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There are 26 books in this catalogue.
Nakayama, M. & Draeger, Donn:  Practical Karate: For Women
Book Number: 21655
Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974 8vo. softcover. 118pp. b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep.
Keywords: martial arts karate women girls ladies self defence fighting
Price: $6.00

Dominy, Eric:  Teach Yourself Karate
Book Number: 27626
New York, Bell 1984. 8vo hardcover 192pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Karate Teach Yourself Karate Dominy Eric martial arts
Price: $10.00

Tulleners, Tonny:  Beginning Karate
Book Number: 28473
Ohara Publications, 1974 8vo softcover 192pp b/w illus. good.
Keywords: Sports Hobbies Games Beginning Karate Tulleners Tonny
Price: $8.00

Parulski, George:  Karate's Modern Masters: The Philosophies and Techniques of the Art's Living Legends
Book Number: 31999
Chicago McGraw-Hill/Contemporary 1985 4to softcover 175pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Sports General Karate's Modern Masters The Philosophies and Techniques of the Art's Living Legends Parulski George
Price: $12.00

Cleary, Thomas F.:  Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture. Five Classic Texts on Bushido
Book Number: 62692
Tuttle 2009 8vo. softcover. 256pp. index. Very good+.
Keywords: Bushido Samurai
Price: $10.00

Rovin, Jeff:  The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book
Book Number: 41930
Pocket 1997 8vo softcover 286pp, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: karate martial arts Jackie Chan Source Book Rovin Jeff
Price: $12.00

Wheeler, Flex:  Flex Ability: A Story of Strength and Survival
Book Number: 46107
Hay House April 2004 8vo softcover 199pp near fine. Illustrated with photos. Flex Ability is a story of overcoming odds so awesome that most people would have just given up and called it a day. Flex Wheeler is a champion when it comes to bodybuilding and regarded by Arnold Schwarzenegger as "one of the best bodybuilders of all time." Flex has also proven that he is a champion when it comes to life. Here he tells his personal story: from his abusive and poverty-stricken childhood to his two-decade journey through the tough sport of bodybuilding.
Keywords: Flex Ability A Story of Strength and Survival Wheeler Flex
Price: $14.00

Parulski, George R.:  Sword of the Samurai: The Classical Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Book Number: 49137
Paladin Press, 1985 4to. hardcover. 127pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good d/w with tiny tear top edge.
Keywords: Japanese Swordsmanship Sword Samurai
Price: $18.00

Smith, Bronilyn - Akido black belt:  Defend Yourself: A Step by Step Guide for Women
Book Number: 50391
Pelham Bks. January 1980 8vo softcover 96pp very good. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step b&w photos. Whether you are 16 or 60, physically strong or not, the basic self-defence methods in this book will help you.
Keywords: Defend Yourself A Step by Step Guide for Women Smith Bronilyn
Price: $10.00

Nitobe, Inazo:  Way of the Samurai
Book Number: 56003
Arcturus Publishing, London 2011 Small 8vo. hardcover. 128pp. index, illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Keywords: Samurai Samauri japanese warriors martial arts fighting
Price: $10.00

Friday, Karl:  The First Samurai: The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel, Taira Masakado
Book Number: 56004
Wiley, 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 220pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: Samurai Samauri japanese warriors martial arts fighting
Price: $15.00

Sharpe, Michael:  Samurai Leaders : From the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century
Book Number: 56005
Compendium Publishing, London, 2008. Square 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: Samurai Samauri japanese warriors martial arts fighting
Price: $20.00

Sharpe, Michael:  Samurai Battles: Japan's Warrior Lords in 700 Years of Conflict
Book Number: 56007
Compendium Publishing, London, 2009. 4to. hardcover. 208pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Samauri Samurai japanese warriors martial arts fighting
Price: $18.00

Nakayama, M.:  Best Karate: Comprehensive (Volume 1)
Book Number: 58054
Kodansha International Ltd, Japan, 1988. 8vo. softcover. 144pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: karate
Price: $10.00

