Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee

Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee

To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Tao of Jeet Kune Do, however, know that Lee’s prose can also be exhilarating. This praiseworthy and enduring bestseller (mainly written over six months when Lee was bedridden with back problems) compiles philisophical aphorisms, explanations on technique, and sketches by the master himself.

About the Author
Bruce Lee was an iconic figure in martial arts who pioneered the concept of jeet kune do from his physical training, personal research, and formal education in philosophy at the University of Washington–Seattle. He acted in several motion pictures, including The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, and Way of the Dragon. He is the author of Bruce Lee: Wisdom for the Way, Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense, and the Fighting Method series.

Product Details
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Ohara Publications Inc.(1975)
Language: English
ASIN: B00E9ZT774
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Mas Oyama’s Karate Paperback – by Bobby Lowe

Mas Oyama's Karate Paperback – by Bobby Lowe

Written with full cooperation of Karate Master Masutatsu Oyama, 8th dan, the founder and Chairman of the Japan karate-do Kyokushinkai, this fully illustrated volume completely explains and demonstrates the various forms of Karate, as perfected by Master Oyama, winner of the All-Japan Karate Championships, 1947. Mas Oyama, who was responsible for introducing Karate to the United States for the first time in 1952, considers the author his best Karate instructor outside Japan. Step-by-step instructions – each step illustrated by photographs especially taken for this book – lead the student through a complete course of Karate. Chapters cover: Warm-up Exercises; Stances; Nerve Centers; Karate Punching and Striking Techniques; Defensive Blocking; Kicking Techniques; Breathing Coordination Exercises; “Katas”; Training in Pairs; One-Blow Sparring (“Ippon Kumite”); Defense Against Grabbing; Knife and Club Defense; Freestyle Sparring (“Jiyu Kumit”); Board, Brick and Stone Breaking (“Tameshiwari”); Defense Against Multiple Attackers. — from book’s back cover

Product Details
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Arco Pub (June 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0668011408
ISBN-13: 978-0668011402
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces

Mas Oyama’s Essential Karate Paperback – by Masutatsu Oyama

Mas Oyama's Essential Karate Paperback – by Masutatsu Oyama

The techniques and philosophy of the world-renowned master. More than 1,300 photos make this the world’s most complete guidebook. “A comprehensive manual of the entire art.”—LJ. “Exceptionally illustrated.”—Booklist. 256 pages, 8 X 10.

Product Details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Sterling; Ex-Library edition (1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806941200
ISBN-13: 978-0806941202
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

The Kenpo Karate Compendium: The Forms and Sets of American Kenpo by Wedlake, Lee

The Kenpo Karate Compendium The Forms and Sets of American Kenpo by Wedlake, Lee

The Kenpo Karate Compendium details the forms of American Kenpo as prescribed by the “Father of American Karate,” Ed Parker. Author Lee Wedlake, 9th degree black belt, world-class instructor and competitor, brings his acclaimed training and teaching experience to bear in this unique resource for all who practice and teach American Kenpo and its offshoot systems. The American Kenpo system is taught worldwide and this reference will become a standard for thousands of Kenpo practitioners in various lineages. It will also serve as a stimulus for all martial artists by providing a sense of the logical framework of American Kenpo. Having collected the general rules of motion and the numerous fine points of Kenpo, the book is a standout in the genre.

• COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT of the Kenpo Karate system provides a progression of teaching curricula for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and instructors
• COVERS history, fundamentals, forms, solo and partner practice, and advanced technical skills
• INCLUDES over 450 black and white photos detailing forms and techniques
• SOMETHING FOR ALL STUDENTS, whether pursuing martial arts for health, competition, self-defense, or personal improvement

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What the Beginner and the Black Belt Should Know
Chapter 2: The Basics and Exercise Forms: Short and Long 1 and Short and Long 2
Chapter 3: The Intermediate Forms: Short Form Three and Long Form Three
Chapter 4: Form Four
Chapter 5: Form Five
Chapter 6: Form Six
Chapter 7: Form Seven
Chapter 8: Form Eight
Chapter 9: The Sets
Now What? Legal viewpoint by Frank Triolo
Capstone–The Thesis Form
General rules of motion

Editorial Reviews
“Not only has Lee Wedlake been there and done that for more than forty years, but he was exceptionally attentive and took copious notes. Without doubt, Lee Wedlake’s The Kenpo Karate Compendium will be one of the most significant and beneficial resources available to Kenpoists worldwide.”
—Rich Hale, Senior Professor and President, Ohana Kenpo Karate Association

“Lee Wedlake has been in service to the Kenpo community for years with his written material. This book will be a go-to reference for students and teachers in the years to come.”
—Bob White, 9th degree black belt, Kenpo Karate

“Professor Lee Wedlake is the consummate martial artist and teacher. I highly endorse his work.”
—Dr. Ron Chapél

“Mr. Wedlake conveys his martial authority in amusing and practical ways. This volume deserves consideration and will rivet your attention.”
—Tom Baeli, T’ai Chi Instructor.

