Martial Arts Books
There are 25 books in this catalogue.
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
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.
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.
Yates, Keith D. & Robbins, Bryan H.
Book Number: 62664
Sterling, 1987. 8vo. illustrated boards, hardcover. 128pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, fep clipped.
I Am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action
Chan, Jackie with Jeff Young
Book Number: 62667
Allen & Unwin Australia 1998. 8vo. softcover. 356pp. b/w illus. Good, cover creased.
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.
Teach Yourself Karate
Book Number: 27626
New York, Bell 1984. 8vo hardcover 192pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Book Number: 28473
Ohara Publications, 1974 8vo softcover 192pp b/w illus. good.
Best Karate: Comprehensive (Volume 1)
Book Number: 58054
Kodansha International Ltd, Japan, 1988. 8vo. softcover. 144pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
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.
Knife Throwing - A Practical Guide
McEvoy, Harry K.
Book Number: 62047
Tuttle Books 1985 Thin 8vo, softcover. 107pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's of knives and how-to.
Way of the Samurai
Book Number: 56003
Arcturus Publishing, London 2011 Small 8vo. hardcover. 128pp. index, illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Defend Yourself: A Step by Step Guide for Women
Smith, Bronilyn - Akido black belt
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.
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.