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Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense

by Darrell Max Craig Tuttle Publishing (February 17, 2015)

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art.

The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class...


Mastering the Samurai Sword: A Full-Color, Step-by-Step Guide [Downloadable Material Included]

by Cary Nemeroff Tuttle Publishing (September 02, 2014)

Memorialized in countless books and movies, the history of Japan's fearsome samurai warriors is known all over the world. Who can forget these Japanese masters' skills with the sword? Today, samurai warriors...


She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells...


Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence

by Gershon Ben Keren Tuttle Publishing (December 23, 2014)

Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters.

Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy behind the Krav Maga method,...


The Tactical Knife

by James Morgan Ayres & Mykel Hawke Skyhorse (July 08, 2014)

Tactical knives are the fast-growing field of American bladesmithing. Now, in one groundbreaking volume, tactical knife expert James Morgan Ayres shares more than four decades of real-world experience with purpose-designed...


Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques

by Mark Bishop Tuttle Publishing (October 15, 1999)

From their roots in China, the historical development of each karate and kobudo system—Okinawa's greatest cultural export—is presented here via the teachers who formulated them into the many fragmented styles...


Krav Maga

by Boaz Aviram Skyhorse (July 15, 2014)

  • The complete beginner’s guide to Krav Maga 
  • An instructional book for athletes interested in this type of self-defense
  • Updated edition that contains the basic rules and new tips to improve your form and prevent...


The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu

by Remigiusz Borda & Marian Winiecki Tuttle Publishing (March 18, 2014)

Learn to master ninjutsu techniques and the Budo warrior ethos with this informative and entertaining martial arts guide.

Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master! The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your...


Tae Kwon Do

by Yeon Hee Park, Yeon Hwan Park & Jon Gerrard Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

Tae Kwon Do is more than just a fighting style: it combines self-defense, exercise, meditation, philosophy, and self-awareness to improve oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Over 400 million students...


Eternal Spring: Taijiquan, Qi Gong, and the Cultivation of Health, Happiness and Longevity

by Michael Acton Singing Dragon (March 15, 2009)

This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies of Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an insightful way. It expounds their value in our daily lives as an effective means of combating...


Parkour and the Art du déplacement

by Vincent Thibault & Casey Roberts Baraka Books (October 08, 2013)

Parkour, the art of displacement, or freerunning—whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. Not satisfied to suffer through urban...


The Ninja Mind: Harnessing the Mental Strength and Physical Abilities of the Ninjutsu Masters

by Kevin Keitoshi Casey & Stephen K. Hayes Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Enter the mind of one of ninjutsu's greatest teachers and start your journey towards martial arts mastery!

Masters in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless...


Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

by Yeon Hwan Park & Jon Gerrard Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

The ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do allows its practitioners to reach physical prowess, moral development, and spiritual growth. Black Belt Tae Kwon Do is designed to meet the needs of students who...


Why I Fight: The Belt Is Just an Accessory

by Jay Dee "B.J." Penn & Dave Weintraub HarperCollins e-books (April 13, 2010)

Claiming that “the belt is just an accessory,” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn explains Why I Fight in this honest, intimate, and fascinating memoir. Written with David...


Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat

by Forrest Griffin & Erich Krauss HarperCollins e-books (June 02, 2009)

A New York Times Bestseller, Got Fight? is an hysterical, entertaining, and in-your-face guide to fighting from the most enigmatic and unpredictable fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Forrest Griffin is the...


Chen: Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style

by Jan Silberstorff Singing Dragon (July 15, 2009)

In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights into Chen style Taijiquan, explaining its background and key principles. He discusses the different Chen...


Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns: Tools & Tactics for Survival Preparedness

by Scott W. Wagner Gun Digest Books (January 23, 2013)

Is your gun a SURVIVAL GUN?

Getting through an emergency--whether fire or flood, economic collapse or mass civil rioting and every disaster small and large in between--can depend largely on the firearms you...


Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis: An Inside Look at the Most Tragic and Influential Police Gunfight of the Modern Era.

by Michael E. Wood Gun Digest Books (November 01, 2012)

As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting, Michael E. Wood grew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and...


Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido

by Phong Thong Dang & Lynn Seiser Tuttle Publishing (December 04, 2012)

Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual.

Although Aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced...


Beyond the Lion's Den: The Life, The Fights, The Techniques

by Ken Shamrock & Erich Krauss Tuttle Publishing (November 06, 2012)

Inside the Lion's Den is the remarkable story of Ken Shamrock's ascent to the top of reality martial combat.

A legendary Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and former professional wrestler, Shamrock is an inspiration...


The Art of Life and Death: Lessons in Budo From a Ninja Master

by Sleiman Azizi, Daniel Fletcher & Masaaki Hatsumi Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2012)

This masterfully crafted guide to ninjitsu or budo explore in depth the history, culture and philosophy of this fascinating and enduring Japanese martial art.

Budo is one of the least understood forms of art...


Advanced Aikido

by Phong Thong Dang & Lynn Seiser Tuttle Publishing (October 20, 2012)

Master Japanese Aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Aikido, while uniquely beautiful among the martial arts, is also deceptively powerful, effective, and efficient. Dedicated practitioners know that...


The Secrets of Kalis Illustrisimo: The Filipino Fighting Art Explained

by Antonio Diego & Christopher Ricketts Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

Master the art of filipino kalis with this illustrated martial arts guide.