“I am constantly amazed at how Lee Wedlake puts together a body of work that not only educates, but provides the logic of the art of Kenpo. This book will inspire to succeed!”
—Stephen LaBounty, 9th degree black belt

“This book is an invaluable aid to understanding the forms and sets of American Kenpo, written by someone who truly understands the structure and nature of the subject matter contained within. If you are a serious student of Kenpo then this book is a must for your Kenpo library.”
—Gary Ellis, 8th Degree Black Belt, Associate Master of the Art of Kenpo Karate
About the Author
Ninth degree black belt in Kenpo Karate noted in Tom Bleecker’s The Journey as one of the world’s most proficient kenpoists, with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Illinois, LEE WEDLAKE, on the Board of Directors of the World Registry of Black Belts, Organization and Federations, is recognized by the Shidokan International group as Hanshi, Chief Grandmaster Instructor; and is a senior advisor to Progressive Kenpo Systems.

Product Details
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books (January 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1583948511
ISBN-13: 978-1583948514
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

Editorial Reviews
From the Publisher

Presenting a clear and authentic introduction to the Korean national sport, this book explores both the physical and the intellectual essence of Tae Kwon Do.

Product Details
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Harper & Row; 1 edition (April 3, 1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060107790
ISBN-13: 978-0060107796
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds

Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts by Sang H. Kim

Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts by Sang H. Kim

Ultimate Flexibility is the book you’ve been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice. Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching. Learn about the many types of stretching, which methods are best for beginners, when to graduate to advanced techniques and why you should completely avoid certain types of exercises. You’ll also find information that you wont find in any other martial art book, including a detailed exploration of how your body works for or against you in your training and how flexibility can make you stronger and faster. Building on this foundation, Sang H Kim teaches you nearly 200 flexibility exercises that he has personally used to achieve the highest levels of flexibility. You’ll get detailed instructions, workout planning guides, goal setting tips, difficulty levels, injury prevention and recovery, and over 400 photos to guide you. Special bonus sections: 10 Tips for Full Splits, 20 Tips for High Kicks and 10 workouts for specific martial art types.

Editorial Reviews
About the Author

Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of 20 martial arts books, including the widely acclaimed Vital Point Strikes and the classics Ultimate Flexibility, Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts, Martial Arts After 40, Combat Strategy and Teaching Martial Arts. His new book Mindful Movement: Mastering Your Hidden Energy is available at Amazon.com.

He has also created over 200 instructional video programs including Self-defense Encyclopedia, Knife-defense, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. They are available through Amazon Instant Video.

He won the 1976 Korean National Championship and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. As a special agent during his military service, he developed tactical combat methods for hand-to-hand and hand-to-weapon combat for covert operatives.

Sang H. Kim is the originator of MBX-12, mindful movement and deep breathing exercises, and found it clinically effective in managing stress. His research results were published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and featured in CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News, and others.

Dr. Kim has a PhD in Exercise Science, and had training as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He also had additional training at the National Cancer Institute and the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kim frequently travels across North America, Europe, and Asia presenting seminars and speeches. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro area with his wife, Cynthia. He blogs at OneMindOneBreath.com.

Product Details
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Turtle Press (January 10, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1880336839
ISBN-13: 978-1880336830
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Tang Soo Do: The Ultimate Guide to the Korean Martial Art Paperback – by Kang Uk Lee

Tang Soo Do-The Ultimate Guide to the Korean Martial Art.Kang Uk Lee.

This is the most complete reference guide to the Korean art of Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan) ever published. It covers the 19 forms from white belt to black belt (fourth dan master grade), explaining in step-by-step detail the various moves and techniques of each form. This guide also includes the complete lineage of the Moo Duk Kwan, which is the world’s most popular style of Tang So Doo. The author, Grandmaster Kang Uk Lee, is the president and chief technical advisor of the international Tang Soo Do association.