Burns, Lauren:  Fighting Spirit
Book Number: 58158
Claremont 2003 8vo softcover 290pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's name on fep. Lauren Burns, from a charmed childhood to the olympics and beyond.
Keywords: taekwando martial arts olympics sport Fighting Spirit Burns Lauren
Price: $10.00

Sutherland, W. Bruce:  Ju-Jitsu Self-Defence : A Selection of Ju-Jitsu and Other Secret Holds, Locks and Throws
Book Number: 59683
Thomas Nelson, UK. n.d. circa 1916. 8vo. illustrated boards with red cloth spine. 126pp. b/w illus. Very good, owner's details on fep. Owner's name on top of cover. Very good.
Keywords: Ju-Jitsu karate self defence
Price: $55.00

McEvoy, Harry K.:  Knife Throwing - A Practical Guide
Book Number: 62047
Tuttle Books 1985 Thin 8vo, softcover. 107pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's of knives and how-to.
Price: $15.00

Yates, Keith D. & Robbins, Bryan H.:  Korean Karate
Book Number: 62664
Sterling, 1987. 8vo. illustrated boards, hardcover. 128pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, fep clipped.
Keywords: karate korea
Price: $9.00

Chuen, Master Lam Kam:  The Way of Energy. Mastering the Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Excecise
Book Number: 62666
Simon & Schuster Austrralia1991. 8vo. softcover. 191pp. index, illus. Very good.
Keywords: Chi Kung Excecise
Price: $12.00

Chan, Jackie with Jeff Young:  I Am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action
Book Number: 62667
Allen & Unwin Australia 1998. 8vo. softcover. 356pp. b/w illus. Good, cover creased.
Keywords: hollywood biography karate
Price: $12.00

Reid, Howard:  The Way of Harmony: Guide to Soft Martial Arts
Book Number: 62672
Unwin Paperbacks 1988. 8vo. softcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Very good, bookseller stamp on fep.
Keywords: ninja
Price: $12.00

Lee, Bruce. edited by John Little:  Bruce Lee, Words of the Dragon, Interviews, 1958-1973
Book Number: 62999
Tuttle, Boston 1997 8vo. softcover. 176pp. index, b/w ilus. Very good.
Keywords: bruce lee kung fu
Price: $12.00

Jiu-Jitsu:  Lowell, Frederick Paul
Book Number: 63220
A.S. Barnes and Co. New York 1942. 8vo. hardcover. 83pp. b/w illus. Good, tear on spine. / no d/w.
Keywords: ju jitsu
Price: $18.00

Nishiyama, Hidetaka, & Brown, Richard:  Karate. The art of 'empty hand' fighting.
Book Number: 63301
E Tuttle 1968 Large 8vo. rough stamped cloth hardcover. 251pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, covers toned, light wrinkle to last few pages.
Keywords: karate
Price: $20.00

Cheng Man-ch'ing:  Tai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self- Defence
Book Number: 65022
North Atlantic Books, 1981 8vo softcover 135pp b/w illus. very good+
Keywords: Sports Hobbies Games Tai Chi Ch'uan A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defence Cheng Man ch'ing
Price: $10.00

Hatsumi, Masaaki:  Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
Book Number: 65248
Kodansha America 1981 8vo softcover 147pp index, b/w illus. very good, small crease on rear cover corner. Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease. The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must turn to the East, for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse. In this book, the techniques of Kukishin Ryu-an ancient Japanese method-have been updated and adapted for user today. A thorough grounding in the fundamentals dealt with here will enable you to disarm and control any assailant. CONTENTSnSection 1: Basic Movements Section 2: Techniques against First AttacknSection 3: Techniques against Foot AttacksnSection 4: Techniques against Wrist HoldingnSection 5: Techniques against Sleeve and Lapel HoldingnSection 6: Techniques against Seizure from BehindnSection 7: Techniques against Stick HoldingnSection 8: Immobilizations
Keywords: Oriental martial arts Stick Fighting Techniques of Self Defense (Bushido The Way of the Warrior) Hatsumi Masaaki
Price: $15.00