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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Basic Training
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method
Basic Training
Paperback      ISBN: 0897500512

Includes practical, effective stretches for increasing flexibility, abdominal exercises that can be performed anywhere, and hard-hitting advice on running, biking, skipping rope, and shadowboxing. This book delves into the fundamental aspects of Bruce Lee's revolutionary combat philosophy, jeet kune do.

Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings: Th
Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings
Th
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0804830207

The only edition of this classic text written specifically for the martial artist.

Iron & Silk
Iron & Silk
Paperback      ISBN: 0394755111

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.

Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi for Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0834804204

The classic text that introduced Tai Chi to an American audience a generation ago.

KI and the Way of the Martial Arts
KI and the Way of the Martial Arts
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1570629986

While technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics of a martial artist, true mastery of the art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. Here, Kenji Tokitsu--an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher--shows how cultivating ki (life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self-development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally and spiritually rewarding.

Tokitsu emphasizes the mental aspects of martial arts practice including:

- The importance of ki development
- Seme, or capturing your opponent's mind
- Understanding ma, the spatial relationship in combat

Studying these concepts, he explains, gives martial artists the tools to train for a lifetime and at the very highest level. Tokitsu also gives a historical and cultural survey of budo, and explains how the Western view of budo training is different than the Japanese--a perspective rarely available to Western martial artists.
A Way To Victory: The Annotated Book Of Five Rings
A Way To Victory
The Annotated Book Of Five Rings
Paperback      ISBN: 1585676985

A new translation of the great Japanese treatise on strategy, combat, and the martial arts updates the three-hundred-year-old text for modern readers.

Tao and t'Ai Chi Kung
Tao and t'Ai Chi Kung
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812176

T'ai Chi Kung is usually taught emphasizing form. This is the first book to discuss the deeper aspects of energy development and the unification of spiritual principle, emotion, intellect, and movement.

Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai
A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0804816840

Traces the history of the martial arts of Japan from the feudal period, illustrating implements and characteristic dress.

A Still, Small Voice: A Psychic's Guide to Awakening Intuition
A Still, Small Voice
A Psychic's Guide to Awakening Intuition
Paperback      ISBN: 1577311361

The author, a psychic from a family of psychics, shares her perspective on intuition, tracing its close relationship to psychic abilities and emphasizing the practical benefits that can come from listening to one's intuition. Original. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

In the Dojo: The Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
In the Dojo
The Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 0834805723

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 relationships in the dojo.

In this collection of lively, detailed essays, Dave Lowry, one of the most well-known and respected swordsmen in the United States, illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals, training costumes, objects, and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts, including

- the dojo space itself
- the teacher-student relationship
- the act of bowing
- what to expect--and what will be expected of you--when you visit a dojo
- the training weapons
- the hakama (ceremonial skirt) and dogi (practice uniform)
- the Shinto shrine

Authoritative, insightful, and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience, In the Dojo provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure.