The Way of Aikido
Life Lessons from an American Sensai
Hardcover ISBN: 0525944133
Draws on the philosophical teachings of aikido to present a series of life lessons on how to transform pain into joy, violence and anger into reconciliation, discord into harmony, and pain into vital energy. 25,000 first printing.
T'Ai Chi According to the I Ching
Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes
Paperback ISBN: 0892819448
Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching, detailing how practicing the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form restores flexibility and spiritual freedom. Original.
Arms, Armor, Costume
Hardcover ISBN: 0785822089
For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at arms, armor and custome of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specifically commissioned photography of reenactors wearing museum-quality clothing.
Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game
Paperback ISBN: 1556434049
Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian street play into a way of life. The philosophy of capoeira, and the practical and spiritual benefits of this philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off. The book includes 100 black-and-white photos and illustrations.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ultimate Fighting
Paperback ISBN: 1592576559
Co-author Jon Merz and the current UFC Middleweight Champ and star of Spike TV's reality show, "The Ultimate Fighter," provide an introduction to the world of mixed martial arts, covering history, rules, scoring, training, nutrition, and basic techniques.
The Tao of Gung Fu
A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Arts
Paperback ISBN: 0804831106
Bruce Lee had written the majority of "The Tao of Gung Fu" prior to his death. In it, he gives a thorough examination of martial arts and self defence techniques, and of Eastern and Western approaches to fitness.