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There are 25 books in this catalogue.
Stick Fighting: Techniques of Self-Defense (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
Hatsumi, Masaaki
Book Number: 65248
ISBN: 0870114751
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
Price: $15.00

Tai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self- Defence
Cheng Man-ch'ing
Book Number: 65022
ISBN: 0913028851
North Atlantic Books, 1981 8vo softcover 135pp b/w illus. very good+
Price: $10.00

Karate. The art of 'empty hand' fighting.
Nishiyama, Hidetaka, & Brown, Richard
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.
Price: $20.00

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.
Price: $18.00

Bruce Lee, Words of the Dragon, Interviews, 1958-1973
Lee, Bruce. edited by John Little
Book Number: 62999
ISBN: 0804831335
Tuttle, Boston 1997 8vo. softcover. 176pp. index, b/w ilus. Very good.
Price: $12.00

Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture. Five Classic Texts on Bushido
Cleary, Thomas F.
Book Number: 62692
ISBN: 9780804840088
Tuttle 2009 8vo. softcover. 256pp. index. Very good+.
Price: $10.00

Korean Karate
Yates, Keith D. & Robbins, Bryan H.
Book Number: 62664
ISBN: 0806964588
Sterling, 1987. 8vo. illustrated boards, hardcover. 128pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, fep clipped.
Price: $9.00

I Am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action
Chan, Jackie with Jeff Young
Book Number: 62667
ISBN: 1864489251
Allen & Unwin Australia 1998. 8vo. softcover. 356pp. b/w illus. Good, cover creased.
Price: $12.00

The Way of Harmony: Guide to Soft Martial Arts
Reid, Howard
Book Number: 62672
ISBN: 0044402694
Unwin Paperbacks 1988. 8vo. softcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Very good, bookseller stamp on fep.
Price: $12.00

Practical Karate: For Women
Nakayama, M. & Draeger, Donn
Book Number: 21655
Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974 8vo. softcover. 118pp. b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep.
Price: $6.00

Teach Yourself Karate
Dominy, Eric
Book Number: 27626
ISBN: 0517436213
New York, Bell 1984. 8vo hardcover 192pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

Beginning Karate
Tulleners, Tonny
Book Number: 28473
ISBN: 089750027X
Ohara Publications, 1974 8vo softcover 192pp b/w illus. good.
Price: $8.00

The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book
Rovin, Jeff
Book Number: 41930
ISBN: 0671008439
Pocket 1997 8vo softcover 286pp, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00

Best Karate: Comprehensive (Volume 1)
Nakayama, M.
Book Number: 58054
ISBN: 0870113178
Kodansha International Ltd, Japan, 1988. 8vo. softcover. 144pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $10.00

Fighting Spirit
Burns, Lauren
Book Number: 58158
ISBN: 0734306040
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.
Price: $10.00

Ju-Jitsu Self-Defence : A Selection of Ju-Jitsu and Other Secret Holds, Locks and Throws
Sutherland, W. Bruce
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.
Price: $55.00

Knife Throwing - A Practical Guide
McEvoy, Harry K.
Book Number: 62047
ISBN: 0804810990
Tuttle Books 1985 Thin 8vo, softcover. 107pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's of knives and how-to.
Price: $15.00

Sword of the Samurai: The Classical Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Parulski, George R.
Book Number: 49137
ISBN: 0873643321
Paladin Press, 1985 4to. hardcover. 127pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good d/w with tiny tear top edge.
Price: $18.00

Way of the Samurai
Nitobe, Inazo
Book Number: 56003
ISBN: 9781848377226
Arcturus Publishing, London 2011 Small 8vo. hardcover. 128pp. index, illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Price: $10.00

The First Samurai: The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel, Taira Masakado
Friday, Karl
Book Number: 56004
ISBN: 047176082X
Wiley, 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 220pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $15.00

Samurai Leaders : From the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century
Sharpe, Michael
Book Number: 56005
ISBN: 9781906347307
Compendium Publishing, London, 2008. Square 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $20.00

Samurai Battles: Japan's Warrior Lords in 700 Years of Conflict
Sharpe, Michael
Book Number: 56007
ISBN: 9781906347178
Compendium Publishing, London, 2009. 4to. hardcover. 208pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00

Karate's Modern Masters: The Philosophies and Techniques of the Art's Living Legends
Parulski, George
Book Number: 31999
ISBN: 0809253097
Chicago McGraw-Hill/Contemporary 1985 4to softcover 175pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00

Defend Yourself: A Step by Step Guide for Women
Smith, Bronilyn - Akido black belt
Book Number: 50391
ISBN: 0720712033
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.
Price: $10.00

Flex Ability: A Story of Strength and Survival
Wheeler, Flex
Book Number: 46107
ISBN: 1401901743
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.
Price: $14.00