The Filipino martial art of ilustrisimo hails from Cebu, Philippines, where martial arts are still considered a matter of life-and-death...


Pressure Point Fighting: A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts

by Rick Clark Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

Supplement your martial arts skills with this expert guide to pressure point fighting.

Western students of Asian martial arts have long been haunted by the aching suspicion that something is missing from the...


The Way of the Modern Warrior: Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century

by Stephen F. Kaufman Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2012)

Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century.

The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the samurai philosophy of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen...


The Ninja Defense: A Modern Master's Approach to Universal Dangers

by Stephen K. Hayes Tuttle Publishing (October 23, 2012)

Master the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu with this illustrated, informative guide.

In The Ninja Defense, the classic art of the ninja is updated for maximum effectiveness in modern day situations. Stephen...


When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts

by Jeffrey Mann & Patrick McCarthy Tuttle Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Uncover the historical truth about Buddhist warrior monks with this informative and enlightening book.

Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master...


The International Boxing Hall of Fame's Basic Boxing Skills

by Floyd Patterson & Bert Randolph Sugar Skyhorse (May 17, 2007)

For all boxers and fans, this step-by-step guide to successful boxing by a two-time World Heavyweight Champion will be educational and entertaining. Floyd Patterson set out to “pass along to you what I’ve...


U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook provides doctrinal guidance, techniques, and procedures governing the use of interrogators as human intelligence collection agents in support of a commander’s...


U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 26, 2013)

Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history...


Navy SEAL Sniper

by Brandon Webb, Glen Doherty, Don Mann & Chris Kyle Skyhorse (March 08, 2013)

The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment...


Shooter's Bible Guide to Concealed Carry, 2nd Edition

by Brad Fitzpatrick Skyhorse (January 15, 2019)

If you are one of the millions of Americans who chooses to exercise your Second Amendment Right but haven’t quite mastered the proper technique with guns, then this is the essential manual for you. It is your...


Zen Shaolin Karate: The complete Practice, Philosophy and History

by Nathan Johnson Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

"Nathan Johnson has captured the essence of true karate-do." —Paul Clifton, Editor, Combat and Traditional Karate

Kata, the "present movements forming the backbone of all Karate styles", have been a source of...


Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

by Thomas Cleary Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2012)

This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics.

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation...


Paper Tigers

by Toby Howden Unbound Digital (August 09, 2017)

For any aspiring martial artist having a real-life, hard-drinking, version of Mr Miyagi turn up on your doorstep offering to teach the secrets of the Samurai would be a dream come true. When Toby's best friend...


HSING-I CHUAN

by James McMeil & Andrew Jackson Clink Street Publishing (June 19, 2018)

Hsing-I is one of the true treasures of the internal martial arts. Based on ancient Taoist philosophy, it has both the capacity to be used as a devastating martial art alongside its ability to improve the health...


How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighting Without Fighting

by Nathaniel Cooke & Robert Twigger Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do...


Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of Filipino Martial Arts

by Mark Wiley Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts is an intriguing collection of essays on Filipino martial arts.

Featured are insightful essays by Filipino martial artists:

  • Krishna...


Practical Karate Volume 5: Self-Defense for Women

by Masatoshi Nakayama & Donn F. Draeger Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

“The authors do not purport to turn out a legion of female karate experts. They have selected responses for the average woman and…are generous with advice and warning. They have worked out terse descriptions...


Practical Karate Volume 4: Defense Against Armed Assailants

by Donn F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

“The illustrations are clear and the instructions are simple, and a reasonably agile [practitioner] will not find it difficult to master these practical techniques… It really is a serious book.” — Mainichi...


Practical Karate Volume 3: Defense Against Multiple Assailants

by Donn F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

"For the person who has already mastered the fundamentals, the present volume, profuse with diagrams and photographs, will serve as a handy guide to expanding [the options]." — Yomiuri Shimbun

Practical Karate:...


Practical Karate Volume 2: Defense Against an Unarmed Assailant

by Donn F. Draeger & Masatoshi Nakayama Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

"The illustrations represent situations where attacks actually occur, rather than a gymnasium scene, which considerably enhances their realism…An excellent point is the emphasis on footwork, with diagrams similar...


Beginning T'ai Chi

by Tri Thong Dang Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

A perfect introduction to Tai Chi for beginners!

More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


Tuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China & Japan

by Daniel Kogan & Sun-jin Kim Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

Featuring translations of terms from Korean, Chinese and Japanese this dictionary is a must have for any serious martial arts practitioner.

The modern martial artist requires more than a mere vocabulary listing....


Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu

by P'ng Chye Khim & Donn F. Draeger Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Master the ancient Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated martial arts guide.

The style of marital arts described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin...


Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police

by Man Kam Lo Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Master the effective, practical style of Kung Fu practiced by the Taiwanese police with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Police Kung Fu: The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police is a comprehensive...


Ninjutsu The Art of Invisibility: Facts, Legends, and Techniques

by Donn F. Draeger Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

All the facts, legends and technique of the ninja are presented here y one of the foremost authorities on the subject.

The Ninja, also known as Shinobi, inspired awe and terror in equal measure. Master of espionage...


Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

by Koryu Uchinadi, Patrick McCarthy & Yuriko McCarthy Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1999)

In Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi readers have access, for the first time, to an extensive collection of the most important documents written by and about Okinawa's most famous karate and kobudo...


Kungfu Basics

by Paul Eng Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to training and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu!

Are you...