In a series of chapters devoted to Asian, African, and European systems of the late 19th to early 21st centuries, the authors examine the forces and philosophies that shaped fighting arts in diverse cultural settings. Because of political, social, and economic factors, this period witnessed the spread of martial arts to areas outside of their original contexts. Some of these arts flourished in their new environments, but others did not. The authors demonstrate that martial arts are not the conservative strongholds of tradition posited by conventional wisdom, but are instead responsive and mutable barometers of change. This book is essential for students of multicultural dialogues and devotees of martial arts performance and practice.
Kahn will teach you how to gain the upper hand in the twelve most common unarmed street attacks the average person is likely to encounter. He’ll show you how to outmaneuver takedowns, rear chokes, ambush attacks, sucker punches while texting, knees to the groin, among other street safety skills.
Kahn has instructed everyone from members at the local Y to executives, celebrities, and all major federal U.S. law enforcement agencies, as well as all five branches of the U.S. military. His simple, no-nonsense approach to self-defense is perfect for men and women of all fitness levels. Don’t become tomorrow’s headline; Krav Maga Defense will teach you to protect yourself today.
Responding to the problems some children experience with bullying, inactivity, obesity and low self-esteem, I Love Taekwondo encourages children to respect themselves and others, dare to dream big and live happy, healthy and active lives.
I Love Taekwondo is the first book in a series that seeks to help transform childrens characters, introduce principles of self-discipline and improve self-confidence.
-Neutralize & Defeat
Students of the Godaishin Dojo can rely on this guide to excel in their study of Sogobujutsu, learning
codes of conduct found in a traditional dojo setting;
ways former warriors applied important teachings;
forms of martial arts and how they diff er; and
terms that can improve your understanding of martial arts.
Jumpstart your understanding of martial arts or reinforce important principles youve already learned. With this portable form of instruction, you can strengthen your mental and physical skills so that class time can be efficiently spent on training.
This important first look into the many aspects of martial arts etiquette brings meaning to the common acts and actions found in traditional dojo settings. Prepare yourself for success and begin the journey from white belt to black belt with Sogobujutsu.
- How to make a fist and not break your fingers
- Crashing in
- Taking a punch
- Striking first
- A knockout blow
Combining the best punching techniques from various schools of martial arts, including karate, boxing, and Krav Maga, How to Punch by Martin J. Dougherty offers valuable advice for both the beginner and the experienced martial art practitioner who wants to learn about fighting.
Who gave Bruce Lee advice on kicking and taught Muhammad Ali how to punch? Which Welshman is revered in Japan as a karate expert, novelist and environmentalist? On which film did Jackie Chan fracture his skull and almost lose his life? All these questions and more are answered in From Lee To Li.
Ben Stevens, a lifelong martial arts fan, has compiled a quirky and informative guide to the giants of martial arts history. From Bruce Lee to Jet Li, from Neil Adams to Donnie Yen with Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Tony Jaa, Brian Jacks and plenty more in between.
Covering popular forms such as judo and kung fu right through to lesser-known arts like hapkido and iaido, From Lee To Li is a guide for enthusiasts of martial arts sports and kung fu movies alike and is probably the only A-Z to feature monks alongside movie stars and Olympic athletes.
“This Book introduces martial artists to the most effective and commonly used pressure points”. R. Barry Harmon, License Acupuncturist, 9th Dahn Black Belt in the World Kuk Sool Association
Any mistakes in the research or information in this book is the total and complete responsibility of the writer. In no way should any contributors be held responsible for the writer’s opinions or mistakes.
This book is meant to help martial artists understand the power, use, and effectiveness of using pressure points for striking and grabbing purposes. This book will cover the most effective, the most common, and the most practical pressure points in martial arts; therefore, I will not cover every single pressure point that is used in martial art, acupuncture or healing. It will also include points or areas that are not regular pressure points but specific common areas that are used for martial art striking or grabbing.
