The Black Belt Blueprint: An Intelligent Approach To Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

"Nic is my first black belt and for a good reason. His book shows his deep involvement and dedication to my family's art." Roger Gracie - 10-Times Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Greatest Jiu Jitsu Competitor of all-time "Nic covers a lot of topics in The Black Belt Blueprint that I've never seen touched on by other BJJ books, and I've read more than a few: how to train smart, the physical aspects of the art, training for the long term jou...

Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

This book (as well as the others by Ben Thompson) are that amazing combination of history, excitement, swearing, and general awesomeness that makes my 6th grader UNABLE to put the book down. Talk about getting a kid to LOVE reading... holy smokes. Our copies of Ben's earlier books are all ratty (and one has lost its cover) because my son has read them so many times. This book arrived TODAY and he's already nearly finished it. This is...

The Endless Search For Absolute Kime: Karate Budo

Gilles Lavigne Kyoshi has been practicing Karate since he was 13 years old. His forty-three continuous years of experience in the Martial Arts has given him a unique perspective on the basics and higher principles of Karate. These principles he shares have been taught to him by some celebrated and acclaimed Japanese, Canadian and American Masters. He currently holds an 8th Dan black belt in Karate Shotokan and is the founder and head...

Tengu: The Shamanic And Esoteric Origins Of The Japanese Martial Arts

This is the first in-depth study in English to examine the warrior and shamanic characteristics and significance of tengu in the martial art culture (bugei) of Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). Prompting this life-long study by the author, widely known for his writings on the samurai tradition, was the early discovery that the tengu of this period - the part-animal, part-human creatures - were interacting with the deadly serious bugei mas...

GURPS Martial Arts: Exotic Combat Systems from All Cultures

GURPS Martial Arts is one of the best Martial Arts supplements I've seen for any game. It is a must for any serious gamer. Staying true to GURPS form a lot of research went into writing this book. It includes both historical information about most of the major fighting styles in the world as well as the game stats. It also expands the GURPS combat rules making them more realistic and fun to play GURPS Martial Arts present rules for o...

The Book Of Ninja: The Bansenshukai – Japan’s Premier Ninja Manual

This book is one of the three jewels on the subject of ninjutsu. I have been hoping for years that this work would be translated into english and finally someone has taken on the task to bring this amazing work to the public. Mr. Cummins and his team should be applauded for their fine work. The Bansenshukai is known as th bible of ninjutsu and is a collection of works covering everything from tactics and strategy to philosophy, espio...

The Xingyi Boxing Manual

Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi—Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist, Smashing Fist, Pounding Fist, and Crossing Fist—outlining the basic theory and histor...

Mixed Martial Arts: Effective Groundwork (2nd Edition)

For the first time, Mixed Martial Arts Ground Techniques offers a concise overview of the most important of the fall, lever and other techniques from the numerous methods of groundwork such as those found in Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and Luta-Livre amongst others. Over 1,000 color photos illustrate the correct execution of all techniques. Proper training in groundwork is not only interesting for those athletes practic...

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Jiu-jitsu Unleashed: A Comprehensive Guide to the World’s Hottest Martial Arts Discipline

Thanks to the dominance of its practitioners at Ultimate Fighting Championships and other mixed martial arts tournaments, jiu-jitsu has become one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the United States. This fighting technique features ground fighting and submission moves that bewilder even the most ferocious opponents. In Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed, expert Eddie Bravo teaches you the moves that he used to defeat legendary Royler Gr...

How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book by the World Champion

Finally a Karate book that prepares you for real-life dangerous situations! This book includes chapters on how to beat up Bigfoot, how to beat up someone with one arm, how to beat up someone with three arms, and how to beat up someone on a unicycle. Plus how to beat up street gangs, attackers with weapons, ninjas, dinosaurs, and gangs of street ninjas with weapons riding on dinosaurs! “World Champion” Judah Friedlander tells you How ...