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  • The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    The Book Of Five Rings (English, Paperback) Miyamoto Musashi

    The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. ...

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  • The Art of Sword Combat by Joachim Meyer
    The Art of Sword Combat (English, Hardback) Joachim Meyer

    First English translation of this rare manuscript to be published compiled by a leading expert in the field of medieval and Renaissance martial combat

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  • Sixteenth Round by Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Sixteenth Round (English, Paperback) Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The...

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  • Jiu-jitsu University by Kevin Howell
    Jiu-jitsu University (English, Paperback) Kevin Howell

    Written by a six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and two-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, this training manual presents a methodology that combines techniques with common misconceptions in Jiu-Jitsu, building a strong foundation in both the fundamental techniques as well as their advanced applications.

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  • Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
    Tao of Jeet Kune Do (English, Paperback) Bruce Lee

    Gathers the thoughts of the famous martial arts expert and actor about zen and the practical aspects of self-defense.

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  • Wing Chun Kung Fu by Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe
    Wing Chun Kung Fu (English, Paperback) Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe

    Wing Chun Kung Fu has a long history but it has only been taught openly since the 1950s when Grandmaster Yip Man revealed the secrets fo the art and began to teach large numbers of students in Hong Kong. This work covers the full 116-movement Wooden Dummy form as taught by Grandmaster Yip Man to his eldest son, Ip Chun, who then taught the author.

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  • Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    Hagakure (English, Paperback) Yamamoto Tsunetomo

    Originally published: Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1979. With new introduction.

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  • The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts by Antony Cummins
    The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts (English, Paperback) Antony Cummins

    Martial Arts researcher Antony Cummins reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking hand-to-hand combat, which employed the sword, the spear, the axe and the shield. Illustrated with over 250 images, The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts in effect represents the earliest combat manual in the world.

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  • The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
    The Book Of Five Rings (English, Hardback) Miyamoto Musashi

    When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. ...

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  • Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports by Darren Yas Parr
    Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports (English, Paperback) Darren Yas Parr

    The role of the strength and conditioning coach for a combat athlete is to perform a needs analysis in which both the fighter as an individual and the sport itself are assessed in order to develop a high-performance programme. This might include plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance and core stability, strength training and nutrition as just some of the pieces of this complex jigsaw. The aim...

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  • The Prince Of Peace by Mark Prince
    The Prince Of Peace (English, Paperback) Mark Prince

    World title challenger Mark Prince suffered only one loss in the ring as a professional boxer. But it was the heartbreaking loss of his son that left him lying on the canvas and struggling to get back up. This is a story of pain and hope. A story of fighting to save young lives...

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  • Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings by A. Bennett
    Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings (English, Hardback) A. Bennett

    The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's ground-breaking new English translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original.

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  • Aikido Weapons Techniques by Phong Thong Dang
    Aikido Weapons Techniques (English, Paperback) Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

    Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual

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  • Win or Learn by John Kavanagh
    Win or Learn (English, Paperback) John Kavanagh

    Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was frequently bullied. As a young man, after suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland. And then, a cocky kid called Conor McGregor walked into his gym. Here,...

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  • Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson
    Undisputed Truth (English, Paperback) Mike Tyson

    One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction

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  • Angry White Pyjamas by Robert Twigger
    Angry White Pyjamas (English, Paperback) Robert Twigger

    A brilliant and captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan.

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  • The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee by Paul Gibson
    The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee (English, Paperback) Paul Gibson

    A dramatic life story of Eamonn Magee's sporting success combined with violence, tragedy and addiction.

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  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
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  • DAO de Jing by Lao Tzu
    DAO de Jing (Multiple languages, Paperback) Lao Tzu

    This book examines one of the world's most enduring and influential literary works, the Dao De Jing, through the timeless art of qigong. In his words, Lao Tzu (or Laozi), author of the Dao De Jing, embodies qigong principles, advocating the cultivation of mind and body. Only when we know qigong can we know Lao Tzu --and only when we know Lao Tzu can we know the Dao De Jing.

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  • Daoist Nei Gong by Cindy Engel
    Daoist Nei Gong (English, Paperback) Damo Mitchell

    For the first time in the English language, this book describes the philosophy and practice of Nei Gong. The author explains the philosophy which underpins this practice, and the methodology of Sung breathing, an advanced meditative practice, is described. The book also contains a set of Qigong exercises, accompanied by instructional illustrations.

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