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The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Five (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Five (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Practical Arnis Stick Fighting - Vortex Control Stick Fighting for Self Defense (Paperback): Sam Fury Practical Arnis Stick Fighting - Vortex Control Stick Fighting for Self Defense (Paperback)
Sam Fury; Illustrated by Eliana Bastidas
R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Chimpis Champ - Enter The White Belt 01 (Paperback): Victor Hornfeldt Chimpis Champ - Enter The White Belt 01 (Paperback)
Victor Hornfeldt; Contributions by Line Art Studios; Victor Hornfeldt
R486 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R84 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Four (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Four (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do - Jeet Kune Do Techniques and Fighting Strategy (Paperback): Sam Fury Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do - Jeet Kune Do Techniques and Fighting Strategy (Paperback)
Sam Fury; Illustrated by Diana Mangoba
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
How to Street Fight - Street Fighting Techniques for Learning Self-Defense (Paperback): Sam Fury How to Street Fight - Street Fighting Techniques for Learning Self-Defense (Paperback)
Sam Fury; Illustrated by Neil Germio
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
In the Dojo - A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts (Paperback): Dave Lowry In the Dojo - A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts (Paperback)
Dave Lowry
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.
In this collection of lively, detailed essays, Dave Lowry, one of the most well-known and respected swordsmen in the United States, illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals, training costumes, objects, and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts, including
- the dojo space itself
- the teacher-student relationship
- the act of bowing
- what to expect--and what will be expected of you--when you visit a dojo
- the training weapons
- the "hakama "(ceremonial skirt) and "dogi "(practice uniform)
- the Shinto shrine


Authoritative, insightful, and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience, "In the Dojo" provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure.

The Metamorphosis of Tai Chi - Created to Kill; Evolved to Heal; Teaching Peace (Paperback): Robert Agar-Hutton The Metamorphosis of Tai Chi - Created to Kill; Evolved to Heal; Teaching Peace (Paperback)
Robert Agar-Hutton
R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book One (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book One (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Two (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Two (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Three (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense - Book Three (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense (Paperback): Allan Corstorphin Smith The Secrets of Jujitsu - A Complete Course in Self Defense (Paperback)
Allan Corstorphin Smith
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
A History of Shaolin - Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity (Hardcover): Lu Zhouxiang A History of Shaolin - Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity (Hardcover)
Lu Zhouxiang
R3,808 Discovery Miles 38 080 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Shaolin Monastery at Mount Song is considered the epicentre of the Chan school of Buddhism. It is also well known for its martial arts tradition and has long been regarded as a special cultural heritage site and an important symbol of the Chinese nation. This book is the first scholarly work in English to comprehensively examine the full history of Shaolin Monastery from 496 to 2016. More importantly, it offers a clear grasp of the origins and development of Chan Buddhism through an examination of Shaolin, and highlights the role of Shaolin and Shaolin kung fu in the construction of a national identity among the Chinese people in the past two centuries.

Zhan Zhuang - The Art of Nourishing Life (Hardcover): Yong Nian Yu Zhan Zhuang - The Art of Nourishing Life (Hardcover)
Yong Nian Yu; Prologue by Karim Nimri; Translated by Brittany Leotaud
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Unofficial History of Pi Wei (Paperback): Brendan Connell Unofficial History of Pi Wei (Paperback)
Brendan Connell
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
A History of Chinese Martial Arts (Hardcover): Fuhua Huang, Fan Hong A History of Chinese Martial Arts (Hardcover)
Fuhua Huang, Fan Hong
R3,136 Discovery Miles 31 360 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Chinese martial arts have a long, meaningful history and deep cultural roots. They blend the physical components of combat with strategy, philosophy and tradition, distinguishing them from Western sports. A History of Chinese Martial Arts is the most authoritative study ever written on this topic, featuring contributions from leading Chinese scholars and practitioners. The book provides a comprehensive overview of all types of Chinese martial arts, from the Pre-Qin Period (before 222 BC) right up to the present day in the People's Republic of China, with each chapter covering a different period in Chinese history. Including numerous illustrations of artefacts, weaponry and historical drawings and documents, this book offers unparalleled insight into the origins, development and contemporary significance of martial arts in China. This is a fascinating read for researchers and students working in sports history, Chinese sport and Chinese Studies.