Product Details
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Unique Publications; New edition edition (April 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865681708
ISBN-13: 978-0865681705
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique Hardcover – by Marc Tedeschi

Marc Tedeschi Hapkido

Weighing in at over 10.4 pounds, 1136 Pages – 9000 Photos – 2000 Techniques

Definitely, the biggest, the heaviest, with the most pictures  the most expensive, and the most thoroughly written book I have every purchased and own.

It covers everything,  all manner of self-defense techniques, including strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, falls, tumbling, ground fighting, and weapons.  He covers East Asian philosophy, Hapkido martial arts history, anatomy, meditation, healing, and pressure point fighting, as well as in-depth interviews with the world’s preeminent Hapkido Grandmasters and renowned Grandmasters of related martial arts. It’s clearly one of the most amazing books I have ever read.

Editorial Reviews


“Within minutes of opening Marc Tedeschi’s new book, Hapkido, you know you have your hands on an exceptional work. Hapkido is an enormous, comprehensive, detailed, beautifully illustrated and, somehow, very personal reference work for those who want to learn about this fascinating martial art…an astonishing degree of detail…It covers so much ground and its material is so well presented that no martial arts library will again be complete without it.”
– Journal of Asian Martial Arts

“If you hold this book in your hand, words will fail you. 1136 pages, more than 9000 photos, 2.5 inches thick, 11 x 8.5 inches large, and almost 8 lbs heavy! If you turn to the first pages you are lost. You forget the time and you are lost in the apparently infinite information explosion contained in this work…for the Hapkidoin it is a treasure chest full of information and impulses…If I had the choice to take a book with me onto a lonely island, I would decide on this book…An absolute must for any Hapkidoin!”

– Hapkidoshop.com (Germany)
“The best martial arts book ever published…How does one even begin to review a book of this scope and sophistication? My first inclination is to pronounce it to be the Holy Grail of martial arts instructional texts…bringing a new level of clarity and intellectual precision in presenting previously ‘too complex to describe’ concepts and techniques…It is simply a monumental accomplishment, nothing less, and belongs in every library…You can spend years finding things in Tedeschi’s book which will broaden and enhance your own personal practice.”
– IronCrane.com

“This book is in my experience the most comprehensive ever written on a single martial art. It is superbly organized, highly informative, and contains thousands of outstanding photographs. An authoritative presentation of basic principles and techniques, integrated with modern innovations, makes this work indispensable to martial artists of virtually any style.”

– Professor Wally Jay, founder and grandmaster of Jujitsu America

Hapkido is an overwhelming achievement. Its comprehensiveness and the quality of the writing and design are unmatched in martial arts literature. The author’s integration of history, philosophy, and technique into the larger framework of martial arts as a whole makes this book invaluable to any martial artist. Tedeschi’s treatment of weapons techniques is honest, practical, and well worth studying.”

– Nicklaus Suino, author of The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

About the Author

Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected designer, photographer, educator, and martial arts master. He has studied Eastern philosophy, healing arts, and combatives for more than 40 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. A prolific writer, Mr. Tedeschi’s landmark publications rank with the finest ever produced on the healing and martial arts. He is the author of over a dozen works, including the 1136-page Hapkido, the 896-page Taekwondo, Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.


Product Details
Hardcover: 1136 pages
Publisher: Weatherhill; 1st edition (September 5, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0834804441
ISBN-13: 978-0834804449
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3.2 x 14.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Hap Ki Do: The Korean Art of Self Defense Paperback by Master Hui Son Choe

Hui Son Choe.Hapkido

The Korean Art of Self Defense. A fully illustrated book on the Martial Art of Hap Ki Do. Filled with over 400 photographs. Designed to show Hap Ki Do in a easy to follow step by step method for the beginner. Included are close-up photos of various wrist locks, arrows to show certain steps and minimal wording on the steps, to make this book very easy to follow. The large format (8.5 x 11) also makes this book easy to read and handle.

The Hap Ki Do practitioner diverts or suppresses an attackers flow of energy peacefully, this diversion allows him to use the attackers power against himself leading to the attacker’s defeat. Through the use of certain skeletal joints and pressure points, very little strength is needed to overcome an opponent.

Product Details
Paperback: 157 pages
Publisher: Hui Son Choe; 1 edition (May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0966825403
ISBN-13: 978-0966825404
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)