Martial Arts

 

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Abelard: Night of the Ninja. Paperback

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  • Night of the Ninja. Paperback
  • Max Abelard
  • 132 pages, illustrated

Adolphson: The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History. Paperback

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  • Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History. Paperback
  • by Mikael S. Adolphson
  • xvi, 212 pages. 2007

Allemann, Bartley: Aikido: The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art. Paperback

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  • Aikido: The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art. Paperback
  • by Bruce Allemann and Chris Bartley
  • 96 pages, numerous illustrations. 2006

Assmann: Homo religiosus. Vielfalt und Geschichte des religiösen Menschen. Paperback

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  • Homo religiosus. Vielfalt und Geschichte des religiösen Menschen.
  • Herausgegeben von Assmann, Jan; Strohm, Harald
  • Paperback, 358 S., m. 27 SW-Abb., 4 Tab. 214 mm.
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Bennett. Aikido Techniques & Tactics. Paperback

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  • Aikido Techniques & Tactics. Paperback
  • by Gary Bennett
  • viii, 183 pages, numerous illustrations. 1998. Provides instructions for effective self-defense, covering parries, blocks, counterstrikes, breakouts, and weapon defenses.

Bennett: Kendo : Culture of the Sword. hb

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  • Kendo : Culture of the Sword.
  • Bennett, Alexander C.
  • Hardback, 328 pages, 19 b/w, 6 line drawings, 10 tables, 229 x 152 mm. Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was later influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultra nationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentler form of nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan's youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of "soft power." Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, cultural exclusiveness continues to play a role in kendo's ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to Japan's sense of collective identity.
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Boedicker: The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan: Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, & Other Great Thinkers. Hardcover

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  • Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan: Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, & Other Great Thinkers. Hardcover
  • by Freya and Martin Boedicker. xvi, 98 pages, glossay. 2009

Bowman: Beyond Bruce Lee : Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. Pb

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  • Beyond Bruce Lee : Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture.
  • Paul Bowman 2013
  • Paperback, 224 pages, illustrations, 229 x 152 mm
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Bowman: Bruce Lee Treasures. Hardback

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  • Bruce Lee Treasures.
  • Paul Bowman.
  • Hardback, in slipcase. 96 pages, Illustrations, 283 x 245 mm.

Bruce Lee, Uyehara: Bruce Lee's Fighting Method. Hardback

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  • Bruce Lee's Fighting Method
  • Bruce Lee & Uyehara
  • Hardback, 450 pages, illustrations, 257 x 185 mm.

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Bruce Lee: Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Paperback

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  • Bruce Lee: Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Paperback
  • New expanded edition, 245 pages, numerous illustrations.

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon. By John Little. Hardback

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  • Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon. Hardback
  • John Little
  • 180 pages, 176 photographs. 2014. The full range of Bruce Lee's talents are revealed in this compilation of photographs spanning his career, from his early stage performances in Hong Kong to his world-wide success.

Butler-Bowdon: The Ancient Classics Collection : The Art of War and Tao Te Ching. 2 vols. hb

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  • The Ancient Classics Collection: The Art of War and Tao Te Ching.
  • Butler-Bowdon, Tom; Tzu, Lao; Tzu, Sun.
  • 2 volumes, hardback. 418 pages, 203 x 137 mm.
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Choe: Hap Ki Do: Volume I: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense. Ki-Bon-Gi-Sool

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  • Hap Ki Do: Volume I: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense. Ki-Bon-Gi-Sool. ca. 22x28 cm
  • by Master Choe
  • 157 pages, with numerous illustrations

Choe: Hap Ki Do: Volume III: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense: A Guide to Black Belt Studies. Paperback

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  • Hap Ki Do: Volume III: The Korean Martial Art of Self Defense: A Guide to Black Belt Studies. ca. 22x28 cm. Paperback
  • by Master Choe
  • 190 pages, with hundreds of illustrations. 2000

Cohen: By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions. Paperback

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  • By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions. Paperback
  • by  Richard Cohen
  • 519 pages. 2003. A vivid history of swordfighting ranges from ancient times to the present day, profiling such great swordsfighters as Ignatius Loyola, Napoleon, Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, Harry Truman, George Patton, Errol Flynn, and Basil Rathbone while exploring the cultural and social implications of fencing.

Craig: The Way of Kendo and Kenjitsu: Soul of the Samurai. Paperback

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  • Way of Kendo and Kenjitsu: Soul of the Samurai. Paperback
  • by Darrell Max Craig
  • 2004
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Dang: Advanced Aikido. Paperback

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  • Aikido: Advanced Aikido. Paperback
  • by Dang, Phong Thong / Seiser, Lynn, Ph.D.
  • 224 pages. 2006. Part of a series that provides a guide for practitioners of the martial arts. The books in this series aim to guide advanced students through complicated techniques, and allow them to gain an understanding of the art form as they progress in their training.

