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1 BORKOWSKI, CEZAR. Modern Shotokan Karate.
Masters Publications, Hamilton: 1983. 0920129048 / 9780920129043 First Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover is quite worn and a small section is missing. There is also some staining. 
An instructional manual for the heart of the Shotokan system: basics (kihon) and forms (kata). Presented here are the punches, blocks, kicks, and their applications in a clear manner. The kata presented here range from the very advanced form. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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2 CHIA, SIEW PANG AND GOH, EWE HOCK. Tai Chi: Ten Minutes To Health.
CRCS Publications, Sebastopol: 1993. 091636030X / 9780916360306 First USA Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The complete set of 44 positions in Tai Chi - the ancient Chinese martial art now much praised as a form of exercise - is presented here in minute detail. The version of Tai Chi taught by the late Master Cheng Mun Ch'ng takes only 7 to 8 minutes to complete. Step by step, Tai Chi Master Chia Siew Pang demonstrates every move. Over 590 photographs and 295 diagrams. 
Price: 9.55 USD
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3 CHO, HEE IL. The Complete Martial Artist (2 Volume Set).
Hee Il Cho, West Los Angeles: 1981. First Edition. s Softcover. Good conditiion. 
A complete study of all aspects of the martial arts. Although the techniques are based on Taekwon Do they can be adapted to any system of martial arts. Designed for both beginning and advanced students. Contains large numbers of photographs illustrating techniques. 
Price: 34.68 USD
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4 CHOW, DAVID; SPANGLER, RICHARD. Kung Fu: History, Philosophy And Technique.
Unique Publications, California: 1982. 0865680116 / 9780865680111 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This book is an historical guide to the art of Kung Fu and it's development in the United States. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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5 DOUGHERTY, MARTIN. Fight To Win: 20 Simple Techniques That Will Win Any Fight.
Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Contains 400 color instructional photographs. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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6 GURGEL DO AMARAL, FABIO DUCA. Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu: Advanced Techniques.
Blue Snake Books, Berkeley: 2007. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Eight-time World Champion Fabio Gurgel presents us with the second volume ov his comprehensive new book on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This fully illustrated guide builds on its predecessor, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Techniques, offering specific intermediate and advanced instruction that simplifies the complex movements of the martial art and reveals its secretsstep-by-step. 
Price: 34.06 USD
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7 KIT, WONG KIEW. The Art Of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets Of Kung Fu For Self- Defence, Health And Enlightenment.
Element, Rockport, Massachusetts: 1996. s Softcover. Reading copy with slight marking on the front cover. 
The history and main features of various styles of Kung Fu. 
Price: 9.74 USD
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8 KONG, BUCKSAM KONG & HO, EUGENE H. Hung Gar Kung-fu: Chinese Art Of Self Defense.
Ohara Publications, Los Angeles: 1973. Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here is a unique volume that unlocks, at your fingertips, centuries of secrecy surrounding a most impressive martial art. Provides you with a thorough investigation of hung gar, from historical background and basic exercises to fist sets and sparring techniques. The numerous illustrations offer a clear look at techniques that have transcended time to become a legend. 
Price: 60.56 USD
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9 MCCARTHY, MARK; PARULSKI, JR., GEORGE R. Taekwon-do: A Guide To The Theories Of Defensive Movement.
Contemporary Books, Chicago: 1984. 0809254042 / 9780809254040 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This text, illustrated with with more than 450 black and white photos, is designed to be an "operator's manual" for the taekwon-do fighter, detailing the "angles of defense", a term representing defensive tactics using body dynamics for maximum power. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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10 PARULSKI, JR., GEORGE R.; WEISS, AL (FOREWORD). The Secrets Of Kung-fu: A Complete Guide To The Fundamentals Of Shaolin Kung-fu And The Principles Of Inner Power ( Ch'i ).
Contemporary Books, Chicago: 1984. 0809254387 / 9780809254385 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
This one book, appealing to both beginning and advanced kung-fu students, offers the most thorough explanations of its many essential aspects - meditation, combat, medicine, ethics, morals and philosophy - ever compiled. Illustrated with over 500 action photos, covers the complete fundamentals of the Shaolin style, breaking down each technique by hand, foot, and blocking categories with special chapters on animal movements and classical patterns. Includes an Index. "George Parulski, Jr. . . . has learned the powers to destroy and the powers to heal and amassed so great a wealth of information on the philosophy and techniques of kung-fu that he must be considered one of the leading authorities/practitioners of the art in the United States." - Al Weiss, Editor, Official Karate magazine 
Price: 48.73 USD
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11 SCHMIEG, ANTHONY L. Watching Your Back: Chinese Martial Arts And Traditional Medicine.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu: 2005. 0824828232 / 9780824828233 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Written with both the layperson and scholar in mind, Watching Your Back examines the full spectrum of the martial arts while demystifying its philosophy and debunking its myths, and thus brilliantly reveals the true majesty of the ancient Chinese art of self-defense. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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12 STERNBERG, ALEX & GOLDSTEIN, GARY. From Kata To Competition: The Complete Karate Handbook.
Arco Publishing Company, New York: 1982. 0668052414 / 9780668052412 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
It doesn't matter if you'rea beginner or a black belt, From Kata to Competition is an essential addition to your martial arts library. The authors cover everything yu need to know, from limbering-up techniques to kata and sparring tactics to the full range of shotokan secrets. Includes and Index. 
Price: 29.40 USD
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13 WATANABE, JIICHI The Secrets Of Judo: A Text For Instructors And Students.
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland: 1972. 0804805164 / 9780804805162 Sixteenth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 
All the basic moves are covered and one could read this book and enter a dojo with an understanding on what his or her sensei is trying to teach. Even seasoned martial artists can reference this text on an occasion as we often forget ideas ourselves. Includes an Index. 
Price: 91.68 USD
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14 WINDERBAUM, LARRY WITH MURDOCK, SUSAN & HO MIN, KYONG (KEN) (CONTRIBUTORS); WOOL, DAVID (DRAWINGS); WELLS, RUFUS D. (DESIGN); BROWN, ROGER GLENN & SMITH, JANET FRAZER (EDITORS). The Martial Arts Encyclopedia.
Inscape, Washington: 1977. 0879536004 / 9780879536008 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
The martial arts of Asia have unbroken traditions that go back thousands of years. This encyclopedia is neither a how-to book nor a detailed history. It attempts to present both the rich cultural heritage of the arts and to survey their contemporary impact. In the process, certain techniques of the various are presented by way of illustration, but nowhere in the book is there a guide to practicing any single art presented. The book includes, however, general information on all of the martial arts, including aikido, iaido, judo, jujutsu, karate, kendo, kung fu, kyudo, sumo, tae kwon do, t'ai chi ch'uan, bando, jodo, and pentjak-silat. 
Price: 88.07 USD
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