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SAMURAI STRATEGIES

By: BOYE L. DE MENTE

Price: $6.50

Publisher: TUTTLE PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: IM268246


The astounding transformation of tiny, resource-poor Japan into the world's second largest economy in the span of less than 30 years was due to the ongoing influence of an ancient samurai code of ethics-a code that once made the Japanese unbeatable warriors in hand-to-hand combat and which now makes them formidable strategists in business and other fields. The most famous combat strategist in Japanese history was Musashi Miyamoto, a warrior who lived from 1584 to 164... View more info

BEAST : BLOOD STRUGGLE AND DREAMS AT T

By: DOUG MERLINO

Price: $13.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: IM399616


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CAPOEIRA Vol. 2

By: GERARD TAYLOR

Price: $12.50

Publisher: BLUE SNAKE BOOKS:

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Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country's African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor's wide-ranging history begins. The book opens with a study of the capoeira "Bamba," Mestre Bimba, who became renowned as a fighting champion in Bahia and opened the first legal a... View more info

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CAPOEIRA: JOGO DE ANGOLA FROM LUANDA TO

By: GERARD TAYLOR

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM498068


The first in a two-volume series on capoeira, Volume One traces the origins of the popular martial art and dance form from the beginning of the slave trade in the Americas in the 1500s to the early years of the Brazilian Republic in the 20th century. Focusing on the people and events that shaped the art form in Brazil prior to the "academy" period of the last century, "Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace" explores the subject from many vantage points. ... View more info

DOJO WISDOM : 100 SIMPLE WAYS TO BECOME

By: JENNIFER LAWLER

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM43709


In the hours spent perfecting their skills in the dojo, or training hall, martial artists practice much more than how to master a punch. They also learn essential lessons which help them become stronger, calmer, and more courageous people-and enhance their lives. In "Dojo Wisdom," Jennifer Lawler, a martial arts teacher and second-degree black belt, shares one hundred of these life lessons from the martial arts to help anyone find his or her inner warrior. Each lesson be... View more info

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STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING FOR MARTIAL

By: MARTINA SPRAGUE

Price: $8.50

Publisher: TURTLE PRESS:

Seller ID: IM410414


Strength and Power Training For Martial Arts is a total approach to building your strength base. Learn how to use free weights, machines, body weight exercises and plyometrics to build your muscles while increasing speed and flexibility. Each muscle group is discussed in detail - how it's used in martial arts, how to develop it, which exercises are most effective, and most importantly, how to take advantage of anatomical strengths when striking, blocking, kicking and gra... View more info

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TAPPED OUT

By: MATTHEW POLLY

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM387232


An aging amateur takes his shot at glory in the world of mixed martial arts. As a younger man, Matthew Polly traveled to the Shaolin Temple in China and spent two years training with the monks who had invented the ancient art of kung fu. Fifteen years later, his weakness for Chinese takeout and Jack Daniel's had taken its toll. Firmly into middle age and far removed from his past athletic triumphs, Polly decided to risk it all one last time. Out of shape and over the hil... View more info

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BOOK OF MARTIAL POWER

By: STEVEN J. PEARLMAN

Price: $16.15

Publisher: OVERLOOK PRESS:

Seller ID: IM381247


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BEYOND THE KNOWN

By: TRI THONG DANG

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TUTTLE PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: IM267994


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