Eastern film-making: from the balletic to the ballistic, from the grace of Bruce Lee to the bullet-ridden bloodletting of John Woo, from the comedy stunts of Jackie Chan to the action choreography of Ching Siu Tung, from versatile leading man Chow Yun Fat to fighting females Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock, from prolific action director Samo Hung to Tsui Hark, dubbed the 'Steven Spielberg of Hong Kong'. It is also a comprehensive guide to the history of Hong Kong cinema, tracing the background to this exciting film genre from filmed Chinese opera, through the work of the Shaw Brothers and Lau Kar Leung, to the mixture of fantasy and fast-moving action that typifies the present day style Learn More
$20.00A review from a satisfied customer: M.Uyehara has written this interesting biography of Bruce Lee. The book describes his journey through Kung Fu and the development of his own style (Jeet Kune Do), and also the development of his own personal life and studies of oriental philosophy. This is not a text book of techniques and styles but is a story of one man's life. I enjoyed the book for its real time, accurate accounts, with pictures of his acting career and personal life. It could have been improved by the inclusion of some information on his techniques, and some diagrams. Though this information is available in other books such as Bruce Lee's Fighting Method Vol 1-4. I really enjoyed this book, it is an easy read and I would recommend it for anyone interested in martial arts 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
$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
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