I will not be discussing the anatomical or energetic effects of each point when struck but the effects of the strike on the pressure point. In other words, I explain what may happen to the individual when a particular pressure point is hit.It was a very difficult decision to choose how much information to place in this book. The goal of this book is to include enough information to help the reader understand the pressure points and their possibilities. I have tried to avoid overwhelming the reader with more information than most martial artists are interested in studying. That said, I decided to include a little more information than most might be interested in concerning the theories of Ki, Um (Yin) -Yang, Five Elements, Channel theory, and pressure points. This information is specifically included for those martial artists that are interested in a more in-depth study.
Drawing from history, philosophy, medicine, linguistics, and the realities of combat, Dr. Schmieg convincingly describes how early proponents of Daoism responded to sociopolitical events in China to shape a unique martial arts tradition and how this ancient system evolved into modern combat forms. Throughout he makes ample use of entertaining anecdotes taken from his years of study under a Daoist physician scholar and old school boxer. Written with both the layperson and scholar in mind, Watching Your Back examines the full spectrum of the martial arts while demystifying its philosophy and debunking its myths, and thus brilliantly reveals the true majesty of the ancient Chinese art of self-defense."
Whether you practice MMA, Brazilian jiujitsu, taekwondo, karate, judo, aikido, kung fu, muay thai, krav maga, wrestling, or a combination of these, you have discovered your go-to training guide.
Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts eschews the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, you’ll learn to evaluate your conditioning along with physical strengths and weaknesses. You’ll select from 120 exercises—each tailored to improve a key martial arts skill or attribute—to enhance performance in the discipline you practice and the goals you set. Then you will learn how to structure a conditioning program for short-term gains and long-term success—success you’ll see and your opponents will feel.
Loren Landow has been featured on The Ultimate Fighter and has trained some of the best martial artists and UFC fighters in the world. Now you can learn his secrets and follow his proven program in Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts.
Designed for those practicing any martial art including judo, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, jujitsu, and hapkido, the book explains the training needs and challenges of the various universal techniques: kicks, strikes, blocks, throws, falls, joint locks, and grappling. Then the author identifies the underlying fundamentals necessary to advance one's skill in each area and presents a series of yoga poses specially selected to make those improvements - from increased flexibility and strength to better body control and balance.
There is a truth in the world of hand-to-hand combat that too many martial artists aren’t aware of or refuse to believe. Every time you discover a sure technique, one that makes all your training partners groan and writhe in agony, there exists out there in the mean streets a host of people who won’t feel it. People like these:
• Attackers with large muscle bulk or large fat bulk
• Attackers intoxicated on alcohol
• Attackers under the influence of drugs
• Attackers out of control with rage
• Attackers who are mentally deranged
• Attackers who feel pain but like it
Loren W. Christensen draws on decades of martial arts training and law enforcement experience, giving you techniques to survive the worst-case scenario.
This book isn’t about working out with a training partner. It’s about surviving a desperate street attack against a nightmare adversary who doesn’t acknowledge what you thought was your best shot.
This book is designed for krav maga trainees, security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, security professionals, and military personnel alike who wish to refine their essential krav maga combatives, improve their chances of surviving a hostile attack and prevail without serious injury.
Combatives are the foundation of krav maga counter-attacks. These are the combatives of the original Israeli Krav Maga Association (Grandmaster Gidon).
It is irrefutable that you need only learn a few core combatives to be an effective fighter. Simple is easy. Easy is effective. Effective is what is required to end a violent encounter quickly, decisively, and on your terms. This book stresses doing the right things and doing them in the right way. Right technique + Correct execution = Maximum Effect.
Contents includeKey strategies for achieving maximum combative effects Krav maga’s 12 most effective combatives Developing power and balance Combatives for the upper and lower body Combative combinations and retzev (continuous combat motion) Combatives for takedowns and throws Combatives for armbars, leglocks, and chokes
Whatever your martial arts or defensive tactics background or if you have no self-defense background at all, this book can add defensive combatives and combinations to your defensive repertoire. Our aim is to build a strong self-defense foundation through the ability to optimally counter-attack.
This complete guide to Yiquan will be essential for anyone interested in Yiquan or oriental martial and internal arts more generally.