Daniel: Traditional Ninja Weapons. Paperback

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  • Traditional Ninja Weapons. Paperback
  • by Charles Daniel
  • 148 pages, with numerous illustrations. 1986

Dillon: Spiritual Journey of Aikido

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  • Aikido: Spiritual Journey of Aikido
  • Dillon
  • 88 pages, many photos

Dong: Chi Gong: The Ancient Chinese Way to Health. Pb

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  • Chi Gong: The Ancient Chinese Way to Health
  • Dong, Paul; Esser, Aristide H.
  • Paperback, 212 pages, 30 black and white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm

Draeger: Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts. Paperback

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  • Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts. Paperback
  • by Draeger, Donn F. / Smith, Robert W.
  • 208 pages, with many drawings, photo's, diagrams, bibliography, methods of Chinese boxing, Evolution of T'ai Chi boxing, index. 1981

Earle: Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings. Pb

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  • Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings. (in the UK: 'Soul of the Samurai')
  • by Joe Earle. Paperback, 256 pages. 2011

Friday: Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture. Paperback

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  • Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture. Paperback
  • by Karl F. Friday and Fumitake Seki
  • xv, 227 pages. 1997

Gaffrey: Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing. Paperback

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  • Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing.Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing.
  • Gaffrey, David; Sim, Davidine
  • Paperback, 200 pages, ill, 228 x 152 mm

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Gong: Bruce Lee. The Evolution of a Martial Artist. Paperback

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  • Bruce Lee. The Evolution of a Martial Artist.
  • Tommy Gong
  • Paperback, 258 pages, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, 280 x 215 mm.
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Gruzanski: Ninja Weapons: Chain and Shuriken. Paperback

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  • Ninja Weapons: Chain and Shuriken. Paperback
  • Charles V. Gruzanski
  • 104 pages, with many illustrations. 1968, 1991, 1998

Hayes: Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster. Revised and Updated Edition. Hardback

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  • Secrets from the Ninja Grandmaster. Revised and Updated Edition. Hardback. 22x28cm
  • by Stephen Hayes
  • 142 pages. 2003. Lessons from ninja grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi to his senior student Stephen Hayes

Hoff: Kyudo. Die Kunst des japanischen Bogenschießens

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  • Kyudo. Die Kunst des japanischen Bogenschießens. Kartoniert
  • von Feliks F. Hoff, unter Mitarbeit von Genshiro Inagaki
  • 223 Seiten, 156 Foto's, 75 Zeichnungen, 6 Tabellen, 10. Auflage 2002. Das Kyudo-Lehrbuch gibt einen vollständigen Überblick über die traditionsreiche japanische Kunst des Bogenschießens - heute reizvoller Sport und wirksames Mittel zur Selbsterziehung. Die Details von Bogen, Pfeil und Zubehör sowie die Schießtechnik werden ebenso ausführlich erläutert wie die Trainingsmethoden für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene

Höveler-Müller: Das Hatschepsut-Puzzle. Paperback

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  • Das Hatschepsut-Puzzle.
  • Herausgeber: Höveler-Müller, Michael.
  • Hardcover Edition, 144 S., 64 farb. Abb. 245 mm. 2015
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Kerridge: Bruce Lee. Legends of the Dragon. Vol. 1. Pb

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  • Bruce Lee. Legends of the Dragon. Volume 1.
  • Kerridge, Steve
  • Paperback, 270 pages, 250 photos, 210 x 210 mm.
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Kerridge: Bruce Lee. Legends of the Dragon. Vol. 2. Pb

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  • Bruce Lee. Legends of the Dragon. Vol. 2
  • Kerridge, Steve
  • Paperback, 340 pages, 210 x 210 mm.
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Kobayashi, Kobayashi: T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Becoming One with the Tao. Paperback

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  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Becoming One with the Tao. Paperback
  • by Petra Kobayashi and Toyo Kobayashi
  • 192 pages, illustrated. 2006

Kobayashi: Classical Tai Chi Sword. Paperback

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  • Classical Tai Chi Sword. Paperback
  • by Petra and Toyo Kobayashi
  • ix, 174 pages, numerous illustrations. 2004

Kozuki: Karate for Young People. Paperback

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  • Karate for Young People. Paperback
  • Russell Kozuki
  • 128 pages, with many photographs

Lange: Iaido. The History, Teachings and Practice of Japanese Swordsmanship. Paperback

