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  1. Classical Budo

    Classical Budo

    The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan

    • by
    • Donn F. Draeger
    Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. The classical budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, bujutsu, or "martial arts"; nor are they… Read More

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  3. The Essence of T'ai Chi

    The Essence of T'ai Chi

    • by
    • Waysun Liao
    The deepest benefits of T’ai Chi cannot be realized without an understanding of its underlying principles. This book presents these principles through translations of three core classics of T’ai Chi that are often considered the “T’ai Chi Bible,” accompanied by the author’s insightful commentary. Master Liao demonstrates how to increase the body’s inner energy (ch’i) and transform it into power, health, and well-being. By reading the clear and precise explanations… Read More

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  4. Budo Mind and Body

    Budo Mind and Body

    Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts

    • by
    • Nicklaus Suino
    Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as iaido, kendo, aikido, judo, kyudo, and karate-do. He reveals the essential components of budo training, including:how to determine the… Read More

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  5. The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

    The Illustrated Book of Five Rings

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    • Miyamoto Musashi
    Written by the master swordsman and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, The Book of Five Rings has become a classic on the arts of strategy and confrontation. Musashi's wise and penetrating advice and observations are applicable not only to martial artists but for leaders in all professions; he analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. In this exquisite… Read More

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  6. In the Dojo

    In the Dojo

    A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

    • by
    • Dave Lowry
    Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and… Read More

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  7. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

    Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

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    • Nicklaus Suino
    To become an expert swordsman, one must pay close attention to detail, be highly self-critical, and practice diligently every day under the guidance of a good teacher. Unfortunately, contact time with a worthy mentor is limited for most. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship fills this obvious gap in the training of the modern swordsman by providing bokuto (wooden sword) drills to supplement the formal class activity of forms practice. Both… Read More

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  8. The Book of Five Rings

    The Book of Five Rings

    • by
    • Miyamoto Musashi
    The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. The Book of… Read More

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  9. Taekwondo

    Taekwondo

    Complete WTF Forms

    • by
    • Marc Tedeschi
    This unique text is the first to offer a detailed, comprehensive presentation of Taekwondo's three most widely practiced forms systems, including those sanctioned by Taekwondo's largest governing organization, the World Taekwondo Federation. More than 5,000 photographs and 1,200 drawings spanning 512 pages document 25 individual forms that make up the P'algwae, T'aeguk, and WTF Black Belt forms systems. Detailed introductory chapters provide a brief overview of Taekwondo's structure,… Read More

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  10. Taekwondo

    Taekwondo

    The Essential Introduction

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    • Marc Tedeschi
    This is the first introductory text to accurately portray the world's most widely practiced martial art, Taekwondo, in its entirety. Inclusive of virtually all Taekwondo styles, including Olympic-Style, this unprecedented work integrates traditional and modern approaches, sport and self-defense, in a single concise text. Clearly written and expertly designed and photographed by the author of the landmark 896-page Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, this unique book is essential… Read More

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