The Warrior Method - Develop Confidence, Respect and Focus in Your Child by Giving Them a Black Belt Mindset (Paperback):... The Warrior Method - Develop Confidence, Respect and Focus in Your Child by Giving Them a Black Belt Mindset (Paperback)
Sebastian Bates
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Tai Chi - Moving at the Speed of Truth (Paperback): William Broughton Burt Tai Chi - Moving at the Speed of Truth (Paperback)
William Broughton Burt
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Zhan Zhuang - The Art of Nourishing Life (Paperback, Eco ed.): Yong Nian Yu Zhan Zhuang - The Art of Nourishing Life (Paperback, Eco ed.)
Yong Nian Yu; Prologue by Karim Nimri; Translated by Brittany Leotaud
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Chinese Martial Arts - From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Peter A. Lorge Chinese Martial Arts - From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Peter A. Lorge
R538 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In the global world of the twenty-first century, martial arts are practised for self-defense and sporting purposes only. However, for thousands of years, they were a central feature of military practice in China and essential for the smooth functioning of society. This book, which opens with an intriguing account of the very first female martial artist, charts the history of combat and fighting techniques in China from the Bronze Age to the present. This broad panorama affords fascinating glimpses into the transformation of martial skills, techniques and weaponry against the background of Chinese history, the rise and fall of empires, their governments and their armies. Quotations from literature and poetry, and the stories of individual warriors, infuse the narrative, offering personal reflections on prowess in the battlefield and techniques of engagement. This is an engaging and readable introduction to the authentic history of Chinese martial arts.

White Crane: The Legacy of Fang Chi, Volume 1 (Paperback): Zanna Vaughan-Davies White Crane: The Legacy of Fang Chi, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Zanna Vaughan-Davies; Illustrated by Santiago Espina
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Taekwondo - From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport (Paperback): Udo Moenig Taekwondo - From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport (Paperback)
Udo Moenig
R1,055 Discovery Miles 10 550 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly 'traditional' and 'ancient' Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia's modernization drive, and largely inherited from the Japanese martial arts. The current historical portrayal has created an obstacle to a clear understanding of the history of taekwondo, and presents problems and contradictions in philosophy and training methodology. Using rich empirical data, including interviews with leading figures in the field, this book brings together martial arts philosophy with an analysis of the technical aspects and the development of taekwondo, and provides a detailed comparison of karate and taekwondo techniques. It debunks nationalistic mythology surrounding taekwondo to provide a reinterpretation of taekwondo's evolution.

MMA Mastery: Strike Combinations (Paperback): Mark Hatmaker MMA Mastery: Strike Combinations (Paperback)
Mark Hatmaker
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Covering the essential tactic and art of striking in a series of blows, this guide illustrates how today's best mixed martial arts fighters have discovered the devastating effect of "punches in bunches", or strike combinations - a mix that includes fists, kicks, elbows, and knees. The importance of striking in multiples of three is emphasised with an explanation of how to stage strikes in order to maximise load and release, counter striking, creating angles, and straight striking. Also included is the tactical role of footwork, how to merge defensive and offensive moves, and overcoming the various challenges posed by range. Avoiding a common blend of different styles, this reference takes the most efficient combinations culled from elite competition and presents them in stair-stepped drill sets, enabling fighters to utilise the same striking approaches advocated by the best coaches and competitors in the business.

The Homing Beacon of Martial Arts (Paperback): Adrien Breton The Homing Beacon of Martial Arts (Paperback)
Adrien Breton
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book presents a harmonized approach to three major martial arts namely, karate, jiu-jitsu, and judo. The first part deals with the philosophical aspect of life and looks at how balance should be achieved between opposites such as soft and hard, hot and cold, violence and non-violence, masculine and feminine, etc. (yin-yang) which are found in nature, rather than adopting the modern tendency which is to try to favour only one side of the equation to the detriment of the other. It illustrates how martial arts can help us develop "mastery" of these so-called opposites so as to live in harmony with our spiritual being instead of ignoring it and favouring the development of the ego, source of all our misery. The second part of the book covers the basic technical aspect of gross and fine motor skills and is addressed to advanced practitioners. It stresses the need to keep an open mind with reference to cultures and provides an extensive glossary (Japanese, English, and French).

Brock Lesnar - The Making of a Hard-Core Legend (Hardcover): Joel Rippel Brock Lesnar - The Making of a Hard-Core Legend (Hardcover)
Joel Rippel
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

From his early days of growing up in South Dakota and wrestling in North Dakota and Minnesota as a collegian to his WWE days and current UFC dominance, this biography of Brock Lesnar present a revealing portrait of the man both in and out of the Octagon. Fans will read of his whole life story with details on how he became the youngest WWE champion ever at the age of 25, why he did not like being a professional wrestler, details behind his collegiate wrestling career, his short stint as a Minnesota Viking, the role growing up on a dairy farm played in his success, and his unprecedented comeback from the illness that threatened his career. His former and current coaches, opponents, training partners, and friends share their thoughts and experiences about this multidimensional athlete who has taken the UFC world by storm. Fans will not want to be without this book.

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