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  1. The Book of Five Rings

    The Book of Five Rings

    • by
    • Miyamoto Musashi
    Here 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 leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. The Book of Five Rings —which has become a well-known classic among American business people, studied for its… Read More

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  2. T'ai Chi Classics

    T'ai Chi Classics

    • by
    • Waysun Liao
    According to Master Liao, the great power of T'ai Chi cannot be realized without knowing its inner meaning. T'ai Chi Classics presents the inner meaning and techniques of T'ai Chi movements through translations of three core classics of T'ai Chi, often considered the "T'ai Chi Bible." The texts are introduced by three chapters explaining how to increase inner energy (ch'i), transform it into inner power (jing),… Read More

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  3. Hapkido

    Hapkido

    Traditions, Philosophy, Technique

    • by
    • Marc Tedeschi
    This ground-breaking work is the first to comprehensively document the traditions, philosophy, and techniques of one of the world's most varied, exciting, and practical martial arts—Hapkido. More than 9,000 photographs introduce over 2,000 martial techniques, including strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, falls, tumbling, ground fighting, and weapons. Numerous closeups show precise grips, leverage methods, pressure points, hitting surfaces, and direction of force. In… Read More

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  4. Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

    Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

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    • Marc Tedeschi
    This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions.… Read More

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  5. The Heart of Kendo

    The Heart of Kendo

    A Comprehensive Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of the Art of the Sword

    • by
    • Darrell Max Craig
    Here is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Kendo, the Japanese "way of the sword," the ancient martial art that originated in the Japanese samurai tradition. Kendo is a way of life shaped by the discipline that produces perseverance, alertness, concentration, and introspection. It is very closely tied to Zen: it adepts traditionally also train in Zen meditation, and numerous Zen masters have been adept… Read More

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  6. Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me?
  7. The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship

    The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship

    Manual of Taiji Jian

    • by
    • Zhang Yun
    Most Westerners are familiar with Taiji Quan (often spelled T'ai Chi Ch'uan), the graceful, dancelike exercise movements practiced by the Chinese to promote health and longevity. However, many do not realize that Taiji is also a martial art, and that it includes practice with weapons, including the ancient sword called jian. As with Taiji Quan, the practice ofTaiji Jian is based on Chinese yin-yang, five-elements, and Daoist philosophical concepts,… Read More

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  8. Tai Chi for Health

    Tai Chi for Health

    • by
    • Edward Maisel
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  9. The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

    The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

    • by
    • John Stevens
    Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book introduces the basic principles and practices of this popular martial art and includes: The… Read More

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  10. The Principles of Aikido

    The Principles of Aikido

    • by
    • Mitsugi Saotome
    Mitsugi Saotome—a principal student of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido—explains the philosophy and practice of the popular martial art, which emphasizes harmony and peaceful resolution of conflict. Over one thousand photographs illustrate the basic principles and techniques, including the use if the wooden sword, the wooden staff, and "empty hand" techniques. The reader is given guidance in the proper physical, mental, and spiritual attitudes with which to approach this… Read More

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