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  • Iaido. The History, Teachings and Practice of Japanese Swordsmanship. Paperback
  • William De Lange
  • xiv, 158 pages, illustrations, maps. 2002. For over a 1000 years the sword has played a crucial role in Japanese society, and even today it remains a ubiquitous object and symbol, in artistic terms and practical use in Japan's many fencing schools. This text explains the history and significance of the art, known in Japanese as Iaido

Lee: Bruce Lee. Artist of Life. Paperback

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  • Bruce Lee. Artist of Life
  • by Bruce Lee
  • Paperback, 288 pages, 228 x 152 mm.
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Lee: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for the Way. Pb

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  • Bruce Lee's Wisdom for the Way.
  • by Bruce Lee
  • Paperback, 70 pages, illus., 150 x 100 mm. From the greatest modern martial artist of all time, this book is a compilation of proverbs coined by Bruce Lee himself. Touching on martial arts, the universe and life in general, this collection defines the concepts behind both a warrior and a martial artist. Ideal for fans and philosophers alike, this compendium is an attractive, elegant and compact guide to the insight of a legend.
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Leonard. The Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensei. Paperback

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  • Aikido: Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensei. Paperback
  • by George Leonard
  • xi, 206 pages. 2000. 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. Reprint

Lewis: Ring Of Liberation: Deceptive Discourse in Brazilian Capoeira. Paperback

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  • Capoeira: Ring Of Liberation: Deceptive Discourse in Brazilian Capoeira. Paperback
  • By J. Lowell Lewis. Foreword by Robert Farris Thompson
  • xxx, 263 pages, with 25 figures, 2 maps, 3 tables. 1992

Little: The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee to Better Understand the World Around You and Achieve a Rewarding Life. Pb

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  • The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee to Better Understand the World Around You and Achieve a Rewarding Life.
  • John Little
  • xxxiv, 206 p. : 9.00 H x 0.75 D x 7.00 W inches
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Machiavelli: The Art of War. Paperback

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  • Machiavelli: The Art of War. Paperback
  • by Niccolo Machiavelli. Translated by Henry Neville
  • iv, 188 pages. Reprint 2006
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Major: The Dao of the Military : Liu An's Art of War. Pb

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  • The Dao of the Military. Liu An's Art of War.
  • Major, John S.; Meyer, Andrew Seth
  • Paperback, 176 pages, 210 x 140 mm
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Malmstrom: Warriorship: Life Lesson of a Martial Artist. Paperback

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  • Warriorship: Life Lesson of a Martial Artist. Paperback
  • by C. D. Bud Malstrom
  • 174 pages, illustrated. 2000

Man-Ch'Ing, Smith: T'ai Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-defense. Paperback

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  • Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-defense. Paperback
  • by Cheng Man-Ch'Ing and Robert W. Smith
  • ix, 115 pages, numerous illustrations. 2004

Meyer, Reeder: Center: The Power of Aikido. Based on Studies with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei. Paperback

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  • Aikido: Center: The Power of Aikido. Based on Studies with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei. Paperback
  • Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Ikeda Hiroshi
  • xxv, 111 pages, with many illustrations. 2000

Miller: The Tao of Bruce Lee. Pb

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  • The Tao of Bruce Lee.
  • Miller, Davis
  • Paperback, 192 pages, ports. 198 x 129 mm. Just weeks after completing Enter the Dragon, his first vehicle for a worldwide audience, Bruce Lee - the self-proclaimed world's fittest man - died mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. The film has since grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most profitable in the history of cinema, and Lee has acquired almost mythic status. Lee's was a flawed, complex yet singular talent. He revolutionized the martial arts and forever changed action movie-making. As in The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller brilliantly combines biography - the fullest, most unflinching and revelatory to date - with his own coming-of-age autobiography. The result is a unique and compelling book.
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Montaigue: Baguazhang: Fighting Secrets of the Eight Trigram Palms. Hardback

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  • Baguazhang: Fighting Secrets of the Eight Trigram Palms. Hardback
  • Erle Montaigue
  • vii, 142 pages, 303 photo's. 1999. This book presents coverage of baguazhang, closely related to taijiquan and one of the three great internal martial arts. The author introduces the original circular form, complete with photographs of each posture and its practical application

Musashi, Cleary: The Book of Five Rings. Paperback

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  • Book of Five Rings. Paperback
  • by Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Thomas Cleary
  • 134 pages, with introduction by the translator. This is a text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory, originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. Appropriate for martial artists and leaders in all professions, this book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction

Musashi, Tarver: The Book of Five Rings: The Classic Text On Strategy. Paperback

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  • Book of Five Rings: The Classic Text On Strategy. Paperback
  • by Miyamoto Musashi, D. E. Tarver
  • xxviii, 76 pages. 2004